Only 106 work days left before Christmas! The Christmas puddings will be in the shops by the end of the week, you mark my words ...
Escape from the soon-to-be-Christmas madness at July's pool session tomorrow! (Get your Christmas presents early - Kent Canoes will be there with demo boats)
It's too hot to be on land - join us on the water of the beautiful river Medway! There are still spaces left on our beginner courses this summer - see here for dates and to book!
Late notice but there are still places left on the SUP course taking place on Saturday. See calendar for details.
I've changed the website to force a secure (https) connection whenever you use it. This is in line with current best-practice. It should all be working smoothly, but if you have any problems relating to it then please drop me a line!
Now the beginner courses are in full swing, we're welcoming lots of new members at the Club. Please make sure you say "hello" to anyone looking a bit bewildered, and if you can't take them out for a paddle yourself then please introduce them to someone going on the regular paddle so they've got a friendly face to look for! All the beginner course graduates can all paddle, so they don't need a coach to look after them - they just need someone to keep an eye on them for the first week or two while they get to know people. Thanks all!
We're heading off to the lovely river Tryweryn next weekend (6-8th July) next weekend. If you're interested in paddling some whitewater, then drop Paul H a line for a chat - we'll be running a couple of easier sections of the river for part of the day so it's a good introduction.
A couple of our paddlers have had stones thrown at them in the area of Tovil. We have notified the police, but please be aware when paddling in this area. Please let us know if you've had any incidents yourself in the last month or two, and do tell us if it happens to you over the summer.
This year’s Marathon was a wonderful success. This was only possible because of the support of club members and their families and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the event. This included the IT team, those who provided safety cover on the water, the catering team, time keepers, turn marshals, photographers and general support for this important event in the club’s calendar. A huge well done to those members who raced for the club. We had some really good results. The additional assessment race for GB Team selection created more work for our volunteers but with a huge amount of generosity of time and effort they rose to the challenge with enthusiasm and good spirits. Once again a huge thank you to all those who gave up their time in whatever capacity on the day and in preparation for the day. Brian Williams Chairman