2nd Week

Hello!

An exciting set of weekly kayaking notices, including sign up for the Freshers’ Trip!
 
1. Freshers’ Trip (End of 3rd Week) Sign Up
2. Thursday Drinks (8.30pm @ Teddy Hall Bar)
3. Women’s Canoe Polo League Saturday
4. Canoe Polo Training Sunday 11am
5. Sunday sessions (1pm and 3pm)
6. White Water Race (End of 6th Week)
7. Membership reminder
 
 
 
1. Freshers’ Trip (End of 3rd Week) Sign Up
A message from Bryn (Trip Sec):
Hey gang,
This years freshers’ trip will be taking place at the end of 3rd week (31st October – 2nd November). It will be a trip away for the WHOLE weekend, we’re planning to paddle some introductory white water so nothing too gnarly just yet! There will be kayaking options to suit all ability levels so you’ll have a great time whether you’re an experienced paddler or not.  We will be leaving from Port Meadow on the Friday evening (time TBC) and returning fairly late on Sunday night. The only experience required for the trip is that you have attended a Sunday session or two, have completed a swim/spraydeck test, and be a fully paid up member of the club. More information about what to bring will be emailed out to those who sign up, but it is the same as Sunday sessions: loads of warm clothes and suitable shoes. We’re staying in Brecon so you’ll also need a sleeping bag and roll mat.
 
There will be a sign up this Thursday at the drinks, and priority will be given to people who turn up early. The cost for the trip will be £45-00. This will cover transport, accommodation and food for the weekend. Any questions please email Bryn (details on committee section of site)
2. Thursday Drinks (8.30pm @ Teddy Hall Bar)
Sign up for the Freshers’ Trip, have a couple of pints, and a chance to share Sunday session/flat tyre/canoe polo tournament stories from the weekend…what more could you want from an evening. If you’re having trouble getting in, post a message to the Facebook group (phone signal is suboptimal in Teddy Hall).
 
3. Women’s Canoe Polo League Saturday
We need a couple more girls for the canoe polo this Saturday afternoon. The competition is in a nice warm swimming pool and against other women’s teams so is the perfect opportunity for any girls out there that want to give it a go. If you’ve enjoyed chucking a ball around at the Sunday sessions so far then you’ll have a great time. Get in touch with Sophie or Anja if you’re keen.
 
4. Canoe Polo Training Sunday 11am
Get yourself to the shed to do some canoe polo training. You will need the same stuff as for Sunday sessions (a change of clothes and a towel) and enthusiasm for what is a ridiculously fun ball sport played in kayaks.
 
 
5. Sunday sessions (1pm and 3pm)
Same deal as the last couple of weeks, turn up to the shed for games and coaching/skills building before the Freshers’ Trip. It is also a final chance to do a swim/spraydeck test before the Freshers’ Trip. You MUST bring a change of clothes and old trainers or similar to wear on the water.
 
 
6. White Water Race (End of 6th Week)
The annual BUCS white water race will be taking place at the end of 6th week and Chris is beginning the organisation. We need at least three women and three men to go along to compete. The white water race is also one of the four Varsity disciplines. If you have some kayaking (and white water) experience and might be interested in competing, please let Chris know.
7. Membership reminder
Membership for this academic year is now due. The cost of membership is £35 for the year, or £18 for one term. Please fill in a membership form (available here: http://ouckc.co.uk/wordpress/other-stuff/) and pidge it along with a cheque to Matthew Coulson (Queens’). Alternatively, you can pay and pass on forms on Thursday at drinks or at the Sunday afternoon sessions. Please note that you must be a fully paid up member (and have done a spraydeck test) in order to come on ANY club trip.
 
Please note that if you haven’t come along to a session yet, you are free to come and give kayaking a go at any of the Sunday afternoon sessions before you commit to membership.
That’s all for now folks, see you at Teddy Hall Bar on Thursday for drinks and trip sign up 🙂
Anja
OUCKC President