Poole Harbour Canoe Club is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation -  Registration # 1152531

Poole Harbour Canoe Club has always tried to make paddling with the club - in whatever craft you choose - not only as safe as possible but also as much fun as possible.  

That’s why 2016 saw the introduction of what we hope to be a really successful new venture - pioneered by Jenni Dennett.

            

So how’s it going to work ?  That’s easily answered in that the aim is to get members trying out something you don’t normally do - maybe because you lack confidence to try, or maybe because you have no idea where to start…… but with so many skilled members with experience across a wide range of the strands of kayaking and canoeing there should be loads of help available.


There is a document (download it from here) on which the first series of tasks have been listed. There may be more added - and if you can suggest new ideas then Jenni or one of the other members of the committee will be keen to hear from you.



Paddles that qualify for the PHCC Challenge will be advertised to members by email and will be marked with the symbol seen on the form.  


So … Check out the different ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ Challenges and get involved !


Paddles that qualify for the PHCC Challenge will be advertised to members by email and will be marked with the symbol seen on the form.  


So … Check out the different ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ Challenges and get involved !


2016-Challenge-form-document.docx

If you would like to organise something please let Jenni know and she will help you to get in touch with people who can help if you need it, or to send out the email to the club.

                               

Some opportunities to do some challenges may present themselves on a Wednesday evening once we are back at lake pier, again look for the challenge logo and come along and have some fun.

                            

Obviously some of the challenge trips will require paddlers to be of a certain standard,  but hopefully everyone will get the chance to progress their own paddling throughout the year and join in where appropriate.

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Download the Challenges form and when completed email to :

If you would like to see any other discipline in these challenges that may have been overlooked please feel free to make a suggestion.

These challenges will all be part of organised club trips, and events, you will recognise which qualify for the challenges by the challenge logo appearing on the email advertising the event or trip.




There will obviously be more challenges later in the year- some including aspects of Greenland rolling.

Short boat challenge moving water Bronze

Ferry glide across medium river flow, perform 'S' turns in flow (organised club trip on local river)

Silver

Take part in a rock hopping trip (organised club trip)

Gold

Paddle a grade 2/3 river (organised club trip)

           

Sea kayak challenge  

Bronze

Paddle to the furthest points of the harbour -North, South, East, West (series of  lead club trips)

Silver

Paddle a stretch of the Dorset

coastline ( organised club trip)

Gold

Make an open water crossing (say to the Isle of Wight)organised club trip)

             

Slalom course challenge  

                              (on moving water)

Bronze

Complete a slalom course on flat water

Silver

Complete a slalom course on moving water (location TBC) eg. the Barle at Dulverton ? or Langham Farm ?

Will need organising  with other clubs

Gold

Compete in a slalom race

              (Division appropriate)

             

Fitness challenge - For the ergo, a standard distance of 500m

Bronze

setting 1 -        5 minutes.

Silver

setting 3 -        4 minutes

Gold

setting 5 -        3 minutes

           

Racing boat challenge ( pre arranged on Saturday mornings)

Bronze

Distance - paddle from pontoon to Town Bridge and back (@300 metres) - no time limit. Balance - Hold paddles at shoulder height for 10 secs.

 Silver

Distance - paddle from Pontoon Round Island (@1k) - no time limit. Balance - hold paddles above head for 10 secs. Skill - get in and out of a k boat properly - taking into account any physical limitations.

 Gold

 Distance - paddle 3 k circuit in under 25 minutes. Hold paddles at shoulder height - bounce boat whilst smiling.( not sure I (Bill J) can do the last bit but our juniors can )



Open boat challenge flat water

Bronze

Paddle in a straight line

Silver

Learn 6 paddle strokes, be able to steer a course around obstacles

Gold

Learn canoe ballet

              

Open boat challenge moving water

Bronze

Ferry glide solo across medium river flow, perform 'S' turns in flow(local river)

Silver

Paddle a grade 2 river - solo or tandem (organised club trip)

Gold

Do a white water safety & rescue

course specifically for canoes (club

organised training - or official BCU one)

            

Coracle (ish) challenge  (organised weekend)

Bronze

Paddle a 'coracle' across the River Stour at Wimborne without falling in

Silver

Paddle a 'coracle' – point A to point B

Gold

Race a 'coracle' from point A to point B

               

Polo challenge

Bronze

Take part in a polo session at Ferndown pool.

Silver

Form a team with your friends and take on other teams for a games evening  ……..      also referee one game

Gold

Take part in a polo match against another club - or- Do an official referee course

            

Surf challenge (organised club surf days as conditions allow)

Bronze

1 foot waves. Surf the soup pointing towards the beach - no bongo slides.

Silver    

2 foot waves. Change direction twice on face of a wave & exit over dying wave.

Gold    

3 foot waves. Take off on green face. Complete a bottom turn and a top turn.

           

Organisation of a trip or event

Bronze

Organise a short club trip - you don't have to be the trip leader, look at tides/ water levels etc, arrange safety cover and experienced paddlers as necessary

Silver

Organise a club paddling weekend - you don't have to be the leader on the water, just organise and ask leaders and experienced paddlers to provide safety cover and lead on the water

Gold  Take on a role within the club, or organise a club event

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