We are Maidstone Canoe Club

 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Last-minute spaces!

There are a couple of spaces for a beginner course this weekend!  Get in while the sun is shining, it might not last!

Operation Chastise

This Tuesday is the 80th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, which - by an unbelievable coincidence - is the date of our next pool session!  Suggestions on how best to commemorate this on a postcard, please.

(Incidentally, did you know that the Dambusters practiced at Reculver Bay?)

Cake Donations

If anyone is able to do any baking for the marathon this weekend, Malcolm & Hazel would be very grateful!  Cakes can be left in the kitchen beforehand, or brought early on Sunday morning.  Please label what they are, together with any potential allergens.  Please also label any containers you want returned with your name.  Thanks in advance!


The new door entry system is now live, Same as before undo the pad lock or key lock then scan your fob against the number pad and the door will release, Please still use the padlock and key locks in conjunction with the fob system for extra security any questions please ask

Rescues Thursday!

Just a quick reminder about the rescue & games refresher on Thursday - see you there!

Intro to Whitewater / Sea Paddling?

Our Intro to Whitewater will run in September as usual - dates TBC.  If this is something you're interested in, please look at the "Flatwater Skills for Dynamic Water Progression" sessions starting next week.  Some proficiency in these skills will be required for anyone interested in the Intro to WW course.

The skills on these sessions are also very applicable to sea kayaking - controlling your boat in dynamic water conditions.

No News Is Good News

On April 18th 1930, the BBC announced on their evening report that "there is no news".  

This is unlikely to be repeated on April 18th, 2023.  Apart from anything else that may be happening in the world, it's the date of our next pool session, which is surely newsworthy enough for George Alagiah and Fiona Bruce.  See you there!

Giving back?

The wonderful thing about Maidstone Canoe Club is how much people are prepared to help each other.  All of us have, at some time, been taken down the river - the Medway or elsewhere - by more-experienced paddlers who have given up their time to make sure we're having fun.

With the beginner courses starting in less than two weeks, we're going to have an influx of newer paddlers - excited, eager to learn and have fun, but perhaps a little unsure.  We need helpers to be a friendly face, to make sure they're safe on the water and introduce them to new people.  We need you!

The Club's Paddlesport Activity Assistant program has been a huge success, and many of you reading this probably owe at least some of your paddling time to those wonderful people!  You can join them - even if you just help out once or twice a year, it makes a massive difference to our new paddlers and to the Club.

Please contact Jacob and he'll help you through the (short!) training paddle.  Thank you!