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Axe Vale Canoe Club

Contact us at: info@axevalecc.co.uk

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New: (30 Sept)
Winter Trip Updated

Member’s Trips

Winter Trips 2017/18

Winter programme is available by the clicking on the image to the right --->

Contact the organiser to add your name on to a trip and ensure that the trip organisers know how to contact you and always please ensure that you check with them the evening before that the trip is going ahead.

The winter paddles includes:

  • Pool Sessions
  • Introduction to River Paddling Skills
  • Trips on the lower, loop, and upper Dart, various sections of the Barle, and Axe.
  • River Axe Race

Note: Ad-hoc trips will happen at short notice when the 'surfs up' or river water levels high.

Winter trips typically meet at the clubhouse at 08:30 and arrive back at the clubhouse about 17:00, so you need to bring with you sufficient food/ drink/ clothing for the day.

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Winter Trip List v2

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Winter Kit List:

For the winter trips, warm, dry and spare clothing is essential:

  1. Base layer: thermals – top and bottom.
  2. Over layer: Wet Suit or man made fibre over garments e.g. rash vest, track suit, fleece.
  3. Good quality cag – Club ones are OK, but if you feel the cold and want an extra two or three hours comfort in winter, it may be a good idea to purchase a cag. Have a word with one of the coaches.
  4. Thermal socks and gloves – extremities will get cold!!!
  5. Spare clothing and kit in a dry bag: top and bottom, gloves and wool hat, some money (5), survival bag, emergency food – chocolate/ energy bar/ biscuits, water
  6. First aid kit – the group leader will have one, but you will need to get in the habit of carrying your own.
    Lunch/drink (hot if you prefer) plus a water bottle 

Summer Trips 2017

Summer programme is available by the clicking on the image to the right ->

The summer paddling programme covers sea and estuary trips for various grades of paddlers in Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Some half-day paddles on Saturday mornings are included for those that cannot afford a whole day at the weekends.

Other surfing and ad-hoc trips Sundays will be publicised on the Home page &/or Facebook. Please ensure you contact the organiser of each trip if you wish to attend.

As usual, the trips are weather dependent so you will need to check the arrangements with the organiser listed.

 

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Summer Trip List

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Summer Kit List:

  1. Please get yourself a Dry-Bag to carry things and a basic first aid kit is useful.
  2. Lunch, Water, Drinks (you will need at least 1 litre of water) and emergency snack.
  3. Sun cream, sun glasses (& tie), hat/helmet (to protect from sun).
  4. Wind/water proof layers (you can still get cold if its windy).
  5. Wet clothing (swimshorts, wetsuits, rash vest, etc.), towel if swimming
  6. Wet shoes, PFD
  7. Dry clothing to change into at end of trip.
  8. Some money for lunch, drinks or snacks is also helpful.

For all trips, some money to cover your share of the transport/parking costs is useful. You can bring your own kayak & equipment or borrow club boats. Most trips meet at the Club House, to reduce the number of cars being taken, but sharing lifts directly from home can also be arranged when Seaton is not en-route. 

Club Trips or
Casual Trips

 Please be careful to distinguish official AVCC Club events/trips from more casual trips:

AVCC Events/Trips conform to our risk assessments and would be led by a qualified coach/leader. Club trips are organised and communicated through the coaches/leaders.

Casual trips organised between members are not club trips and everyone is responsible for their own safety on these trips. You must be capable and confident on the type of water and conditions.

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