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

    • 21 Jan 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    A coached session where you can 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.


    • 21 Jan 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 1
    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.


    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 10:00
    • Folkestone Sands
    Register

    The sea in January is surprisingly warm (relative term) and Folkestone Sands provides an excellent location for introducing new skills or developing existing. Surfing is the activity we are hoping for however there is opportunity to paddle along the coast and enjoy the amazing scenery from a different angle.

    Tony Parkinson will be leading this activity. Tony is an excellent leader and we really benefited from his input on our previous sea experience.

    Suitability – all who can paddle in a straight line for 50m.

    Online booking is essential for this trip and note that parking can be a challenge so give yourself a little extra time.

    After the paddle you may like to explore Folkestone’s Harbour.

    Don't forget, use the equipment booking form if you need any gear.


    • 27 Jan 2019
    • Nene Whitewater Centre, Northampton
    Register

    Maidstone Canoe Club have invited us to join them on the private booking of the Nene Whitewater Centre.

    The price is £20 per person for 2 hours paddling. If there is enough uptake then the course will be booked for a further hour.

    Places must be booked via Maidstone Canoe Club using the following link - https://www.maidstonecanoeclub.net/joomla/index.php/calendar/eventdetail/4642/

    Find out more about the Nene centre at http://www.nenewhitewatercentre.co.uk/ww/

    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 19:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 0
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    This session is only open to people bringing their own sea kayaks.

    The first hour is reserved for you to practice techniques like rolling and rescues in the safety of the pool.

    The second hour is open to all club members who have an interest in sea kayaking and gives you the opportunity to share your enthusiasm, knowledge, and boat!

    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 1
    Register

    Do you have an interest in sea kayaking?

    Come along and let some of the more experienced Pirate sea kayakers show you the ropes and let you try their sea kayaks. 

    This is a great opportunity to get some insight into this discipline in the safety of the pool.

    Note: This is not a regular pool session and you should not bring your own boat.

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 10:00
    • TBC - Chartham or Yalding
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    The location of this paddle will depend on rainfall. If we get some rain leading up to the date we can go to Chartham, if not we will go to Yalding.

    Suitability – all who can paddle in a straight line for 50m.

    The objective of this paddle will be an introduction to moving water and to help develop skills.

    Our Chairman, Jack Daniels, will be leading this paddle. Jack is best known for playboating and any of you who aspire to get to grips with this activity should not miss this opportunity. However the main objective of this paddle is to allow you to develop the skillset you want within a moving water environment.

    Don't forget to use the equipment request form if you need any gear.


    • 4 Feb 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 3
    Register

    A coached session where you can 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.


    • 4 Feb 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 9
    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.


    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 9
    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.


    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 11
    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.


    • 18 Feb 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 6
    Register

    A coached session where you can 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.


    • 18 Feb 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 11

    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.


    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 12
    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.


    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 11
    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.


    • 4 Mar 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 8
    Register

    A coached session where you can 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.


    • 4 Mar 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 11
    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.


    • 9 Mar 2019
    • River Canche, France
    Register

    Getting to one of our favourite locations just before Brexit (Oops! - did we really mention that word) for a day trip is a must for anyone wanting to push towards the next level. We will paddle on the River Canche which is mainly flat water but with a few Grade 1 and Grade 2 rapids and just 1 hour from Calais.

    Potentially, we will be joined by some paddlers from other clubs on this trip, so there is an opportunity to meet with new paddling buddies.

    This will be a full day away departing really early and you will need to have a Passport. We would also recommend an EHIC card in the unlikely event that you need any medical attention whilst in France.

    This trip will be organised by Tony Hogben and on the water Sammy Deans will lead.

    Suitability – all who can paddle in a straight line for 50m. Some moving water experience would be desirable but not essential. As this is a trip outside of the UK boundary, any Junior members should be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.

    If you need equipment, please use the equipment booking form.

    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • 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.


    • 11 Mar 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.


    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 19:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 8
    Register

    Tony P will be hosting a 2 hour rolling session with support from Chris and Nathan.

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 8
    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.


    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 11
    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.


    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 22 Apr 2019
    • North Devon
    Register

    This year sees the return of surf action at PCC. The North Devon coast is a great venue for catching waves and the coast provides a variety of options for us paddlers and any non-paddlers that want to join us.

    We will be joined by former club member and surf kayaking aficionado Nathan Thompson, who will be available to offer hints and tips on how to get the best from the waves.

    We plan to either camp or stay in static caravans depending on numbers and availability.

    Accommodation is already becoming scarce so early booking is essential. Therefore, we are asking that you register for the trip this week so we can secure accommodation.

    If you do not register before 10th January, we cannot guarantee you accommodation and you may need to make your own arrangements

    • 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).

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 4 Aug 2019
    • The Alps, France
    Register

    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.


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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