I have some exciting news regarding training. On Saturday of Week 8 Ã”Ã‡Ã´ 25th of November we have an assessor coming down to jolly old Warwick to do a Canoe Safety Test (CST). This is a really useful dayÃ”Ã‡Ã–s training and will cover general theory; lifesaving and canoe bases rescue techniques. This award is aimed at anyone at the club but does require you to have 2 star skills, which we have time to work on if you want to do it.
I highly recommend this course and the coach that is coming to do it. It will give you a better idea about being on the river and being safe and will help you help yourself. The general theory section will help give you an idea of weather condition and what to watch out for when buying kit, lifesaving section can be applied to everyday life i.e. walking down a canal with the girlfriend and you see someone in the water that is in trouble and the canoe section will help on the river in future trips.
Many of you that are new will think that you are not good enough to attend the course Ã”Ã‡Ã´ believe me you are Ã”Ã‡Ã´ I sent a couple of new paddlers on it last year who learnt a hell of a lot and will give you a second opinion of the course.
The cost is unlikely to be greater than â”¬Ãº20, I donÃ”Ã‡Ã–t know for sure as I need to see how much I can claim back of Warwick Sport. Transport again is likely to be cars to Stratford upon Avon and the cost will include petrol money for the drivers Ã”Ã‡Ã´ which we will need!!! (Those with roof bars)
Any question please email me at chriseastabrook[at]hotmail.com, there is space for 8 currently so sign up today.
Chris aka Scarf
PS Training at Rock Mill Weir week tomos, I believe Ben and Noj may be instruction so there will be lots to learn, sign up will go up once I have it confirmed that Noj or Ben can attend.
I'm going to put an order in for Canoe jackets next week. They are going to be the same as last year (red and black) with each individual's name embroidered on the front along withâ”¬Ã¡the warwick crest and then 'Warwick Canoe' printed on the back. The cost will be â”¬Ãº29.
If you want one then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with whatever you want printed as your name (ie nickname, real name etc) and what size you want. They do XS, S, M, L, XL and 2XL. A S is chest 34-36 so hopefully you should be able to work it out from that. You need to make cheques payable to UWSU and write Canoe Club on the back of the cheque then put them in the envelope on the club noticeboard in Union North. I need your email and your cheque by Sunday night (12th November).
Sign up for white water racing is up! Cost is approx â”¬Ãº17.50 for non-BUSA people but come along to have a go on the river, enter the open race and support the Warwick team.
Social event on Saturday is themed \'SAILORS, PIRATES, AND MERMAIDS\', keeping it all water related!â”¬Ã¡so if you can try and dig something outâ”¬Ã¡
The annual canoe fireworks has returned with bigger and better fireworks!!!!
This year they are will be held in Leamington (we do realise its two leam socials in a row) in Ali's back garden, and the cost will be a mere â”¬Ãº5 on the door for this spectacular display of pyromania.â”¬Ã¡ Bring along, housemates, friends even randomers and let's see if we can have even more people turn up than the (very successful!)â”¬Ã¡curry social, for those who werent there, the restaurant ran out of chairs for us!
Due to the fact that i dont know whereâ”¬Ã¡Ali lives, i'll post the address later this week.
For those on campus we will be meeting in the bar at 6:30 to leave 7.â”¬Ã¡ If this is a problem with late lectures etc then just email email@example.com so we know to wait for you.
who knows i may even make an appearence!
Your awesome Scoial Sec,
Next Friday's session (week 5) will be specifically for Ladies. We will be entering two Ladies teams into our tournament at the end of week 8; any Ladies hoping to be involved (inc freshers) please try to be there so Louise can begin to get an idea of potential teams.
On a more general note, obviously there are lectures running on friday mornings, and I don't want to be seen to be actively discouraging you from going to these (...honestly...!) BUT each 'group' will only have a friday session once every 3 or 4 weeks, as the sessions rotate. Thus even if you came to every apropriate session you would only be missing 2 or maybe 3 hours of lectures a term; a solid 50 minutes on the water in these specific sessions is an opportunity to improve and practice much more than is possible on a tuesday evening... the choice is therefore yours.
However with so few people having come today, we will be in danger of losing the slot if the same attendance levels continue, and back to only a busy tuesday night with unfortunately a considerable amount of time waiting around. Its in our hands guys, please lets not lose it!
Ladies: Can you please confirm below if you are coming/not coming next week (3rd Nov), so we can gauge attendance. If not enough interest is shown the session will be opened up to anyone meaning probably less time in a boat for each person.
See you on tuesday
SIGN UP FOR TYNE TOUR IS GOING UP AT 5pm TODAY (wednesday).
With a fun river, awesomeâ”¬Ã¡socialâ”¬Ã¡ and masses of kayakers from across the countryâ”¬Ã¡the Tyne Tourâ”¬Ã¡is one of the highlights of the year. Make sure you sign up early toâ”¬Ã¡ensure you get a place.
The Warwick Autumn Tournament is coming up on Sunday 26th November.â”¬Ã¡ One of the teams coming would like to stay over night on the saturday night as it is a long drive up.â”¬Ã¡ I would just like to know how many people (especially those on campus) wouldn't mind ifâ”¬Ã¡somebody slept on their floor.â”¬Ã¡â”¬Ã¡If you could email me or let me know on tuesday that would be good.â”¬Ã¡
There will be an Outdoor Activities First Aid Course running one weekend at the end of this term. It is a very thorough two-day course,â”¬Ã¡specificaly aimed (unsurprisingly!)â”¬Ã¡at the sorts of outdoor activities we, amongst other outdoor clubs, undertake.
If you are thinking of pursuing a career in outdoor activities, applying for a Camp America style placement next summer, or even just want a better-than-average first aid qualification for your CVâ”¬Ã¡then this is probably as good a deal as you will find : and for sports club members it is FREE.
It will be the same as the course which ran in the summer term; I know Ralph attended that one and found it extremely worthwhile. Again, the cost is FREE, but places are limited as interest is already high.
Please reply to the news item on the website www.warwickcanoe.co.uk if you are interested, so that a rough estimate of numbers can be given to Gemma Morris (Warwick Sports Development Organiser). The exact weekend has not yet been decided; this email is merely to obtain an indication of interest. Please note that quick replies are not guarantees of places; details are unknown andâ”¬Ã¡we do not yet know how many places either club will be allocated (if indeed there is enough confirmed interest to run the course).