Why not get a recognised certificate to prove youÃ”Ã‡Ã–re a decent paddler? On the 1st March (end of week 8) thereÃ”Ã‡Ã–s an opportunity to get your BCU 2 star certificate which is appropriate for any club member whoÃ”Ã‡Ã–s been to some pool sessions (email me if youÃ”Ã‡Ã–re not sure). We have gone through the majority of the syllabus during the pool sessions already, but we will have a Ã”Ã‡Ã¿brush up sessionÃ”Ã‡Ã– some point this term, as well as being given some coaching on the day itself. ItÃ”Ã‡Ã–s a really good idea to get some BCU Ã”Ã‡Ã¿starsÃ”Ã‡Ã– as itÃ”Ã‡Ã–s a good indication of how youÃ”Ã‡Ã–re progressing through the sport, and a chance to get given some advice by a qualified coach.
The course will take place just on the Saturday (10:30 to 4:30) and it all happens from the boat centre in Leamington, so you wonÃ”Ã‡Ã–t lose a whole weekend. A lot of the course will be subsidised so will cost a maximum of â”¬Ãº40, but hopefully it will cost less since the price is dependent on how many people sign up!
Sign up HERE if youÃ”Ã‡Ã–re interested, but there is an absolute maximum of 8 people so itÃ”Ã‡Ã–s first come, first served!
Also, there is one place left on the White Water Safety Rescue course that has been organised for 8th and 9th (end of week 5) of February in North Wales. WeÃ”Ã‡Ã–ve managed to get the course at an incredible price, less than â”¬Ãº80 per person! But again, it could cost less due to subsidies. Accommodation will also be cheap as we will be staying in a scout hut. It would take the usual form of a club trip; leave on Friday and come back Sunday evening but with the chance to get some hugely useful skills from some top coaches. If youÃ”Ã‡Ã–re interested in this WWSR course please email email@example.com.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the time is almost up on us.....for the National Student Rodeo!!!!!!
Possibly the best trip of the year (I say trip, I mean party)
It is the largest kayaking event in the country (and claims to be the largest student kayaking event in the universe). It's a weekend of freestyle kayaking competitions that any one can enter, regardless of your abilities as the competition is split into novice, intermediate and advanced categories. So you get to watch Freshers in fancy dress jumping out of their boats and blowing kisses to the judges and some freestyle pro's showing us how its done.â”¬Ã¡
NSR takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March (week 9) at HPP, the artificial white water course in Nottingham (which means you can stay in bed until 3pm if you like, which is a canoe club novelty). The trip will be around â”¬Ãº50 and depends on numbers, which includes transport , camping, a meal on Saturday, entry to one event and entry to the party on both Friday and Saturday night, the theme this year is Heros and Villans!
Registration opens on the 27th January and a sign up is now open on the website so you have until then to make the right decision (I know you will). Once you've signed up you can expect your emails with more information at the begining of March.â”¬Ã¡
Lots of small Welsh love
We now have a final list of all socials for this term, they are as follows:
Week 1: Curry, Thursday
Week 2: Laser quest then Harvester, Thursday
Week 3: Pub Golf, Friday meet at 7pm in The Duck
Theme; ancient time periods:
1st years: Vikings
2nd years: Romans
Final years (3rd and 4th): Egyptians
Post grads and old gits: dinasaurs
(extra hole for lack of fancy dress or pre bought costumes)â”¬Ã¡
Week 4: Pop!, Wednesday
Theme: What you wanted to be when you're grown up
Week 5: Food then iceskating(8-10 pm), Monday
Week 6: Real Ale, Thursday we'll be having a meal in The Duck before most likely
Week 7: Polo social
Week 8: School days, Saturday pre drinks at jeb-end et als, get there from 7.30pm ish, we shall be consuming from then anyway!!
Week 9: Pop!, Wednesday
Theme: abc (anything but clothes)
Week 10: Film nightâ”¬Ã¡
Remember to buy tickets for POP! and School Days now to avoid disappointment.