Course will be erected today, and then event runs from around 9-10am until around 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Help is welcome especially setting up on today and in particular Saturday and Sunday mornings to get people on site and parked and the event ready to run. Then the event tends to run smooth and then help to break down and pack up on Sunday afternoon.
If you are coming try and lift share/get dropped off to minimise the number of club members cars on site.
Even if you dont race your help is welcome.
See you at the weekend!
To a new year of paddling.
Membership fees are due. Please send the signed form to address on the form, we still need the signed for even if your details remain unchanged. Alternately bring to the pool, if you bring your form to a pool session ensure the payment and form are in an envelope so the monies don’t get mixed up with the pool fees.
Next batch of pool sessions dates being sorted.
See you at the pool. See you on the river at some point.
Remember talking about paddling isn’t paddling, only paddling is paddling. Dont wait for others for permission or to organise! Go paddle.
Meet Dale end car park for 10:30 for 11am, can then ferry cars down to Jackfield.
Ferry cars that are without a driver down to Jackfield.
Launch 11am to 11:30am ish.
Happy Christmas and maybe see you there!
Pool sessions resume this coming Sunday 11th November 4pm at Wellington swimming baths.
Members who have their own boats (clean boats) bring along so persons without boats can paddle the club boats.
Please arrive 10-15mins early to get your boats in.
The dates below are the only ones planned. Use it or lose it.
Canoe Slalom On the Beeb – Link
Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s ‘Love Your magnificent Severn 2018’ tour – the big litter grab.
We will be linking to the marine plastics campaign and will be litter picking from canoe – we are also inspiring Shropshire Wildlife Trust branches to do their own litter pick on a stretch of water near to them. We have teamed up with Marine Conservation Society and will be recording what we collect to feed into their data sets. This will help us understand what plastic comes from where in the marine environment – the best evidence suggests that 80% of marine waste enters via rivers.
We will also be reusing plastic bottles to make a completely recycled canoe, just like this! Telford Canoe Club Members would be very welcome to join us on the tour, get in touch with Luke Neal River Projects Officer, 01743 284 275; LukeN@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk
Club Members would be very welcome to join us on the tour, get in touch with Luke Neal River Projects Officer, 01743 284 275; LukeN@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk
Slalom come and try it.
On the weekend of Jun 23/Jun 24, on the Saturday evening any members/local paddlers who wish to pop along and use the course and try their hand are more than welcome. Time to pop down will be published closer to the time when we know the last run of the day.
The course is usually prepared for the Sunday (different course Saturday and Sunday) by 5pm and free practice after that.
Simple sport to improve river running and boat skills.
Simple but not easy.
As a heads up, there is a slalom training session being run this Sunday (3rd) down at Jackfield Rapids being run by Staffs and Stone and West Mids.
See you down there.
Its that time of year again.
This is a great event which helps with club funds and a great insight into the racing aspect of our sport.
Keep the dates free in the diary!!
Course is erected Friday and then help is needed especially on Friday afternoon/pm and then Saturday and Sunday mornings and then breaking down the course/packing away on the Sunday afternoon.
More to follow nearer the time.
You may notice that the gate now has two locks.
- Red lock is for guests, this will be changed on a regular basis.
- Silver lock is the members lock and operates as usual.