Jul 20

Our friends at North Lincolnshire Council have asked if we can help raise awareness of the forthcoming Tour of Britain cycle race stage that is coming to our area in September.

Please see the poster below and for more information visit http://www.nltour.co.uk/


Jul 7
Our Members’ Handbook can now be downloaded by clicking here or on the cover below.

You can read it on your favourite device, and clicking on any item in the index will take you to that section.

It is also designed to be printed on A4 paper as an A5 folded booklet. To do that depends on your printer (it needs to be able to print double sided and have an option to print as a booklet). Note that on some printers the default margin compresses the page and our logo looks oval! (my Hewlett Packard for one). On Xerox printers prints fine.

Please let me know of any errors!

Jun 22

Can we please remind all members that if you want to attend a coaching course that you can apply for funding from GSCC, but we need the completed funding application forms returning before you go on the course. The Club Funding Policy and the Application Form can be downloaded by clicking here

This applies to non coaches wishing to embark on a coaching career, and to existing coaches who wish to do further training. If you wish to become a coach, please discuss with our coaching officer first (Neil Marley), who can explain the qualifications you first need.

Jun 14

Jean’s Riverside cafe is now open Tuesday evenings as well as our regular Thursday evening. You can buy hot and cold drinks and confectionery, and on selected dates each month Jean’s famous hotdogs! (please see notice in the boathouse for hotdog nights).

Please note: Hand Hygiene:

If you have been paddling, please use the antiseptic hand lotion before buying anything. This is usually in a bottle on the table, but if it’s not been put out, please ask.

May 29

For details of a busy weekend just gone for us at the Ancholme River Festival and the Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon, click here

For details of our forthcoming club sprint and slalom next Sunday click here

May 29
Ancholme River Festival

Saturday was the 4th annual Ancholme River Festival and we had a record 124 people trying kayak or canoe!

Special thanks to Alisha, Caitlin, Jamelia, Nicole (pictured below in front of our stand), Hannah and Mikey. They were brilliant all day distributing leaflets and helping people get sorted with kit and getting them on the water. Thanks also to out adult helpers Vicky, Donna, Janine, Alison and Kelly and to all the coaches, Iain, Neil, Steve, Martin, Garry, Zandra and Graham, but especially to Iain, Neil and Steve who coached all day without a break, that’s over 5 hours!! And finally thanks to all at the Ancholme Rowing Club for hosting the event and helping us out too during busy times (most of the day!).

You can see all the photos by clicking here

Four of our young helpers: Alisha, Caitlin, Jamelia and Nicole. Missing from the photo are Hannah and Mikey.
Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon

On Sunday we provided safety cover for the swimming and kayaking sections of the Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon. For the open water swimming we provide the lead kayak, Caitlin, with Iain, Steve, Alisha & Nicole and Jameilia & Mikey in canoes and Neil and Dan on SUP. The SUPS paddled with the swimmers and Steve followed the last swimmer. The other placed themselves at regular intervals between our jetty and the railway bridge. Fortunately no one needed our help!

For the kayak section, Neil followed the last paddler.

For photos of our safety team for the swimming and kayaking sections click here
For photos of the actual swimmers and kayakers click here

Caitlin Marley leads off the swimmers at the start of the Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon
Fun time!

It’s not all work and no play! As a reward for their hard work on both days, some of our helpers took advantage of the fine weather and had some well earned fun!

for the rest of the fun photos, click here

May 10
New for this year we are going to produce a “Class of 2017″ poster ready for xmas showing all our paddlers who have been with us this year.

There will be one for boys and one for girls. The boys are leading 27 to 26 so far! (but bearing in mind 8 of the “boys” are coaches you could say it’s 19 boys to 26 girls!

Below is who I have photographed up to now, but don’t worry if you are not on yet, I’ll get you soon! Please come and tell me if I have missed you out, and you have all year to get a photo you like, so if you want yours re-taking, just ask Martin Heywood!

Apr 24

Old £5 Notes

To We are no longer able to accept the old £5 note as payment for river sessions

Moving Water Weekend, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April

If you have indicated on the attendance sheet that you wish to borrow boats and equipment for Tanfield, please ensure you at at the boathouse after the session finishes this Thursday 27th April to collect it. It is your responsibility to get your kit to Tanfield. or to arrange for someone else to take it. Please do not assume the club will take it for you!

GSCC Club Marathon

Our club marathon is Sunday 7th May at our boathouse. This is a qualifying event for our overall club champions and is open to ALL club members. More details to follow soon.

Mar 28

5 new Level 1′s and a new Level 2!

We are please to announce five of our members have successfully passed their British Canoeing Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport at Manvers last weekend, so many congratulations to Koren Doyle, Dan Snow, Garry Clayton, Gerry Parker and Graham Everatt. This is a four day course, run over the last two weekends and is the culmination of much hard work from them all.

It is also especially pleasing that 4 of the 5 started their paddling careers with us as complete begineers and so our current coaches can take some pride in their achievements.

We would also like to welcome a new Level 2 coach to the club. Ben Mitchell has recently moved into the area for a new job and joined us this week. We hope he enjoys coaching and paddling with us!

Pictured at their first coach’s meeting last are (left to right): Koren Doyle, Dan Snow, Garry Clayton, and Gerry Parker. Missing from the photo is Graham Everatt.
Graham Everatt at Manvers
Our new Level 2 coach, Ben Mitchell.

Mar 6
We have been working hard through the winter months to improve the boathouse for next summer. Much thanks to Neil Marley and Jim McCague for doing most of the work, ably assisted by Iain, (a bit of plumbing) and people from the Tuesday and Thursday training sessions who help moving kit (I don’t have names of all who have helped, but you know who you are).

As can be seen below, they have re-painted the floor (still some to do, particularly the kitchen area and changing rooms), installed new racking, moved the exciting racking, installed a hot water heater and installed wires to hang the the PFD’s and spraydecks on.

The new racking in position in front of the rear doors, which obviously cannot be used to access the building anymore. In the middle is the relocated racing boat rack and on the right the existing racking has been moved towards the river side of the boathouse
The new racking in position. Thanks to Neil and unnamed others for this.
Jim and Neil pleased with themselves after finishing re-painting the main area.
New PFD and spraydeck storage wires. Thanks to Jim for this.
This photo shows the main rack moved nearer to the river. maintaining fire escape access. It also shows the new PFD storage.