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by JimW
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Can we find 500 new paddlers for 2022?
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Can we find 500 new paddlers for 2022?

I don't know all the details of how it works, but Pinkston Panthers always try to run some summer sessions during the daytime in the school holidays to attract some new paddlers. I think we employ a coach for the sessions, who then encourages them to go along to club night if they have enjoyed their...
by JimW
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Veterans - Alternate points
Replies: 9
Views: 1661

Re: Veterans - Alternate points

A) Is it working? The alternative points listed on results sheets don't match what are listed on that page for me, and clicking on my own name takes me to the proper ranking points. B) Is it worth having? I can't even remember what problem the alternative points were supposed to solve, does anyone f...
by JimW
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What is the Spectators Race in Online Entries and What do I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: What is the Spectators Race in Online Entries and What do I do?

Some parents and siblings just register in the spectator list as the paddler they are supporting rather than create a new non-ranking persona.
by JimW
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Thanks to volunteers
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Thanks to volunteers

Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped in any way at the Grandtully races over the last 3 weekends. In particular the group of mostly Wyedean parents who helped us erect the courses, I think 1hr 10 minutes to build the div 1 course on Friday must be some kind of a record? I think we caught the...
by JimW
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: BC Membership For Div 4 Races
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: BC Membership For Div 4 Races

Great questions. I can't answer them, but can confirm that SCA use different insurance so this almost certainly will not apply to SCA competitors at events organised in England or Wales, nor to BC or CW competitors at events in Scotland. It is pretty rare that div 4's travel more than locally, excep...
by JimW
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Re ranking in season
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Re ranking in season

Great initiatives, well done committee!
by JimW
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 28/29 AUGUST 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 28/29 AUGUST 2021

Following discussions within the club, and with other clubs, Pinkston Panthers are applying to take this race on. Watch the usual places for information going up, my understanding is that it will be notified above the calendar for 2 weeks to allow any objections from clashing events to be received, ...
by JimW
Thu May 27, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 28/29 AUGUST 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 28/29 AUGUST 2021

Just announced on SCA FB 20 minutes ago, Grandtully campsite will be accepting tents again from tomorrow (28 May), albeit designated pitches and greatly reduced capacity compared to the usual slalom approach of squeezaing into any gap you can find. Thinking about the offers to run an event, is anyon...
by JimW
Wed May 26, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 28/29 AUGUST 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 28/29 AUGUST 2021

Anyone from England or Wales thinking of stepping in to run an event at Grandtully (it is quite feasible, everything is there) needs to read the current SCA guidance for paddlesport under Covid-19 (which apparently changed today?) and the Scottish government's latest road map for easing restrictions...
by JimW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: C2 paddling under current Covid-19 restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: C2 paddling under current Covid-19 restrictions

Some age groups are exempt from 2m distancing, some crews are families and others are from different households so it does make for a bit of an uneven playing field at present, but I think we need to get away from the idea that we are going to have a level playing field in any category for the remai...
by JimW
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Advice on replacing grab loops
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Advice on replacing grab loops

Thanks for the advice chaps. I think I'll try JFNG's method first as it's a lot less drastic than yours Jim! Cheers, James It should be sufficient, I mean we never actually hang onto them on slalom boats, and now you know not to tie the boat down by them on the car... I have tried various methods f...
by JimW
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Advice on replacing grab loops
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Advice on replacing grab loops

Yes, making it watertight is only the latter half the problem, tying the knots on the inside at the end of a skinny boat is a real challenge! The easiest way is to wait until your seams are knackered and take the deck off. Easiest being a comparative thing of course, re-fitting the deck is not a beg...
by JimW
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 28/29 AUGUST 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: GRANDTULLY DIV 1 AUGUST 2021

You have my sympathy on the Polski Fiat 126, the rest I could put up with but I think one of those would drive me over the edge.
(shuddering at the memory of a 9 hour drive accross Poland in the back of a 126 for my Grandad's sister's funeral)
by JimW
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: CanoeSlalomEntries Support for Covid Slaloms
Replies: 27
Views: 3793

Re: CanoeSlalomEntries Support for Covid Slaloms

Thanks Les,

I guess we are all awaiting further clarity on the details now!
I suspect it will come too late for me to be able to act on, but keeping my fingers crossed and my options open!
by JimW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: CanoeSlalomEntries Support for Covid Slaloms
Replies: 27
Views: 3793

Re: CanoeSlalomEntries Support for Covid Slaloms

What a minefield! From the first link (in the section from 29th March, which starts at item 99): 102.The Government will also allow outdoor sports facilities to reopen, broadening the options for outdoor exercise and recreation. These facilities,such as tennis and basketball courts, and swimming poo...