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Windsor to Runnymede in the rain

Windsor paddle – Saturday 22nd July 2023 by Gerry A smallish group of us met up at the Windsor Leisure Centre at 8.30 on a rainy Saturday morning. After unloading our boats at the slipway we organised a shuttle to Runnymede, which was to be our end point for the trip. I was charged with…

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Up the river…

Alfriston paddle – Sunday 15th October 2023 by Gerry On a cold but beautifully sunny morning over 20 of us set off on a round trip from Cuckmere to Alfriston in a mixture of kayaks, SUPs and canoes. The trip was a case of third time lucky as two previous attempts earlier in the year…

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Wye! Oh, Wye!

Wye Valley trip – 28th to 31st July 2023 by Gerry This was a three day trip, with most people arriving on Thursday afternoon or evening. We stayed at Lucksall Caravan and Camping Park in Fiddler’s Green a few miles south of Hereford. This is a large campsite with excellent facilities and plenty of space…

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A Picturesque Paddle to Hampton Court

Hampton Court paddle – Saturday 23rd September 2023 by Gerry An early start for this one as a small group of us met up at the start point – YMCA Harker on the outskirts of Kingston Upon Thames – at 8.30 on a sunny Saturday morning. The drive up from Seaford was pretty smooth apart…

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When is windy, too windy?

August so far has not delivered perfect paddling weather. Rarely have we seen the mirror-like water and perfect blue skies of last summer. And it’s been windy, from light breeze to a chilly Northerly blast. For beginner paddle boarders.to enjoy the experienc of being on the water, the recommendation is to go out if the…

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#ClearAccessClearWaters #BigCleanUp

On Sunday 4th June 2023, we at CVCC – members and volunteers – completed a paddle around the meanders of the SDNP (South Downs National Park) to complete a big rubbish clean up in the area. This was a very important day. Not only did we physically pick up litter from the bankside and in…

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Taking your turn!

It has been a while since I wrote the last blogs on forward paddling skills. I will ask for it to be reposted so newer members can have a read and hopefully gain some tips to aid their paddling.  This one will be looking at turning your kayak, an essential skill for controlling your direction.  There are various reasons why you might…

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Warm Winter Fun

Regular Club sessions continue through the Winter. In partnership with Hastings District Canoe Club, we offer weekly pool sessions at Bexhill. Join us on a Thursday or Saturday evening to practise your skills. This could be developing your confidence being upside down in the water in your boat, or launching yourself into rolls – sideways,…

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