PIRATES CANOE CLUB

Canoe and kayak club based in Kent

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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

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 0
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    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.


    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.


    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 19:30
    • The Parrot, 1-9 Church Lane, St Radigans, Canterbury CT1 2AG
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    Come and join your fellow Pirates for this years AGM.

    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.

    This year the AGM will be held at The Parrot in Canterbury who have offered us use of a private area. There is the option of a meal, snacks or just a drink. 

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

    • 1 Apr 2019
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 6
    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.


    • 1 Apr 2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 12
    Register

    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.


    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 19:30 - 21:30
    • Kingswood, Ashford
    • 1

    Tony P will be hosting a 2 hour rolling session with support from Chris and Nathan.

    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 22 Apr 2019
    • North Devon
    Register

    This year sees the return of surf action at PCC. The North Devon coast is a great venue for catching waves and the coast provides a variety of options for us paddlers and any non-paddlers that want to join us.

    We will be joined by former club member and surf kayaking aficionado Nathan Thompson, who will be available to offer hints and tips on how to get the best from the waves.

    We plan to either camp or stay in static caravans depending on numbers and availability.

    Accommodation is already becoming scarce so early booking is essential. Therefore, we are asking that you register for the trip this week so we can secure accommodation.

    If you do not register before 10th January, we cannot guarantee you accommodation and you may need to make your own arrangements

    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Lee Valley Whitewater Centre
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    We will be joining Maidstone Canoe Club and Kent Canoes at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre.

    You must be confident on moving water to attend.

    We will meet at Lee Valley at 17:30.

    This is a private booking so we will need volunteers to man throwlines for safety cover (you will need to be wear a buoyancy aid and helmet).

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 08:00
    • Lydd Lakes
    Registration is closed

    Every year we provide on-the-water safety support for a local Triathlon to assist if anyone struggles in the swimming element of the race.

    We're looking for 10 volunteers again this year. You will need to be of at least 2 star standard and have participated in one of our safety sessions or completed your FRST.

    There is a small financial compensation for volunteers (around £25 per person).

    If you are available, please register before the 14th March as we need to be sure we can provide enough bodies.

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 4 Aug 2019
    • The Alps, France
    Register

    The club is currently planning a trip to the Alps in the summer. Our current plan is to separate into two groups to cater for different abilities and make the trip suitable for a wider range of paddlers:

    1. Leadership Training and assessment where appropriate plus WWSR
    2. Easy paddle on Grade 2/3 rivers

    Plans are at an early stage, but we need you to register for this trip to express your interest and show availability and so we can make further plans and discuss them with you.

    Registering does not commit you to coming on this trip at this stage.


Past events

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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