Mar 28

5 new Level 1′s and a new Level 2!

We are please to announce five of our members have successfully passed theirĀ 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.