2018

RIVER THAMES - Fireworks meet
From Friday 01 November 2019
To Sunday 03 November 2019
Contact Fran Faulkner

 

FIreworks from the riverPADDLING.

Saturday: https://my.viewranger.com/track/details/OTAyNzgxNw==

7 mile Circular paddle from Windsor, up the Roundmoor Ditch, portaging onto the Jubilee River to paddle back down, out onto the Thames and back to the club.  This route involves some limbo-ing under low bridges, and the possibility to slide down the weirs on the Jubilee.  Portage trolleys essential. 

 

Those wanting less of a challenge can paddle an out-and-back upstream.

Saturday Evening:

An opportunity to view the local firework display from your boat. This is always a ‘son et lumiere’ affair, and this year is themed around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  (See https://www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/2019-fireworks-2nd-november for an idea of what to expect).  PLEASE EQUIP YOURSELF WITH AN ALL ROUND WHITE LIGHT to comply with navigation regulations in darkness. The fireworks start at approximately 18:30, so we’ll aim to be on the water by 18:00 to be able to paddle upstream and be in position in time.  Afterwards there will be jacket potatoes and hot soup available.

Sunday : a local day-trip will be arranged, launching at Windsor Canoe Club. The intention is to paddle 'out and back' i.e. no car ferry. 

FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT ACCOMMODATION

We have been kindly offered limited indoor accommodation by Windsor and Eton Sea Cadets.  Roll mats / camp-beds and sleeping bags required. There are loos and showers in the Sea Cadet unit, and a small galley with oven, fridge, 4 ring hob, kettle, tea urn and microwave oven.  The unit also has a licensed bar!  If you would like a space, please contact Fran beforehand to make sure there is capacity – it will be on a first-come-first-served basis.  Overnight parking for campervans is also available – again contact Fran to check on the finer details. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The nearest campsite is a Certificated Site:- Queens Acre Caravan & Camp Site, Windsor Road,  Water Oakley,  Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5UJ – just over 3 miles away, or if you prefer, the Club site at Chertsey is 10 and a half miles.

Waterways licences are needed for the Thames and the Jubilee River, (all covered if you have your British Canoeing membership card.)

Committee Meetings on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

 

Location Windsor