The Jersey Canoe Club's website has more content useful for both visitors and potential new members. Please see the Welcome link to the left. Existing members will also get extra functions.
Pool sessions open to all at at Les Quennevais
The winter pool sessions at Les Quennevais are running each Thursday evening between 7:30 and 9pm. All are welcome, members or not. The entrance (£5 for members and £7 for others) covers use of the pool, including all necessary paddling kit: short boats, paddles, spray decks with helments and buoyancy aids if required.
The pool sessions will stop for December, recommencing on January 9th 2014.
Rolling course at Les Quennevais
We are pleased to announce that we have another 4 week rolling course starting on Thursday 7th November and running for four consecutive Thursdays. The course will run at our Les Quennevais pool, starting at 7:30. It will cover all the confidence tips and techniques that you will need to roll a closed cockpit kayak. We have priced the course at £40, So for this price you receive the 4 week course, with 2 coaches including use of all necessary equipment. Places are limited to 4, exclusively using 2 short kayaks. Lots of time to practice and then some time to watch/rest in between.
If there is demand, there will be other classes in the new year.
Advice from the Jersey Coastguard.
All paddlers are being advised to carry details in their kayaks of the owners name and telephone contact details. A small laminated card with your details is sufficient. It should be taped or stuck to a suitable surface. Due to the nature of kayaks and sit-on-top craft there is no single location that works for every craft. For sea kayaks the recommended location is in the front hatch (if you have one).
Additionally, paddlers are encouraged to file passage plans if venturing off-shore e.g. to another island or distant reef. These can be done by marine radio (Jersey Coastguard on channel 82). Remember to update the coastguards at the end of your trip or if your plans change.
If going to Les Ecrehous, leaving/arriving at St. Catherines, we have noted that you only get consistent radio coverage when more than 0.5nm out from the end of the breakwater.Membership renewals
See the Welcome page for full details of the current membership subscription scheme. The basic membership costs for 2013 have, been kept at the 2012 rate, ie no change. [Membership Form link]
New paddle reports will be added for 2013 see Inspirations page for the top stories.
Thank you for your patience, the new club web site is now online. You may notice some similarities to the temporary site, but the technology now has the potential of adding extra facilities. You can see that there is a Newsflash [top right] for those important items. There is also a membership login, although you will have to hunt for it.
Membership options are a bit limited at present, but as your webmaster learns a little more, the new facilities will be added. There are plans to eventually add in a Forum, Blog, Newsletters and Private message system. There are probably other options, but we don't want to
run cross-bow-rudder before we can walk forward-paddle.