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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.

Club Closed

In light of the latest advice from British Canoeing and the Environment Agency, we will have to abide by their guidance and cease all paddle sport activity until advised otherwise.
 
I would advise anybody thinking of ignoring this directive to reconsider as doing so would bring the club into disrepute.  I thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  Hopefully the current situation will pass sooner rather than later and we can all go back to enjoying our sport.  The most important thing is to stay safe and look after yourselves and your families and to keep up-to-date with current government advice.

Take care,
Brian Williams
Chairman

Stour Saturday

Annie's leading a trip on the lovely Stour this Saturday, meeting at the Club at 8:30.  This is one of our prettiest local rivers and well worth a trip, both for beginners and those with more experience.  Please drop Annie a mail - annie.davis@maidstonecanoeclub.net - if you're thinking of coming so she can liaise with boats, transport, etc.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

... is the title of the best-selling book by Marie Kondo, who is, believe it or not, a tidying-up consultant.  That's right - tidying up is now an actual paid-money job.  [Feel free to insert your own old-man grumble about millenials here]

Sadly, back in the real world, no-one is paying us to tidy up the boat shed.  It would be lovely, therefore, if we could put the boats back in the correct rack.  The racks are conveniently numbered; so are the boats.  It's like Snap - just match the numbers on the boats to the numbers on the racks!  

Obviously it's not you that's putting them back in the wrong place - it's those pesky Other People - but all the same, please try ;-)

Thanks!

Summer Beginner Courses

We've just added new beginner course dates!  Friday 19th JulySunday 21st July, Saturday 3rd August, Saturday 10th August, Wednesday 4th September (then 11th, 18th, 25th), and Saturday 7th September - get in quick, they're going fast this year!

Tell us what you want, what you really really want.

Scary. Ginger. Sporty. Baby. Posh. Yes, all kinds of people want to come to the pool session. Unless you’re actually at the Spice Girls reunion at Wembley tomorrow, you should come too!

Work day reminder

Work day  Suday 22nd June  09:00-15:00
finished demoss  the roof
Replacing roof tiles 
roof vents
Boarding the loft 
if anyone has got a scaffolding tower and roof ladders this would be very much appreciated to bring along on this day
Jobs will give out on the day see you all then

Summer News

With an inexpensive waterproof case, you can take your mobile phone or tablet on the river and read the newsletter while you float along!  Enjoy!

Boat Storage

Would the owner of the light green Broadland 15 Canoe left in the main store at the club please contact me. memsec@maidstonecanoeclub.net   Thanks.

Equipment Repairs

If you notice any gear - boats, paddles, buoyancy aids - that needs a bit of TLC, please drop Lee a line.  Alternatively, there's an equipment log book upstairs by the parking terminal - just write in a description of the problem, and the boat, and it will be repaired in due course.

Protip: Logbook entries like "Blue kayak not working" are unlikely to get sorted out.

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