Annual General Meeting


End of Season Social


Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 8th November 2017

7.00pm at SBC Normanton upon Soar


The AGM will be kept as short as possible with the main topic for discussion being the proposed full integration of QAC into the Soar Boating Club (see e-mail attachment for the proposal).

Please send other items for the agenda to Dave ASAP.


There will be a slide show from the past year with refreshments and the bar being available.

Offers of snacks, cakes or other food for the refreshments will be most welcome.

Please advise Dave of what food you can provide either by WhatsApp or e-mail.

Dave Morris

Proposal for QAC and SBC Committee 2017

  1. That QAC will become fully integrated into SBC. This is essentially broadly in line with the details minuted at the May Committee meeting.
  2. QAC will change its name to Soar Boating Club Paddlers, but keep the Duck as their paddling emblem.
  3. Current equipment will remain the property of “QAC” paddlers, so that in the event of any future need to separate there is no issue with distributing previous QAC assets out of SBC. So, trailers, boats, buoyancy aids, paddles etc.
  4. Propose to set up new SBC bank account to use for paddling funds. This would be ear marked money for use on paddling activities, items such as:
    1. New boats/equipment
    2. Canoe England affiliation fees
    3. Equipment repairs
  5. Decisions regarding the use of these funds would be controlled by the paddling subcommittee.
  6. Any new equipment bought would be the property of SBC and remain such in the event of any future separation.
  7. All equipment and paddling activities to be controlled by “Paddling” Sub Committee (essentially as now).
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Photos from Ripon to York










Photos by Dave Morris










Photos by Paul Sharpe

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Nottingham Loop 12 August 2017

A few photos of the Nottingham Loop by Dave Morris















Yesterday’s paddle completed 14.7 miles, 6 hour paddling and the first 8 miles into a head wind….. it was fun and hard work.


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Trent loop trip 12th August

We are planning to run the Trent loop trip on Saturday 12th August….so an ideal tag on to the Family & Friends night at the Club on Friday 11th. Perhaps a camp over!

So, the trip runs from Holme Pierrepont, up the River Trent (past the football stadium), onto the canal section that runs all the way up to Beeston, then portage back on to the River Trent (although a section that is not navigable to larger craft) and then finally back on to the deeper River back to Holme Pierrepont.

The trip is c. 12 – 13 miles and so a good warm up before our trip from Ripon to York in September.

If you are interested in coming along, put the date in your diary and let me know so we have an idea of numbers/boats.

Paul Sharpe

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Two Star Course

Hi All,

Nigel is proposing to run a two star course at the club on either of the two following weekends;

26th – 27th August
2nd – 3rd September

Could you please message him direct with your preferred weekend and any questions.

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Late Summer trip

We have our camp and paddle weekend away planned in for 23rd/24th September.

We will be camping at Linton Lock at Linton on Ouse and paddling from Ripon to York over the weekend. The paddle will be a similar distance to the River Wye trip, so c. 17 miles on the Saturday and c. 12 on the Sunday.

I need an idea of numbers so that we can book with the camp site and we will need firm numbers and deposits in advance.

So, can those of you who are interested in attending please let me know (email or PM are fine).






Late Summer Paddle update:

I have had initial responses back on the September paddle from Ripon to York.

I currently have a dozen on this list (although a few are still to confirm definitely from those).

The campsite have confirmed that they are happy with a mix of vans, caravans & tents.

The price of the site is £20 per night. So £40 for the two nights. There is a pub with food on site (may need to pre book), or a fairly short walk to a local Indian restaurant.

I would like to take a one night (£20 deposit) for each tent, van, caravan attending please so that I can guarantee our pitches. Over the next couple of weeks would be great if possible.



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Next Family and Friends Friday 7th July.

Hi all, because a number of the usual helpers are away, I will be looking for some help organising and running the upcoming event. As we are approaching the school holidays so the emphasis will probably be on water based games.

Thank you.

Shane Morgan

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