PIRATES CANOE CLUB

Canoe and kayak club based in Kent

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Before booking onto any of our events, please make sure you have read and understood our event guidance to understand the difference between types of event and our event terms and conditions. If you are unsure whether a specific event is right for you or your family, please speak to the event organiser or the events officer before booking.

Upcoming events

    • 29 May 2019
    • 16:00 - 17:30
    • Conningbrook Lakes Country Park, Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Willesborough Rd, Kennington, Ashford, TN24 0LS
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    Have you ever fancied kayaking? Celebrate national Go Paddling Week with the Pirates Canoe Club by coming along and giving it a go!

    Our coaches will take you out on the lake for a one hour session to give you a taste of what kayaking can offer.

    All equipment will be supplied, just wear suitable clothing (including shoes) that will get wet. Changing facilities are available at the stadium (5mins walk from lake)


    Price: £10 per person. This will be deducted from your first years membership fee if you choose to join the club.

    Age: 12 and over. Must be able to swim 25m.

    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 10
    Register

    An open session where you can practice techniques and develop skills in the safety of Kingswood Activity Centre swimming pool with hints and tips from poolside supervisors.

    Due to security and local arrangements members that have not booked, may be refuse entry to site so please don’t just turn up. Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at pool during the sessions.

    NOTE: THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE SEX ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER, THUS GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY.

    Kingswood is at the old Police Training College in Kennington. Take the Canterbury Road A28 out of Ashford; once you cross over the M20 take your first left turn and then your second left turn, follow the road until you reach Kingswood.

    When attending: you will need to drive up to the main gate for security and notify them. Book in at reception and park in accordance with site requirements. Keep to speed limit and use hazard warning lights on site. Do not wonder around site go directly between car park, reception and pool. If your not sure just ask at the main reception.


    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 10
    Register

    Practice techniques and develop skills in the safety of Kingswood Activity Centre swimming pool.

    Due to security and local arrangements members that have not booked, may be refuse entry to site so please don’t just turn up. Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at pool during the sessions.

    NOTE: THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE SEX ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER, THUS GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY.

    Kingswood is at the old Police Training College in Kennington. Take the Canterbury Road A28 out of Ashford; once you cross over the M20 take your first left turn and then your second left turn, follow the road until you reach Kingswood.

    When attending: you will need to drive up to the main gate for security and notify them. Book in at reception and park in accordance with site requirements. Keep to speed limit and use hazard warning lights on site. Do not wonder around site go directly between car park, reception and pool. If your not sure just ask at the main reception.


    • 8 Jun 2019
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • Holme Pierrepont White Water Course, Nottingham, NG12 2LU
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    Join us in Nottingham for 2 days at the National Water Sports Centre, birth place of man-made white water kayaking.

    You will need to be of 3-star ability to come on this trip.

    The costs are £11 per day for paddling and £23 per night for camping (one pitch, up to 4 people).

    People are asked to arrange their own campsite bookings. We will be looking to travel up on the Friday evening or early on Saturday.

    More information:

    Need equipment? Use the equipment booking form on the website.

  • Register

    Join us for a paddle from Hartlake to Yalding where we hope to have a BBQ.

    This paddle is suitable for anyone who can paddle in a straight line for 50m.

    We'll be meeting at Hartlake at 13:00 with a view to be on the water by 14:00.

    Need equipment? Use the equipment booking form on the website.

    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 14:00
    • St. Margarets Bay
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    Join us at St. Margarets Bay for some rock hopping and general mucking about in the sea around the Bay.

    This paddle is suitable for anyone who can paddle in a straight line for 50m.

    Need equipment? Use the equipment booking form on the website.


    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Lee Valley Whitewater Centre
    Register

    We will be joining Maidstone Canoe Club and Kent Canoes at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre.

    You must be confident on moving water to attend.

    We will meet at Lee Valley at 17:30.

    This is a private booking so we will need volunteers to man throwlines for safety cover (you will need to be wear a buoyancy aid and helmet).

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 08:00
    • Lydd Lakes
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    Every year we provide on-the-water safety support for a local Triathlon to assist if anyone struggles in the swimming element of the race.

    We're looking for 10 volunteers again this year. You will need to be of at least 2 star standard and have participated in one of our safety sessions or completed your FRST.

    There is a small financial compensation for volunteers (around £25 per person).

    If you are available, please register before the 14th March as we need to be sure we can provide enough bodies.

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 4 Aug 2019
    • The Alps, France
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    The club is currently planning a trip to the Alps in the summer. Our current plan is to separate into two groups to cater for different abilities and make the trip suitable for a wider range of paddlers:

    1. Leadership Training and assessment where appropriate plus WWSR
    2. Easy paddle on Grade 2/3 rivers

    Plans are at an early stage, but we need you to register for this trip to express your interest and show availability and so we can make further plans and discuss them with you.

    Registering does not commit you to coming on this trip at this stage.


Past events

20 May 2019 Open Pool Session
20 May 2019 Coached Pool Session
13 May 2019 Open Pool Session
13 May 2019 Open Pool Session
12 May 2019 Local Paddle - Chartham to Canterbury
29 Apr 2019 Open Pool Session
29 Apr 2019 Open Pool Session
19 Apr 2019 Easter Surf trip to North Devon
15 Apr 2019 Rolling Clinic
8 Apr 2019 Open Pool Session
8 Apr 2019 Open Pool Session
1 Apr 2019 Open Pool Session
1 Apr 2019 Coached Pool Session
27 Mar 2019 Pirates Canoe Club Annual General Meeting
25 Mar 2019 Open Pool Session
25 Mar 2019 Open Pool Session
11 Mar 2019 Open Pool Session
11 Mar 2019 Open Pool Session
9 Mar 2019 Day trip to France - River Canche
4 Mar 2019 Open Pool Session
4 Mar 2019 Coached Pool Session
25 Feb 2019 Open Pool Session
25 Feb 2019 Open Pool Session
18 Feb 2019 Open Pool Session
18 Feb 2019 Coached Pool Session
11 Feb 2019 Open Pool Session
11 Feb 2019 Open Pool Session
9 Feb 2019 Sea and River Outing
4 Feb 2019 Open Pool Session
4 Feb 2019 Coached Pool Session
2 Feb 2019 Local Paddle - Chartham
28 Jan 2019 Sea Kayaking Pool Session - All Members
28 Jan 2019 Sea Kayaking Pool Session
27 Jan 2019 Nene Trip with Maidstone Canoe Club
26 Jan 2019 Sea Kayaking at Folkestone Sands
21 Jan 2019 Open Pool Session
21 Jan 2019 Coached Pool Session
14 Jan 2019 Open Pool Session
14 Jan 2019 Open Pool Session
7 Jan 2019 Open Pool Session
7 Jan 2019 Coached Pool Session
1 Jan 2019 New Year Paddle
26 Dec 2018 Boxing Day Paddle
17 Dec 2018 Open Pool Session
17 Dec 2018 Coached Pool Session
10 Dec 2018 Kent Canoes demo session - come try some new boats!
8 Dec 2018 Pirates Christmas Paddle and Meal
3 Dec 2018 Open Pool Session
3 Dec 2018 Coached Pool Session
1 Dec 2018 Aquatic First Aid Training
26 Nov 2018 Open Pool Session
26 Nov 2018 Open Pool Session
19 Nov 2018 Rolling Clinic
17 Nov 2018 Chartham to Canterbury
12 Nov 2018 Open Pool Session
12 Nov 2018 Coached Pool Session
5 Nov 2018 Open Pool Session
5 Nov 2018 Coached Pool Session
2 Nov 2018 River Dart Weekend
29 Oct 2018 Open Pool Session
29 Oct 2018 Open Pool Session
14 Oct 2018 An Introduction to Sea Kayaking
8 Oct 2018 Open Pool Session
8 Oct 2018 Open Pool Session
1 Oct 2018 Open Pool Session
1 Oct 2018 Coached Pool Session

Event Notes

  • All paddles start at 10am unless otherwise stated.
  • Waterways licences are required on inland rivers and canals within England.
  • Please ensure you understand the trip definitions and the expectation of you and a member of the group.
  • It is important the organiser of each trip knows you are intending to attend, otherwise they may leave without you, or decide a slight change in plan due to weather or water conditions.
  • Peer-peer paddles may be coordinated directly by email, text, group-chat, social media or phone as these are more relaxed.
  • Please note that if you are a non member i.e. you have not paid the annual membership fee (due by end of April), the cost for each and every organised event will be £10.


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