Getting ready for getting the club back on the water Evan ran the leaders training day on Saturday and John Connelly managed to get some photos for us to see.
Following the PM’s announcement that the country will enter a second period of lockdown on 5th November, the guidelines for outdoor sporting activities have been amended. From 5th November we are now only able to exercise outdoors with up to 1 other person who is not a member of your household. In addition, Hengistbury Head activities centre will be completely closed and we will be unable to access the site. For these reasons all Southbourne Canoe Club activities will be suspended until the end of the lockdown period and the guidance permits group activities again. Thank you for your support in obeying these rules to keep us all safe at this difficult time.
It’s that time of year again when Stour Valley Canoe Club host the Stour Descent. Please check out their website http://Stour Valley for details.
A 13.5 mile Race on the River Stour taking the form of a time trial that includes: one optional shoot, one obligatory shoot and a compulsory portage. A hard and exciting combination for an enjoyable days racing!
Date: Sunday 1st December 2019 Start: Sturminster Newton Mill Finish: Bryanston School
A number of club paddles have been arranged over the coming months, please can you add the dates to your diaries. All paddles will be from Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre.
Please be aware that on weekends the centre is often used by other groups and the car park will be busy so please avoid blocking anyone in or parking along the fence.
Weekend Paddles –
Saturday 5th October – 13:30 for 14:00 on the water
Saturday 16th November – 11:00 for 11:30 on the water – Onsite parking restrictions apply due to other centre users
Sunday 1st December – 11:00 for 11:30 on the water – Onsite parking restrictions apply due to other centre users
Saturday 14th December – 09:30 for 10:00 on the water
Saturday /Sunday 28th /29th December – 10:30 for 11:00 on the water
Night Paddles – Night paddles will meet at usual time of 18:00 for 18:30 on the water. Please bring along a waterproof torch so you can be seen and dress warmly.
Thursday 10th October
Thursday 24th October
Thursday 31stth October
Thursday 7th November
Thursday 14th November
Thursday 21st November
Thursday 28th November
Thursday 12th December
Skittles night at The Walkford Pub, Christchurch, BH23 5QF Friday 5th April.
Meet up from 7.30pm for practice and then we ought to get ourselves organised for some fun team games from 8-8.30pm.
A varied ‘flame-grilled’ food menu is available in the main pub if you would like to eat or to pre-book beforehand.https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/dorset/walkford/menu/main-menu
As it is a social event it is open to all your family and friends not just members and we hope you can come along. Looking forward to some competitive skittle teams…! Just so you know there is a nominal fee of £1 each player towards the hire of the skittle alley.
Please let me know if you can come along.
The club is a lot of fun.
~ Richard Kitchener
We meet every Thursday Evening from May to August
Training sessions and social relaxed paddles around the Harbour and rivers Stour and Avon
Southbourne Canoe Club
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre