8/12 POOL SESSION CANCELLED by hodgkins2000
December 8, 2016, 3:51 pm
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Unfortunately we need to cancel tonight’s pool session as the pH level is wrong.


Quick Update by hodgkins2000
December 5, 2016, 7:07 pm
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POOL SESH This Thursday  8th Dec, same time, same place 8 till 9.30 pm. Last one before Christmas. Will let you know Jan dates as soon as I have them. PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOW NEED TO CHARGE £7 per session as even with good attendances we are losing money on the pool sessions. Please bring exact money to ease the transactions. Thanks. It`s possible I may not be able to be there but Dave Mat, Louise and jen and hopefully  others will be there.

SUNDAY DEC 18th CHRISTMAS MINCE PIE PADDLE KF/PYcc . Meet at the hut 10am with mince pies and other goodies to eat and drink for a paddle round Swift Ditch and amaybe for those that are up for it a short go in the(brrrrrrr) weir on the way. It`ll be cold and you need to be happy to paddle the Ditch circuit in those conditions, so wet suits/thermals etc needed. We can lend some kit if you let us know in advance, Club kit can be used. * All subject to water and weather conditions. Let me know if you`re coming. We will have some waterproof bags to carry food as we usually eat half way round !!

FOR THOSE BOOKED ON THE DARTMOOR WEEKEND. THIS COMING WEEKEND. I`m reviewing water prospects tomorrow (monday evening) and will contact all re viability when we should have a better idea of the chances of the much needed rain!!

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Help Secure a Future for Paddlesports in Abingdon by Simon
October 27, 2016, 3:28 pm
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Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club and Kingfisher Canoe Club need a new base of operations as we have to leave our current site in April. We have found a new site and gained planning permission. However we are short of money for the building works. We have applied to the Aviva Community Fund for a grant, but need votes to stand a chance of securing the funding.

So please could you add your votes and help? It’s easy to do and costs you nothing.

This link gets you direct to the project page….…/project/…/16-1882

Just need to register & then cast your votes for “SECURING A FUTURE FOR PADDLESPORTS IN ABINGDON”

You get 10 votes each & it would be great if you could use them all for this project.

Thank You.

Lasher Dash event – Oxford – 24th Sept by hodgkins2000
September 7, 2016, 7:53 pm
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On Saturday 24th September, we will be joining the Lasher Dash event in Oxford hosted by Oxford canoe club. Discuss with Jen or another coach on one of the coming Monday evening sessions.

Video of previous event: You Tube link

See flyer for further details: lasher-dash-flyer-2016

Individual Registration form: Registration Form


Pool Dates Just In by hodgkins2000
September 5, 2016, 9:06 pm
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The dates for the PYCC pool sessions are confirmed as:

  • 10th November 2016
  • 24th November 2016
  • 8th December 2016

The 2017 dates will be confirmed nearer the time.

The cost per session is TBC.

Full Details HERE

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August Update by hodgkins2000
August 11, 2016, 5:04 pm
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Hi All

We`ll be meeting for short sessions on the first three Mondays in Septeptember as usual. I`m running out of time but thought I`d offer a couple of august possibilities if there is sufficient interest.

Some friends are going on Sun aUG 14 and Sat aug 20. I know that some members have passed the assessment and are thus able to book themselves on. Some others have not yet done the assessment and would therefore need to book one to allow them to paddle.It appeared that assessments were only available on Sat 20th at various time slots so this may apply to you However on phoning up it appears that limited time slots are in fact available this sunday (you will need some whitewater experience for this). Bearing in mind all the variations in people`s availability , time slot availability.transport and technological glitches (booking best by phone as long as you hang on )..If you are interested please get in touch with me asap. preferably by thursday this week email ot phone stating your availability and wheiher you need to do an assessment or not so that we can judge level of interest/feasabiliry in either weekend. I may be able to offer or arrange transport but it may be a case of you having to get there. Anyone interested let me know your thoughts , email or phone. Sometimes easier to explain on phone than a long email.
As far as I know the following have passed Lee Valley Assessment (either Legacy or Olympic) Max, Dodi, Tom G, Sam, Toby, Alfie , Mitchell. So are Hannah, Dan, Harry, Francesca anyone else interested. If so contact me and I`ll tell you the procedure.

We usually do this trip..suitable for ALL, in september but this year it will have to be Sunday 21st August. Good intro to white water and good for parents to drive (lots of nice tea shoppes !!). Let me know if interested by wednesday before at the latest

Future dates

Sunday 21st August – Symonds Yes – see above
Bank Holiday Monday – No Club
First 3 mondays in Sept Club as Usual
Sat Sept 24th Lasher Dash Fun Event based at Donnington Bridge Oxford. Hopefully someone from the club will coordinate this
Mon October 17th PYCC Presentation Evening for allmembers parents, friends. Presentations on the years activities, French Alpine Trip, Food and some wacky prizes. Preceded by AGM.

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July Update by hodgkins2000
July 5, 2016, 7:54 pm
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Hi All

This Saturday 9th July is Abingdon Blastathon a fun KCC/PYCC freestyle event on Abingdon We (reaaranged from 2 weeks ago due to unsuitable water levels). If you can blast in Abingdon Weir come along and do your thing. If you`d just like to watch , either turn up at the weir at 5pm or meet at the club at 4pm to paddle up with us. We plan a BYO BBQ at the club afterwards at the club. Dependent on suitable levels.

Monday 18th July. (i.e in just under 2 weeks time) On our club night we will have our traditional Try a Boat night outside the club where we get a variety of boats to try out for all in front of the club for a hour or so and then we have a barbeque ( burgers etc provided)…weather permitting. This will also be a welcome for the new members joining from the Beginners Course which finishes next week.


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