Club Trips and Events

AGM – 18 September

Type: General Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  6 pm
  Mary Caldwell 0273207393 sparrow5279@gmail.com
The AGM will be held at the Nelson Bowling Club rooms on Wednesday evening, the 18th September. The meeting will be followed by a dinner, awards, Guest Speaker and photo competition. We are making some alterations to the constitution to make sure it is relevant and meeting legal requirements which will require approval from club members. A summary and detailed changes will be available for you to study beforehand. The dinner will be provided at a cost of $7 per head and will include some pre meal nibbles, main and dessert courses, juice, tea and coffee. There will be a bar operating, no BYO alcohol this year.
Awards are for Services to the club, Most Improved Beginner, the Golden Boot award for the best Howler story, The categories for the photo competition are Land/sea scape, People/Character, Hut/Camp life, Wild life and Humour. Photos need to have been taken during a kayak trip in the last 12 months and should be printed on photo paper, standard size (6x4 or there abouts). Only one entry per catergory per person.
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Kaiteriteri to Watering Cove – 22nd September

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  9:30 am for 10:00 am on the water
  Liz Wynne-Jones 0273202773 swynne@slingshot.co.nz
Meet at Kaiteriteri, this side of the boat ramp and paddle to Watering cove. May visit Adele Island on the way there or on the return. Bring snacks and lunch.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
First evening of the season.

The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Kayaking Beginner’s Course – Starts 1st October

Type: Instructional Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Beginners
  
  Vince Riepen 0274327440 training@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Kayaking Beginners’ Course
Spring 2019

This course is for people with no, or very little kayaking experience who wish to get involved with kayaking. Based in a river environment with some white-water, the skills gained are transferable to all aspects of kayaking. Participants will learn the basic skills required to control their kayak, be made aware of the hazards that exist and how to deal with them. They will gain knowledge about the equipment used. While we can’t teach you how to have fun, there will be heaps of chances to have a good time! It involves:

• Learning basic safety skills in the pool
• Paddling techniques for flat water, moving water & river running skills, delivered by experienced instructors
• A further club trip with instructors, either sea kayaking or river kayaking.

Course costs: over 18 years $300; under 18years $210;
Both plus 1 year’s membership fee
(Membership fees: Family $60, Adult/Senior $45, Student/Retired $30)

Includes:
• Hire of kayaks for the duration of the course
• Entry to the pool which includes 3 free pool practice sessions during the course
• Heavily discounted hire rates for 6 weeks after the course
• One year’s benefits of Club membership, e.g. gear hire at Club rates

After the course finishes there are several trips to gradually progress your paddling up the grades (to 3- or 3). The club also has sea kayaking trips, many of which are suitable for newcomers. Rolling sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings throughout the season. More information on courses, events and a whole lot more at www.nelsonkayakers.co.nz

We are now taking applications for this course

Course runs over the following dates:
• pool sessions on the Tuesday 1st, Thursday 3rd and Wednesday 9th October
• river sessions on the weekend of 12th & 13th October
• consolidating river/sea kayak trip 20th October, Club trip to the Buller 10th November
For more information and application forms
Contact Vince training@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Closing date for applications: 16 September 2019

Application form attached below
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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