Guided Paddle and BBQ

New SCC members and ‘old’ members came together on Friday 19th February for a paddle and a BBQ.  Small groups set off ably guided by Jen, Marty, Carol and Elena.
We had 41 members booked in that night!  A few didn’t make it but nonetheless it was a fantastic turn out.
Our group took the scenic trip to  Chidley along the shoreline but avoided the strong winds at the Point. Given that we had two brand new members who had signed up just that week, it seemed like a really good idea to turn before the marker!!
Paddling a kayak with a rudder seems like childs’ play when you’ve been paddling for a while but it’s not always easy to start.  The Club in fact has had to repair the Stella kayaks more than once because people haven’t realised that you have to lift the lever to allow the foot pedals to be moved. Instead they’ve battered them down with their feet!  Fortunately Kerry was there to chat to new members about how we can look after the kayaks.
It was great to see our President Julia there too. She was able to do a demonstration to demystify the Ergo kayaking machine. It proved to be very popular with our new members.
The Social Committee, ably assisted by Kamisha, did really well in coordinating a very successful event.
We do need a few more people to support the Social Committee so let Lisa know if you would like to get involved. The more people we have, the less each person has to do.
Our next Social gathering a Fun Paddle Challenge on Saturday 27th of March.
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