Swiftwater Rescue Class to be held during the VC&NS Annual Conference Weekend, April, 23, 2016.

On Saturday April 23, 2016 The James River Batteau Festival will be represented by Chairman Andrew Shaw. A Swiftwater Rescue Class will be held near Lynchburg, VA led by Andrew and others. Many Batteau groups will be attending for hands on safety training by/in the river. Be sure to get a wetsuit that fits or other appropriate cold-water personal protection and bring a pfd just in case. (Life Jacket).

The class will be held at Lee’s Landing. This property is a beautiful section of river front on the Madison Heights side of Lynchburg, just below the Training Center. The Lee family has been most generous over the years allowing batteau crews to launch boats from the beach. Click here for directions to Lee’s Landing.

VC&NS conference attendees can watch this event or go on a local tour of canal sites with Dr. Bill Trout. Bill and several others are putting together this alternate tour which is to start at Joshua Falls Boat Ramp and go up-river along Mt. Atho’s Road and then possible lunch at Moore’s Country Store and then back to Lynchburg.

Also don’t forget the original plan for touring Lynchburg Museums and the Point of Honor. Many VC&NS conference attendees will be doing that during the day on Saturday.

Saturday night will be the banquet dinner. See the VC&NS Conference application form for details. Please let’s all register for the VC&NS Conference even if you are just coming for the white water safety class. The class is free but helping the VC&NS is helping the JRBF too so please make plans to register.

Directions  to Lee’s Landing is in pdf form – click here to download map.

Let’s plan on good day.

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    Rivanna History Day – March 26th, 2016

    VC&NS Past President, Mr. Brian Coffield would like to invite everyone to come and see the wonderful exhibits for the Rivanna History Day at Pleasant Grove, in Fluvanna, County, Virginia.
    Click here to download full size flyer that you may print out copies of if you wish.

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      VCNS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016 – “Come home to Lynchburg” – April 22 – 24, 2016

      The Batteau "Margaret Steven's" launching in Lynchburg.

      The Batteau “Margaret Steven’s” launching in Lynchburg.

      240 years of Poling …. and still going strong!

      Our VC&NS President, Gail Timberlake, encourages all members to “Come home to Lynchburg” this year!

      Special Feature of this year’s conference is the Swift Water Safety Training on the James.

      Click here for Calendar of Events Posting with Dates and map.

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        Crossing the Dan – Saturday Feb. 13th Activities at the Prizery, South Boston, VA.

        Emmett Abernathy in the ferry boat built to cross the Dan River.

        Emmett Abernathy in the ferry boat built to cross the Dan River.

        The Crossing of the Dan festivities for the Saturday portion of the weeklong event:

        See page with slideshow and description of the event by Holt Messerly. Please note that photo prints are available for purchase online.

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