We hope that you have been enjoying the good weather and getting out and enjoying your paddling.
Following on from our really successful SUP beginners courses, Graham has offered three evenings (starting tomorrow – sorry about the short notice), as follow on sessions, which will offer coaching and the opportunity to get out on the River.
We also now have SUP sessions available to book on Saturday mornings.
As a reminder next Sunday we have a club trip on the Trent, using a minibus and the new club trailer, so you can turn up at the club, load your kit and be brought back to the club at the end of the trip. Please sign up if you are interested through the club booking portal.
Also next weekend is the Explore course, two concentrated days of coaching to improve your paddling and support your progression, again sign up through the booking portal on the website.
This weekend sees SUP fest at the Watersports centre, so if you fancy seeing lots of people on SUP boards on the course then come and take a look. Normal club sessions are happening this Saturday.
Last weekend paddlers who were at the club session found themselves with Thunder rolling all around them. The advice from British Canoeing is clear that if you find yourself out paddling when there is Thunder, get off the water and seek cover. If lightening hits the water then it can travel a considerable distance.
The club is promoting British Canoeing and the RNLI’s Safety campaign for paddlers
|British Canoeing and RNLI launch Safety Campaign for paddlers
|British Canoeing has teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to promote five key safety messages for paddlers. The campaign aims to raise awareness and help people stay safe while participating in paddlesports on any type of water – whether at the coast or inland.
Check out the safety information and share with your paddling friends and family to help keep everyone paddling safely this summer.
Remember as well to take care of the environment, Check your equipment, Clean it, and Dry it, before moving on to a different piece of waterway. Just a centimetre piece of floating pennywort on your boat can start a new colony on a new piece of river. Shrimp larva are almost invisible to the naked eye, but can cause devastation on our waterways, so always Check, Clean and Dry.
On a positive note, the Canals and River Trust volunteers wanted to thank all who took part in clearing the Pennywort, very little has regrown, and native species are beginning to regrow along the canal edges, and the moorhens are nesting the in native species.
Take care and paddle safely