Ours is a small and relaxed club that caters for a range of abilities and canoe/kayak interests. Although our specialty is Sea Kayaking we welcome all those interested in canoeing and kayaking; from beginners to experienced paddlers and we are open to both adults and younger members. We are a club run by members for our members. There is a Committee but the emphasis is firmly on informality with all members being encouraged to suggest and organise events. We are always keen to welcome new members and we are BCU affiliated.
CAN YOU HELP WITH THE SAMARITANS SWIM ON SUNDAY 14 AUGUST? WE NEED MORE KAYAKERS TO ESCORT OUR SWIMMERS AS WE HAVE A LARGER NUMBER THIS YEAR, WHICH IS GREAT NEWS, BUT NEEDS CAREFUL MANAGING.. KAYAKERS MEET AT 7AM AT COLWELL BAY AND GO OVER TOGETHER , MEETING SWIMMERS AT HURST CASTLE BEACH AND COMING BACK WITH THEM FROM 8.15. AVERAGE SWIM TIME IS ABOUT 45/50 MINUTES TWO LIFEBOATS FROM FRESHWATER BAY ARE IN ATTENDANCE AND THE COXSWAIN IS IN CHARGE ON THE WATER. SEVERAL RIBS ALSO ESCORT THE SWIM ACROSS AND ENSURE A SAFE AND VISIBLE CORRIDOR. SAFETY BRIEFING AT WEST WIGHT SPORTS CENTRE AT 4PM ON SATURDAY 13TH. FULL RISK ASSESSMENT SENT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. ALSO :IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCED WITH THESE SWIMS, WOULD YOU BE PREPARED TO LEAD THE GROUP OVER? OUR REGULAR VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO HOLIDAYS. PLEASE E MAIL JOHN TROTMAN FROM SAMARITANS IF YOU CAN HELP. firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 07779250576 THE SWIM IS VITAL TO THE FINANCES AND SURVIVAL OF OUR BRANCH. SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY. IF YOU CAN HELP (AND WANT TO BE PART OF AN ENJOYABLE AND WORTHWHILE EVENT), PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH. John TrotmanDirectorSamaritans of the Isle of Wight