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Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

The Port of London’s latest safety campaign – the Vulnerable River Users Campaign – is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. The river users campaign features seven posters aimed at: encouraging paddlers and rowers to make themselves more visible and improving […]

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Paddington

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Paddington

Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP as it is also known, is an exciting new water sport that is becoming increasingly popular in London and across the UK. SUP is a great way to get on the water and as well as being a fantastic from of fitness, it is also the perfect way to explore cities […]

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Kayaking on the tidal River Thames in London – group safety and leadership

Kayaking on the tidal River Thames in London – group safety and leadership

Kayaking on the tidal Thames is an exciting and challenging way to explore London’s maritime heart, but you need to keep your wits about you, as Steve Rushbrook from Port of London Authority and Harry Whelan from Kayaking London explained at a recent symposium for London paddlers. We started the day with a presentation from […]

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Canoe training and kayak courses

Kayak coaching for older paddlers at Lee Valley

Kayak coaching for older paddlers at Lee Valley

Lee Valley Whitewater Centre is running a course of six sessions to enable the older paddler to work towards their Legacy course competency test, improve their whitewater skills and to gain confidence. Course paddlers enjoy a high coach to participant ratio and exclusive use of the legacy course during the session. The course commences Friday […]

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Traditional Kayak Building Workshop April 2015

Traditional Kayak Building Workshop April 2015

This April, kayak building experts Seawolf Kayak from the Pacific Northwest will be in London teaching the ancient art of building traditional skin-on-frames kayaks. According to Seawolf Kayak, when you bring a boat to life in the traditional fashion, you create stories just as the first kayakers did and still do. You learn complex building techniques like […]

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Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Course / “Smash & Bash” Kayak Repair Clinic

Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Course / “Smash & Bash” Kayak Repair Clinic

BCU Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Course and “Smash & Bash” Kayak Repair Clinics with Howard Jeffs Coastal Navigation Saturday 10th January 2015 This one day classroom based course will cover the theoretical aspects and pre assessment requirements of the BCU 4 Star (Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning) sea kayak award. The aim is to […]

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Canoe club news

New SUP club for Eel Pie Island in Twickenham

New SUP club for Eel Pie Island in Twickenham

Eel Pie Island Club SUP (Epic SUP) is a new Stand Up Paddleboarding club that operates from Twickenham Rowing Club. The club is affiliated to Canoe England and is the fifth SUP club to be established in the country. Stand Up Paddleboarding came to Twickenham back in September 2011 when Active360 partnered with Twickenham Alive to […]

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GaugeMap: new online map of river levels across England and Wales

GaugeMap: new online map of river levels across England and Wales

GaugeMap is a new online map from Shoothill which shows river levels across England and Wales. Shoothill created the FloodAlerts live map system now used by the Environment Agency, BBC, MSN and kayakers and canoeists seeking information on water levels. What is Shoothill GaugeMap? GaugeMap is Shoothill’s take on the Environment Agency’s River Levels On […]

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Canoe polo at Castle Canoe Club – 15 minutes from central London

Canoe polo at Castle Canoe Club – 15 minutes from central London

Castle Canoe Club has created a new website to encourage more players to join in with canoe polo training and games.  The club is open on Sundays 10am to 1pm and on Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm from April to October. Castle Canoe Club is located in Zone 2 at the West Reservoir Centre in Hackney  – just […]

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Kayak and canoe events

Ocean Film Festival comes to London 8-10 October 2015!

Ocean Film Festival comes to London 8-10 October 2015!

The Ocean Film Festival UK Tour screens at the Union Chapel in London on 8, 9 and 10 October! The upcoming Ocean Film Festival gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet! Over three nights the Ocean Film Festival guarantees an inspiring evening of short films that celebrate […]

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London Canoe Sprint Regatta Sunday 16th August 2015

London Canoe Sprint Regatta Sunday 16th August 2015

The London Canoe Sprint Regatta will be held on Sunday 16th August 2015 at the London Regatta Centre on the Royal Albert Dock E16 with London City Airport as a dramatic backdrop, courtesy of the  Royal Albert Dock Trust . There will be races for everyone: K1 – 200m and 500m (including Lightning and Novices) C1 […]

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ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships London Sept 2015

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships London Sept 2015

September 2015 will see 300 of the world’s top Canoe Slalom athletes descend on London to battle it out at the largest global canoeing event outside of the Olympic Games. The 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will see competitors from 55 countries taking on the technically demanding Olympic course at Lee Valley White Water […]

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Books

Canoe Camping  by Tim Gent

Canoe Camping by Tim Gent

In this book Tim Gent shares his enthusiasm for canoe camping, the experience of travelling and camping from an open canoe. He covers planning a journey, selecting the right canoe and equipment and how to pack your canoe. All the traditional skills of camp craft such as fire lighting, cooking on an open fire, campsite […]

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English Whitewater / The BCU Guidebook / 2nd edition

English Whitewater / The BCU Guidebook / 2nd edition

Welcome to the second edition of the English whitewater kayaker’s bible. Having established itself as a key guide to the best of whitewater and park and playspots within England this second offering from Presda Press adds further to the myriad of challenging steep brooks, classic trips on classic rivers, and previously unfamiliar offerings that is […]

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White Water South Alps guidebook – 65 classic kayaking runs

White Water South Alps guidebook – 65 classic kayaking runs

Every year thousands of British kayakers head for the South Alps, in search of white water and excitement. Whether you are an old hand or an ‘Alps virgin’ – there is one guidebook which all white water kayakers turn to – White Water, South Alps. Now in its third edition, the guidebook is packed with […]

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Canoe and kayak videos

Fuse: Thames kayaking at night, water and electric lights

Fuse: Thames kayaking at night, water and electric lights

Fuse is a brilliant short film from Dave Wortley, filmed at Hurley Weir on the River Thames. Fuse has been entered into the 2014 Kayak Session Short Film of the Year Awards. Check out Dave’s blog to find out he and his friends produced Fuse: http://worldkayakblogs.com/mydeckpopped/2014/10/20/fuse/

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Kayak the Amazon: An Expedition from Source to Sea

Kayak the Amazon: An Expedition from Source to Sea

David Midgley, a computer programmer from London, England, dreamed of doing something BIG, and different. A wild idea in a Scottish bar became a ten year project: learn to kayak, and then kayak the Amazon from source to sea. David, better known as ‘Midge’ joined London’s Regents Canoe Club and started to train and plan. Darcy Gaechter […]

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Kayaking through London at night on the River Thames

Kayaking through London at night on the River Thames

London can look pretty stunning from the Thames – especially at night. Check out this clip of paddlers from one of London’s many canoe clubs, enjoying an evening on the river. For more information on kayaking on the River Thames see http://canoelondon.com/kayaking-on-tidal-thames-in-london-group-safety-leadership/

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Ocean Film Festival comes to London 8-10 October 2015!

Ocean Film Festival comes to London 8-10 October 2015!

| July 25, 2015

The Ocean Film Festival UK Tour screens at the Union Chapel in London on 8, 9 and 10 October! The upcoming Ocean Film Festival gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet! Over three nights the Ocean Film Festival guarantees an inspiring evening of short films that celebrate […]

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London Canoe Sprint Regatta Sunday 16th August 2015

London Canoe Sprint Regatta Sunday 16th August 2015

| July 25, 2015

The London Canoe Sprint Regatta will be held on Sunday 16th August 2015 at the London Regatta Centre on the Royal Albert Dock E16 with London City Airport as a dramatic backdrop, courtesy of the  Royal Albert Dock Trust . There will be races for everyone: K1 – 200m and 500m (including Lightning and Novices) C1 […]

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Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

| July 25, 2015

The Port of London’s latest safety campaign – the Vulnerable River Users Campaign – is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. The river users campaign features seven posters aimed at: encouraging paddlers and rowers to make themselves more visible and improving […]

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ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships London Sept 2015

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships London Sept 2015

| July 4, 2015

September 2015 will see 300 of the world’s top Canoe Slalom athletes descend on London to battle it out at the largest global canoeing event outside of the Olympic Games. The 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will see competitors from 55 countries taking on the technically demanding Olympic course at Lee Valley White Water […]

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New SUP club for Eel Pie Island in Twickenham

New SUP club for Eel Pie Island in Twickenham

| June 24, 2015

Eel Pie Island Club SUP (Epic SUP) is a new Stand Up Paddleboarding club that operates from Twickenham Rowing Club. The club is affiliated to Canoe England and is the fifth SUP club to be established in the country. Stand Up Paddleboarding came to Twickenham back in September 2011 when Active360 partnered with Twickenham Alive to […]

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Kayak coaching for older paddlers at Lee Valley

Kayak coaching for older paddlers at Lee Valley

| March 16, 2015

Lee Valley Whitewater Centre is running a course of six sessions to enable the older paddler to work towards their Legacy course competency test, improve their whitewater skills and to gain confidence. Course paddlers enjoy a high coach to participant ratio and exclusive use of the legacy course during the session. The course commences Friday […]

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Traditional Kayak Building Workshop April 2015

Traditional Kayak Building Workshop April 2015

| March 1, 2015

This April, kayak building experts Seawolf Kayak from the Pacific Northwest will be in London teaching the ancient art of building traditional skin-on-frames kayaks. According to Seawolf Kayak, when you bring a boat to life in the traditional fashion, you create stories just as the first kayakers did and still do. You learn complex building techniques like […]

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International Ocean Film Tour 2015 – Sunday 17th May

International Ocean Film Tour 2015 – Sunday 17th May

| March 1, 2015

The International Ocean Film Tour returns to London on Sunday 17th May. Capturing the most stunning (under)water moments on the big screen, the International Ocean Film Tour presents the best water sports and environmental films of the year. If you’re after a dose of adventure, action and ocean life get yourself along to The Rocket […]

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