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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

    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    UPDATE, PLEASE READ...

    When booking via the website or app, you will receive a confirmation email if you have been allocated a place. If the session is full, you will be added to a wait-list and if someone drops out, you may be allocated a place - you will receive the same confirmation email if this happens.

    If you haven't pre-booked and session is full, you will not be allowed to join the session as we have to adhere to maximum numbers.

    When attending a session in any capacity, you must visit reception and sign in upon arriving on site. You must sign out before you leave.

    On arrival at pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

    Please ensure you put any club kit you have used away at the end of your session - coaches and supervisors volunteer their time to make pool sessions happen and it is not fair to expect them to tidy up after you as well.

    If you have booked a place and cannot attend you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

    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.


    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    UPDATE, PLEASE READ...

    When booking via the website or app, you will receive a confirmation email if you have been allocated a place. If the session is full, you will be added to a wait-list and if someone drops out, you may be allocated a place - you will receive the same confirmation email if this happens.

    If you haven't pre-booked and session is full, you will not be allowed to join the session as we have to adhere to maximum numbers.

    When attending a session in any capacity, you must visit reception and sign in upon arriving on site. You must sign out before you leave.

    On arrival at pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

    Please ensure you put any club kit you have used away at the end of your session - coaches and supervisors volunteer their time to make pool sessions happen and it is not fair to expect them to tidy up after you as well.

    If you have booked a place and cannot attend you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

    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.


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 09:00
    • Church Lane, Chartham
    • 4
    Register

    Join us for a play at the weir in Chartham.

    We'll park and meet in the village/surgery car park at 09:00 and paddle up to the weir. We will be finished around lunchtime.

    This trip is intended as a warm-up for those attending the introduction to white water trip in February so priority will be given to people who have registered for that trip.

    There will also be a peer element for the more experienced paddlers who do not require coaching or supervision.

    Organiser: Malcolm Oates

    On the water support: Malcolm Oates

    Don't forget to book equipment if you need it!


    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 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.


    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 10
    Register

    UPDATE, PLEASE READ...

    When booking via the website or app, you will receive a confirmation email if you have been allocated a place. If the session is full, you will be added to a wait-list and if someone drops out, you may be allocated a place - you will receive the same confirmation email if this happens.

    If you haven't pre-booked and session is full, you will not be allowed to join the session as we have to adhere to maximum numbers.

    When attending a session in any capacity, you must visit reception and sign in upon arriving on site. You must sign out before you leave.

    On arrival at pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

    Please ensure you put any club kit you have used away at the end of your session - coaches and supervisors volunteer their time to make pool sessions happen and it is not fair to expect them to tidy up after you as well.

    If you have booked a place and cannot attend you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

    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.


    • 5 Feb 2020
    • 19:30
    • Mersham Football Club, Flood St, The Forstal, Ashford TN25 7HE
    Register

    Come and join your fellow Pirates for this years AGM (Annual General Meeting).

    The AGM is a celebration of what we have been up to and achieved over the last year and provides all members with an opportunity to help decide on what we get up to over the next year.

    If you have any ideas, skills or a little time to join in or support the club or committee, or some thoughts or suggestions for events or trips you would like to see the club putting on, make sure you come along. If not, come along anyway - it's great to see as many faces as possible!

    Please contact us with anything you would like us to add to the agenda for the meeting.

    Help us transform Pirates Canoe Club into the club you want it to be.

    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 9 Feb 2020
    • Devon
    • 2
    Register

    Aimed at club members wanting to progress from lake and canal paddling to moving rivers. This is run over 2-days and will introduce you to white water skills on grade 1 and 2 water. Individualised coaching will help you progress at your rate and learn to enjoy the fun of paddling on moving water. We will work with you on skills, confidence and psychology over two full days.

    During the weekend we will cover the essential skills of forward paddling, turning strokes, ferry gliding, breaking in to and out of the flow and edge control. We will also discuss safety and trip planning.

    Day One will introduce you to kayaking skills on a Grade I moving water. You will learn basic strokes and boat control, such as forward paddling, turning, and ferry gliding.

    Day Two will develop these skills further on grade two water and introduce you to skills for ferry gliding in slightly faster flow, breaking in and out of the flow and moving down simple rapids during a short fun river trip. We will also look at safety and equipment and trip planning.

    Key Info:

    • Arrive: Fri 7th February, 2020 – in the evening (fish & chip shop in town)
    • Paddling: Sat 8th and Sun 9th February, 2020
    • Cost: £35 - covers 2 nights in a Bunkhouse. Those that have paid £60 will be refunded the difference. Breakfast can be bought in the cafe (£4 to £8).
    • Location: Southwest (either Dartmoor or Exmoor) accommodation dependent
    • Rivers: Lower Dart, Teign, Barle, Exe and whatever else may be running.
    • Transport: Provide own transport. Most people car share. A list will be sent out nearer the time.
    • Bunk House: Fox Tor Cafe.

    Food:

    • Sat/Sun Breakfast – Bunkhouse
    • Sat Dinner - Eat out in a pub, bring money,
    • Lunches - Bring own packed lunch and hot drink

    Equipment:

    • Kayak
    • Paddle
    • Helmet
    • BA
    • Cag/Dry Suit/Wetsuit

    The club has boats and paddles you can borrow if required. Please use the equipment booking form to arrange these. If you need anything else, reply to any of the emails or get in touch via the website and we will try to beg, borrow and steal on your behalf.

    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 9 Feb 2020
    • Devon
    • 2
    Register

    Aimed at club members with basic moving water experience. The aim of the weekend is to improve your skills on grade 2 (3) water.

    We will cover general paddling skills, manoeuvring on grade 2 water, tactics on moving water, safety, rescue skills, planning and much more.

    By the end of the weekend, you’ll have better confidence and skills enabling you to have more fun in a safer way when paddling as a group member on grade 2(3) water.

    Key Info:

    • Arrive: Fri 7th February, 2020 – in the evening (fish & chip shop in town)
    • Paddling: Sat 8th and Sun 9th February, 2020
    • Cost: £35 - covers 2 nights in a Bunkhouse. Those that have paid £60 will be refunded the difference. Breakfast can be bought in the cafe (£4 to £8).
    • Location: Southwest (either Dartmoor or Exmoor) accommodation dependent
    • Rivers: Lower Dart, Teign, Barle, Exe and whatever else may be running.
    • Transport: Provide own transport. Most people car share. A list will be sent out nearer the time.
    • Bunk House: Fox Tor Cafe.

    Food:

    • Sat/Sun Breakfast – Bunkhouse
    • Sat Dinner - Eat out in a pub, bring money,
    • Lunches - Bring own packed lunch and hot drink

    Equipment:

    • Kayak
    • Paddle
    • Helmet
    • BA
    • Cag/Dry Suit/Wetsuit

    The club has boats and paddles you can borrow if required. Please use the equipment booking form to arrange these. If you need anything else, reply to any of the emails or get in touch via the website and we will try to beg, borrow and steal on your behalf.

    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 9 Feb 2020
    • Devon
    • 6
    Register

    There is an opportunity to join the beginners and improvers over the planned weekend at the Dart. As a peer group you will be expected to manage yourselves on the water - if you have any doubts, please register for the improvers event.

    Key Info:

    • Arrive: Fri 7th February, 2020 – in the evening
    • Paddling: Sat 8th and Sun 9th February, 2020
    • Cost: £35 - covers 2 nights in a Bunkhouse, with bedding. Breakfast can be bought in the cafe (£4 to £8).
    • Location: Southwest - Dartmoor
    • Rivers: Dart loop, Plym, Teign or whatever else may be running.
    • Transport: Provide own transport. Most people car share. A list will be sent out nearer the time.
    • Bunk House: Fox Tor Cafe.

    Food:

    • Sat/Sun Breakfast – cafe or own at Bunkhouse
    • Sat Dinner - Eat out in a pub, bring money,
    • Lunches - Bring own packed lunch and hot drink

    Equipment:

    • Kayak
    • Paddle
    • Helmet
    • BA
    • Cag/Dry Suit/Wetsuit

    The club has boats and paddles you can borrow if required. Please use the equipment booking form to arrange these. If you need anything else, reply to any of the emails or get in touch via the website and we will try to beg, borrow and steal on your behalf.

    • 10 Feb 2020
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 9
    Register

    UPDATE, PLEASE READ...

    When booking via the website or app, you will receive a confirmation email if you have been allocated a place. If the session is full, you will be added to a wait-list and if someone drops out, you may be allocated a place - you will receive the same confirmation email if this happens.

    If you haven't pre-booked and session is full, you will not be allowed to join the session as we have to adhere to maximum numbers.

    When attending a session in any capacity, you must visit reception and sign in upon arriving on site. You must sign out before you leave.

    On arrival at pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

    Please ensure you put any club kit you have used away at the end of your session - coaches and supervisors volunteer their time to make pool sessions happen and it is not fair to expect them to tidy up after you as well.

    If you have booked a place and cannot attend you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

    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.


    • 10 Feb 2020
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 12
    Register

    UPDATE, PLEASE READ...

    When booking via the website or app, you will receive a confirmation email if you have been allocated a place. If the session is full, you will be added to a wait-list and if someone drops out, you may be allocated a place - you will receive the same confirmation email if this happens.

    If you haven't pre-booked and session is full, you will not be allowed to join the session as we have to adhere to maximum numbers.

    When attending a session in any capacity, you must visit reception and sign in upon arriving on site. You must sign out before you leave.

    On arrival at pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

    Please ensure you put any club kit you have used away at the end of your session - coaches and supervisors volunteer their time to make pool sessions happen and it is not fair to expect them to tidy up after you as well.

    If you have booked a place and cannot attend you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

    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.


    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 16 Feb 2020
    • TBC
    Register

    Important: closing date for registration is 31st January

    Join us for a rainchasers weekend where we will determine the location at the last possible moment depending on the best conditions.

    This trip is limited to a group of 6 people and is peer paddle by nature so you must be confident on grade 3 rivers.

    The intention will be to travel on the Friday evening  with a paddle on Saturday and Sunday morning before we return Sunday afternoon.

    We will likely stay at a bunkhouse, but this will be arranged at the last minute so costs are yet to be determined. We will travel in 2 vehicles and split the fuel costs. There is a non-refundable £20 deposit to attend this event.

    Organiser: Paul French

    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 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.


    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 10
    Register

    UPDATE, PLEASE READ...

    When booking via the website or app, you will receive a confirmation email if you have been allocated a place. If the session is full, you will be added to a wait-list and if someone drops out, you may be allocated a place - you will receive the same confirmation email if this happens.

    If you haven't pre-booked and session is full, you will not be allowed to join the session as we have to adhere to maximum numbers.

    When attending a session in any capacity, you must visit reception and sign in upon arriving on site. You must sign out before you leave.

    On arrival at pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

    Please ensure you put any club kit you have used away at the end of your session - coaches and supervisors volunteer their time to make pool sessions happen and it is not fair to expect them to tidy up after you as well.

    If you have booked a place and cannot attend you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

    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.


    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Various

    Objective

    To provide members who have some basic paddling skills, 5 progressive sessions in sea kayaks. The key objective of these sessions is to enable participants to join in club organised sea kayaking activities in a safe and competent manner. Each session builds on the skills of the previous session and therefore attendance at all is highly desirable. Personal safety is critical and therefore progression through the sessions will depend on participants reaching a standard acceptable to the delivery team. 

    Session Dates

    1. Monday 24th February - Double pool session - Rescue training.
    2. Saturday 29th February - Outdoor training on local river or canal.
    3. Saturday 7th March - Outdoor training on local river, canal or Folkestone Harbour.
    4. Saturday 14th March - Outdoor training at Folkestone Harbour.
    5. Saturday 21st March - Sea journey.

    Course content

    1. Using different techniques to manoeuvre.
    2. Launching and landing in different conditions.
    3. Carry out self rescues and rescue other paddlers.
    4. Preparation for trips.
    5. Useful and essential safety equipment and clothing.

    Participant Requirements

    1. Have paddled on open water in any craft.
    2. Have access to wet or dry suit or similar, safety helmet, buoyancy aid, suitable footwear, Kayak and paddle.
    3. Participants may be able to borrow some of the items from the club.
      • As participants will be carrying out some of the rescues in the sea, clothing must provide sufficient protection from the cold.
      • As the sessions are progressive it is highly desirable that you commit to attending all on all the dates. If that is not possible and you still want to be included please contact Keith to see if your personal needs can be managed in a different way. Please note that this may not be possible as it will depend on the delivery team constraints.
    4. As we have equipment limitations and this will restrict numbers please register early to avoid disappointment.

    Coordinated by Keith White (07581 067951)

    Delivery by Andrew Forrester, Andy Tebbs, Mike Garcia, Pete Howe and Keith White


    • 22 Mar 2020
    • Cardiff International White Water Centre
    Register

    Join us for a jolly to the Cardiff International White Water course.

    This will be a day trip so expect an early start and a late finish.

    You will need to be 3-star standard to attend this trip.

    Organiser: Paul French

    Don't forgot to book your equipment if you need it.

    CIWW Info

    Prices: adults* £12.50pp; children (15 years and under) & students with a valid NUS Extra card* £5pp.

    All paddlers need to have a Cardiff International White Water ID card to use our Park & Play facility. The cards cost £5 and are available to buy at reception. They last for 12 months.

    The course pumps at:

    • 4 cumecs from 10:00
    • 6 cumecs from 12:25
    • 8 cumecs from 13:30

    4 cumecs is ideal for entry level paddling, 8 cumecs puts it between the Legacy and Olympic course at Lee Valley.

    There is a canoe shop on site where you can hire boats – it used to be £10:00 per day and you could swop boats throughout, but please contact them to check if you are interested in doing this.

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • TBC
    Register

    Join us and play in the waves!

    The location and time of this trip will be determined a few days prior to the trip so we can select the best location according to the weather and sea conditions. The location will be in Kent or East Sussex.

    Organiser: Jill Evans

    Don't forget to book equipment if you need it.

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Tonbridge to Yalding
    Register

    Spend the day paddling between Tonbridge and Yalding and get to experience an adventure in an open boat (canadian canoe).

    We will be setting off from Tonbridge swimming pool at around 10:00 and will stop for a picnic around lunch time. Then expect another couple of hours on the water before we reach Yalding (Tea Pot Island). In total, we expect to be on the water for 4-5 hours.

    We will be paddling in pairs so don't be too concerned about the length of the paddle - just make sure you sit at the back so the other person doesn't see you relaxing whilst they do the hard work!

    As we don't have open boats within the club we will be hiring them in. The benefit is that the hire includes everything so apart from a little help unloading and loading at each end, you only need to bring your lunch with you.

    Hire will include:

    • Boat
    • Paddle
    • BA
    • Helmet
    • Kit barrel and valuables box

    On the day, we will meet at Tonbridge for 09:00 and then shuttle all of the cars to Yalding so that they are waiting for us when we arrive at the end of our paddle. Speaking of which, there will be an obligatory drink in the pub at the end!

    This is a coached trip, so no experience is necessary and it is open to all ages and abilities.

    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 19:00
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 17:00
    • Brecon Beacons
    • 23
    Register

    Join us on our inaugural club trip to the Brecon Beacon. Hopefully the river gods will be kind and allow us to paddle some of the best rivers South Wales has to offer.

    The aim is to travel up on the Friday afternoon/evening and stay at a bunkhouse. We will paddle on the Saturday and Sunday morning before travelling back late Sunday afternoon.

    Costs will be between around £40-£60 for 2 nights accommodation with food included. This will be in the form of self-catered meals, where everyone will be expected to muck in. Meals provided in this price will be breakfast on both days and an evening meal Saturday. Basic lunch ingredients will be provided, you will just need to make your own each day.

    You will need to arrange your own meal for Friday night.

    There will be a £20 deposit required when registering for the trip, this will secure your place in the accommodation. The balance will need to be paid by the beginning of April.

    The bunkhouse details are:

    Centref Adventure Farm, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8LR

    www.cantref.com

    We will aim to buddy people up for travelling to reduce fuel costs which will run to around £100 per car (we usually see between 2 and 4 people travelling together). 

    The trip will be split into three groups.

    1. Those with little to no moving water experience where formal coaching will be provided.
    2. Those with some moving water experience and wishing to develop their skills.
    3. And finally a peer group. 

    The bunk house can hold 24 people so do not delay in reserving your place.

    In the event we have more than 24 people interested in this trip, there is the possibility of housing a further 10 people in a separate bunkhouse.

    Organiser: Malcolm Oates, Tony Hogben and Sammy Deans

    On the water support Malcolm Oates, Sammy Deans and others 

    Don't forget to book equipment if you need it.

Past events

20 Jan 2020 Open Pool Session
20 Jan 2020 Coached Pool Session
13 Jan 2020 Open Pool Session
13 Jan 2020 Open Pool Session
6 Jan 2020 Open Pool Session
6 Jan 2020 Coached Pool Session
31 Dec 2019 New Year Paddle
22 Dec 2019 Christmas Paddle
20 Dec 2019 Christmas Drinks
16 Dec 2019 Inflatable Fun at the Pool
14 Dec 2019 River Dart Weekend - Away Trip
9 Dec 2019 Open Pool Session
9 Dec 2019 Coached Pool Session
2 Dec 2019 Open Pool Session
2 Dec 2019 Coached Pool Session
25 Nov 2019 Open Pool Session
25 Nov 2019 Open Pool Session
18 Nov 2019 Open Pool Session
18 Nov 2019 Coached Pool Session
16 Nov 2019 North Wales Weekend - Away Trip
11 Nov 2019 Sea Kayaking Pool Session - All Members
11 Nov 2019 Sea Kayaking Pool Session
4 Nov 2019 Open Pool Session
4 Nov 2019 Coached Pool Session
2 Nov 2019 Chartham Weir
28 Oct 2019 Open Pool Session
28 Oct 2019 Open Pool Session
21 Oct 2019 Open Pool Session
21 Oct 2019 Coached Pool Session
20 Oct 2019 Yalding
14 Oct 2019 Open Pool Session
14 Oct 2019 Inflatable Fun at the Pool
7 Oct 2019 Open Pool Session
7 Oct 2019 Coached Pool Session
6 Oct 2019 Chartham to Canterbury
30 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
30 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
23 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
23 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
21 Sep 2019 Royal Military Canal - Kenardington to Appledore
16 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
16 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
9 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
9 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
7 Sep 2019 Hartlake to Yalding
7 Sep 2019 Yalding
2 Sep 2019 Open Pool Session
2 Sep 2019 Coached Pool Session
19 Aug 2019 Sea Kayak Training and Practice
19 Aug 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Open
19 Aug 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Coached
12 Aug 2019 Open Pool Session
12 Aug 2019 Open Pool Session
5 Aug 2019 Sea Kayak Training and Practice
5 Aug 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Coached
5 Aug 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Open
29 Jul 2019 Open Pool Session
27 Jul 2019 Alps Trip
22 Jul 2019 Beginners coached course (3 Mondays)
22 Jul 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Open
22 Jul 2019 Sea Kayak Training and Practice
21 Jul 2019 Triathlon support
15 Jul 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Open
15 Jul 2019 Sea Kayak Training and Practice
15 Jul 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Coached
14 Jul 2019 Lee Valley Demo Evening
14 Jul 2019 Folkestone Sea Paddle
8 Jul 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Open
8 Jul 2019 Sea Kayak Training and Practice
8 Jul 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Coached
1 Jul 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Open
1 Jul 2019 Sea Kayak Training and Practice
1 Jul 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Coached
24 Jun 2019 Open Pool Session
24 Jun 2019 Open Pool Session
17 Jun 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Open
17 Jun 2019 Conningbrook Lake - Coached
17 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Training and Practice
17 Jun 2019 Go Paddling Week - Come and Try Kayaking (rescheduled)
16 Jun 2019 Hartlake to Yalding - Cancelled
10 Jun 2019 Open Pool Session
10 Jun 2019 Open Pool Session
8 Jun 2019 Weekend at Holme Pierrepont White Water Course
3 Jun 2019 Open Pool Session
3 Jun 2019 Open Pool Session
29 May 2019 Midweek paddle at Conningbrook
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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