Canoe London newsletter 31st May 2013

by Ian Tokelove
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A quick round up of news for canoeists and kayakers in the London region. Follow Canoe London on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates. You can view the original newsletter at

Sailing and canoeing on a summer’s day

On Sunday 9th June the North London Sailing Association and Castle Canoe Club, in partnership with GLL, bring you free Jazz, Sailing and Canoeing at the West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes N4.

Freestyle competition

Grab a slice of freestyle competition at the Lee Valley White Water Centre on 30th June. The competition is open to all, you don’t need previous experience to take part.

Wild water racing

Do you feel the need for speed? Wild water racing at the Lee Valley White Water Centre on Sunday 28th July.

Canoeing in the capital

Looking for adventure in the capital? Check out the companies which take thrill seekers onto the Thames and London’s canal networks. Kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boarding – it’s all out there!

Marlow Canoe Sprint Regatta

Sunday 9th June 2013 – free spectator entry. The Marlow Canoe Sprint Regatta starts at 8.30am and runs throughout the day. Keep your eyes open for Sir Steve Redgrave racing in the masters class. As the day progresses the races will be interspersed with Dragon Boat races.

Canoe Polo opportunities for under 25s

Are you 18-25? Learn Canoe Polo with Castle Canoe Club. Six Sunday morning sessions for just six quid. Sundays 10-11.30am, 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 14 July, 21 July and 11 August. Contact

London Canoe Sprint Regatta, Sunday 21st July 2013

A one-day regatta in London Docklands for great racing, inter-club competition and paddler development. £12 per head.

Canoe Polo summer ‘pay and play’ league

New London Canoe Polo summer ‘pay and play’ league, at the West Reservoir Centre in Hackney. Thursday 4pm to 7.30pm and Sunday 1.30pm to 4.30pm. For more information see

Teach canoe slalom

Learn the basics of teaching canoe slalom with GB Canoeing. One day module aimed at L1 coaches and higher.

New guide to North West rivers

A new river guide focuses on the Lake District and North West of England, and it doesn’t disappoint. 368 detailed pages cover everything from mellow, grade two touring rivers to high octane, high risk gorge descents.

The River Roding – a canoe trip from Creekmouth to Ilford

Many of London’s old rivers have been lost, buried beneath centuries of urban expansion, but some still flow into the Thames. The River Roding, in eastern London, is one such river, joining the Thames at Barking Creek in the east of London.

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