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In memory of Tony Lamberth

It is with huge sadness to have to announce the passing of Tony Lamberth on Friday 16th October. Tony made a huge contribution to CVCC over many years – as chairperson for at least 7 years and a kayak coach for many more. He must have introduced hundreds to our sport through Come and Try…

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Surf’s Up! (And how!) by Julie Baker

Last Sunday’s Kayak Surfing session aimed to follow on from the Introduction to Kayak Surfing 20/09 coached by Iain P and Kevin G. It was aimed at paddlers who have well developed basic skills ie are at an intermediate level. Iain coached the session again, ably assisted by Kevin G, and warned prior to the…

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Introduction to Kayak Surfing

Today’s intermediate session saw a group of paddlers heading down to the sea for a coached introduction to surf kayaking session with Iain P. After warming up with a paddle along the Meanders and onto the River Cuckmere, we stopped on the beach to talk theory, looking at all the various influences that need to…

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Club Paddle To Bodiam Castle

With the meanders temporarily out of use this weekend we relocated to alternate water and hosted a club paddle on the River Rother for a paddle up to Bodiam Castle, Sunday 22nd August 2020. Our mixed fleet of CVCC paddlers set off from Bodiam Boating Station for a tranquil journey through the High Weald to…

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Paddling in a thunderstorm

As a child thunderstorms terrified me. At the first rumble of thunder I’d throw myself under the duvet and screw my eyes shut, terrified as loud bangs vibrated through my body. Then at some point as I got older I realised I really enjoyed a good thunderstorm – perhaps they are something you grow into…

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The early birds not catching waves…

The Early Bird Not Catching Waves … There is a meditative stillness to an early summer morning. The roads are quiet while the majority still slumber behind tightly closed curtains while the recently strong winds are barely perceptible; the cooler night equalising temperature over sea and land calming the ferocious gusts until the warmth of…

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