The Club are sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan Harrison, who has died after suffering a long illness. He was the early member who introduced the club to Slalom & owned the canvas folding kayak in the stair well. We will circulate further details when they are available.
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Events Around The Club 2019
Here is the List of Events from the Riversports Association for 2019, including rowing, racing and other events that affect us on the site.
This year’s Hasler race is Sunday 5 May, and the Worcester Ring is Sunday 30 June.
Incorporation – to be voted on at the AGM
Hi. Thanks to lots and lots of hard work by Sue Hawthorne and Simon Davies we are now able to vote on whether to incorporate the club – for it to become a limited company.
Please see the rationale for doing so, the Articles of Association and the Bye Laws. These can still be amended and will be reviewed by a lawyer. Please note I am not intending to print copies of these out for everyone for the AGM.
The AGM is on Wednesday 5 December at 7.30pm. Please see the Notice of 65th Annual General Meeting 2018 and AGM Minutes 2017.
- We will be voting on the club becoming limited company.
- If you can’t make it please vote by proxy by emailing the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nominations for Officers are now open, I will put a sheet up on the noticeboard. Volunteers are always very welcome – if you want to discuss please grab me or another member of the Committee. Various roles are likely to be unfilled.
- If you have any resolutions you would like the AGM to vote on please let me know shortly.
We are shocked and saddened to hear that Alistair Collier is missing at sea. He was taking part in a GB Outrigger Canoe Association race off the Dorset coast yesterday, and is still missing. According to media reports, the search has resumed today, led by the Coastguard and involving RNLI lifeboats and the police. Alistair is a valued member of the club and a keen paddler.
I don’t have any further information on the circumstances. We can but hope he returns safely. Our thoughts are with him, his family and friends.
Please DO NOT drill a hole in your new key card. It will stop them working.
Club key holders should be aware that the rear entry door has changed and that their existing key will no longer work. New keys can be exchanged for old keys by contacting Fess – who will be at the Club on Sunday morning at 9am or Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5pm until 6pm.
Worcester Ring Challenge
The Worcester Ring Challenge is our 15 or 20 mile circular event through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. This year it is on Saturday 14 July 2018 and entries are open. You can speed round (the record in a K1 is under 3 hours) or cruise it. It’s a challenge either way. Racing boats, open canoes, SUPs, tourers, sea kayaks, everyone is welcome.
River level guage
Just a reminder there is a handy link to the Environment Agency website over to the right. Their Barbourne River Guage shows the current and recent level and Robin’s River Rising Ready Reckoner tells you what it means – can you see the stage, are your feet wet or Pitchcroft underwater?
Hasler Final Results (unofficial)
Still unofficial, slightly updated as some lightening results were missing, as were some of the K2s. Sorry. The official results should be up on the Marathon Racing site shortly.