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Trip to North Wales

Paddles on the Tryweryn

The weekend of the 4/5th June a group of 16 paddlers from CUCC made the journey up to North Wales for a weekend of thrills and spills on the Tryweryn. This weekend was a little bit different to most since Dan and I had our Moderate Water Endorsement assessment, the final step in becoming a qualified whitewater coach. This meant that we spent the Saturday morning and a bit of the afternoon coaching Kai, Lucie, Bouyan and Adam (who kindly offered their time!) and trying to help them improve their whitewater skills. I’m pleased to say that we both passed!

Varsity Marathon and Polo 2016

The marathon start

The Varsity marathon races took place over a four-mile course running between the town centre and Grantchester, with the results decided by the aggregated scores of the first three finishers from each university in each race. The men’s race ran first and was well contested with five paddlers from each of Cambridge and Oxford. Victory was taken by Sam Plummer for Cambridge, showing his considerable experience, though the team was unable to follow his example with three capsizes (and a marauding swan) killing off their chances of victory.

Come and Try it Easter 2016

Raft Games

We had a really successful come and try it event on Saturday. Over 50 people tried out kaayking with us and we hope many will go onto join us. We'll be running a beginners course over the next 6 weeks to teach the basics of paddling.

BUCS Canoe Polo 2016

The CUCC BUCS Canoe Polo Team 2016

The Cambridge canoe polo team competed in BUCS over the weekend over the weekend of 16th-17th April, finishing a very respectable 15th out of the 31 teams in the Open division. The team won three and lost three games, but demonstrated considerable growth through the tournament, exemplified by beating a Liverpool team in the final round of matches who had in turn beat us in the opener.

White Water Safety and Rescue Course

The group inspecting a feature

On the weekend of the 16th April, five of us from CUCC headed to North Wales to complete a White Water Safety and Rescue Course on the Dee. The course included the development of both personal safety and survival skills as well as how to get others out of trouble and prevent problems in the first place.

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