THE SUCC STUDENT OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL

Venue: Debates Chamber, Level 6, Strathclyde University Union
Friday 28th March 2014
Doors open 7.30pm, we will start showing films at 8pm.

This is a night for all students who are passionate about outdoor sports to come together, have a laugh, get to know each other better and share their own films, photographs, and their best and worst moments.
Competition categories for entries are coming up soon. The deadline will be the 10th March so better to start to get into some extreme short film awesomeness!!!

Tickets are on sale now, £5 (£8 on the door).

Judges and prizes still to be announced.

Get involved, get inspired, get excited!

Much love,
Strathclyde University Canoe Club xxx

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Saba

A little movie featuring highlights from our recent Freshers’ Weekend Trip…
It was penis much the best weather anyone could have hoped for, and we got a pure cracking weekend out of it!

Here’s to the next one!
#succfest #strathcanoe #monthetech

Video shot and edited by Ru$$ell “Count $wagula” Cathcart and Robbie “Robzilla” Ingram.

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Saba

Can’t believe how time flies on by. We are already in week 6 and only four sleeps to go ‘til our marvellous second weekend trip!

The last couple of weeks were wonderful, I couldn’t imagine the amount of banter going on last year could be increased but it seems like our new members really do a great job and live up to the sacred name of Srathclyde Canoe Club!

So let’s see what’s going on in the next couple of weeks!

MOST IMPORTANT!

The Second weekend trip is this weekend, the 2nd-3rd November! Get yourselves down to the Sports Union and pay the full cost as soon as you can to guarantee an absolutely fantastic kayak-banter weekend with your favourite club! Details about the trip can be found below or on the Facebook event page.

UPCOMING EVENTS –dates to put down in your diary

Now: Pay the full cost of your Second Weekend Trip (£25) in the Sports Union (Level 7 Union Building)

31st of October: Pool&Aaaand a cracking Haloween Party at Rosey’s (You’ll be able to: Pay the 2nd part of your Xmas Dinner (£10) if you haven’t done so yet,deadline: 1st of November ,and Buy your ticket for the Club Ceilidh to secure your place (£5)

2nd-3rd of November: Second Weekend Trip

7th of November: Pool&Pub

8th of November: Club Ceilidh wohoooo (trust me it’ll be just the Ceilidh of your life!)

14th of November: Polo friendly with GUCC, White T-shirt Social afterwards

21st of November: Pool&Pub

5th of December: Xmas Dinner

SOONISH EVENTS IN A BIT MORE DETAIL

Second Weekend Trip (I’m not gonna challenge Robbie’s writing skillz so here’s your Finance officer speaking:)

The time has come again! We call on you to come kayaking with us and brave all that mother Scotland can throw at us! This time we will be venturing into the wild, un-mapped wilderness of Perthshire to conquer our fears and boldly go where literally tens of thousands have gone before!

What you will need to do in order to come:
1. Be awesome (first come first serve yo :P )
2. Give us your monies! This trip will cost a grand total of 25 of your Scottish pounds! Whats that? You don’t think its worth the extra £10 that you paid last time. Well tough… we subsidized that trip you get all hooked on kayaking. Now that you’re hooked you only need to pay a little bit more for an amazing and excellent value for money trip.
3.The sign up is open at the Sports Union (like always), this time you need to pay the full cost at once, no deposits taken.
4. Prove to us that you can swim / get out a kayak. Come to at least one pool session.
5. Have a valid SU Membership.

What you will need to bring:
1. A good attitude
2. Swim wear to go under your wetsuit
3. Old pair of shoes (to get wet)
4. A towel / poncho (or if you are awesome, a combination of both)
5. A Sleeping bag / Roll Mat to sleep on (staying in a hall again)
6. Loads of warm shit (thermals, layers, beer jacket etc.). its Scotland remember!!!!
7. Waterproofs (Yes, it very occasionally rains in Scotland)
8. eehhh think there was something else….
9. Ahhh BOOZE AND FOOD… we’ll stop on the way (briefly). Mind we provide dinner Saturday night, but you need lunch stuff and snacks to keep you going all day as well as breakfast stuff on Sunday morning.
10. I really just put this in to have an even number of points… and i dont know what to say. If you can think of anything I missed that is essential then just ask:)

Rosey’s message about her cracking HalloweenParty:Evening Lads! After the pool on Halloween we’re going to party it up in the west end #bestend. Rosey’s buzzer’s a bit dodge so to be sure you aren’t stranded outside and all the effort you’ve put into your amazing costume doesn’t go waste give her ring. Also if you don’t dress up you don’t get in and probs get chucked in the Kelvin. Much love hope to see you all there!” – sounds like it’s gonna be quite epic so join the event on Fb:D

Ceilidh: Omg, omg can’t wait:D:D

Hosted by Strathclyde Canoe club and Fencing club on Friday, the 8th of November!

Venue: Vertigo, Level 8 Strathclyde Students Union
Doors open 7:00pm, first dance 7:30pm

Tickets £5, available before from club members or on the night at the door
Raffle and free food provided!

And just on a personal note: guys pls wear your kilts!!! It’s so cool and foreign gals love it;)

Polo Friendly: We’ll meet half 5/6ish and take the Subway to Glasgow Uni’s pool. Will be free entry for us! After the polo we’re heading to the pub (how surprisin;) and then out for a White T-shirt joint social:D So just bring all the stuff you’d bring to the pool training plus a cheap shirt and some markers! It’s always great fun so be there!!!:))

Xmas Dinner: We’re going to November on the 5th of December for a three course dinner plus one drink. (woop woop:D:D) It will cost at the most £20 per person, so no excuses whatsoever! You need to pay the second part  of it (£10) by the 1st of November. For those of you who manage to find an excuse we’ll be partying afterwards and everyone’s welcome!

Pool&Pub on Thursdays:

Pool Session: 18:30 – 20:30. This is our weekly session in the University swimming pool. The perfect time to come along if you’ve never been before. There are coaches available to teach you any skills you want to know and give you tips on technique. All you need is a swimming costume and towel. Entry to the pool will cost £1.60 for anyone who doesn’t have a gym membership. You also must have a Sports Union membership, which can be bought here.

Pub Session: 20:30 – late. After the pool we head to Bar HOME for drinks and free food for our weekly social. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for special themed nights!

About SU Memberships: It’s only £25 for a year (£12.50 for Erasmus Students here for 1 Semester) and it allows you to join as many sport clubs as you like! So please make sure you buy otherwise you cannot train with us, nor can you take part in our marvellous trips!  The Sports Union provides us the opportunity to train, to get funding for car rentals, to fund coaching courses and to do lots of other great things so they use your many to make our club even better! The club is fined £50/person without SU Membership so please buy it.

OTHER BITS AND PIECES:

The club has three sets of keys to the store. If you need someone to let you in please get in touch with the Committee.

Feedback: This is your club and the committee want to hear what you think. If you have any issues, ideas, suggestions, improvements etc, we’d love to hear them. Reply to this email or email any of us directly using the links here. If everyone in the club told us one small thing we could improve, think what a better club we could have.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group if you haven’t done so yet and check it for weekly updates!

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Saba
10
Oct

Week1-2 News

Heeeyyy All!:D

Lots of awesome things were going on in the last two weeks: our first two pool sessions were absolute success! It was such an uplifting feeling to see so many keen people eager to get in a kayak! Also, the amount of banter going on in Bar Home was fantastic! I think everyone picked up all the crazy-kayak chat really quickly:D Aaand we had an amazing weekend trip (which I couldn’t make and I nearly cried when I saw the pics…That’s how amazing it must have been…:(. There’s no need to get all upset and emotional though (as I got) ’cause our first day trip and weekend trip is coming up soon! wohoo:))  Scroll a wee bit down to find out about all the great events happening in the next couple of weeks!

MOST IMPORTANT!   

SU Memberships: From Week 3 onwards in order to participate in any sport/club activities you need to buy a Sport Union Membership Card. You can do it here.

It’s only £25 for a year (£12.50 for Erasmus Students here for 1 Semester) and it allows you to join as many sport clubs as you like! So please make sure you buy it before Thursday otherwise you won’t be allowed into the pool or on any of our marvellous trips!  The Sports Union provides us the facilities to train, funding for vehicle rentals,training for coaches  and to do lots of other great things to make our club even better! The club is also fined for each person without SU Membership so please buy it!

Also, from Week 3 you need to pay to use the pool. It’s only £1.80  or if you have a  buy a Gym Membership Card

UPCOMING EVENTS –dates to put down in your dairy

Now: Buy your SU Membership card!

Now: Pay your First Day Trip in the Sports Union (Level 7 Union Building)

10th of October:Pool&Pub

16th of October: Xmas Dinner deposit to be paid to Rosey, full amount to be paid by the 1st of November

17th of October: Pool&Pub

19th of October: First Day Trip!

26th of October: SUCC Subcrawl

End of October (Date TBC): Club Ceilidh wohoooo (trust me it’ll be just the Ceilidh of your life!)

1st -2nd November: First weekend Trip!

EVENTS IN A BIT MORE DETAIL

First Day Trip: this is our next planned excursion into the world of kayaking.. The Trip is taking place on Saturday the 19th to the River Teith and will just be a one day event, returning to Glasgow that evening.. To Sign up, go to level 7 of the union and pay the fee of £10 to the sports union, this £10 will cover any kit you are borrowing, vehicle hire and fuel for the journey. The spaces are being allocated on a first come, first serve basis so if you are keen, get yourself to the union with your £10 ASAP!!!

Xmas Dinner: We’re going to November on the 5th of December for a three course dinner plus you even get a free drink. (woop woop:D:D) It will cost at the most £20 per person, so no excuses whatsoever! Give your £10 deposit to Rosey by the 16th of October to save your place! For those of you who manage to find an excuse and cant make it, we’ll be partying afterwards and everyone’s welcome!

SUCC Subcrawl: We meet in the counting house at 12 then have a drink or two at every Subway Station! It’s gonna be epic!!! In association with SPT ;)

Pool&Pub on Thursdays:

Pool Session: 18:30 – 20:30. This is our weekly session in the University swimming pool. This is the perfect time to come along and have a go if you’ve never been before, or to improve your skills. There are coaches available to teach you any skills and give you tips on technique. All you need is a swimming costume and towel. Entry to the pool will cost £1.80 for anyone who doesn’t have a gym membership. You also must have a Sports Union membership, which can be bought here.

Pub Session: 20:30 – late. After the pool we head to Bar HOME for drinks and free food for our weekly social. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for special themed nights!

OTHER BITS AND PIECES:

The club has three sets of keys to the store. If you need someone to let you in please get in touch with:
Matt Bowen                       - 07779000905

Daniel Still                         -07772814666
Russell Cathcart                -07597057809
Campbell Simpson             -07914693225

Feedback: This is your club and the committee want to hear what you think. If you have any issues, ideas, suggestions, improvements etc, we’d love to hear them. Reply to this email or email any of us directly using the links here. If everyone in the club told us one small thing we could improve, think what a better club we could have.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group if you haven’t done so yet and check it for weekly updates!

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Saba

Enjoy Getting Wet??

Then the Canoe Club is for you!

Kayaking is the most fun you could ever have, (yes, it is better than sex) and is one for the adrenaline junkies out there.
We provide you with everything you could ever need, for our pool sessions and regular river trips, and you’ll be especially warm in our brand new river tops!

We have socials every week in Bar Home, where you get cheap drinks, and top quality banter. New this year is £2 cocktails, we can’t wait to try them out! There is also the occasional theme night which range from the sublime to the ridiculous, and are sure to have you partying all night long!

This year, we have a dedicated freshers weekend, just for freshers! It’ll be a great chance to meet new people and learn to kayak!
It only costs £15! Click on the link here for more info!

Finally the first pool session is on Thursday the 26th at 18:30 in the royal college pool, followed by an awesome night in Bar Home (Theme yet to be revealed!)

We are very much looking forward to meeting you all!

See you soon!

From the one and only SUCC Committee!

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Andy
20
Mar

Week 9 News

What’s On In The Next Two Weeks

Wednesday
Slalom/Polo Training: 14:00 – 17:00
Meet at the store at 2 then we head up to the Canal for a couple of hours of flatwater training. We have our sexy new RBS sponsored slalom kit now, so we can get out and get practising ready for our next competition. We’re hoping to have a set of poles made soon so we can train a bit more effectively.

If you would like to find out more about our training sessions, get in touch with Dan.

Thursday
Pool Session: 18:30 – 20:30
This is our weekly session in the University swimming pool. This is the perfect time to come along if you’ve never been before. There are coaches available to teach you any skills you want to know and give you tips on technique. All you need is a swimming costume and towel. Entry to the pool will cost £1.60 for anyone who doesn’t have a gym membership. You also must have a Sports Union membership, which can be bought here.

Pub Session: 20:30 – late
After the pool we head to Bar HOME for drinks and free food for our weekly social. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for special themed nights!

A map and all the other info you might need is available here.

Friday – Film Night
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be premièring High, the new film from Callum Strong & co during the night, to be honest, it’s worth the ticket price alone! Take a look at the trailer here.
This is our night where we take over the debates chamber and watch some awesome home grown extreme sports films. This is going to be a really big event this year, with a lot of the other sports clubs attending and plenty of prizes up for grabs, including a Shred Ready Super Scrappy helmet! Not to mention, we’ve got a night out afterwards planned as well. We’ve got the infamous James Fleming and Tim Hamlet both judging for us on the night, as well as other judges still to be announced.
Although the official deadline has now passed, send your clips and photos to louise@wetdreams.org.uk anyway and we should still be able to show them. Be quick though! Videos from last year can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/channels/307952
More info here.

Sunday – River Trip
There’s still time to sign up for the river trip this weekend, speak to George at the pool or pub if you want to go. It will be suitable for all abilities. As always you’ll need an SU membership, further details of what to bring are here. Facebook event here.

As ever keep an eye on the Facebook page for details and news!

Recent News

Weekend Trip – If you weren’t there, you really did miss out. We had a cracking (if rather chilly) weekend up in the North East and got a couple of runs down the middle Findhorn, with a few guys carrying on to the gorge below. There was partying, there was bridge jumping, there was bacon, what more do you need?!

Other upcoming events

29th April – AGM: Details are still to be confirmed but get the date in your diaries! This is the night where we elect our new committee and your chance to make a real difference to what happens in the club. It’s worth you making time to make sure you can be there, because it will affect the club for the following year. Of course there will be an awesome after-party too… Theme is Heroes & Villains so get thinking, there may be a prize for the best costume too! (largely depending on whether anyone feels like buying a prize.)

28th April – SSS Wild Water Racing: More details and signup will be confirmed nearer the time, but this is basically the smaller version of BUCS White Water Racing which happened in December. Fastest person down the river wins, simple as that. It’s being held at Grandtully on the Tay. Again, keep the date free!

Videos

A couple of videos from previous film nights to get you in the mood:
http://vimeo.com/groups/134502/videos/39099872
http://vimeo.com/groups/134502/videos/39102123

Other News

Store keys – The club has three sets of keys for the store, there are no keys elsewhere, if you want to get keys you should contact any of:
Matt Bowen – 07779000905
Inness Macdonald – 07508544589
Andy Jackson – 07851378179

It’s worth noting that if you want into the store, the earlier in the day you tell us, the more likely you are to be able to get in. Texting/Calling us should be your first method of contact, you’re more likely to get a quick response.

Feedback

This is your club and the committee want to hear what you think. If you have any issues, ideas, suggestions, improvements etc, we’d love to hear them. Reply to this email or email any of us directly using the links here. If everyone in the club told us one small thing we could improve, think what a better club we could have.

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Andy
13
Feb

Week 3 News

What’s On In The Next Two Weeks

Wednesday
Slalom/Polo Training:
We won’t be having any slalom training again this week, though our shiny new slalom boats and kit are on their way so keep an eye on the Facebook group for details of when we restart.

If you would like to find out more about our training, get in touch with Dan.

Thursday
Pool Session: 18:30 – 20:30
This is our weekly session in the University swimming pool. This is the perfect time to come along if you’ve never been before. There are coaches available to teach you any skills you want to know and give you tips on technique. All you need is a swimming costume and towel. Entry to the pool will cost £1.60 for anyone who doesn’t have a gym membership. You also must have a Sports Union membership, which can be bought here.

Pub Session: 20:30 – late
After the pool we head to Bar HOME for drinks and free food for our weekly social. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for special themed nights!

15th – 17th February – BUCS Slalom
This will be our first competition in our new RBS sponsored (snarf) boats and kit. We’re heading down to Teeside in Yorkshire for the weekend. We will be competing in K1, C1, and C2, so plenty of BUCS points are up for grabs. Not to mention the party points of course too!

16th February – Sports Ball
You may have heard about this already, and hopefully you’ve already been persuaded to buy a ticket. If not, why not?! If you don’t know what this is, basically all the sports clubs get together for a fancy dinner and to award individuals and teams for their accomplishments and have an incredible amount of banter in the process. It’s well worth it. Tickets have now sold out unfortunately but keep an eye out for spares for sale. Click here for more information.

As ever keep an eye on the Facebook page for details and news!

Recent News

SUS Polo – We had a good turn out to SUS Polo this year, and just about managed to scrape together 3 full teams, with a little creative swapping of personnel on Saturday (AKA Hangover) morning. (There are rumours Robin managed to play for every different team during the day?) Our B’s and C’s struggled to record any wins but let us not forget that our C team scored a goal against Stirling A! Our A team made it to the Quarter finals of the Shield competition (that’s the proper one) but lost to St Andrews unfortunately. We did do better than Glasgow A though, let’s not forget that!

Other upcoming events

8th – 10th March – Weekend Trip!
Get this weekend in your diaries! We’ll be heading off to the wild reaches of the North East this year for another weekend of quality white water and good times. More details on accommodation and so on will be coming very soon so keep an eye out.

1st – 3rd March – NSR
So what does NSR stand for I hear you ask? Well it’s the National Student Rodeo, which probably means almost as little to you. The rough idea is that it’s a massive student kayaker party in Nottingham masquerading as a freestyle competition. Although there certainly is kayaking involved, the party and banter are the main reason to go. We’ll doubtless be sending a bus-load down, get involved ici. Their website describes the whole thing far better than I could, so go take a look here.

22nd March – Film Night
This is our night where we take over the debates chamber and watch some awesome home grown extreme sports films. We’re really hoping this is going to be a big event this year, with a lot of the other sports clubs attending and plenty of prizes up for grabs, including a Shred Ready Super Scrappy helmet! They don’t have to be boating films either, everything from skiing to surfing to sky-diving is welcome! (Other sports not beginning with S are also allowed) Videos from last year can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/channels/307952
More info here.

Videos

We’re treating you well this week, with a whole series of videos. They are the Rescue For River Runners series from Five2Nine. There’s eight videos so far, covering boat recovery, kit, throwlines and more. These are well put together, informative videos that everybody can learn from, whether you’re normally the one being rescued or doing the rescuing. The first one is here: http://vimeo.com/41151781

Other News

Store keys – The club has three sets of keys for the store, there are no keys elsewhere, if you want to get keys you should contact any of:
Matt Bowen – 07779000905
Inness Macdonald – 07508544589
Andy Jackson – 07851378179

Feedback

This is your club and the committee want to hear what you think. If you have any issues, ideas, suggestions, improvements etc, we’d love to hear them. Reply to this email or email any of us directly using the links here. If everyone in the club told us one small thing we could improve, think what a better club we could have.

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Andy
22
Jan

Week 1 News

Hello and Happy New Year! Hopefully you all had a good Christmas and got lots of shiny new kit ready for even more boating and trips this semester. We’ve got plenty lined up for this semester so get involved!

What’s On In The Next Two Weeks

Wednesday
Slalom/Polo Training:
We won’t be having any slalom training again this week (lets be honest, it’s far too cold for that nonsense), however our shiny new boats and kit are on their way so keep an eye on the Facebook group for details of when we restart.

If you would like to find out more about our training, get in touch with Dan.

Thursday
Pool Session: 18:30 – 20:30
This is our weekly session in the University swimming pool. This is the perfect time to come along if you’ve never been before. There are coaches available to teach you any skills you want to know and give you tips on technique. All you need is a swimming costume and towel. Entry to the pool will cost £1.60 for anyone who doesn’t have a gym membership. You also must have a Sports Union membership, which can be bought here.

Pub Session: 20:30 – late
After the pool we head to Bar HOME for drinks and free food for our weekly social. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for special themed nights!

As ever keep an eye on the Facebook page for details and news on our events!

Other upcoming events

1st – 2nd February – SUS
You may have heard other club members talking about SUS and you’re wondering what this legendary event is? Well SUS is our big polo competition of the year. We head over to Glasgow Uni pool on Friday night, play a few games of polo, then head to Viper (tbc) for a night out. Then on Saturday we do it all again, play even more polo then head for a ceilidh and another night out.

15th – 17th February – BUCS Slalom
This will be our first competition in our new RBS sponsored (snarf) boats and kit. We’re heading down to Teeside in Yorkshire for the weekend. We will be competing in K1, C1, and C2, so plenty of BUCS points are up for grabs.

16th February – Sports Ball
You may have heard about this already, and hopefully you’ve already been persuaded to buy a ticket. If not, why not?! If you don’t know what this is, basically all the sports clubs get together for a fancy dinner and to award individuals and teams for their accomplishments and have an incredible amount of banter in the process. It’s well worth it. Tickets cost £35 and can be bought from the Union. Click here for more information.

1st – 3rd March – NSR
So what does NSR stand for I hear you ask? Well it’s the National Student Rodeo, which probably means almost as little to you. The rough idea is that it’s a massive student kayaker party in Nottingham masquerading as a freestyle competition. Although there certainly is kayaking involved, the party and banter are the main reason to go. We’ll doubtless be sending a bus-load down, keep your eyes open for more info in the next month or so. Their website describes the whole thing far better than I could, so go take a look here.

22nd March – Film Night
This is our night where we take over the debates chamber and watch some awesome home grown extreme sports films. With just 8 weeks to go, there’s not long so get making those films! We’re really hoping this is going to be a big event this year, with a lot of the other sports clubs attending and plenty of prizes up for grabs. We had some amazing entries last year and some pretty good prizes so give it a go. They don’t have to be boating related either, everything from skiing to surfing to sky-diving is welcome! (Other sports not beginning with S are also allowed)
We’ve got a Facebook event here so hit attending, then invite all your friends too!

Videos

We’ve a couple of videos from competitions this week for you.

This first one is from SUS last year, just to give you a taste of what’s to come. We realised that many people in the club may not have ever seen a canoe polo match before so here’s a clip to give you some idea. http://youtu.be/QTdTaolOaa8

Our second video (it’s practically a full movie actually) is from NSR last year. Hopefully you’ll get a good idea of the banter to be had at this momentous event. I promise you’ll want to go once you watch this! http://youtu.be/HwbNic9jb40

Other News

Store keys – The club has three sets of keys for the store, there are no keys elsewhere, if you want to get keys you should contact any of:
Matt Bowen – 07779000905
Inness Macdonald – 07508544589
Andy Jackson – 07851378179

Feedback

This is your club and the committee want to hear what you think. If you have any issues, ideas, suggestions, improvements etc, we’d love to hear them. Email any of us directly using the links here. If everyone in the club told us one small thing we could improve, think what a better club we could have.

RBS Internships

Our slalom sponsors, RBS Group, are currently offering internships for 2nd & 3rd years and places on their graduate program. Go take a look and see whether they have anything interesting for you: https://www.rbsbankyoubuild.com/uk-home

 

Peace & Love, your committee

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Andy

Hey guys, we’re pleased to say our pool and pub session will be starting again from this week. We know you’ve all been missing your regular Thursday night session, so come and drown all that exam stress. Store at 18:30 or Bar HOME at 20:30. Don’t worry if you’ve never been before, it’s never too late to join!

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Andy

What’s On This Week?

Wednesday
Slalom/Polo Training:
We won’t be having our slalom training this week unfortunately, due to the baltic cold weather. If it somehow miraculously warms up tomorrow it may still happen, but we’ll post on Facebook if it is going ahead.

Keep an eye on Facebook for details for next week.

If you would like to find out more about our training, get in touch with Dan.

Thursday
The pool is undergoing maintenance this week so it’s closed unfortunately. But fear not, we have a plan! We’re still going to meet at the store at 18:30, but instead of the standard pool & pub, we’re instead just going to go to Murray’s for a flat party.
So note, we will NOT be at the pub this week!

Pool session should be back in week 12, 18:30 at the store as normal.

Friday
Christmas Dinner! – It has nearly arrived! This is one of few times in the year we get all dressed up and pretend we’re upstanding members of society. Rough arrangements for this are:
19:00 – Predrinks at Sarah & Louise’s flat. (3/1 30 St Andrew’s Square)
20:30 – Dinner at the Chophouse Brasserie
22:30 – Back to Louise and Sarah’s to continue the party

Everybody going to the dinner NEEDS to bring ID with them, everybody will be getting checked!
If you can’t make the dinner, there’s nothing stopping you from coming to the after party. I will be!

As ever keep an eye on the Facebook page for details and news!

Recent News

BUCS White Water Racing – The club sent a crack team of drinkers kayakers down to Yorkshire and the river Washburn this weekend. We managed to record some good times, and do so with some rather amazing haircuts at the same time I hear! No doubt further details will be revealed this Thursday.

River Safety Skills Day – We ran our safety skills training day last weekend on the Nith, we were blessed with good levels and hopefully everybody found it useful. Now we can all be a little more confident in the skills of our fellow paddlers on the river now, which is good for everyone!

Other upcoming events

22nd March – Film Night
Even though this seems like a long way away now, it’s never too early to start working on those videos! This is our night where we take over the debates chamber and watch some awesome home grown extreme sports films. We had some amazing entries last year and some pretty good prizes so give it a go. They don’t have to be boating related either, everything from skiing to sky-diving is welcome!

Videos

How to handroll – Very simply, this video takes you through the steps of developing a solid handroll. It slows the whole thing down and explains every step really well, definitely worth watching.
http://youtu.be/ibzLlIEs-D8

Bracing – This video goes through the technique required for both the high and low brace. Bracing is often underestimated in it’s importance when on a river, with some people tending to just set up for a roll too early. If your bracing is good, you won’t even have to test your roll!
http://youtu.be/uOsyqt37ILQ

Other News

Store keys – The club has four sets of keys for the store, there are no keys elsewhere, if you want to get keys you should contact any of:
Murray Baillie – 07789762095
Matt Bowen – 07779000905
Inness Macdonald – 07508544589
Andy Jackson – 07851378179

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This is your club and the committee want to hear what you think. If you have any issues, ideas, suggestions, improvements etc, we’d love to hear them. Email any of us directly here. If everyone in the club told us one small thing we could improve, think what a better club we could have.

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