Proposed Thames and SE Events 2022:-

Note! THESE EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ORGANISER AVAILABILITY and are subject to possible changes to match volunteers and National plans.

21 May 2022 - RIVER WEY British Canoeing Floating Pennywort removal event
05 Jun 2022 - RIVER BOURNE AND RIVER THAMES
19 Jun 2022 - RIVER THAMES
03 Jul 2022 - RIVER MEDWAY OR CUCKMERE
31 Jul 2022 - RIVER HAMBLE
14 Aug 2022 - RIVER ADUR
03 Sep 2022 - RIVER THAMES
23 Sep 2022 - CHICHESTER HARBOUR
16 Oct 2022 - RIVER THAMES
04 Nov 2022 - RIVER THAMES FIREWORKS MEET M9312/2022
27 Nov 2022 - BASINGSTOKE CANAL
18 Dec 2022 - RIVER WEY

Information

Next Trip Information/Joining Instructions

CCC Safety Policy (Summary)

Accessing the Chertsey Club Site Canoe Shed

Please note that the above calendar only shows trips and meets organised by the Thames and South East group. To view all National Events (including the Hereford family meet), use the "What's On" menu item at the top of the page.

NEXT TRIP INFORMATION/JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

Last updated 10/5/2022 by Martin Dunn

Sunday 15th May - River Thames, Hurst Park to Teddington and back (Day trip) REPLACES R MOLE PADDLE

The River Mole trip has been cancelled due to low water levels. We are now paddling the River Thames from Hurst Park to Teddington and back. Meet at Hurst Park Car Park (W3W:slide.poppy.cute OS:TQ14216927) for 10:00 am briefing, to launch by 10:30. Please contact Kevin East if paddling (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone: 01932 562111 / 07941 501224). Thames license or British Canoeing membership card required.

Saturday 21st May - British Canoeing River Wey Floating Pennywort removal event

This is an opportunity for the club to give something back to the waterways we paddle. Floating Pennywort is an invasive species that is seriously clogging our waterways creating impassable rafts of growth. A number of us have already helped at previous events on the Wey and the Mole. Find out more: Help stop the spread of Floating Pennywort.

Ben Francis, British Canoeing’s environmental project officer, is organising the Big Floating Pennywort Removal Day at the River Wey Navigation (Surrey), on 21 May, as part of National Invasive Species Week. If you can take part, please complete this form by 13 May.

Option EITHER to go straight to the event (you will be notified parking arrangements nearer the time after registering) OR to join Kevin East paddling from Old Woking. For those joining Kevin, he has arranged parking at Murrays in Old Woking High Street (W3W:sharp.ashes.proud OS:TQ01705690) meeting by 10:00am latest. Please contact Kevin if paddling (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone: 01932 562111 / 07941 501224). Wey Navigation Licence or British Canoeing membership card required if paddling.

Please note the safety policy (see elsewhere in article) and the following information:

Remember to bring your Club membership cards to all club events, since we are required to check and record memberships are current.  We also need to record BRITISH CANOEING numbers for those who have them. Paddlers need to be a member of the Canoe-camping Club and/or British Canoeing. These are needed to ensure that we are covered by the Club's and British Canoeing's insurance.

All participants in club trips or meets do so at their own risk, and neither the Club nor its officers can accept any liability for loss or injury of any kind sustained whilst on a Club trip, meet or other activity.

As a section of the Camping and Caravanning Club, our camping events are restricted to Camping and Caravanning Club members only (including Canoe Camping Club members), anyone participating must be a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club before attending a camping meet. We do allow guest paddlers on most day trips.

 

CCC SAFETY POLICY (SUMMARY)

The Safety Policy can be viewed using the main menu of this website. Key points of the Safety Policy are summarised below.

  • Please ensure you and your canoe, are appropriate for the trip and properly equipped.

  • A briefing will normally precede the trip/event.  

  • A competent adult must accompany young people aged between 8 and 18 years who must have the parents signed permission to canoe (a form is supplied).

Canoeing and kayaking are ‘assumed risk’ ‘water contact’ activities, however serious accidents are very rare. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own action and involvement.


ACCESSING THE CHERTSEY CLUB SITE CANOE SHED

Chertsey Camping and Caravanning Club Site is closed from February 2022 until late May/early June for significant maintenance/building works.

If you wish to access the shed to collect/return your boat and equipment during the closure, then please follow the procedure outlined below.

  • Provide a minimum of 5 days' notice by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please c.c. Kevin East This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Fran Faulkner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Access should be available on most days to includes weekends, but Site Ops reserve the right to ask for a different day if they have work planned that access cannot be worked around. It would help to provide an approximate time of your visit.
  • Site Ops will arrange for either their contractor or a member of part-time club staff to be available for site access.
  • If you need vehicle access to the canoe shed, please make sure to ask.
  • It has been requested the number of people on site is kept to a minimum and that the time spent on site is prompt and minimal too.
  • Please continue to sign the register in the canoe shed for each visit and observe COVID secure protocols.

If you have any problems, please advise Kevin East and Fran Faulkner