The Event: This will be now the third event of its kind and something quite different from the courses we normally run at Hightide. As an expat myself, the aim here is to try and create a real network of people who can get out paddling together, and get into the sport, whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned white water kayaker, there's something for everyone and that's what brilliant about the sport.
We're really keen for people to also use the group to run their own events, to go down and rent kayaks from Greifensee or Schmerikon for example or for white water paddlers to meet up and so these meetup & BBQ days are also social events, where we have the BBQ running, people can try it out, meet each other and generally enjoy a nice day out by the lakeside.
Please note that the equipment will have to be shared out during the day and people have to take turns out on the boats. Although you can come and go as you please generally the afternoons are much busier than the mornings so it is worth getting here early.
Time: between 10:00am and 4pm
Meeting: parking after Seestrasse 284, 10mins walk from SBB Uerikon towards Rapperswil
Nearest train station: Uerikon on lines S7 and S16
Contact: Dave on[masked]
• Food for the grill and drinks
• Swimming Stuff, flip flops or old trainers for on the water
• Waterproof jacket depending on weather
• Generally Sun stuff... you burn quickly on the water, especially if you have English skin like mine
• Change of Clothes
• Any paddling kit you have (We will be bringing our stuff which will be available to share through the day)
If you have your own boat, bring them along as the idea of the day is meet like minded people and get a paddlers network up and running. For those without boats, I just ask for a contribution for the equipment and organisation for the day of CHF20 (18Euro) per person.
If you'd prefer you can also make the transfer to our bank account but please note that your RSVP will only be added manually after payment has been received. If you choose to pay this way, please send us a quick message to say that the money is heading our way, cheers. The details are as follows:
Hightide Kayak School GmbH, Unterpfand 2, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland
Bank: PostFinance Ltd, Mingerstrasse 20, 3030, Bern, Switzerland
IBAN: CH[masked] 6557 3
Clearing No: 09000
NB. As places are limited, it is necessary for these events to have a cancellation policy, This states that if you cancel less than 5days before the event there will be no refund. We also need to have a minimum of 10 people for us to run the event, otherwise everyone will of course receive a full refund.
Thanks again for joining the group and I look forward to meeting you soon,
Hightide Kayak School
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