Date(s) 01/08/2020 - 09/08/2020
CANCELLED – GIVEN THE LIKELIHOOD OF ONGOING TRAVEL RISK, REDUCTION AND RESTRICTIONS POST LOCK-DOWN – READ OUR COVID-19 STATEMENT
Date(s): 1st-9th August 2020
Time(s): We shall be aiming to travel out on Friday or Saturday and returning on the Saturday or Sunday, however there is flexibility on this if you choose to fly out.
Type: Beginner/Intermediate White Water
Suitability: Confident with Capsizing with a Spray Deck. Some have some experience paddling on Grade 2 White Water.
Location: French Alps
Accommodation: The club has booked Apartment Cles Des Champs, Puy-Saint-Pierre, 05100, France (alternatively you can book your own accommodation nearby)
Food: Please allow a budget for food and drinks, there are a number of supermarkets that are local to where we will be staying so you should only need to pre-pack food to take for the journey and not the whole trip, unless you have specific dietary requirements.Ensure you bring bottles and a sealed tub and dry bag to transport your lunches in each day.
The transportation is not included in the price and you will need to make your own travel arrangements to get there.
We’ll be heading out to the French Alps, where we will be based near Briancon. This is a place full of fantastic whitewater, both big and small (grade 2-4+), with brilliant continuous rapids to tackle with great views.
As part of this trip we have booked external coaching/leading so as to put less strain on our own volunteers, the coaching will be aimed to improve white water river paddling or the more advanced paddlers leadership refreshers in a moderate water grade 2/3 environment. The group we have arranged this with shall work on individualised coaching to help you develop your paddling towards your own personal goals.
Making My Own Arrangements:
We want to open the trip up to as many members as we can, so if like the idea of the trip but don’t want to paddle every day or are interested more in just a peer paddle perhaps, or you are a family who want to make your own accommodation options, there is a “Making My Own Arrangements” option which is free to sign up your interest and we shall get in touch with you nearer the time.
We are currently phasing the return to club activities and participants shall be expected to self-assess at what stage they can suitably return, and only return if the current stage we are operating at applies to them. The club may increase or decrease the reopening stage at any point so please check back against the event or guidance to check the stage on the day before arriving at any activity.
- Read the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club COVID-19 Guidance
- Adhere to the latest social distancing and official government advice
- Respect venue procedures
- Book in advanced (including those on the bank)
- Be able to self-rescue
- Bring your own equipment and hand sanitiser
- Keep to 6 per group (including those on the bank)
- Can play contact games of canoe polo with up to 7 players (5 with 2 subs) each side and 2 referees (but during training remain in your team bubbles)
- Be considerate of others
We are currently operating STAGE 3.
BOOKINGS ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED