We aim to promote the sport and recreation of canoeing in a safe and enjoyable way, to provide opportunities for those wishing to try the sport for the first time and encourage those already partaking in the sport, to achieve their full potential.

 

The club was formed in the spring of 2001 and provides canoeing and kayaking opportunities for all ages and skill groups.  We are a family friendly sociable club that is accessible to all.  Our membership over the last few years has grown from around 175 in 2008 to over 280 in 2011 making us one of the larger and more active clubs in the south west.

 

Membership is open to all and you are more than welcome to come along to any of the reservoir sessions to see what we do.

 

We are affiliated to British Canoeing, have achieved British Canoeing Top Club accreditation, have been awarded Club Mark by Sport England which is recognition of high standards of safety, coaching and club management and we are a Community Amateur Sports Club.

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Clubnights / weekends
We usually meet at Sutton Bingham reservoir for general sessions every Wednesday and Thursday evening plus Sunday morning during British Summer Time (May to September). These sessions are open to all Club members and gives opportunity to meet new paddlers, improve skills and confidence, try alternative boats and generally to get to know people within the Club. Instruction is nearly always offered at these sessions at beginner and intermediate level, depending on demand and instructor availability. People preferring to paddle as a family group tend to favour these sessions.

 

Pool Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At various Saturday evenings throughout the year we meet at Sherborne School Swimming Pool. This provides opportunity for instruction and practice sessions at all levels in a safe, warm environment. Due to limitations on the numbers of boats the pool can accommodate, places on these sessions must be booked beforehand. The cost of pool sessions are £6 per person plus £3 if you need to borrow club equipment. If you need to borrow a club boat you'll need to arrange to collect it from the store prior to the pool session.

 

Trips

Throughout the year we organise trips to meet the various interests of our members. These are run by our coaches, who will give advice on the level of paddling ability that is recommended for each activity. Most winter river trips require paddlers to be 2* level or above. Club equipment is made available for hire at a rate of £3 per boat for the day, but you will be responsible for arranging collection, transportation and returning the equipment to the boat store.Pool sessions throughout the winter.

 

Check the Calendar for trip dates.....
 

 

Kit and Fees

The following items are available at the store. If you need to borrow anything for a trip you'll need to arrange to collect the kit from the store prior to the trip.

Kayaks                        Yes

Open Canoes               Yes

Paddles                       Yes

Buoyancy Aids             Yes

Cags                           No

Wetsuits                      No

Spray Decks                Yes

Helmets                      Yes

Booties                       No

(The club does not purchase nor provide personal paddling equipment…. Any Cags, Wetsuits and booties in the shed are cast off/outgrown donations from members. It is pure luck if there are any at all in the shed!)

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