We are Maidstone Canoe Club

 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Vive la revolution!

“Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!” 

Wise words from Charles Dickens about the French Revolution, and something to think about as you're celebrating Bastille Day with the French after the pool session tomorrow.

Intro to Moving Water

If you're thinking of paddling further afield and want some confidence on moving water - breaking in and out, ferry gliding, etc. - then this session is for you!  On Saturday, August 17th, Mary (WW coach and river leader) is running a coached session at Chartham on the lovely River Stour.  See calendar for details.


Protip: emptying your boat and drying it with a sponge before it goes back in the boat shed is Good Karma.  In your next life, you'll come back as a Better Paddler!

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 ;-)


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!