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Weekend Session

Sunday Paddle  Sun 27 May 2022

If you are running late or for other changes please email the session leader at least an hour before, if possible.

WHERE: Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge: https://www.chelseakayakclub.co.uk/about-the-club/club-locations/

WHEN: Sun 27 May 2022. Meeting time 13:20 Paddle/on-water-time 13.50

Bring snacks, water and your paddling kit, plus warm hat, warm coat/wind-proof – we have North wind. We will paddle towards Richmond/Twickenham (aiming for icecream!) on the last of the Flood tide & have break, and then return on the outgoing tide. FINISHED at the Arches ~17.40 latest.

Kew Bridge: HW 15:15 BST – see  Admiralty Easy tide for further details if required.

Grade: A

Session Leader:  Fiona

The forecast is currently expecting to be dry. Look at wind/rain forecast and please bring appropriate warm and dry clothing.

BEFORE SIGNING UP TO TAKE PART IN THIS SESSION YOU MUST READ IN FULL THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THE CKC COVID-19 PROTOCOL: COVID-19 

By signing up for this kit day/paddle – I agree and confirm that:

  1. I have read, understood, and agree to comply with the Club’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment and any Club guidance, communications, or policies related to Covid-19.
  2. I have sought answers to any and all questions I have regarding the Club’s position from the relevant Club officials.
  3. I confirm that I have not displayed any Covid-19 symptoms or to the best of my knowledge been in close contact with someone who has displayed symptoms in the last 21 days. If I develop symptoms within 14-days of paddling on this session I commit to must let the leader know. They will inform the rest of the group, without reference to your name.
  4. I understand that by attending the Club and taking part in Club activities I may be subject to an increased risk of exposure to Covid-19 and that by taking part in such activities I am accepting this increased risk.

Also be aware of and be informed of the following documents/guidance:

– the Trip and Session Guidelines « Chelsea Kayak Club – found under the Training and Trips Tab.

SIGN-UP:

Please sign-up by 7pm on Sat 28th May 2022, we need to be at least 3 for this to be a viable/safe trip & if you would like a place and will require use of boats and equipment.

Max number of people: Leaders plus up to 6 others


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Total Attendees: 2

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1. Anne
2. Rich Hall

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • These sessions are not suitable for people with no or limited paddling experience you must meet our minimum prerequisites please refer to Trip and Session Guidelines.

  • Please make sure you read the Port of London Authority’s (PLA’s) Paddling on the Tideway – A Code of Practice for Paddling on the Tidal Thames 2017 You may also refer to Upper Tideway Navigation Rules .   See also The River Thames Recreational Users Guide – Teddington to Sea Reach  and  the  PLA Boating on the Thames page for further information.

  • LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED WHEN PADDLING AFTER DARK.  Please bring along your own waterproof torches if you have them. Use of club torches is possible, but a donation to the club will be required to club funds for batteries and ongoing replacement.

  • Follow any specific instructions that are given by the session leader, such as getting on the water and group management.

  • Neoprene spray decks and Buoyancy Aid/PFD’s are available.

  • Please look after any kit that is borrowed – treat it with care and as if it is your own.

  • Consider bringing a snack & bottle of water with you – especially in periods of warmer weather given the distances that are covered on the session.

  • Even when in a group with an experienced paddler, everyone on the river is responsible for their own safety, keeping a look out and navigating in a correct manner to avoid collisions or causing a collision, etc.

  • Failure to comply with PLA rules can result in you being fined £5,000.