Jul 27

Our next Moving Water Day is on Saturday 12th September!

Our next moving water day is Saturday 12th September, starting at 10:30 am. at Sleningford Mill, River Ure, North Yorkshire.

There is no cost to club members for the coaching or the use of club kit (first-come-first-served for kit), other than your fuel costs and any accommodation costs. It is just over an hours drive from Scunthorpe, so it can be done as a day trip.

This is the same venue as the event we ran last Easter, which was really popular. You can see photos here and here showing the venue and the fun we had!

We sometimes call this a whitewater day, and you may hear the coaches saying that, but please do not be put off by the word “whitewater”! This day is open to all paddlers who are comfortable wearing a spraydeck and have demonstrated they can capsize wearing one. Please talk to a coach if you are unsure of your, or your child’s, suitability to attend. Please note also that this river can rise quickly after heavy rain in which case it can be unsuitable for beginners, so we cannot guarantee that you will be able to paddle (though usually the problem is not enough water!). It is at the coaches discretion whether paddling will take place or not and their decision is final.

If you are going, why not make a weekend of it? Sleningford Mill is a caravan and campsite right next to the moving water section of the river. Some of us will be going up Friday night and leaving Sunday morning (no club paddling on Sunday morning though), so book a pitch now! Please book your pitch direct with the campsite: www.sleningfordwatermill.co.uk

And finally, if you are attending, please remember to add your name to the list in our boathouse and tick the box for any club kit you wish to borrow. It is the borrower’s responsibility to transport the kit they borrow, including boats, to the venue (or arrange the transport of it).


Jul 19
It was our club polo tournament today so thanks to all our paddlers who participated. The match that counted towards the overall championships ended in a draw, so the same points to everyone! It was also our first “fun day” with stalls and non-paddling activities. Photos from the polo and fun day can now be viewed on our gallery by clicking here.

 
We also ran a British Canoeing “Go-canoeing” session in the afternoon for non members and that went really well to, with 26 new paddlers on the water. Photos from that can be viewed by clicking here.

 
All photos can also be viewed on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/FriendsOfGSCC
And a big thank you to all the coaches, fun day stall keepers and helpers who made today a success.

 
Downloading Details

 
From the gallery, photos can be viewed full screen, and downloaded at 1600×900 resolution. If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

 
On Facebook, go to our page and scroll down the time line, or look in “photos”, then “albums”. Photos can be downloaded at 2048×1152 resolution by right clicking and then “save image (or target) as..” If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com


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f you visit our facebook page, don’t forget to “like it”, then you will get all the latest posts on your newsfeed. If you want me to tag you in photos, because our page is linked to my account, you’ll have to be my friend, so send me a friends request (https://www.facebook.com/martin.heywood1)


Jul 18
First of all, a big “well done” to all our paddlers who participated at the Kingston Kayak Club moving water slalom at Howsham Weir, some competing for the first time. They all did really well.

All our competitors won medals. You can see who they are in the photo above, starting left to right, back row:Frazer Doyle:1st J18 div 4 Saturday and 3rd div4 Sunday,
Koren Doyle: 1st J14 Div 4 (promoted) Saturday and 1st div 3 Sunday
Owen Kelly: 1st J18 div 4 (promoted) Saturday

Front row:

Ellie Beedham: 1st J10 div 4 Saturday
Caitlin Marley: 1st J18 div 3 Saturday and Sunday (Caitlin is J12 but beat everyone up to J18, hence the J18 tag)
Sam Kelly: 1st J12 div 4 (promoted) Sunday

Photographs can now be viewed and  downloaded

More photos from the event can now be viewed on our club Website gallery and on our Facebook page.

On our website, all the photo albums can be seen by browsing to our website atwww.gscc-online.com and clicking on the “Gallery” tab, where you can see all the photos from previous events we have run. Or, to go straight to them:

For medal winners click here
For the paddling action click here

Flat Water Paddle Photos

There are also some more photos of the recent flat water paddle on the River Ancholme to view. These were taken by John Heeney from the bank. To view them click here (they are on Facebook too)

Downloading Details

From the gallery, photos can be viewed full screen, and downloaded at 1600×900 resolution. If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

On Facebook, go to our page www.facebook.com/FriendsOfGSCC and scroll down the time line, or look in “photos”, then “albums”. Photos can downloaded at 2048×1152 resolution by right clicking and then “save image (or target) as..” If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

If you visit our facebook page, don’t forget to “like it”, then you will get all the latest posts on your newsfeed. If you want me to tag you in photos, because our page is linked to my account, you’ll have to be my friend, so send me a friends request (https://www.facebook.com/martin.heywood1)

 


Jul 12

Club polo and fun day


Jul 9
Do want to try Canoe Polo?

We are considering offering canoe polo training for all members who are interested on Monday evenings on the River Ancholme outside our boathouse.

If you are interested, please put your name on the list in the boathouse, or email disciplines@gscc-online.com or leave a message on the facebook version of this news item.

Canoe polo is a team game with 5 player on the pitch at any time. You have to paddle in special polo kayaks and where a helmet with visor. We will provide all the kit for the training sessions.The object is to score more goals than you opponents! The goals are suspended above the water and you throw the ball into the net. You also pass the ball to teammates by throwing or flicking with your paddle. We usually run one or two teams in the Yorkshire league during the winter, and have in the past entered a youth team when numbers permitted.
We will only run this coaching if we get enough names, so if you want to try polo, and maybe get selected for one of our teams, put your name down now!

 


Jul 5
First of all, a big “well done” to all our paddlers who covered the eight miles around the “Brigg Island” and then to Cadney Bridge and back, on a warm and sunny day.

This was particularly challenging for our recent younger members, who have not paddled anything like this distance before. Well done to you all.

Photographs From the Paddle can now be viewed and downloaded

You can see the photos from today on our club Website gallery and on our Facebook page.

On our website, the photos can be seen by browsing to our website at www.gscc-online.com and clicking on the “Gallery” tab, or by clicking here

From the website gallery, photos can be viewed full screen and downloaded at 1600×900 resolution. On Facebook, go to our pagewww.facebook.com/FriendsOfGSCC and scroll down the time line, or look in “photos”, then “albums”. Photos can downloaded at 2048×1152 resolution by right clicking and then “save image (or target) as..”

If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

If you visit our facebook page, don’t forget to “like it”, then you will get all the latest posts on your newsfeed. If you want me to tag you in photos, because our page is linked to my account, you’ll have to be my friend, so send me a friends request (https://www.facebook.com/martin.heywood1)

 

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