The new Explore Award is here! British Canoeing has replaced the old 2* course with this new Explore Award, emphasising independence and exploration, giving you the skills you need to be a confident paddler. This is the next step from the Beginner Courses, and is suitable for anyone who's done their 1*, Discover Award, or Beginner Course. The course runs over 2 days, on June 2nd and June 23rd, and is free to members - sign up here!
Paddles that are on the top rack are private - please don't use them unless they're yours!Thank you
Shakespeare’s Macbeth was first performed on this day in 1611. Surprisingly, he was a keen kayaker, as a close reading of the text illustrates:
“Is this a Dagger I see before me / It’s handle towards my hand?”
It was a Pyrahna, actually, but all boats are welcome at the pool session!
There's a pile of beautiful posters upstairs in the Club, courtesy of John Simmonds. Our Open Day is May 25th, and it would be lovely if you could put a poster up at your work, school, or local shops. Thanks!
There are still a couple of spaces left on the Intro to Sea Kayaking trip that Rob Davis is running next month. We're never far from the sea here in Kent, so why not get out there and enjoy it? See the calendar for details and contact Rob to book your space.
Litter picking day!! Collected over 20 bags of rubbish and other items on and off the river!
All along the River Medway, paddlers are getting out with the bin bags and cleaning up. WAM are doing their section further upstream, and Maidstone Canoe Club are doing our stretch of the river also.
Please come and help out if you can - it will only be for a couple of hours. We've all seen photos of fish & seabirds choked with plastic - this is a genuine opportunity to help do something about it!
See you Sunday morning, 9:30am!
River level looks fine for tomorrow so trip will be on, may be a few fallen trees to look out for. I will be at the getin dorking about 10:00 Geoff