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by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Course Design.
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Course Design.

I agree Paul.
Llandysul with perfect water levels and Two totally different courses.
Lots of options on different gate moves and all the options being uses.
Lovely to paddle and spectate.
by Mike Mitchell
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Symonds Yat Sunday cancelled
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Symonds Yat Sunday cancelled

Thats 4 Symond Yats on the trot that have been washed out.

Next Years provisional calender has it on 25th-26th April.
Can it Rain or Snow then?

We will probably get flooded out with Holiday makers in there Open Canoes, but they all add to the fun.
by Mike Mitchell
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1691

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

I agree Jim, we have completely gone off topic again. I belive we could have a record beetling discussion on 50 year Old Kit on its own. I calculate it was one year old when I started paddling and is showing its age just like me. I must say its good to see lots of new Girls doing C1, we need to enco...
by Mike Mitchell
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1691

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

"Perhaps the points system could somehow be tweaked to allow for the difference in size of the classes?" This has been a thought of mine for sometime but for different reasons. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Mike Mitchell
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Course Design.
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Course Design.

This year, 3/4 courses have mostly been set for where there's enough water in between the rocks to fit some gates in! If you have a secret source of people who aren't tired on a Saturday afternoon to come and set a completely different course for the Sunday, I want to know where you keep them becau...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Course Design.
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Course Design.

Is it time to have some better guidelines on Slalom course design. Having attended most Prem and all the Div 1 Slaloms so far this year I have made the following observations. Nearly every Prem course has been technically and Physically demanding. The Lee Valley Prem at the start of the season was p...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1691

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

So are we heading for a disaster at the Top of div 1 or not. Maybe its just the most competitive class. As it stands we have the following. 9 - K1 Ladies out of 54 Promoted. 12- K1 Men out of 105 Promoted 5- C1 Ladies out of 16 promoted and one paddler with 1000 point ranked 6th 4 -C1 Men out of 38 ...
by Mike Mitchell
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Paddler Retention

There is no easy answer for this question. Paddlers will give up for a number of reasons and some may just need an excuse to pack it all in. I think we need to look at Scotland they have numbers. Having paddled from the age of 13 I have probably packed it in more than anyone. Usually just down to ba...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HPP Prem/Div 1 - Sept 21/22
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: HPP Prem/Div 1 - Sept 21/22

Just a thought which may not be possible at this stage. Given that the J16 championship for K1 Men and Women will be won by a prem paddler, could we move the K1 men (and possible the K1W) categories to be contested on the Saturday instead? This would free up 16 spaces for the Sunday. I like this id...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request

Its interesting to discover that there is No need to change the course from one Day to the Next. I always believed that there had to be at least 4 changes in a course. Obviously if the water level changes so douse the course and it sounds like Grandtully div 2 was lucky to even run on the Sunday. So...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Age discrimination
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Age discrimination

Its been 14 Days since the last post on hear,

Good to see we still have some Vets out there.

Think you should get extra points for your Age Dave.
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Repair Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Repair Kit

As Jim says Tap for weekend repairs. Good to have some Araldite Rapid for a quick paddle repair. Take a look at Easy composites. They sell everything you will need. They also have some good Videos so you can find out how to do it. Repairs in the Cold Winter are the hardest. My Wife has the Boat on t...
by Mike Mitchell
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Symonds Yat Div 4
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Symonds Yat Div 4

Symonds Yat Div 4. Open Teams and C2 this Thursday and Friday 18th -19th, from 5.30pm start. Prize giving will be about 9.00-9.30 Just park at the Wyedean Canoe Centre car park. Symonds Yat East. You will need to pay for parking a launching. Then paddle down to the Rapids that are really low so idea...
by Mike Mitchell
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1691

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

Not sure you are correct Jim. We have Two new C1 Ladies at Wyedean and one at Taunton. All started in one division below there rankings. So lots of swimmers at HPP last weekend. It looks like development squads get additional funding for C1s so everyone is now pushing C1. Boats are a problem as all ...
by Mike Mitchell
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 4378

Re: Vets' Points

I agree leave it as it is. if you look back 4 years ago there was hardly any Vets and now there are Bid 60s. So the changes have worked and everyone is enjoying it, so much I am going to join you next year. If it keeps increasing like this we are going to end up having a stand alone event. But I an ...