Paddling sessions and where we meet
The club has two "homes". These are our Club House at Colt Hill which is on the Basingstoke Canal near Odiham and the QMC Sports Centre Swimming Pool, Basingstoke.
Our main Club night is Wednesday evening and is either at Colt Hill (summer) or QMC (winter). Although our sessions are still a little limited by COVID-19 restrictions, we are now back to running both our Wednesday Club Nights and our Saturday Morning Paddles. We hope to re-start our Friday Kids Paddles later this year.
Look at our club sessions page to find out more.
Pool Sessions held at Queen Marys College (QMC) - Autumn 2021
This is the Wednesday evening pool programme for Autumn 2021. It includes skills sessions, dedicated to learning and refreshing specific skills, and open sessions, for you to do with as you please. We strive to have coaches available on the 7:15, 7:45 and 8:15 sessions.
Please check the programme regularly - things may change slightly as the season progresses.
We are currently reviewing the pool booking system, so please also check this site before booking, to make sure you have the latest booking information
Colt Hill Saturdays
Saturday Canal Sessions - 9:30am - 12:30pm
There are paddling sessions for Club Members at Colt Hill on many Saturday mornings (depending on availability of Club Coaches and Volunteers.) These sessions can include led paddles and coaching and the possibility of individual tuition. The Boat Store will be open for loan of Club kit between 09:30 and 10:00 (bringing kit back between 12:00 and 12:30)
River Barle Weekend 2021
29th to 31st October 2021
In October 2021 we will be visiting the River Barle in north Devon. For this year only (due to many of the coaches and river leaders not have paddled white water for over 18 months), to take part in this trip you must have paddled on white water before, and be happy to paddle as part of a peer group. As usual there will be group leaders assigned to each group, but no coaching as such.
This scenic river is mainly grade 2 white water, though if the water levels are high, the top section from Tarr Steps to Dulverton can be continuous grade 3 with an alpine feel.
River Usk Weekend 2021
10th to 12th December 2021
In December we will be making our yearly pilgrimage to the River Usk in South Wales. This is a scenic touring white water run on mainly grade II water. There are some grade III drops near Sennybridge, at Mill Falls and at Spuhler’s Folly, although all can be portaged. A good river to practice your boofing!
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