Thursday, 26 September 2013

RCC Matters - Autumn 2013

Ahhh the summer of 2013 – when the sky was always blue and the sun always shone; when every kitbag contained a tube of sun cream and a sunhat; and when every paddler wore a smile.

A busy one too with a National BCU Award; 2* and First Aid certificates; a RCC member the first person to have rowed solo from Japan to Alaska; high jinks on the Nene and in the white foamy water of Holme Pierrepont; and fun with the birds in Mull………………Read on here.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Inner Sound sea kayaking trip - Raasay, Rona and Scalpay

Wild camping, midges, some fishing, kayak repair and variable weather enjoyed in late June by 8 club members.


Monday, 3 June 2013

RCC Matters - Summer 2013

The sun is shining – summer is officially here.

Read about the coaching we have planned; catch up with club member Sarah Outen in the North Pacific; and revel in the stories of high jinks on the River Nene.

Download the latest copy of RCC Matters here.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

And she's off . . .

Lifetime Member of Rutland Canoe Club Sarah Outen sets off again across the North Pacific Ocean.

After a week of examining the weather systems in minute detail, Sarah took the advice of weather forecaster, Lee Bruce and prepared to leave Choshi Marina in Japan. By the evening of Friday 26th she was ready to go with a planned departure of 9am (Japan time). On Saturday 27th April 2013, Sarah and her boat 'Happy Socks' headed out surrounded by crowds of well-wishers. Unfortunately, it was a short-lived attempt as the winds blowing into the marina made it impossible to leave.

Her second attempt at 15.33pm (Japan time) was successful as the winds had died down and she rowed out of the marina with a huge beaming smile across her face.

Over the last 48 hours, it has been a mix of good and bad. Most importantly, Sarah has been helped enormously by the winds which have pushed her onto the Kuroshio current, allowing her to make many miles with little rowing. However, she has been affected by nasty bouts of seasickness, making her weak and unable to eat or row. The seasickness will pass as she becomes accustomed to the waves and as the wind dies down but, for the time being, it is something to be endured.

Sarah remains in excellent spirits and thanks all those who have supported her and sent messages of encouragement.

On the second attempt Sarah makes it out of Choshi Marina

Beaming smiles as Sarah gets underway

Sunday, 3 March 2013

RCC Matters - Spring 2013

Jim Bond, a stalwart of the club since its earliest daysdied recently. This edition of RCC Matters is dedicated to him with members who knew him donating memories of and tributes to him.

Also; Christmas celebrations remembered, race reports and updates on Sarah Outen.

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