Saturday, 19 June 2021

Eyot awards

FIVE members of the Eyot Boat Centre in Henley have completed an expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh gold award.

Ruth Nutt, Philipa Slay, Toby Broom, Dean Horrell and James Smeeton were assessed at they canoed along the River Wye from Hay to Monmouth and camped overnight.

Leader Kevin Nutt said: “It was a challenging trip as they had to contend with strong upstream winds and very heavy rain at times.”

Another six members have completed a practice expedition. They were Chiara Sexton, Abbie Greaves, katherine Newland, Cameron Woodgate, Luke Herington and Ollie Martin-Davis.

Seventeen members have completed their bronze award expeditions and another 14 are working towards the silver award.

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