A quick look back at the club’s summer.
It’s been great to get back to racing again – we’ve had people sprinting, wildwatering and marathoning, including selection races in all. Our wildwater paddlers have had the most successes, with a number of selections/reserve places, although not all were able to take them up. Hopefully Rob will get out to the World Sprint Championships in a few weeks though, so we’ll have some international representation this year. More sedately, a group took on the annual long-distance Doggy Paddle, organised by RLSCC
It’s also been about bringing the club back together after the restrictions of the last year. We resurrected the club camping trip, with a rather wet and wild few days in Devon, and the fire pits were very popular during the evenings. We might not have been able to do the surfski or coasteering that we planned this year, but we’ll be back and there was still plenty of fun in the sea, on walks and even golf courses (!).
Having been a bit neglected during the lockdowns, the club site has been tidied up – it’s amazing how many volunteers you can get when there’s a free barbeque on offer.
We’ve also welcomed new members young and old. Some already paddlers, others who have taken one of the many beginner courses we’ve run, and are now getting fully involved in the club. We’re looking forward to seeing them all race in the future, and to watching the club get back to some normality.