We’ve got another hot day forecast, but also a breezy one, so we’ll need to head back up to the river for SUP Club tonight. We’re going to meet at Hoe Mill Lock (CM9 6RA – as always, paddlers on the Chelmer should be licensed: see www.waterways.org.uk/shop/product_details?id=2038) by 6.45pm (earlier, c. 6.30, if you need to pump up) ahead of a 7pm launch, with our usual staggered start – newest paddlers / shortest boards first – heading east into the NE wind and sticking with the ‘bounce-back’ policy at Rickets Lock so we stay together. Beeleigh Lock will be the ultimate objective for a 7k+ loop, but wherever we get to we’ll all turn at 7.50pm back into a gentle stream with hopefully a strong enough tailwind to help us off the water by 8.45pm. Maybe not a perfect first-time SUP Club tonight as that breeze will take its toll in places – but no problem as long as you’re up for some effort, kit is available to hire for £20 to our Ready to Ride graduates: email [email protected] by 4pm to reserve a ride! Then after, we’re going back to The Duke of Wellington in Hatfield Peverel – CM3 2EA: www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/essex/duke-of-wellington – for drinks and a late dinner.
SUP Club is completely free of charge for anyone who owns their own kit (and knows how to use it!) to attend. If conditions are suitable, limited hire kit is available to graduates of our Learn to SUP lessons (or any other BSUPA Ready to Ride course) from [email protected]
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