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    Default York canoe race 2019

    Are you going?

    Roger and I are going again this year. There's a chance Mayobren will be there, as he's sponsoring it again this year. lol.



    If you've never been or wonder what it's about, here's a couple of links to give you the idea.

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...highlight=york

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...anoe-Race-2014



    Anyway, its a great day out on the water, and there is free camping/caravaning for those who enter, so why not come along and join in the fun.










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    Enjoy it mate.
    Bren still has some Malibu left and should be somewhere between here and there now (closer to there hopefully).
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    I'm hoping to go this year, for the first time. It's on Saturday 22 June - see http://yorkcanoerace.co.uk

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    I'll probably be there. Its an unusual paddle into the middle of York and back. ;
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    Hmm....will ponder dates and timings...
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    I'll be there on my own this year. Mrs Big Al can't make it. So I'm going to camp this year for the first time. Quite looking forward to that.
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    I'm aiming for my usual race position...…..not last

    It is a fun day out, paddlers of all abilities attend...………..they even let me have a go...…….. so don't be afraid to turn up and have a go
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    Assuming we can get the van in and camp Friday evening, Angela and I will probably be bringing up the rear......so no you wont be last Bren, just wave as you go passed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chameleon View Post
    Assuming we can get the van in and camp Friday evening, Angela and I will probably be bringing up the rear......so no you wont be last Bren, just wave as you go passed
    Shouldn't be any problem getting in. I should be there early, so if you let me know when you will be there I can arrange to pick up the keys and open the gates if Roger (who normally does it) isn't there with his caravan.
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    thanks, Big Al. I'll get our entry sent in.

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    Additional trophies for Canadian classes this year, both solo and team!
    Pay your entry fee on the day or download the entry form from
    http://yorkcanoerace.co.uk/

    I look forward to seeing you there!

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    Flights booked. Look out Bren, I'm coming to getcha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    Flights booked. Look out Bren, I'm coming to getcha!
    Bring it on Big Man!...……...I look forward to my annual thrashing
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    I hear Al has a new go-faster device for his canoe. What it does is a secret, all I can say it was invented by James Dalzell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_B View Post
    I hear Al has a new go-faster device for his canoe. What it does is a secret, all I can say it was invented by James Dalzell.
    Yes its amazing the results it can produce.
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    Good evening race goers. After all our practicing, we are ready for the big day, just a question about the camping. I know Big Al, replied earlier about opening the gate to let us in, but where is in? Is it as per directions off of Butchers Terrace? Hopefully work dependent, will be there 8pm. Bring it on Bren..........
    hopefully spelt correctly now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chameleon View Post
    I know Big Al, replied earlier about opening the gate to let us in, but where is in? Is it as per directions off of Butchers Terrace? Hopefully work dependent, will be there 8pm.

    Here's a link to the location of the gate into the camping field. https://goo.gl/maps/dbJe1dZ2RayB6kMQA

    Basically it's on the west bank of the river beside the Millenium Bridge.
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    Thanks.

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    I'm definitely coming. Such an enjoyable paddle last year I've decided to repeat the experience.

    Please introduce yourself if you see me in a battered old grey ford focus estate and an even older battered green fibreglass canoe.
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    Roger and I are paddling a red Wenonah prospector. We'll be the ones in front of Bren.
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    I'll be there for the day, not camping, with a silver Focus estate and a kevlar coloured boat.

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    Great day out!, Met some of our regular posters and one not too regular. Nice putting faces to printed names and Nom de Plumes' (I think thats the right spelling).

    Nice weather and always and interesting paddle through the city of York and back.
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    Congratulations David......and to all the SOTP paddlers........ except maybe Vince
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    Have a close look, there seeme to be a lot of trophies in this photo.
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    Thank you all for a great weekend and as Dave said earlier, now names have faces. Some cute and some not so. We were made so welcome, even though it was only a leisurley paddle at 44'42s. Next year we will try harder.
    All the best and happy paddling.

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