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 We are Maidstone Canoe Club

 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Volunteers, Helpers and Henchmen

... are all needed for our Maidstone Marathon on May 12th.  This is the race team's big event for the year and we're expecting competitors from all over the country.  Please contact Bryn, Brian or Lee if you can help with any of the following - turn marshalls, time keepers, barbecue, coffee & tea making, check-in, race marshalls, lots more!  No experience needed, full training provided ...

Private Paddle

Paddles that are on the top rack are private - please don't use them unless they're yours!

Thank you

Double, double toil and trouble

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!

Open Day Posters

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!

Sea Kayaking and Ice Cream

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.

River Clean Up Day!!

Litter picking day!! Collected over 20 bags of rubbish and other items on and off the river!

River Clean-Up

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!

Mole - Sunday

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