Venue: Paper Mill Lock (CM3 4BS)
Arrive: by 6pm
Launch: after 6.20pm briefing
Level: Competent river paddlers
More unsuitable tides and wind mean we’re back to the river for SUP Club tonight – where the wonderful Willow Set are kindly staying open late for us again, charging £3 from 5.30pm onwards when you use the password ‘SUPsect’ or flash our logo at the gate.
Be advised: the road is closed through Little Baddow until next week, so approach from the north (via Boreham, Damases Lane, then Baddow Road) rather than the south, as you won’t be able to get in through the village and will be taken on a big detour…
So please make sure you’re arrived and setting up by 6pm at Paper Mill Lock to gather at our ‘training zone’ – where we run our learn to SUP paddleboard lessons – by the entrance for a 6.20pm briefing ahead of a 6.30pm launch. More westerly wind this week means we can go west again, to Stonham’s Lock and back.
As always, please ensure you are licensed to paddle the river (renewals via www.waterways.org.uk). Everyone licensed, with their own kit (including leash!) who can paddle confidently is very welcome… (Please though, if you’re not yet competently steering, stopping and turning, a busy group at SUP Club isn’t the place to learn these essential skills – we offer lessons for that!)
After, we’re going for dinner and drinks at our favourite local pub – we’ll do a show of hands for numbers at the briefing.