News and Snippets.
Next trips and events:
Wilderness First Aid Course, Holland Park - 22/23 March - contact Martin
Tryweryn White Water trip - 5 & 6 April - contact Fi
River Wye touring trip - 3 & 4 May - contact Stewart
Sea kayaking - 10/11 May - contact Rob or Gavin
Taster Day Shepperton - 17/18 May - contact Eleanor
Jersey sea kayaking symposium - 23-30 May - contact Dan
June - Foundation safety & rescue course - contact Rob
Weekly meetings - winter swimming pool sessions
During the winter Tuesday evening sessions take place at the Porchester Centre. The last session will be on 4 March. Then we have a few weeks off before the Thames sessions begin.
For a taste of what goes on see-
Weekly meetings - Summer Thames sessions
Thames sessions take place every Tuesday evening from April to September.
River Thames recreational users website
Click the link above for the Port of London Authority's recreational users website. (The PLA are in charge of the Thames between Teddington and the sea). Among other things there is an interesting video on rowing (includes paddling) through Central London. There is also a section specifically on Canoeing.
The club has a small library of paddling books available for members to borrow. Most of the books are latest editions, including a number of Franco Fererro's excellent Pesda Press titles, Olli Grau's "White Water kayaking" and Gordon Brown's "Sea Kayaking" to name just a few. The book list can be found on the members' forum in the "General Discussion and Social Stuff" section. Members are welcome to suggest additional books and DVDs for the library. Loans or donations of paddling books which you no longer need are also very welcome.
Joining the forum
All members are encouraged to join the Forum on this website. Unfortunately we are subjected to many fake applications from spammers. Where we can't readily identify the applicant as a club member the application is left on hold and eventually rejected. To avoid this happening to your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org to tip him off that you have applied to join the forum and he will arrange for it to be approved.