Club sessions

Dear Paddler
I am emailing out to let you know about sessions over the next couple of months, and a request for help for the club audit.
We still have 20 places on our final pool session of the year on the 1st of April so please book for this session as soon as possible. Our thanks go to all of the coaches and volunteers who have given their time so willingly. None are paid, everyone is a volunteer, and the contribution that they have made is enormous, with so many paddlers having learnt to roll this winter.
Hopefully paddlers will now be able to apply this out in the rather cooler water of the lake and Trent!
There are a lot of Bank Holiday weekends coming up in April and May and we have decided that we will not be offering general recreational coached sessions on these Saturdays, but we will offer the river trips for those who are competent. This means that we don’t need to have as many coaches available and they can get a paddle in as well.
White Water sessions will be advertised according to the availability of these coaches.
Thursday night sessions
We are resuming Thursday night paddling sessions from the 13th of April. Initially this is just social river paddling and un-coached practice on the lake, but we will shortly be offering a range of coached and supported sessions in the evenings. These sessions are not for absolute beginners, but they are structured sessions to support paddlers improve a range of skills. Provided you know what kit you need from the compound, can get on to the water safely and can keep safe then you are welcome to attend.
These sessions will also include some safety sessions, including the new paddle safer award.
We are looking for help on Saturday the 15th of April when we will be undertaking the annual club audit. During the audit every single piece of club equipment is removed from the club compound, it is checked for defects, has any running repairs made, and is logged as checked against our equipment database.
In addition with all of the equipment removed this is a chance to clean the compound out, remove vegetation, remove litter, spray weedkiller, and tidy up.
We need about 8 people to help with the kit checking process, it would help massively if you were able to move boats, as this is a tiring part of the activity, and would help if you can identify a canoe paddle from a SUP paddle from a Kayak paddle! If you are able to help with any specialist support, such as checking the open canoe fixtures and fittings, this would be appreciated.
Another 4 – 6 people are needed then for clearing the compound.
With a willing team, this should take about 3 – 4 hours and we plan to do this after the session on the 15th, so starting at about 1pm.
We should then be in a really good place for all of the kit to be ready for the summer season and all in good safe working order.
If you can help with the audit please do let us know so we have an idea of how many people might be available.
Kind regards Dawn