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South African 600km Paddle Adventure: Free Club Event Thursday 14 April @19.00

South African 600km Paddle Adventure:  Free Club Event Thursday 14 April @19.00   Between 2002 and 2006 Martyn and a bunch of fellow adventures paddled over 600km down the Orange River (Gariep) from the Augrabies waterfall to the Atlantic on the South African/Namibian border. This is a spectacular and very isolated section of river that rather uniquely passes through rugged semi desert and desert. They did the p
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New Beginners Course starts soon- Booking is opened! Join us on the River!

We run five adult Introduction to Racing Courses between April and October. Each course lasts five weeks and comprises five Saturday afternoons on the water from 2-4pm and five Tuesday evening indoor sessions 7-8.30pm in the gym and on the paddle machines. The course provides an introduction to the sport of racing kayaking and to Richmond Canoe Club. It’s suitable for complete beginners and those who’ve had some padd
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Hare&Hounds Series 2016 – complete!

Richmond Canoe Club had a great presence during annual race series at Wey Kayak Club. No less than 89 of our paddlers took part in this year’s series across all abilities and experience. From this year’s summer intake of new paddlers to old wolves of kayaking world – all club was represented. As a cherry on a cake, our paddler Lucy Ross won Ladies most improved veteran award at Hare and Hounds! Cong
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Membership Renewals 2015

Members! Our Membership Year runs from 1st November 2015 to 31st October 2016. So fees are now due!   For 2015-16 the membership types/rates are:   Life – £1,450 Senior – £145 Senior (60+) – £60 Student (18+) – £60 Partner of senior – £75 Junior (under 18) – £60 Social (or Parent) – £30 Out of port – £40 Child of senior – £30   Rack fee- £55 per boat   Email reminders will be sent. Or you can cont
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PLA notice to Mariners – exceptionally high tides

Mariners are advised that due to the natural 19 year astronomical cycle there will be a number of exceptionally high tides throughout the period of September 2015 to January 2016. Mariners should also be aware that the increased tidal ranges will also affect the low water period and subsequently the available water over these periods is predicted to be much less than on normal spring tides. In addition to the enhance
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August Bank Holiday – RCC Fun Day K4 racing

On the August bank holiday Monday we will be running a K4 Fun Day. If you missed it last time, we basically put a mix of paddlers from different divisions into one boat and then then race each other 🙂 There will be food and drinks on the day. Please let Laura know if you are interested in racing by emailing her on laurapoblete@googlemail.com More details to follow  
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Tim and Sue Middlehurst

After 4 and a half years of junior coaching at Richmond Canoe Club Tim and Sue Middlehurst have decided to take a break. Tim’s wrist operation prompted by damage caused by falling off his bike a year ago, Sue’s forthcoming shoulder operation prompted by a lot of paddling, and a two stage wedding, in Byfleet and in Texas have all contributed to their decision. Over the last 4 years or so, Tim and Sue have been the dri
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Maidstone, Royal and upcoming races – sign up!

  Maidstone up this Sunday and Royal next week. If you have already signed up, please can you check that your details are correct on the list (links below), or let Will (marathon@richmondcanoeclub.com) know if you are not down but do intend on racing. Maidstone Royal Entries are due by Friday before the races so please let him know by Thursday pm if possible so we have time to check them all before sending. Next
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Club Life – Weekend 7 June report

The big event at the weekend was the Nottingham regatta. I only saw Sean Martin returning to the Club with paddles under his arm and trailer of boats in the car park. The local event was a pincer movement on Tim and Sue’s house in West Byfleet. John and Annette with 6 juniors (Joshua, Cosima, Carlos, Marlene, Melody and Max) left the Club at about 0910h, with a mission to paddle to Elmbridge, then River Wey, up
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Bikes stored overnight in the Club – action needed!

Please see the below message from Harbour Master: Hi all  At 6am this morning the bike rack in the boathouse was full. Since there were 6 people at the club I guess a lot of these bikes are being stored there on a semi permanent basis. I’m sure you are all well aware of the relevant boathouse regulations but just to remind you  3.18 – Bicycle owners may place temporarily their bicycles in the Boathouse at their
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