Entries by RegentsCanoeClub

Kayaking in the Alps – Part II

Jess’s recollections of a first year in the Alps. As I put my out of office on, and waved goodbye to my colleagues, the excitement of the Alps trip sunk in. Having heard so many positive things from other RCC members, I couldn’t wait to see the rivers for myself!

Kayaking in the Alps – Part I

Thanh shares his thoughts on a memorable end to a memorable year. Blessed with summery weather, mesmerising scenery and memorable company, the Regents Alps trip of 2019 was the definite highlight of my first year kayaking with Regents Canoe Club.

First experiences on the Tryweryn

Steph recounts her first experiences of the Tryweryn. Still fairly new to the game of white water kayaking, once I’d found out I was accepted on the Tryweryn trip I’d started asking around about the river. The reaction was always the same from my more experience kayaking buddies; a smile and a fond look of joy behind their eyes as if remembering a first love.

Thoughts of the M1

There’s always a feeling of dread as we’re planning and embarking on a kayaking weekend away. Luckily our chair and deep thinker Kate has some thoughts on how to make your journey a little less stressful and more relaxing. The key question is what do you think about when you’re chugging up long stretches of […]

Don’s account of his White Water Kayak Leader assessment

I’d like to share my experiences from recently completing the new 2-day British Canoeing (BC) assessment, White Water Kayak Leader (previously call 4 star white water kayak). The BC web site provides details, but the main aim is to be able to lead a group of four paddlers of BC 3 star standard on river […]

Don’s first aid tips

Mark Donaldson on the importance of first aid training for kayakers In December I took a 2-day outdoor first aid course, the type recognised by British Canoeing as suitable for kayakers who will often be outdoors and not immediately accessible to emergency services. Since kayaking this is the second time I’ve taken such a course, […]

White Water Safety and Rescue training

Dave Hill reflects on a recent White Water Safety and Rescue course When the WWSR course was mentioned to me it conjured up images of the days when I’ll be using ropes and pulleys to pull a pinned boat off a rock on a class 5 rapid someplace exotic. In reality, that may never happen […]

Wilderness first aid

Imagine you’re casually strolling through Regents Park and you come across a man stumbling around drunkenly holding a large branch, another sprawled out in a tree, a women lying on the floor seemingly unconscious with another screaming holding her head – what would you do? This was exactly the scenario presented to us on our […]