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Thameside 2 Update 1

Entries
We are still taking entries. To guarantee your entry you need to have checked out form the online entry system and made payment before entries close.

Currently we plan to take entries up 16-Mar-19 @ 14:00, however, if we experience higher than normal numbers we could close entry early so please do not delay.

River conditions/weather
As you are probably aware the river is on yellow boards and we are experiencing high winds. Consequently there may need to be some degree of special measures in place for Thameside 2.

Please keep an eye on the Reading Canoe Club website for further updates.

Travel
Please note it is Reading Half Marathon on Sunday so please allow extra travel time as some road closures/diversions may be in place. We advise the following:

-Travelling to the start: Avoid M4 J11
-Support crews: Use A4155 and avoid Reading town centre.

Full road closure information

Changing at the finish
When you finish at Longridge, please use the changing rooms provided. Do not change in the car park.

T1 – It was great, if a little wet!

Thank you to everyone who supported the race both on and off the water.

We have been pretty spoilt in recent years with the weather so we due a wet one. Thankfully the wind didn’t arrive.

Results were streamed during the race here, let me know if you see any errors.

Lost Keys – The set of keys that were found at County lock have been handed in to Reading Police station.

Thameside 1 – Entries now closed

We are no longer taking new entries for Thameside 1.

We are still allowing the few individuals that have not completed the check out process to do so, however, please do not delay.

You will not be able to get your race number without completing check out and paying.

Thameside 1 – Entries

We have already received a good number of entries for Thameside 1, therefore it is highly likely that we will close entries ahead of the Saturday 14:00 deadline.

Please do not delay entering (& paying)!

Thamesides 2019 – Entries Now Open

Pleased to announce that entries for 2019 races are now open. As with previous years entries are online only, there will NO entries on the day.

Entries will close the day before each race at 14:00 or when the race is full, whichever occurs first.

Please check the race details and enter online

Once the race is full it’s full, so please don’t delay entering

AGM 2018

Just a reminder that the Club’s AGM will be held at the Club at 11am, next Saturday, 27th October. Please do attend. It’s your club.
The Agenda will be
  • Introduction
  • Agree Minutes of 2017 AGM (you will find them on the board outside the office)
  • Chair’s report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • Paddling Report
  • The Way Ahead our proposals for 2018-19
  • Committee elections
  • Motions and Any other Business
The Committee is up for re-election at every AGM. We have identified the following roles on the committee that will not be standing for re-election:
  • Secretary
  • Head Coach
  • Slalom Representative
If you are interested in standing for any position, including those above, please send in your nomination with the name of the proposer and seconder by noon on Thursday 25th October 2018.
If you would like to understand what the roles involve, please talk to a member of the committee.

Thameside Update 02

Weather – Dress accordingly!
The weather tomorrow is going to cold with icy head wind, please make sure you dress accordingly. Hats, cags, paddle mitts and spray deck STRONGLY recommended.

Start Timing Update
Minor changes to start times, please take note.

09:30 Briefing
10:00 Slow K2 – Odd Numbers
10:10 Slow K2 – Even Numbers
10:15 Slow K1
10:50 Fast K2
10:55 Girls / Ladies Assessment
11:00 Fast Singles
12:30 Finish Window Opens

Buoyancy Aids
All paddlers under the age of 16 years on 1st January in the year of the race must wear a buoyancy aid or life jacket

Division 7-9 paddlers must​ wear buoyancy aids, regardless of the class entered

It is recommended that all other paddlers wear a buoyancy aid or life jacket and dress appropriately, since river conditions can be adverse at this time of the year – we may also declare on race day it is compulsory for ALL classes, ALL paddlers

Boat Buoyancy
All boats must carry sufficient buoyancy secured in both ends to support their own weight plus that of crew members in the water, e.g. inflated airbags or fixed buoyancy blocks. Boats may be inspected before the start and any boats not meeting the requirements will not be allowed to race.