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 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Nene Whitewater Centre!

We're going to the fabulous Nene Whitewater Centre on Sunday 27th January!  This is a fantastic training ground for newer paddlers, and a fun splash around for more-experienced boaters.  If you haven't been on a river for a while, you can blow away the cobwebs for a couple of hours!

We've got exclusive hire, so it will be a friendly and supportive group around you - there will be a couple of coaches available if you'd like more support and encouragement on the water.  Please book online in advance so we can ensure we've got the numbers to make it viable.  

See you there!

Photos below from a previous trip:

It's Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to everyone who has paddled with us this year - may your New Years be filled with (paddle-based) happiness!

Disappointing response from Kent MP

I wrote to my MP (Helen Grant) about the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign and had an extremely disappointing response from her.  In it, she defends the status quo, and will not support any new national-level motion similar to the Countryside Rights of Way Act.  (Note that the Club's local MP is Tracey Crouch; hopefully she will have a more considered view).  Full letter attached.

Winter warmer

... well, you can use it to light the fire once you've read it!

The Winter Newsletter is here - full of fab kayaking tales from our lovely members.  Enjoy!

Free Online Paddlesport First Aid Course

British Canoeing have put together a quick eLearning package covering the most common first-aid scenarios you might encounter on the water.  It doesn't replace a proper first aid course, but it's a good refresher or introduction.  It's free, and it's here!

Xmas Party - Reminder

Saturday 15th December 7:30. Turn out so far is very low, only 23 have bought tickets out of a membership this year of 221, surely we can do better than this. If you want to come please let me know,  you can pay via the calendar page. It would be great to have more of our newer members come along.