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Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years, 1 month ago #1174

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The “Blue Chip SUPer Club” is now up and running on Wednesday evenings on the Thames in South London / North Surrey as well as other venues such as the River Mole, the Ember and the Wey.

It's Great Value:

- No Joining Fee
- No Attendance Fee
- No Commitment
- No Board or Paddle required
Just a great time.

We will be varying our starting point from time to time but usually kicking off at a convenient
riverside pub near Walton at about 6:30 – 7:00 and then returning at about dusk for some
light refreshment.
Check out http://www.windsurfer.co.uk/SUP_SUPersClub.htm for more details and more images from the SUPer Club or send an email info@windsurfer.co.uk or give us a call on 0208 715 0040

We look forward to seeing you.

Brian
Brian at Blue Chip

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years, 1 month ago #1175

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i be attending wednesday eve session...forcast looking good

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years, 1 month ago #1179

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A great evening paddle, we headed upstream from Walton,
through the lock, onto the Wey River

and continued up through Weybridge and its name sake
the “Wey Bridge”

we paddled past the lock

then stopped at a very pleasant riverside pub for some light
refreshment before moving on the to the old Mill House at Coxes Lock.

Above the lock we continued to the lock at New Haw
before calling it a night.
Brian at Blue Chip

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years, 1 month ago #1183

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wot a great evening...very pleasant.. well worth checking out. and there miles more off the thames to exsplore....book ya selfs in for future wednesday eve meet. not far from m25 motorway, easy to get to even through 5oclock rush hr traffic.. cheers jay blue chip rider

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years, 1 month ago #1184

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It looks beautiful Jay, a bit foo far for me though

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years ago #1212

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Great paddle last night, we started off at Albany Pub in Thames Ditton and launched from
the British Motor and Yacht Club, headed up the Thames and onto the River Mole. We paddled
up the first weir and walked up and through the sluice tunnel at Hampton Court then paddled
on up the River Ember to weir at Imber Court. Then we continued up to the weir at Sandown Park
where the river turns back into the Mole

and past the picturesque Wayneflete’s or Wolsey’s Tower in Esher and
reached our target of the Albany Bridge at Esher.
Brian at Blue Chip

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years ago #1235

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A great evening paddle,, the tide was running quite fast as we headed
upstream from Ham Street, around Eel Pie Island, past several riverside pubs

Past St. James riverside school

and up through Teddington Lock past Trowlock Island and the Lensbury Club
And on past Steven’s Eyot to the Boaters Inn at Canbury Gardens where we had some
well deserved light refreshment.
Then we headed back through the lock and as we passed the Ham Young Mariners centre
Paul got a call from one of last week’s paddlers

meanwhile Gordon was in a staring competition with a heron.

Then we were being hunted down by a mini Roman Galley

Once again, a great evening paddle..!
Brian at Blue Chip

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years ago #1248

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A great evening paddle, we started at Desborough Lodge at Walton,
paddled up the Shepperton lock

and past (yes past) the Thames Court hostelry and spotted
one of the “Blues Brothers” taking it easy.

We moved upstream and round “Pharos island”,

on to Docket Eddy, past Ryepeck Meadow,
Dumsey Eyot and Chertsey Marina,

then our goal was in sight, Chertsy Bridge

and a choice of two river side pubs,
we went for the Boat House as this had
the better access.

Then after a quick bevy, all aboard for the
paddle back down stream. A great night was had by all.
Brian at Blue Chip

Blue Chip SUPer Club 9 years ago #1261

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Another great evening paddle, we headed out onto the water from Ham Street
car park at 18:30, the tide was falling more than anticipated but we all decided
to paddle downstream and through Richmond.

This proved to be very pleasant as we passed Richmond Canoe Club on our
right, loads of interest in SUP. We had with us the new Starboard Drive and Pin.

Then we paddled under Richmond bridge and casually glanced at the speed limit sign

and noticed the speed of the current around the bridge supports and moored boats.
Did the speed limit mean us or the current..?
It was then we decided we should turn around and go back upstream. Easier said than
done, as we paddled up stream we made good progress against the current but alas
we were stationary with the pub opposite with no forward movement at all. So now it
was a case of dig deep and up the stroke rate.

The Pin was superb in these conditions and we all made it back up to Eel Pie Island

and then on to the White Swan pub for some well deserved light refreshment.

Ben could not resist having a go at the new Pin and was well and truly besotted
by its speed and glide ability.

Paul took out the Drive to chat up a boat full of school girls who all wanted to have
a go at SUPing.

The we decided it was time to paddle back the our cars when Gordon sneaked
off with my nice new Drive

so I gave chase on the Cruiser.
Julian meanwhile had his fin stuck in the shingle bank and was determined
not to get off again in front of an expectant crowd from the pub, when he eventually
realised himself from his self inflicted dilemma a great roar and a round of applause
came from the pub and Julian was free.

By this time Gordon was showing off on the Pin.

Another great night for the SUPer Club
Brian at Blue Chip

Blue Chip SUPer Club 8 years, 11 months ago #1273

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This time we set off from Chertsey Bridge and headed upstream towards

Laleham, We paddlede under the M3

and on to Laleham lock

this must be the longest stretch of river without a pub, we were on the verge
of cutting our losses at about 8:45 when we were passing ~

St. Peters Church at Laleham when Stains Bridge came into view with a
rather lovely Hotel and river side bar to our right. (at this stage a burger bar
with cold drinks would have done). So we pulled up for a well deserved
drink before heading back down to Chertsey leavening Stains bridge behind

On the way back, Ben and Paul convinced a passing boat to kick up a decent
bow wave to surf on, after a bit of persuasion the skipper agreed, so he first
hung back and then gave it a little welly and voila, falling off was never so easy,
Tim took the dive into the Thames and Ben dropped to his knees to avoid the
same fate as Tim, Paul just enjoyed the wave and the rest of us took the p!!s

out of Tim all the way back to Chertsey and beyond!! Soon dusk was falling

and the moon was out and looked great on the water

By the time we got back to Chertsey Bridge it was 10:20 and dark.

Spot the lone SUPer, answers to this forum please..!

All of us had a great time and look forward to next week
Brian at Blue Chip

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