And so to 2021…

We hope you’ve all had a restful Christmas, following the shock of our short-notice Level 4 lockdown! Who knows what 2021 will bring – hopefully vaccinations and a return to some form of ‘normality’ at some point, perhaps by Easter? Recreational paddling in Wales is currently prohibited by Government guidelines, so our scheduled trips and … Read more

**Lockdown Update**

News that Wales will be entering Level 4 ‘lockdown’ – starting on 28 Dec but with no pre-defined end-date – arrived just moments after we’d put together all our newsletter items for this week – so please bear in mind when reading this week’s newsletter and events list: Pool sessions will NOT now start on … Read more

Do you want Brecon Canoe Club to survive?

A dramatic question, perhaps! But the Club has been running on a knife-edge for the last couple of years, relying on Steve putting in many hours of both coaching and administration; just-about-making-ends-meet financially; and more recently suffering the effects of Covid – so its future survival is by no means certain! If you value what … Read more

Club Trips

Dave, Eleanor, Olly and Steve enjoyed a great trip on the Usk from Talybont to Llangynidr on Sunday 13th December – lots of white-water play, just in time before the river rose to spate levels that evening (and it STILL hasn’t stopped raining!!). If you’re interested in any of our other forthcoming trips (including our … Read more

Return to Pool Sessions

Some good news: Our Risk Assessment for Covid-compliant pool sessions has been accepted by Brecon Leisure Centre; and We have been offered a grant to help us with the costs of pool hire over the winter So we should be able to re-start pool sessions in the New Year – hooray!!! (Subject, of course, to … Read more

Update on Club Trips

Thanks to Eleanor and Olly for joining Steve on our 28 Nov trip on the Usk from Aberbran to Brecon. The river was low but we found plenty of waves to play on and arrived home feeling we’d have a good work-out! Dates for the rest of our winter trips are now on the events … Read more

Apologies…

…to those of you whose e-mails about club trips didn’t get through to us in November. Hopefully we’ve fixed the e-mail glitch that caused this so it won’t happen again…

EXTRA White Water Trip Sun 13 Dec

Steve has had to cancel the kayaking course he was planning to run next weekend and will instead be running a club trip on Sunday. The final plan for this trip will depend on weather, river conditions and participants: Plan A: River Usk Talybont to Llangyndir Grade 2-3 white water. Participants should all have some … Read more