Friday, 1 June 2018

Treasure Hunt 2018

Rutland Canoe Club is running a Treasure Hunt on 3rd June 2018 from our base at Whitwell Creek on Rutland Water.

The treasure hunt is an orienteering type race on the water where you have to visit stations along the shore of Rutland Water within a time limit. At registration you will be given a map showing the location of these stations to plan your route.

Points are gained by visiting as many stations as possible within a set time (2 hours max.). Penalty points if you are late and bonus points for the first team to each station.

Registration: from 8:30   Race Briefing: 9:45   Mass start: 10:00   Finish : 12:00

Entry level: Groups of 2-4 boats, all paddlers at least BCU 2* standard and including 2 adults (18+).  The group must be able to rescue a member who has capsized and exited their boat and may be asked to demonstrate this. The group must stay together.

Boat types:
Kayaks (not K1 or surfski), sit-on-tops or 2-man canoes (no solo canoes).

Maximum entries: 15 groups

On water conditions: Beaufort Force 4 maximum.

Prizes: The trophies are the usual shoddy stuff! The winners must treasure their victory.

More details and entry forms to follow. Check for more updates here on the RCC blog.     DOWNLOADABLE EVENT FLYER

Plus, we hope to offer a guided paddle of 2-3 hours in the afternoon, weather and numbers permitting, which will visit the extent of Rutland Water.

 All money raised will go to a member's crowdfunding campaign. Andy is paraplegic and is attempting the 3 Lakes Challenge in mid-June while he is still able. The money will go to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham and a motivational/inspirational film of the event.
To donate directly to Andy's expedition:

Cost: £18 / person (of which £10 to Anglian Water for access, changing rooms and showers, including £6 car parking)

For non-paddlers:
At Whitwell you can swim, sail, cruise, fish, walk, cycle, eat, . .

Any questions and to register your interest in attending please email:

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