FRANCE 2017

Listed below is some information on the trip to France.

Departure Date: Tuesday August 8th 2017 at 10am from Llandysul Paddlers and Catching the  Ferry at 18.30 pm

Returning On: Friday August 18th 2017 at 3pm back at Llandysul Catching the 4am Ferry from Calais.

About the Trip: The trip is going to be open to all paddlers, we will be travelling in a Coach and Centre bus and we will be sailing from Dover to Calais.

This year’s trip is going to be 11 days based in the French Alps at L'argentiere la bessee and then heading North to Sault Brenaz. Paddling each day on the river. 

This is a plan for each day:

Tuesday August 8th: Meet at llandysul at 8.30am, Depart from Llandysul at 10am, Catch the ferry at 6.30pm drive through the night and arrive at the campsite in the morning of Wednesday 9th. The campsite details can be found by following this link:

Wednesday August 9th: Arrive on the campsite by 8am and set up camp then spend the day at the campsite canoeing, kayaking and swimming in the river.

Thursday August 10th: Another day spent on site working on the rapids at the site.

Friday August 11th: River trip from the campsite down to St Clement.

Saturday August 12th: River Trip St Clement to Embrum

Sunday August 13th: Training on the site 

Monday August 14th: Depart for the next site at Saint pierri de boeuf when arriving we will have half a day paddling

Tuesday August 15th: Spend the day on the site 

Wednesday August 16th: Spending the day on site white water rafting and kayaking

Thursday August 17th: Staying at the site then at about 6pm we will be heading for Home.

Friday August 18th: Catching the 3am ferry from Calais to Dover then drive back to Llandysul for about 2pm.

We will sort out: Cooking Equipment, All Transport, Ferry Tickets, Instructors, Camping fees and All Main Meals at the sites but not when travelling.      

You Can Sort Out: Your Passport, Your E1-11 forms (Post Office), Canoeing kit (Or borrow the clubs), Spending money in Euros, Sleeping bags, Tent (if you need one of ours this can be arranged) travel insurance and spare clothes.

Maximum Numbers: 59 (Book early)

Cost: £400 each. (I have listed below discounts for more than one booking and also a price for using your own transport)

Family Discount:

£750 for 2 people

£1100 for 3 people

£1400 for a family of 4

£1600 for a family of 5

**The price also includes the cost of a Llandysul paddlers France Trip Hoodie please let us know your size when you book your place**

If you would like to travel down in your own transport / motor home and join us for the coaching, camping, food, etc then this is possible and the price would be reduced by 50%

NAMES FOR FRANCE 2017

49 Seats for passengers and 2 drivers seats (51 seats total) But ferry price is for up to 49 total. (2 spare seats)


                                               

1) Bus Driver                                       
2) Bus Driver                             
3) Alix Bryant  (Staff) - Raft  
4) Lili Bryant (Paid in Full) - Slalom
5) Sam Bryant (Paid in Full) - Slalom           
6) Gareth Bryant  (Staff) - Plastic              
7) Mathew Elliott - Slalom
8) Cadi Springer - Plastic and Raft - (Paid £300 so far)
9) Buddug Horscroft - Plastic and Raft        

10) Raymond Osbourne - Plastic and Raft                             
11) David Mason (£350 deposit paid) - Slalom
12) Catrin Schroder  - Slalom                                          
13) Hannah Clements (Paid £200) - Slalom                            
14) Amy Clements (Paid £200) - Raft 
15) Claire Clements (Paid £200) - Raft                                                                                  
16) Evie Merritt - Slalom
17) Dan Rees - Slalom (Pais £1000 so far for family)                                    
18) Helen Rees - Plastic and Raft 
19) Wyn Rees - Raft
20) Seren Rees - Slalom and Raft 
21) Shannon Coombs (Paid Deposit) - Slalom (Paid £500 so far with sian and betty)

22) Dominic Aston (Shepperton CC) (Paid £50)  - Slalom

23) Meinir Davies - Raft - Paid in Full

24) Meinir Davies + 1 - Raft Paid in full

25) Guto Davies - Slalom - Paid in Full
26) Aled Davies - Raft - Paid in Full 
27) Iestyn James - Plastic (Iestyn and Meirion Paid £475 so far for 2) 
28) Meirion Jones - Plastic
29) Betty (Paid deposit in with Sian) - Raft
30) Sian (Paid £500 Betty, Sian Shannon) - Raft
31) Paul James - Plastic (Paid £50)

32) Menna - Raft - (Paid £50)
33) Geraint Williams (paid in Full) - Plastic
34) Bethan Williams (Paid in Full) - Raft
35) Caleb Williams (Paid in Full) - Slalom
36) Osian Williams (Paid in Full) - Slalom
37) Gwion Williams (Paid in Full) - Slalom
38) Owain Williams (Paid in Full) - Slalom 
39) Vanessa Humphrey (£50 deposit Paid) Slalom
40) Vawn Humphrey-Wilson (£50 deposit Paid) - Slalom
41) Carys Grey-Thompson (Paid £200) - Slalom

42) Ellie Burchell - Haslett - Plastic (Paid in Full)

43) Lisette Nixon - Plastic (Paid£50)
44) Jeff Hunt - Plastic (Paid £50)
45) Ben Higson - Plastic (Paid £50)

46) Tina Williams - Raft (paid £900 so far)

47) Bronwen Williams - Plastic and Raft

48) Tecwin Williams - Slalom 

49) Liana Jury - Raft

                  

OUR 17 SEAT VAN AND TRAILER

1) Jeremy Williams (Staff) - Drive the bus - Plastic
2) Phil Green (Staff)  - Drive the bus  - Plastic         
3) Paul Taylor   (Staff)   - Plastic    
4) Sarah Williams (Staff) - Plastic
5) Aaron Thomas (Staff) - Raft 
6) Sam Rolfe - (Slalom) - (Paid in Full)
7) Joey Chapman (Staff) - Plastic
8) Raoul Chappell - (Staff) - Slalom 

9) Dan Thomas - Plastic - 

10) Christina Lewis - Didd - Plastic 


Our 17 Seat Van and Trailer

1) Carl Palmer (Staff) - Driver of the van in France - Raft 
2) Jeff Griffiths (Staff) - Drive the bus in France - Plastic
3) Scott Griffiths (Staff) - Slalom 
4) Layton Plamer - (Staff) - Slalom 
5) Sian Palmer - Raft 
6) Huw Butterworth (Staff) Plastic and Slalom 
7) Sam Merritt (Staff) - Plastic 
8) Steffan Griffiths - (Slalom) 

9) Max Hughes - (Plastic) (Paid £75)

10) Bethan Palmer - (Slalom) 


Our 9 seat bus and trailer 

1) Jon Haylock (Staff) Driver of the Van - Slalom 

2) Jason timbrell - Driver of the van - Plastic

3) Ilona Sanders - Plastic and Raft 

4) Grant Walker - (Staff) - Driver of the van - Plastic

5) Mari Evans - Plastic and Raft (Paid in Full) 

6) Will Simpson - Slalom - Pick up on Way 

7) Thomas O'Hara - Slalom - Pick up on way 

8) Rhys Green - Driver of the Van - Plasic



Slalom Coaches - Gareth, Gordon, Jon, Layton, Sam, Huw, 

Recreational Coaches - Layton, Joey, Sam, Huw, Paul, Rhys, Gareth, Jon, Grant, 

Raft Guides - Paul, Jon, Sam, Huw, Joey, Rhys, Grant, Raoul, Aaron


30 Plastic boats to take out, 27 Slalom and 21 in Rafts for the trips 


 Own Transport       

1) Ali, Nick, Harry, Charlie and Daniel Joyce - Meeting us on site 
2) Gordon Walling X 3
3) Leony, Harvey, Tom Merryfield and Danny Taylor (Paid £150) (Also Danny Paid £150) 
4) Clare and Fin own Transport                       


Hoodie Size Chart - 

Hoodie Sizes France
Children’s sizes  S = 5-6 yrsM = 7-8yrsL = 9-11yrsXL = 12- 13 yrs
LadiesXS =size 8S = Size 10M = Size 12L = Size 14XL = Size 16XXL = Size 18
Adult MensXS = 34 chestS = 36 chestM = 40 chestL = 44 chestXL = 48 chestXXL = 52 chest3XL = 56 chest4XL =60 chest




To book a place please send a £50 deposit or full price to Gareth as soon as possible, made payable to Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Club.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures by Geoff and Ian