We are Maidstone Canoe Club

 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Beginner Courses Restarting

We're restarting a limited number of our popular Beginner Courses - these are likely to book up fast.  (Unfortunately we're not allowed to take under-18s on our courses under current guidance)

Summer Newsletter - Final Call

We could really use a couple more articles for the Summer Newsletter, so please do put something together and send it over!

Medway Valley Invasive Non-Native Species - Spring Newsletter

Now we're out and about on the river again, I thought this would be of interest to people.  11,000 Giant Hogweed plants treated, canoe volunteers wanted for floating pennywort removal, an app for tracking signal crayfish burrows - it's all going on!  More below:

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New lockdown booking system

The astute among you will have spotted a new "Lockdown Paddle Slots" menu on the left.  All use of the Clubhouse must be pre-booked to ensure that only one person is in the Clubhouse at a time - please, no impromptu paddling.   Please use the booking system to reserve your 15-minute arrival slot.  If you get a message like "This Event Is Fully Booked", please choose another slot!  There are posters around the Club, and more information will be published on the website shortly.

Apologies for the slight clunkiness of the booking system - please let me know if you have any problems with it.

Newsletter - Lockdown Edition

I'd love to put together a summer "Lockdown Edition" newsletter - I've already got a couple of articles from people, but we need some more!  Either trips you've done in the past but not written about; reflections on paddling; places you'd like to paddle; how you've been keeping fit / motivated / whatever during the time; what you're planning to do when we're allowed out - or anything else that strikes your fancy!

Please do send photos - I know it's hard to send them during lockdown, but the newsletter would be pretty dry without them!

As usual, please email to newsletter@maidstonecanoeclub.net

Stay safe ...

Club Membership

2020 was always going to be a changeling year for the club financially but as with many organisations it has got a lot tougher. I would like to thank all those members who have re-joined this year or who are intending to do so and have paid or committed to the full year’s subscriptions, despite not being able to make use of the club’s facilities for two months or maybe more. Without your support it would have been even more difficult so thank you very much. Please keep safe and well and get your exercise elsewhere. I’m sure the river and sea will be that much more appreciated once we are able to go paddling again, I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Membership Sec. on behalf of the club committee.

Did you know? Instagram

Did you know?  We're on Instagram!

Did you know? Race beginners

Did you know?  Wednesdays is novice night for the race team.  Come and give it a try!