Saturday, 14 March 2009

AGM 2009 - Empingham Village Hall

The AGM was held at Empingham Village Hall. Views and opinions where exchanged on issues involving the club. The major topic was the significant changes made by Anglian Water in our relationship and the increase in the fees for access to the lake and facilities (ie. the membership fee is going up!)

Also there was discussion about how much BCU training the club will offer in the future, how much time the existing coaches were able to commit to.

Barry has taken over the position of Treasurer. New committee members include Martin, Sara and Jules.

The new website was demonstrated and approval gained to put it live, something I will have to do sometime soon!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Red Nose Day paddle

Sara was doing something funny for Red Nose Day this Friday!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Limnology - "the study of inland waters"

Rutland Water has two towers in the middle of the lake. One of them is a limnological tower, the other is an overflow tower. Commonly used as waypoints on our paddles they are 2.7 km or 1.7 miles apart.

Paddle a 'Wild One'

As a new member the first club boat you will probably try is a 'Wild One'. Supplied by Wild Things in Cornwall they are a stable fun kayak to try out your first paddle strokes in safety. You don't have to use a spray deck if you feel too enclosed initially. The club has a variety of paddles and bouyancy aids in all sizes.

You can try out different sitting positions!

And of course you can fall out of them!

But with a bit of cooperation you can stand up in them.

Sunday, 1 March 2009


Welcome to the blog of Rutland Canoe Club. This blog allows club members to post random writings about stuff involving the club. Trip reports, course reports, committee minutes (hopefully abbreviated!).

This may be an old photo but we look pretty similar today. Most Sundays throughout the year we paddle out of Whitwell creek onto the Main Body of Rutland Water for a couple of hours paddling. Half way we'll probably stop somewhere for a cup of coffee and a chat. As a member you can try short whitewater boats, long sleek sea kayaks or open canoes.