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Kayaks Storage Cleanup

Sebastian and Trevor did perform a full cleanup and inventory check, in our club storage location. This task was performed after, a small incident, in which someone did try to break in. Fortunately the burglars did not steal anything, however, they did significantly damaged the garage door.

The door is now fixed and Sebastian and Gareth are working on additional countermeasures to stop future attempts.

We were well overdue with the inventory check, therefore Sebastian and Trevor decided to update the list and to check every item for damages and overall quality.

The updated Inventory list is now available online on ACC website:


The whole garage has been emptied and equipment marked and recorded on our equipment list. The kayaks did look really good after laying them down next to each other.

The little item such as paddles, spraydecks helmets, etc, now is grouped and in the location that is easy to access. Kayaks are now stored, as in the per picture below which allow an easy access and leaves a lot of space. The previous method was to just drop them all on the floor, which meant jumping over kayaks in case we wanted, to pick up something from the back of the garage.

The below picture shows the damaged door, before we did repair it.

damaged Garage

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New ACC Website

New club website has been officially launched.

Arun Canoe Club (“ACC” for short) The long-term goals are to improve the layout and the simplicity of the pages. The team at ACC will continue to even more improve the interaction, between the members and the coaches via the website, without the need for 3rd party applications, or an email. There is still a long way to go, and it requires a lot of testing, yet we are very excited about, the capabilities, of posting articles, trip reports, and news, via the integrated blogging engine. All our club volunteers will be able to log in and contribute to the content of this website, without any web building knowledge whatsoever.

For those who are not yet members of the club, but would like to be up to date with the club activities and posts, we will allow subscribing to our blog. ACC team thinks, that some of you will appreciate our effort and, would like to stay up to date, with the latest news from our club.

Some of the new features of the website are:

  • Fully responsive layout, which will allow the website to adapt to the device it is viewed on. You can view ACC website on PC, Tablet, or a phone and always see everything, as it will automatically re-arrange to the best possible layout.
  • Interactive menu. There is nothing new about it, but if you view the ACC page, on a phone, the menu will adjust to reduce the amount of taken space.

  • New Posts Sections, will contain our latest trips reports, news, and some guides which will be written by the club contributors. For those have fantastic “editors” skills, we would like you to help us, to build, the content of our website. All Members are welcome to contribute. If you are interested please contact:

We do have much more features to release in the near future, but they first have to be tested. The club website is done by volunteers, therefore please be patient and we are looking forward to some feedback. Please contact us to get more information.

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Upper Dart Swim

Swimmers Masterclass

A masterclass presented in easy and alternative ways of getting trashed in style

Option 1

  • Sit in the centre of the river
  • Ignore rafts
  • Get mashed by previously ignored raft
  • Swim

Tried and tested by Tom, on Tryweryn, Holme Pierrpoint…

Option 2

  • Go on ahead of main group so out of the line of site
  • Don’t scout drop into tunnel weir Abyss
  • Hit the tree you didn’t see
  • Twist torso and attempt to paddle over
  • Behold! Vertical pinning to be proud of
  • Attempt to free self
  • Attempt to bail
  • Get stuck under rescue boat
  • Bail, surface, breath
  • Collide with awaiting branches

Certified on River Rother by Fritz

Option 3

  • Buy stupidly small playboat
  • Decide it isn’t fun in it and climb out
  • Climb onto the edge of pourover
  • Dive in
  • Stay under as long as possible
  • Get caught on trolley at the bottom
  • Worry other paddlers by still staying under
  • Emerge a token couple o’ hundred yards downstream in style, coughing and spluttering
  • Inspect leg injury

No worries, Adam has tried this up Chertsy in order for our research

Option 4

  • Paddle out of eddy onto small wave
  • Flip upside down
  • Head butt rock
  • Reach bank and inspect helmet for gnarly dings

For more info see Ella, re. The Yat

Safety notes

  • Do not attempt to breathe whilst submerged.
  • Any of the above activities are not yet certified by British Canoeing legislation.
  • Only the most stupid of paddlers should commence trials.
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