THE STOPPER SPRING 2013 Issue 2
BCC COACHES PRESENTED WITH BCU LONG SERVICE AWARDS
Welcome to the Stopper, the newsletter for Bromley Canoe Club. Do remember to check the website as extra dates have been added for your paddling diaries. Details are now on for the Intermediate WW in North Wales, Lee Valley afternoon and Newgale sea/surf camping trips. The latest news is that Tony Manning has been elected as Local Coaching Organiser by Canoe England for London South East: Frank Bown, along with Tony Manning and Craig Chapman at the end of last year, have all been awarded the BCU long service award in recognition of their commitment to paddlesport. Craig and Tony’s awards were presented at the club’s very first (of many we hope) Awards Evening, Paella, Piccies and Prizes, which was held in November, an idea of Nic Morton’s. Ella Dale-Clarke won most improved young person, Nicole Lever, the adult award; Terri Merrett the Jack Petchey; tongue in cheek award for most swims went to Usha ! Other awards gained other the last few months are: 3* open for Paul Howes, Cat Rose and myself; 3* kayak to Harley and Dave Hodson, Graham Hunt, Nicole Lever, Nikki King and Katie Bennett. Rob Harris and Paul Howes have just completed their Level 2 coaching training.
Dates for this Spring
Medway Day Trip 24th March Chipstead Lake, starts 5th April North Wales WW, 13th-14th April Lee Valley WW 6th May 3-5pm Newgale Camping Weekend 25th-27th May French Alps 15th-29th June
Congratulations to you all and thanks to all the coaches who find the time to run the training and assessments. If you feel the urge to report on a trip, or any other matter then please contact me by email Hope to see you out on the water soon. BRIDGET
Tony and Craig receiving their awards in November
BCC TRIP REPORT
North Wales, September 2012
River Tryweryn, The Eagles, Penmachno
SAFELY DOES IT On the weekend of 16th and 17th September, BCC took off to North Wales for the annual White Water Safety and Rescue Courses. Both the standard course with 12 people and the advanced course with 6 people took place. As well as these, 10 paddlers took to the river Tryweryn Staying at The Eagles bunkhouse/pub in Penmachno, near Betws-y-Coed, a new venue for the club. On Friday night we were all treated to some Welsh music from the locals who requested we all joined in with a sing-song. As none of us could sing (or speak in Welsh), we took part in the actions whilst not knowing what we were singing about! All good fun! On Saturday morning the groups went their own ways. The WWSR participants headed off early to PYB, whilst the general paddlers headed for the National White Water Centre on the river Tryweryn. With the sun out, everyone was going to have a great day! After the usual taxi arrangements, the general paddling group took to the water and got on at 11am (usually unPage 2
heard off on most trips). A great paddle was had by all down the river with a small group of six starting just above Chappel Falls. Heading down the river with not too many mishaps as we had no beginners with us, we reached Bala Mill Falls where only the brave (Tony, Roger and Bridget) took on the falls while the others (including myself) took the easy option of the portage leat! As the group got on the water nice and early, there was time for a return trip to the White Water Centre and a welcome cup of tea before getting back on for a second run of the Lower. This time, we were joined by Heather who made the short journey from Bangor Uni to join us for the day.
That evening, everyone headed into Betws-y-Coed for a well deserved meal and pint. Back in the village there was a 70s band night in the church hall, which we were all warmly invited to join. A number of people went and joined in with the dancing -I think we doubled their numbers! On Sunday, the course groups left early while the rest of us tidied the bunkhouse, which had been most comfortable. The general paddlers left the bunk house for the last time and Bridget and I decided to take on the challenges of the Upper Tryweryn for our very first time. Having never paddled this section of the river, I put my dry suit through its paces as I managed to exit my boat on more then one occasion! Plus, with
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the white water rafts taking part in a time trial challenge, the river was very busy. However, I was not the only one who managed to exit their boat. Graham Hunt decided that his Diesel needed some modifications to its bow shape and managed to get his kayak pinned before reaching the “café wave”! However, in one form or another we all managed to make it to the White Water Centre for a quick break before going onwards.
my boat once again just past the bridge. Thankfully, a team of Irish paddlers and Tony Manning came to my rescue! Not put off by all my OBEs, I decided to take on Bala Mill Falls with everyone else in the group and we all made it down in one piece!
For myself, I was now on a high from paddling the upper
After a great paddle down the river, it was time to meet the others at Paddle Works after their course, and were amazed to find that Ray Goodwin (open boating God) was there with his dog, before heading back to London and work the next day!
section of the river and decided to celebrate by exiting
I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who
assisted with my recovery when I decided to part company with my boat (on more then one occasion) and who encouraged me to take on the parts of the river I have not tackled before. Also, well done to Cat who organised the trip and made all the arrangements! ED SUMNER
Mitch live baiting on WWS&R
A BUSINESS TRIP TO SWEDEN A week after I had paddled nervously up and down West Wickham Pool for the first time, I was offered a business trip to Gothenburg sponsored by Visit Sweden and West Sweden Tourist Board with the aim of helping to promote the region as a tourist destination. I agreed as 5 days looking at tourist sights had got to be better than sitting at my desk in Beckenham. When the itinerary arrived to my delight I found that the main aim of the trip was to establish the region as a destination for sea kayaking. West Wickham to West Sweden in 3 hours paddling. Arriving at our base camp at the resort of Tanumstrand near the town of Grebbestad close to the Norwegian border we where partnered up for our first night in our Nordic lodge. I spent a few seconds proudly telling my new mate about my ability to kayak 30 metres and then slowly turn while Jim spent much longer telling me about his kayaking experiences and the books he had written about it. I was obviously in at the deep end.
Tents by Tenttipi, cooking equipment by Primus and the ubiquitous 'Spork" and eating utensils by Light My Fire. Looking across the Bohuslan archipelago towards the Weather Islands the sea looked very big and deep and on this crisp autumn morning, cold. We were introduced to our guide, a tall blonde local and long time paddler Christina, who guides paddlers around the 8000 granite islands and skerries of this remote archipelago for a living along side her Yoga classes and massage therapy. Christina welcomes us with words about loving nature and hugging the granite rocks and stroking the sea and that in return they would reward us with all their splendour. I am happy, but I would have preferred a lesson in escaping a capsized kayak.
Before splashing into the calm clear waters our instructor a bearded English man called Nigel demonstrated the way to paddle astride a picnic table which looked so much more stable than the Point 65 North X0 16 sea kayak I had been issued with. Minutes later we were all off across the bay practicing turning, edging and trying to paddle in a straight line while looking for some where to stop for lunch. We paddled the rest of the day stopping late afternoon to pull our kayaks into a cove of white sand backed by a terrace of grass sheltered by the granite cliffs around us, this is now our own private island for the night. We pitch out Tenttipi tents emerging like pyramids against the brilliant setting sun. The food is out and we eat smoke salmon and pasta after a salad of roquette, wal-
Next morning we are issued equipment by our Swedish sponsors, clothes by Didrikson, Kayaks by Point 65N, Page 4
grown beetroot. Christina magically pulls out an axe and saw from deep in her kayak and a fire is lit as the last bits of sun turn the grey granite into pink tinged hillocks. Our group of 11 adventures sit around the fire drinking wine (how big is Christina's kayak?) talking about life, the universe and why some of the paddles have the signature Nigel Foster on them, moments before the penny drops and it is whisper to me by Jean-Marc from a French Kayak magazine that we are in the presence of a kayaking legend. Bohuslan is a place of rocks and water, a European version of Hang Lo in Vietnam, less well known but just as beautiful. Here though the effects of the Ice Age can still be seen in the smoothed rocks, polished smooth and curvaceous. The rock face in places scarred by stones trapped in the ice moving over the granite like giant finger nails scraping across the surface. The sea and wind have added their marks with the salt marked tide line below the multi coloured stripes of mosses and lichen topped by the odd flower clinging to small crevices in the rocks. Day Two, my Swedish tent mate and a German photographer rise early to capture the magical moment the sun comes over the horizon, catching the tops of the rocks like bald heads in a brilliant Issue 2
glow, moments later the sun is up and the warmth starts to build on this autumn morning as we all stand around eating fresh porridge or dried rations. Its going to be a wonderful day. We paddle for about 3 hours resting every now and again to bring the group together while our photographer steams ahead to capture digital images of our steady progress around the islands. In the distance you spot a white light house or a blood red cabin with the corners painted a traditional white, alone and remote in this fantastic landscape, or you paddle around the corner and come across a group of small holiday homes deserted on this autumn afternoon, diving boards from the rocks remind us of the summer fun. Another time we cross the bay to view the picturesque town of Fjallbacka, with its rust coloured houses and stone church soon to be known through out the world as the setting for another TV series of Swedish crime fiction based on the books of Camilla Lackberg. We power on again heading north to our next private island, Kaften. Tonight we have reindeer stew to prepare and cook before the darkness and silence envelopes us for another night in this Swedish wonderland. Sleep comes easily after a day paddling .
The sound of driving rain wakes us , memories of Welsh holidays flash in my mind but as my tent mates search for some head lights and water proofs the tent is filled with laughter, as nature, as Christina promised, would show us its many facets. I stand and eat porridge in the driving rain alone while my tent mates climb back into the dry tent. I want to experience the dark, the wet, the environment. I am wet and happy and having such a special adventure. We set off at first light to make our way back to our base. I talk to Nigel and find out about his life, we talk psychology, travel and pottery. He explains his paddle designs while I talk illustrated maps and facing up to fears. Our kayaking legend is just one of the group now, we all share our experiences as we paddle against the wet driving rain driven on by the thought of a warm shower and the continuation of our not so business trip. My trip was arranged by visitsweden.com and westsweden.com. Many companies offer either complete packages or like Christina (www.kajakuthyrninggrundsund.se) offer guiding to beginners and experienced groups. MIKE HILL
JACK PETCHY ICE SKATING TRIP With my award money, I decided to take the youth of the Club out on an ice skating trip. I decided the Bluewater Glow centre, which was hosting a winter wonderland. Debbie advertised the trip to the young people but only 8 attended along with parents. After everyone turned up, some later than others (Harley!) we headed for the ice. It took a while for everyone to get comfortable, but after that, we were all having fun, from the older members to the youngest kids. We even attempted a train line until we were told off! Even though it was a 'youth' trip, there we plenty of adults filling spaces up and joining us on the ice. When our time on the ice expired, we spent some of the money on tokens, which we used on going in the ice slide, and playing dodgems against each other. Hungary after all the exciting activities, we went for some well earned refreshments of milkshakes and cheesy bacon fries at Ed’s, and a Krispy Kreme donut each.
Feedback was that everyone had a fantastic time and really enjoyed it. £200 well spent.
I thought the trip was brilliant, and we all got to know each other off the water, and find out more about the other youth. members in the club.
As a social trip it was great that there was time for fun, time to talk and get to know each other better, kids and parents, which there isn't always at the pool and on trips.
Canoe Slalom Selection Trials On the 27th – 28th April, you can see GB's top Canoe Slalom paddlers battle it out at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, for a place in GB Canoeing’s 2013 team. The weekend promises some hard-fought racing & nail-biting action! See the Canoe England website for ticket details.
BCC TRIP REPORT
Date Destination Organiser
Christmas Trip, December 2012 River Dart, Bellever YHA Alistair Watson
I was asked to write this trip report, but given my age it’s a little difficult remembering everything so I hope you will enjoy this overview. Also as we are in groups, it’s hard to know what everyone is up to so I have used creative licence on occasions. I drove down with Harley, we had a smooth run with the odd stop for pee and topping up the tum, arriving at Bellever at about 10pm. (Note to self: must remember to take right turning to the back end of hostel). On arrival the usual suspects were playing cards (if you haven’t paid up you still owe Ed money!). Talk was of low river levels and grinding bottoms (of boats). Normal state of play for a Friday evening ensued. I know of no gossip – despite keeping my ear to the wall. Next morning there was the usual debate – Upper or Loop – and unsurprisingly the same suspects opted for one or the other. I believe we actually got on the river quite early without the usual amount of faffing. We needed to sort top/bottom cars out before we set off and then we should have even less faffing and more post paddle pints!! OK so I’m sure nothing eventful happened on the water. Sue was in our group and had a good paddle – her first on the Dart. And I can’t remember anything eventful from any of the other groups so all must have been well. Oh both Nicole and I did the seal launch and did not swim (at that time). This was the Christmas trip so when we got back it was everyone helping to get the dinning room ready for our feast. We must thank Ali, Tony, Cath, Debs, and Cat for preparing everything for the evening. It was a great dinner and everyone enjoyed a hearty meal and desert. A splendid evening and just what was required after a hard days paddle. Next day was a bit like the first. Everyone was up reasonably bright and breezy. I have a feeling that Lesley might have had a bit of a head but that’s only an assumption and I have no proof to back it up m'lord!! Harley went with the ‘big boys’ on the Sunday and paddled both Upper and Loop (proud Dad) without incident – although Graham did comment about his unusual entry into Pandora’s Box ! Ben jumped off Holme bridge, no one else did – sounds like he was hoodwinked into it. Mitch, after practising his punt off the bottom of West Wickham baths, apparently tried it towards the end of the loop and managed to break a blade off his paddles. At the spin dryer I managed to hole my boat so had to bale out till the end. I later found out that there was an old repair and the mystery of always sitting in water was solved. And what’s that? Chris Hampton took three attempts to roll after getting a bit sideways on the stopper at the end of the spin dryer, really? I seem to remember that Phil went missing at one point towards the end of the day but was found (sorry Donna!). The usual pictures of Birky asleep were taken and duly posted on FB. However, on this occasion, Nicole did not appear half naked in the showers!! And everyone got home safely. If I missed any stories from the weekend I’m sorry. I will take copious notes next time. DAVID HODSON
BCC TRIP REPORT
Date Destination Organiser
October 2012 Rivers Usk and Wye, CATH PERT
Having just graduated from university, and subsequently having parted from my university club (WUCC), it was time to move on and look for new opportunities and paddling companions with BCC I signed up to the first trip I could go on and was lucky enough to catch a ride with Rob, accompanied by Frank. I think we were the last to arrive at the bunkhouse on Friday night so we headed off to bed doing our best not to wake everyone with the only beds left being top bunks. In the morning Bromley provided stark contrast to my university club. On a trip with Warwick, Saturday morning would usually entail people groaning about their hangovers, eating a bizarre variety of breakfast choices (mince pies and chocolate bars being some favourites) and surveying the damage in terms of empty bottles and mess from the night before. Bromley however started with people discussing a pleasant night’s sleep, quietly making tea and, most amazingly, preparing a coordinated cooked breakfast. After a pretty awesome full English, we went off to paddle the Wye, which I had not been on before. This was good fun and I was allocated a group with Debbie, Rob, Nick and Frank. The Wye was pretty gentle with the main rapid of note, and one I had been a little concerned about, being ‘hell hole.’ Rob assured me it was fine as I looked through the guide book that morning. When we got to it our group did have a few swims though! After we had all ran it, Rob went back to the top and ran it again with Colin in the open canoe, managing to stay upright. However, the open did take a nasty bang against a rock in the process. As we finished the Wye in good time we went back to the bunkhouse and a group of us went for a very welcome coffee. In the evening we went to an amazing restaurant- cum-bookstore, which had long tables to accommodate our large group and impressively filled bookcases lining the walls. I was lucky enough to be opposite Andy who shared a bottle of wine with me, and spent quite some time trying to convince me to go and work a ski season. My excuse of ‘I can’t ski’ didn’t phase him at all. We have since discussed this and I have admitted that it probably was a very good idea. Dinner was good, and there was lots of lively conversation. After dinner we went to the bunk house and stayed up drinking for a while, and then everyone slowly tailed off to bed. The next day we paddled the Usk, which I had paddled before with my university club. Ben joined our group, and he and Rob had fun pointing out the interesting lines for me to take. The Usk was good fun, as it’s a bit more continuously interesting than the Wye. Although on the downside, when we reached the end of our paddle, the struggle up a massive hill from the get-out and long walk to the cars wasn’t so much fun! All in all I had a fantastic first trip with Bromley Canoe Club and enjoyed having the opportunity of getting to know people. I am very thankful to all the club members on the South Wales trip who made me feel so welcome. ALICE LAWSON
LONDON YOUTH GAMES KAYAK SLALOM & SPRINT Aged 17 or under, fancy giving it a go? Come along to our training sessions at Chipstead Lake on the evenings of Friday 5 th, 12th, 19th & 26th April, with team selection taking place on the 26th. This will then be followed by further training sessions in May (dates to be confirmed). BCC are responsible for entering the London Borough of Bromley Kayak Slalom and Sprint teams. Those selected will represent Bromley, competing against all of the other London boroughs. In 2010 Team Bromley won the LYG overall and we’re keen to repeat this in 2013. Last year we got some great results in the kayak events coming 10th overall in the Slalom and 9th in the Sprint – see our website for the full results and photos from the event. You don’t need to be a fantastic paddler – just entering gains points and every point counts! So - how do you get involved? 1. Tell Cat or Debbie you’re interested 2. Check with your parents and your diary that you can make the event date: Saturday 8th June 3. Practice lots at the Pool and our Chipstead sessions 4. To enter the London Youth Games Kayak Slalom or Sprint you need to have a Paddle Power Passport (don’t worry if you don’t already have this, just let us know), be a Bromley resident or attend a Bromley school and meet the age criteria which is as follows: Slalom age groups: Senior - born after 01/09/95 = 17 or under on 1st September (should equate to yr 12&U) Junior - born after 01/09/98 = 14 or under on 1st September (should equate to yr 9&U) Team consists of 1 senior boy, 1 senior girl, 1 junior boy, 1 junior girl, 1 substitute for each. i.e. total of 8 but only 4 actually get to paddle. Sprint age groups: Lightning (youngest) - born after 01/09/00 = 12 or under on 1st September (yr 7&U) Cirrus (junior) - born after 01/09/97 = 15 or under on 1st September (yr 10&U) Cirrus (senior) - born after 01/09/95 = 17 or under on 1st September (yr 12&U) Team consists of 1 boy and 1 girl for each category plus 1 reserve for each, i.e. a total of 12 but only 6 actually getting to paddle. For more information about the London Youth Games visit their website (www.londonyouthgames.org)
THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS In April, I went kayaking in Morocco through a company called Adventurex, though it was actually run by Water By Nature (WBN). The holiday was called Kayak School. It began at a lake, Bine el Ouidane, 140Km east of Marrakech, into which two sizable rivers deposit snow-melt from the High Atlas mountains. I was collected in a disreputable minibus from my guest house and we set off for the lake. There we were met by Brett with a raft and introduced (the holiday is suitable for absolute beginners) to kayaks and we paddled out to an island. The raft followed, with all our camping equipment and food, and we stayed there for four days, going from possibly no experience to being prepared for white water. On day 6, we crossed back to the shore and the minibus, and set off for Tilougouite, a Berber village in the Atlas Mountains, through which the Ahansal River runs. By the way, Berber is a word like Barbarian, used by the Greeks, or was it the Romans, to describe people who couldn’t or wouldn’t speak their language. To the civilised ones, the Barbarians sounded as though they were just saying “ber ber ber ber ber” – a bit like Alan Partridge saying the French just go “hon hi hon hi hon” – not very nice or polite, really, but then I don’t know what else to call this village, other than Berber. I know they didn’t speak Arabic as their first language. The Ahansal was latté-coloured, with silt mostly, and we camped about two miles downstream from the village. Next day, we bussed back up to the village and kayaked down, several times, trying not to capsize at the point we capsized at last time, which I managed quite successfully, capsizing at a different point each time. Day 8 we went up several Km past the village and kayaked down, and on day 9, we started back down to the lake. The journey was spectacular: quite a narrow gorge (photo), occasional difficult rapids (which I took the option of going through in the raft) no roads for miles, troupes of wild monkeys on some days, eagles and things. The last bit of that journey was through all the floating bits of tree the river had brought down where the flow of the river almost stopped because we were at the level of the lake. At the lake, a little ferry took us to where the minibus was. We stored all the equipment and drove back to Marrakech. The WBN guides/coaches gave me the confidence that they knew what they were doing and always had something in reserve. The rapids were impressive and too much for me, a one-and-a-half star paddler, to attempt; and the water and the air were not as warm as I had built myself up to hope for . . . but at least I caught my flight there and enjoyed the holiday. I would recommend it to others of a similar ability. NICK BARNETT
BCC TRIP REPORT
Arriving at the pub in Dulverton on the Friday night, the topic of conversation was the high water levels and whether the handful of people that were new to white water would be able to paddle. We had nearly 40 paddlers on the river with about 6 open boats. By Saturday morning the water levels had dropped slightly but there was a huge tree blocking two of the arches of Dulverton Bridge. For most this was going to be a great paddle for a few it was going to be disaster..!! For Jane Hunt it was terrifying, especially being washed into the trees just below the second bridge closely followed by Matt Windley who was supposed to be looking after her! After we had all got on, we were followed by a group of Scouts and their Leaders. Needless to say there was carnage on the water even before the Fish Steps and some people spent the next half hour pulling boats and paddles out of trees. I believe the Scouts gave up just by the weir as most of their boats were left on the bank and were collected later by one of their leaders! Fish steps was entertaining with Bridget and Paul taking the open down and getting swamped on the first step. It took three people to haul them out and another team to recover the canoe,
Rivers EXE and BARLE, DULVERTON FRANK BOWN
only slightly damaged. After that it was a nice fast bimble down to Exebridge where the pub proved ever popular. A few others then paddled on to the Black Cat with no drama. On Sunday the water had dropped again but still decent levels and Tarr Steps to Dulverton was decided as the paddle. It was a drama before we even got on the water with Phil Mackley spending an hour negotiating with the Environment Agency Officer regarding access rights while the group waiting at the top car park had a photo session with Johnny Kingdom from Nature Watch. Once we were on the water it proved to be another entertaining paddle, plenty of swims including our group leader who will remain nameless. One group had a mini epic with Nicky Wade losing her
brand new carbon paddles that got wedged between two rocks, cutting her hands as she refused to let go of them, however we manage to reunite them from a very nice man who found them two months later and we managed to rendevous with him at the Dart Country Park in December. A number of the canoists were training for their 3* assessment which they had to finish off at Danson Park due to the high water levels, and all passed. GRAHAM HUNT
Chris Hampton & Jane Hunt
YOUR COMMITTEE and AGM SUMMARY The AGM and social in February saw a new and even larger committee elected. Stig has stood down but we would like to welcome Graham Hunt, Phil Richardson and Ben Satchell. The main change to note is that Dave Birkinshaw has resumed his previous position as club Secretary. A big Thank You to Cath Pert for all her hard work in the role over the last year. Attendances to the Monday evening pool sessions remain well attended and continue to provide the mainstay of Club funds. Throughout the year the club has continued to develop and explore ways of getting its members to enjoy the sport of canoeing; with a number of day trips; together with nine weekend trips, a fortnight in France, Sunday training days and a slide and curry evening following the AGM. Friday evening paddles were also enjoyed at Chipstead Lakes on at least twelve occasions, along with a repeat of the evening BBQ. A new social event took place this Au-
tumn, our first ever awards ceremony, organised by Nic Morton. The 12 week Paddle Power courses have continued to prove very successful and provides a strong basis for the slalom team who participate in the London Youth Games. Two courses were run in 2012. Participation in the Jack Petchy Foundationâ€™s scheme for youth development has continued to be rewarding, with prize money contributing to the hire of the Lee Valley Legacy Course on two occasions and the purchase of a second Lightning Sprint Kayak. We were fortunate to be in the position to upgrade some of the club kit last year which saw the purchase of two sea kayaks, three creek boats along with addition items of kit. I would like to thank Nick Cotton for his donation of ÂŁ50 towards youth training. TONY MANNING
B RO ML EY CA N O E C L UB CO MM I TTE E C h a i r m a n : P h i l B u r r o ws - Ma ck le y
V i c e C h a i r m a n : A l i s t a i r W at s on
T r e a s u r e r : T o n y Ma n n i n g
S e c r e t a r y: D a v e B irk i ns h a w
T r a i n i n g : G r a h a m T h o mp s o n
Z a c B ur r o w s
M e m b e r s h i p : F r a nk B o w n
Welfare: Cat Rose
S t o p p e r : B r i d g e t H u g g et t
S o c i a l : N i c Mo r t o n
G e n a e r a l M e m b e r s : C a t h P e rt , G r ah a m W h it i n g, G ra h a m H u n t , H ar r y W at s o n, D e b b i e G l a zza r d , B e n S at c h ell , P h i l R i c h ar d s o n S a f e t y Au d i t o r s : L o u A b b o t t an d Mik e S mi t h