River Clean-up

Hi All,
British Canoeing will once again be supporting Surfers Against Sewage on The Big Spring Beach Clean: Summit to Sea between 6-14 April. It’s the UK’s biggest beach clean event and this year, mountain cleans are included for the first time, alongside beach, river and city locations.
As waterways pollution starts inland it is important that inland waterways are covered too, to prevent pollution ending up in the ocean. Paddlers do a great job improving the health of our waterways by collecting litter from places others cannot reach.
SBC Paddlers will be carry out a clean-up of our local paddling water, on Sunday 7th April.
Our intention is to get out on the water and collect as much rubbish as is safely possible between Eleven Arches and Zouch. It is family event andchildren are encouraged to take part.
Following the collection, we will hopefully have a drink and meal in the clubhouse.
Please give me some ideas of numbers as I will have to organise gloves and litter pickers etc.

Regards Shane

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June paddle on the Thames update

Hi all,

We are having to change the dates for the June paddle on the Thames to the following weekend.Unfortunately the campsite was closed for a private event on the original dates. I will be canvassing for final numbers shortly as this is a paddle where we need to book the campsite in advance.

Details of the paddle can be seen below or in Events on the Facebook page.

Thanks.

River Thames Paddle June 14th to 16th

We are looking at a weekend paddle and camp on the Thames in June.

The paddle will run from Reading to Henley on the Saturday (around 10 miles) and Henley to Marlow on Sunday (around 9 miles). So not too challenging with time to enjoy the location and facilities.

Part of the paddle may incorporate a backwater which will have some moving water (similar to what we might paddle on the River Wye) subject to water levels.

The campsite is a tents only site, which allows camp fires. I am afraid no dogs allowed.

Advance bookings and payments will be required, but for now please indicate if you are interesting in attending and if you are put it in your diary.

Thanks

Paul Sharpe

Proposed Weekends

Hi All,
I would like to give you a couple of weekends for your diary.

Family and Friends Camping Weekend at the club. May 10th to 12th.

Please reserve date for Club Family and Friends Camping Weekend. Activities will include Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding for all abilities.
Saturday evening entertainment from ‘Heart of Oak’
Sunday Dragon Boat Racing.

 

River Thames Paddle June 7th to 9th

 

We are looking at a weekend paddle and camp on the Thames in June.

The paddle will run from Reading to Henley on the Saturday (around 10 miles) and Henley to Marlow on Sunday (around 9 miles). So not too challenging with time to enjoy the location and facilities.

Part of the paddle may incorporate a backwater which will have some moving water (c. Grade 2) subject to water levels.

The campsite is a tents only site, which allows camp fires. I am afraid no dogs allowed.

Advance bookings and payments will be required, but for now please indicate if you are interesting in attending and if you are put it in your diary.

Thanks Paul Sharpe

Regards Shane

Paddling Fees 2019

There are two options, firstly to pay a one off fee at the beginning of the year for all sessions based at the club. This is generally the cheaper option and saves the hassle of paying each time you paddle. Secondly to pay as you paddle.

Option 1 (pre-pay):

Boat owners (who are using that boat):         Adult  £20

Junior £10

Non-Boat Owners:                                          Adults  £43

Juniors £20

Please note that those who own their own boat, but use a club boat, are required to pay the appropriate fee for the use of the club boat. So that would either be the one off fee for that day or may be more economical to pay as a non-boat owner.  For instance if you own your own canoe, but are likely to take a club kayak out at least six times it may be worth paying as a non boat owner.

Cheques for advance fees should be made payable to Soar Boating Club, and sent to Paul Sharpe at The Soar Boating Club Normanton on Soar, LE12 5HB.

Option 2 (pay as you paddle):

Members:                                                       Adult    £4

Juniors £1

Visitors:                                                           Adults   £5

Juniors £2

Boat Storage: 

£24 per boat made payable to Soar Boating Club.  These can also be sent to Paul.

Trips and Weekends:

Day and weekend trips will generally be charged in line with the above fees, but may set on an individual basis. In all cases there will be a £3 per boat charge for transportation on the trailer.

We try and keep costs as low as possible. All fees are designed to cover costs which include maintenance, replacement of kit, boats and the trailers, together with the purchase of new boats and kit and our fees to Canoe England.