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Halloween paddle

General
Before the latest lockdown, we managed to get in a spooky Halloween (socially distanced) paddle involving 20 club members 

First trip since lockdown

Touring
Our first trip since lockdown was a socially distanced trip in June on the River Avon near Stratford for 5 lucky paddlers plus coach Mark.
 

Lake Bala October 2019

Touring
A beautiful sunny day on Lake Bala for the touring paddlers. We did try canoe sailing but there wasn't enough wind.
Lake Bala 2019 

October 2019 Banbury Hasler

Marathon
October 2019 Banbury Hasler
Team Solihull had an eventful day at Banbury today: 
1st in Div 1 for Thomas Lusty
4th in Div 4 for for Mark Wevill
2nd in Div 6 and promotion to Div 5 for Harry Allen
1st in Div 9 and promotion straight to Div 6 (oops) for Tom Moseley!
Creditable mid Div 9 finish for Isabella.

And oh no! Julia & Conrad (pictured wet,cold & not very happy) broke their rudder and fell into the canal before the first corner. As they discovered that: 
The Oxford Canal is very cold in October, the silt is an interesting olive green colour and K2 kayaks cannot be controlled without a rudder.
Mooring a narrowboat in the middle of the race start for a well publicised race is very stupid. Yes, they  rammed it as did others including Mark.

But well done team especially the terrific Tom's. And that's it for Hasler races before the winter's over.

 

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