To enable members to try out Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP), I will be running taster sessions on some Sunday mornings. The club currently has two SUPs so numbers will be limited to 2 initially, but the purchase of additional SUPs is being considered.
The first sessions will be on 15th April, 13th May and 27th May. Sessions will be 1½ hours long; 9:30-11:00 and 11:00-12:30. So, if you’d like to have a go then at SUP please drop me an email at email@example.com with preferred date/start-time. Sessions are offered on a first-come, first served-basis.
At the moment, these sessions are only for club members and are free, but it’s hoped that later we will be able to offer introductory courses along the lines of the beginner kayak/canoe courses.
Due to current water temperature you would need to wear appropriate clothing (e.g. full length wetsuit or cag and dry trousers).
World Health Day is supported by the WHO! Pete Townsend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon want you to get healthy, apparently. A bit surprising, but I guess that's what happens when rock stars get old. Do your bit - get healthy by coming to the pool session!
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is coming to Tunbridge Wells in a couple of weeks (April 19th). It's always a good night out, with fantastic films and cool people. There's even a raffle ;-) Check out the trailer and book tickets here!
For anyone looking for a first aid course the next Aquatic First Aid course on Sunday 29th April at the club 09:45-16:00 contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Just in time for Spring, our new beginner course dates have been released! If you've always wanted to learn to canoe, or fancy a new hobby to get your outside, book yourself on a course with one of our friendly, fully-qualified coaches. Please share this with anyone you think would be interested!
More information on what's included in the courses is here, and dates and online booking are here. Get in quick, they will fill up fast!
If you've got photos of your paddle trips, or upcoming dates for the diary, it would be great if you could share them with everyone on the website. Facebook is fantastic for last-minute info & keeping in touch, but not everyone's a member of the MCC Facebook Page and Maidstone Paddler's Group, so if you could share them more widely that would be fantastic!
If you don't know how to add photos or dates to the calendar, see the FAQ or drop me a line!
For those of you that missed it (where have you been?) a number of people at the Club volunteered plenty of their time to get the BBC on the water. A few photos of the event courtesy of Ian:
We have not got ues off the van for this pool session if you can help take boats it would be appreciated let me kown at year club or email me email@example.com at the club for 16:00 on the night for the pool session