The Ambler

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Coquet Shorebase news

We are starting to look forward to the summer, and hope it will be warmer and less windy than 2015!

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The Coquet Canoe Club will be starting its regular Sunday sessions at the Shorebase on April 17 anyone can turn up and join in. From 10am – 1pm the emphasis is on juniors (8+) and the coaches will be looking to give them a good time, while other club members do their own thing – maybe a paddle up the river or out to sea, surfing or just skills training.
There are usually some paddlers out in the afternoon as well. And adult beginners will always find someone to coach them through the basics.

Wednesday evenings (6pm – 9pm) start on the April 20, and are aimed at those with some basic proficiency (not complete beginners), so that paddlers can be more adventurous. A trip out to see the seals round the island is always popular when the sea conditions are favourable.

It doesn’t cost much to come along, and all equipment is available for hire – you just need old shoes, bathing costume and a fleece jumper (or similar – our wetsuits don’t have sleeves so you need to wear something under them).

If you don’t know how to find us: we are the new building on the Braid, upstream of the Amble Boat Club.

Our Windsurfing and Sailing Clubs have regular sessions on the Lake at Druridge Bay Country Park – all equipment provided for a small hire fee. They cater for juniors and adults. See www.coquetshorebase.org.uk for details

See you on the water this summer?

Vic Brown, Coquet Shorebase Trust

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