Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club

What to Wear

Paddles. The most personal piece of gear you'll ever own is your paddle. If you want to get really good, don't keep changing your paddle: get a good one and if you're growing, get one that will grow with you by means of an extending shaft. Talk to Jez or Wendy for advice before you spend  a couple of hundred quid.

Winter Slalom Training

Mark is wearing the usual thin shoes so he fits in his slalom boat. Long wetsuit trousers and a thick thermal layer under his paddling cag. This is thick Gore-tex with latex wrist seals. His neoprene spray-deck helps keep him warm. He is wearing a close fitting competition buoyancy-aid and a light-weight helmet.

Summer Slalom Training

Connor is wearing the usual tiny shoes and boardies. Brrr  ...

He has on a thin wicking layer  under his cagdeck. A cagdeck is a combined cag and spray-deck which is lighter and slimmer fitting than seperates, but not as warm. He is wearing a slim-line competition buoyancy aid and a light-weight helmet. He often paddles under flood-lights, so he wears a white helmet.

Winter River-Running

Jon has on substantial neoprene boots. His water-proof trousers and cag have latex ankle and wrist seals and a neoprene neck seal. His buoyancy-aid has loads of pockets. Under all that water-proof kit he is wearing thermal long-johns and a thin thermal tee-shirt and fleece jumper.

 

Jon's helmet is a bright colour so that we can see where he is as he swims down rapids. It's got great head coverage and it fits well enough to stay in place when things go wrong.

 

His spray-deck is seperate from his cag (ie it's not a cag-deck) because river running, you never know when you might want to wriggle out of it.

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Club Clothing

 

Be identified as one of us in these top quality BradBing CC hoodies,

polo shirts and tees.

The club logo, here, is printed back and front.

EVENTS

Wed - Fri 25th - 27th October

River bank protection work   Shaun

Thursday 26th October

Club night is slalom h'cap racing!

Let Wendy know if you're staying for pies after.                 Judith Mark

Saturday 28th October

Club maintenance day and wild BBQ!                      Paul and Shaun

Thursday 3rd November

Club night                              Judith

Committee meets                 Wendy

Tuesday 14th November

Pool                                         Cath

Thursday 16th November

AGM 7 for 7.30

Ideas, proposals and nominations for trustees in good time, please.                                               Wendy

Thursday 4th January 2018

Visiting speaker

Darren Clarkson-King on Himalayan paddling.

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