Summer Programme

Apologies once again for last week’s short-notice cancellation, which was the result of Steve being pinged by the Test & Trace app and being sent into isolation (thankfully not infected – just a precaution!). Normal service should be resumed next week.

The good news is that, with a little extra time at home this week (!) Steve has started pulling together plans for the rest of this summer’s programme, which is starting to look a little like this (click on the titles for more information and for booking RSVPs):

Wed 23 Jun 2021 Summer Training Evening

  • At least some of us are likely to be practising capsizes; how-not-to-capsize; and a few rescues if the weather’s fine – so please come prepared to get wet (bring a nose-clip if you have one, on a length of string!)
  • *** STOP PRESS*** No Jess this week (she’s away with work again, at short notice)*** Polo skills development group joining Steve’s group, in plastic or polo boats – Alex, Charlotte, Edith & Natalie
  • Adult development with Steve – Griff, Jim, Joe, Mike (TBC) & Rhiannon
  • Junior beginners / improvers with Olly – Gryf, Oscar, Ruan, Sam & Tomos
  • Adult beginners / improvers with Dave and Ele – Andrea, Daniel (TBC), Keira, Ken, Mary (TBC), Rob

Sun 27 Jun 2021 White Water Introduction / Refresher at Symonds Yat

  • Last call for this event – please book by Sun 20 Jun if you’d like to join us – we need to know who’s coming in advance! We’re currently expecting Dave, Edith, Keira, Natalie, Pete+1, Rhiannon & Steve

Wed 30 Jun 2021 Summer Training Evening

  • The last of this ‘block’ of pre-booked sessions – groups as above.

Wed 7 Jul 2021 Summer Training Evening and Wed 14 Jul 2021 Summer Training Evening

  • Please book by the previous Sunday.
  • These will both be ‘Try a Boat’ evenings: we’ll have a variety of ‘different’ boats available to try, so come along and broaden your skills (or, if you prefer, stick with the same as usual!!).

Wednesday Evenings from 21 Jul

  • We’re intending to keep going through the school holidays – possibly with the opportunity to work towards some British Canoeing Personal Performance and Safety Awards. Watch this space for details…

Sun 25 Jul 2021 White Water Development at Llandysul

  • An ideal ‘next step’ for anyone who has been on our Symonds Yat trip (or anyone else aged 11+ who’s ready to progress to some faster moving water), running the rapids on the river at Llandysul.

Sun 8 Aug 2021 White Water Development at CIWW

  • Another ‘next step’ for anyone who has been on our Symonds Yat and Llandysul trips (or anyone else aged 11+ who’s ready to progress to white water), this will be a morning spent developing skills on the man-made rapids at Cardiff International White Water Centre. Advance booking essential, ASAP!

Sun 22 Aug 2021 Open Water Trip

  • Probably a trip on Usk or Ponsticill Reservoirs, aimed at developing open water skills for canoe, SUP or kayak – a change from white water (though not necessarily a gentle one if it’s windy!!).

Sat 28-Sun 29 Aug 2021 Paddlesport Instructor Course

  • This is a ‘commercial’ course being run by Steve Rayner, with the possibility of discounted places for Brecon Canoe Club Members.
  • The ‘perfect’ course for anyone aged 14 or over wanting to take their first steps into leading or coaching sessions in kayaks, canoes or SUPs!

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