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 We sea kayak.

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 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

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June Sprint Regatta #shepaddles

For those that missed it the first time around, Catherine A came home with two golds, a silver and a bronze at the National Sprint Regattas this summer.  #shepaddles

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Floating Pennywort removal 15 November

The Medway Countryside partnership are running a work party to remove floating pennywort, a non native invasive species, from the Medway at Yalding.

They are looking for volunteers in canoes or kayaks to rake and collect the pennywort.

If you can help out, please contact Catherine Dacey (secretary@maidstonecanoeclub.net) by 7th November so we can arrange transport of boats and advise MCP of our numbers.

There will be tea/ coffee and cake provided along with alcohol gel.

FSRT last minute?

We've had an unexpected space come up on our FSRT this Saturday - please sign up online, first come first served!

Paddlesport Leader

Huge congratulations to our new Paddlesport Leaders: Georgi D, Carolyn H, Larry O, and Martin H!

Ropes & Rescues

Good fun at the whitewater ropes and rescues refresher evening on Thursday, with Matt C pipping Dean and Anj to the chocolate in a hugely competitive Throwbag Olympics!

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#shepaddles funding

In support of the #shepaddles movement, the Club has access to funding from British Canoeing to assist female paddlers training to become leaders and coaches.  If you've considered becoming a Paddlesport Instructor, a Coach, or Leader, then please come and talk to Catherine D (or anyone on the committee).  The funding is there - we just need you!

Example qualifications for which full training costs can be covered include:

  • Paddlesport Instructor
  • Sheltered Water Coach
  • Touring Leader
  • Sea Kayak Coach
  • Whitewater Leader
  • SUP Coach
  • Canoe Leader
  • And lots more!  Full list of coaching and leadership courses on the PaddesUp website

Adventure Paddling Evening

Renowned adventurers Jordan Wylie (author, Channel 4s Hunted, etc.) and Michelle Ellison (Thames source to sea, across Britain, etc) are in Kent talking about their paddlesport adventures on 29th November.  Hosted by Hayley & Jo of Paddle Cabin, the talk is in a treehouse(!) in Penshurst.  It should be a fun evening!  Tickets & more info here 

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