Avoncliffe Weir Request for assistance

Appeal For Support to Members of BOARC
Community Project – Avoncliff Weir Emergency Repairs
The weir at Avoncliff has fallen into disrepair and it is viewed that it is highly likely that it will be
breached this coming winter whilst flows are high. Mitigating this requires emergency works over
July and August of 2020. A community project has been developed with leadership from
Bradford on Avon Town Council, involving input from all the local stakeholders and is presented here with an urgent request for support.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Impact on the Club – UPDATE

I and the Committee are fully aware of the concerns of members regarding the restrictions on activities and organisations such as our Club.

Subject to further Government guidance we now have to consider whether the actions taken already are sufficient to protect members and their families. The guidance suggests that it is not.

Therefore access to the club’s facilities and equipment will cease with immediate effect.

This decision will be reviewed by the Committee in the light of further Government guidance.

Rodney Beer Chairman

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Covid-19 and recent guidelines issued by British Canoeing

In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and recent guidelines issued by British Canoeing, we are suspending all regular club sessions effective immediately. This includes the normal Saturday and Sunday morning sessions at 9am and Wednesday evenings at 6pm (that were due to start 1st April). If you do continue to paddle, please remember to regularly use the hand soap provided and try to stay in the open and out of immediate contact with others.
The committee recommends the following:  -regular hand washing -strict adherence of the 2 metre (or more) rule between persons (this includes off the water e.g. showering and changing indoors which should be minimised) -anyone with underlying medical conditions, over-70 year olds and pregnant members to not come down to the club-no crew boat paddling (K2/K4) -paddlers living within close proximity of the club arriving to sessions in kit and showering at home afterwards.  
 Whilst the committee can not prevent people from paddling, we do advise smaller groups from now on (up to 3 on the water for safety reasons) and until further guidance is issued, we suggest paddling at different times to reduce the potential for infection. As always, juniors cannot paddle without adult supervision
In line with government recommendations, any members showing symptoms of the virus should immediately self-isolate and inform the committee.
I am happy for individual members to reach out to me if they would like to discuss anything further.
We will keep you updated on any future developments. Stay safe.


Commodore of Canoes

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Impact on the Club

I am writing this short note to set out the basic arrangements that will apply with immediate effect to the use of the club and its facilities.

The Captain and Commodore will respond to your specific enquiries.

Broadly we need to respond to British Rowing and British Canoeing guidance. Accordingly the only on water activity will be in single sculls and single kayaks. If you do choose to go out on the water you must notify at least one other person so as to ensure that your activity is known.

Members may use the ergos, but only in the open air and spaced at least 2m apart.

Any equipment or facilities used whilst at the club must be cleaned before and after use.

Any attendance at the club is entirely up to members to decide upon individually.

If you have any of the symptoms described by Public Health England relating to Coronavirus you must not come to the club at all until you are given the all clear.

The Committee will continue to review the situation as it develops and as advice is forthcoming. It should be noted that some clubs have already decided to close their facilities entirely.

Rodney Beer


Bradford On Avon RC

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Learn To Canoe 2020

Beginners – Learn to Paddle courses 2020

 Would you like to learn to kayak?

 Are you interested in competitive paddle sports?

 Do you want to be an active member of sports club?

Paddling at Bradford on Avon is enjoyable, relaxing, fulfilling and hard work – all at the same time.We are a kayak racing club that paddles throughout the year and in ALL weathers. We are looking to encourage people of all ages who are keen to take up kayaking, ideally to compete in races at whatever level (and there are competitions for all abilities) – and are looking to become involved in the activities and running of the club.

2020 Original planned course dates:

THESE ARE NOW UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN especially the early ones !

Course 1: 30th April, 7th May and 14th May.

Course 2: 4th June, 11th June and 18th June.

Course 3: 2nd July, 9th July and 16th July

Course 4: 3rd September, 10th September and 17th September.

Duration all courses: 3 weeks, held on Thursday evenings, 6 pm start to finish by 8 pm (if possible please arrive at least 10 mins early)

Cost £40

Please note there will be a £10 discount on your membership fee if you become a member of the BOA Canoe Club within one month of completing the LTP course

.For full Course Details, method of payment and Consent form (which must be completed) please – click on links below.

Kayaking Learn to Paddle courses 2020

2020  consent form 

Saturday 27st April 2019 Free Canoe Taster Session

Saturday 27 st April Free Canoe Taster Session 10:00am to 1:00pm for anyone interested in ‘Paddle Sport’. Come along and have a go.

You will be required to sign a consent form.

Minimum age: 10 years old. Clothing requirement: Suitable for weather prevailing, hat, thin but warm long or short sleeve tops, lightweight shorts or leggings and lightweight thin soled shoes. Towel and change of clothing. If cooler and windy Cag/windproof top. Please remember it is always cooler on the water than on the bank!

Further details: [email protected]

Learn to Canoe Courses 2019

Learn To Canoe

Beginners – Learn to Paddle courses 2019

Would you like to learn to kayak?

  • Are you interested in competitive paddle sports?
  • Do you want to be an active member of sports club?

2019 course dates:

Course 1: 2rd May, 9th May and 16th May.

Course 2: 6th June, 13th June and20th June.

Course 3: 4th July, 11th July and 18th July.

Course 4: 5th September, 12th September and 19th September.

Duration all Courses: 3 weeks, held on Thursday evenings.

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Cost £40including a £10 discount on your membership fee if you become a member of the BOA Canoe Club.

For full Course Details, method of payment and Consent form (which must be completed) please – click on links below.

Consent form 2019

Learn To Canoe Courses 2019

BOARC AGM 19th Nov


The Bradford on Avon Rowing Club Annual General Meeting will take place on

Monday 19 November 2018 at 7:30pm, at Bradford on Avon Rugby Club, Winsley.

1. Reporting: At this meeting Annual Reports from the Chairman, Treasurer, Commodore of Canoes and Captain of Boats will be presented to members.

2. Election of Committee: Club Members nominated for next year’s committee will be voted in. Any member aged 18 or over is eligible for nomination to the committee and must be prepared to attend monthly meetings as scheduled. If members wish to be nominated, please refer to the Club Handbook which sets out the roles and duties of Committee Officers.

3. Nominations for Committee Officers: A notice will be placed on the Club Notice boards 21 days before the AGM. Those seeking nomination should enter their name and the names of proposing and seconding members. Club rules require this to be completed at least seven clear days before the AGM. Any posts remaining vacant may be filled by members in attendance at the AGM.

4. Raising Issues or Agenda Items for the AGM: Club Member wishing to raise issues or add items to the Agenda for the AGM are invited to inform the Secretary in writing no less the 21 days before the AGM. This can be done either by handwritten letter and pinned to the Club Noticeboard addressed to The Secretary, or by email (address below).

5. Attendance: Attendance at the AGM is voluntary but Club Members are strongly encouraged to attend as important decisions may be made at this meeting that will affect all club members.

6. Timeline:

29 October 2018 – Nominations Open, deadline for Agenda Items

12 November 2018 – Nominations Close

19 November 2018 – AGM

7. Contact Details:

Gus Fraser [email protected]

Mobile: 07811 102612

Gus Fraser