The Washburn is a swift river running between two dams. Water is released on a schedule to suit paddlers. It's controlled and reliable.
Facilities include car parking, toilets and often a shuttle and catering on release days. There's a £10 charge for the day.
The water is generally cold and warm gear even in summer is a good idea.
The top section is quick and interesting and is the site of Div 2 and 1 slaloms. Further down, the river becomes chunker and a Prem race used to be held here. There is a footpath bank-side all the way down.
It'sa beautiful place to paddle and meeting place for paddling friends.
Tuesday 7th April
Disciplines part 2: sprint. Much here is transferable into slalom and wild water racing. The bit at the end about how poor technique makes the boat inefficient might suggest some drills to do in warm ups.
Wednesday 8th April
Beginning Monday 13th April
We've looked at C1 and some transferable skills. This week we'll look at K1 tec.
Tuesday 14th April
Pool night will probably be cancelled.
7.15pm and 8.00pm Mags
Sat 16th and Sun 17th May
Our beginner and Div 3 slalom will probably be cancelled.
All hands on deck
for this one please:
Mark for a job.