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 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Happy birthday, Chuck!

Tomorrow is Chuck Norris's birthday.  Be like Chuck.  Learn to roll.  But in the warm water of the pool - tomorrow!

AGM Next Week

Don't forget the AGM next week!  Get an overview of what's been happening over the last 12 months, and find out what the plans are for 2018/19.

All welcome - 7pm at the Clubhouse next Friday, 9th March.

 

Pisces Paddle

If you were born on February 24th, you're a Pisces!  This means you are friendly, selfless and are very likely to come to the pool session tomorrow, where Kent Canoes will be bringing along boats particularly suitable for your star sign!

Club AGM

This is a reminder that the club's AGM is on Friday 9th March at 7:00pm. Nominations are still needed for committee members, for details please see the calendar. No problem nominating yourself if you would like to join us on the committee. The AGM is also a chance to raise items about the club that you would like to discuss but you will need to inform the secretary@maidstonecanoeclub.net of this by 23rd February.

Coaching Matters

The next Coaching Matters will be taking place on Sunday 4th March at Maidstone Canoe Club and is a great opportunity for coaches in the region to meet together and update at the same time. Details from Russ Smith, russell.smith@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Some Good News

After the second-to-last of the Winter Series marathon races we are doing well as a club.  
At Leighton Buzzard Mick & Brian came 3rd overall and 2nd in the Super Vets (both over 50).  Bryn & Paul Curtis came 4th overall and 2nd in the Vets.  Chris and Steve came 8th overall and were the 3rd Vet team home out of 16 K2s
 
In the series overall, with only Lee Marathon to go, Mick and Brian should finish as the 1st SuperVet team and probably 3rd or 2nd overall.  Bryn and Paul are lying 5th overall and 2nd in the Vets.
 
We are really getting back into being a great race team, with a possible 4 K2s racing next week 

Marathon - Help Needed

This year, for the first time ever, the Maidstone Marathon will be one of the Team GB Selection races - the best paddlers in the country will be competing for a spot on Team GB!  We need your help on 10th June to make this run smoothly - race marshalls, time keepers, help checking in, etc.  Please contact Bryn Price if you're able to help the Club for this nationally-important event.

Bacon & Boats - Cooked Breakfast at the Clubhouse!

Join Lisa for a proper breakfast after the paddle this Sunday (14th Jan), all to raise money for the Born Free Foundation.  Regular paddle as usual, and then upstairs for tea, bacon, and all the trimmings - enjoy!

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