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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.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking at Maidstone

Kayaks were originally developed by the Inuit to hunt on the sea, and kayaks remain unparalleled single-person marine craft. The freedom to explore our coastline and camp on wild beaches is a huge attraction for this kind of paddling.

DSCF6932 14338 600 450 80The Club has a small selection of sea kayaks for Club members to use, and a small but passionate group of paddlers are often to be found at sea!  The Club's regular sea kayak expedition up to Arisaig on the West Coast of Scotland is a highlight of the year, and newcomers are stunned at the glorious sandy beaches and rugged unspoilt wilderness to be found on our own shores.  Club members often paddle further afield, with various parts of Canada a common destination - take a look at our newsletter archives for some of the best!

How do I get involved?

Sea kayaks are straightforward to paddle, and a sea kayak trip with an experienced leader is an attainable goal for new paddlers.  Once you've completed your beginner course, come out kayaking on the regular Club paddles to build your confidence and basic skills.  Keep an eye on the calendar for Club sea trips - not forgetting the Medway estuary on our doorstep - and it's also worth asking around at the Club to get introduced to regular sea paddlers.

 

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