Michalemas Week 2

Hi folks,
Again, a great round of sessions on Sunday with such a huge turnout we had to pull out the duo boats! Thanks to all who came, it was great fun. The membership form is attached, for the folk who haven’t handed it in yet (you will need to be a member for trips and if attending more than two sessions), so don’t forget to hand it in with money! Here’s what’s coming up this week:

1.Freshers’ Trip sign up
2. Thursday social at Mansfield College Bar 7.30pm
3.Marathon session – Falcon Canoe Club at 7am on Friday
4. Sunday pool session 10am-12pm at Brookes Sport Centre in Botley

  1. Sunday Port Meadow Session at 1pm and 3pm


1.Freshers’ Trip sign up
if you still haven’t signed up for the upcoming Freshers’ Trip to North Wales (evening of Friday the 29th October to evening of Sunday 30th October), hurry, places are limited! Online signup is now open, you must have done two sessions and a spraydeck test, and your place is not confirmed until you pay (cheque or cash please). See the e-mail sent out by Cormac earlier today or the Facebook post.

2. Thursday social at Mansfield College Bar 7.30pm
There will be a social at Mansfield College Bar at 7.30pm this Thursday for general friendly chat and booze. Anja Mizdrak alerts me that she has some unclaimed stash; if you think it might be yours, get in touch with her before Thursday and you can nab it. If not, cool kayak-themed kit will be available to purchase at Mansfield Bar during the social!

3.Marathon session – Falcon Canoe Club at 7am on Friday

These are aimed at people who want to cover distances in long pointy boats. The sessions are based at Falcon Canoe Club by Donnington Bridge and therefore cost £2 to cover Falcon equipment. If you are pretty comfortable in an ordinary kayak and interested in going along, get in touch with our marathon rep, Thomas who can answer any questions and sign you up for a session.

  1. Sunday pool session 10am-12pm at Brookes Sport Centre in Botley

For those of you who are interested in paddling in warm water, learning some fun skills and some more advanced techniques like rolling, come to Brookes Sport Centre for two hours for fun times. Bring a swimming costume, t-shirt and shorts for the session, a towel and a change of clothes. Cost of the session is £2.

  1. Sunday Port Meadow Session at 1pm and 3pm

For those eager beavers who want more outdoor paddling, there will be sessions at Port Meadow at 1pm and 3pm, much like the general sessions these past two weeks.

That’s it from me for now, hope to see you all soon at socials or out on the water 🙂

Paddling love,

Serin