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Agenda and Papers for AGM this Saturday (26th)

The agenda and papers for the club AGM this Saturday (26th April) are available here: Richmond Canoe Club Annual General Meeting 2014 – Agenda and Papers in Advance
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Thameside 2 & Waterside D

The next two races in the pre season build up have taken place with a small Richmond team racing at both Thameside 2, two weeks ago, and Waterside D last Sunday. Mike P. has kindly written the following account of Thameside 2: Four Richmond paddlers took part in the re-scheduled Thameside 2 on Sunday: Lizzie Broughton in K1, Will Abson & Mike Pigott in K2 and James King in K2 with Poppy Taylor of Southampton Cano
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Racing round up

It’s been a busy few weeks with the Spring racing season getting underway properly and club members taking part in various races. Elmbridge Marathon Assessment Race This was a hastily rescheduled event that took place on Sunday 16th March after the cancellation of Thameside 2. Richmond had 4 paddlers racing- in a large senior mens field Tom and Nick finished 3rd and 4th, one minute apart. Nick has subsequently been s
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AGM Announcement

Please note that the revised date for the Annual General Meeting of Richmond Canoe Club will be 26th April 2014 at 1pm, to be held at the club house. The Agenda for the meeting will be: 1. Guest speaker (if available – to be confirmed) 2. Attendance, apologies, & appointment of proxies. 3. Agreement to the minutes of the 2013 AGM 4. Annual Reports: a. Membership report – to include revised membership
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Please Donate to the K2 Fund

If you have not already done so, please donate to the K2 Fund Raising appeal Via BT just giving at the following Link https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/richmondcanoeclub Please email me at hendronrichard@hotmail.com so I can be sure to add your name to the donors reception that will be held after the target is raised.
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Richmond start season with Waterside wins

Sunday saw the 2014 marathon season finally get under way after race cancellations the previous two weekends due to the extreme water conditions that have persisted this year. The first race of the year was run over the 13 mile Waterside A course from Bedwyn to Newbury with a slightly modified finish line just ahead of Newbury Lock to avoid the worst conditions through Newbury town centre. This was instead of the sch
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Frank Luzmore Memorial Race Postponed

Following a detailed course assessment on the river yesterday and a review of the final set of pre-entries received before the cut-off yesterday evening, we have taken the decision to postpone the 2014 Frank Luzmore Marathon by two weeks, to Sunday 19th January. See updated race info. This was a difficult decision to make as moving or changing races at the last minute is not ideal for those who have entered. Although
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Club kit update

The new club kit has arrived from Clifton and is being modelled both on the bank and on the water. If you have yet to pick up your order please speak to Tom S to arrange collection. If you didn’t place an order and are now suffering from kit envy there is a small selection of extra kit (hoodies, base layers, vests, gilets and Henley tops) available to buy. Again speak to Tom to try on or purchase these. As usua
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Paddling continues…

The recent stormy weather has meant Richmond paddlers have been finding new locations to train. Pictured here are the group that ventured to Stockley Park last weekend to get some paddling done on the Grand Union Canal. Members have also been paddling at Brentford, Addlestone and Littleton Lake, where a small multi lap race was held last weekend.
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Winter Racing

The rapidly falling temperatures have not deterred Richmond paddlers from getting stuck into various races. Last Sunday saw two events take place, the Avon Descent and the first in the series of Hare and Hounds races at Wey Kayak Club. Over in Guildford there was a bumper turnout for the both the 10km Hare and Hounds race and the 5km Dash Hounds race. Nearly 60 Richmond paddlers were present from U10s to veterans. Ma
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