Windsor Hasler – Cancelled

From the race organiser: ” It is with regret that I have to inform you that WDCC has taken the decision to cancel their Hasler event on the 16th Oct 2016.

I apologise for the somewhat short notice, but unfortunately it was unavoidable. The club will look to run the event next year. “

RCC has a brilliant start to the new hasler Season

Pangbourne heralds the start of the new hasler season and it was held in perfect conditions – bathed in sunshine and minimal wind. Reading put out an impressive team of 34 paddlers and were delighted to come away with the highest Club points. Well done Reading and all those who took part!

There were some impressive podium finishes too:

  • 3rd Div 3 K2 Kat & Nigel
  • 3rd Div 4 K2 Duncan & Peter
  • 1st and 2nd Div 7 K2 Thomas & Joe, Erika & Michelle
  • 1st Div 8 K1 Lilli
Brian & Jim coming into the portage.
Brian & Jim coming into the portage.

2016 Nottingham Interclubs Sprint Regatta

First weekend of September saw the 2016 Interclubs Sprint Regatta at Nottingham. Thirty three paddlers made up the team for Reading Canoe Club competing in 75 races – or 119 if they all reached their finals – over the two days.

The Club had ten paddlers new to sprints. They took to the course with gusto and, with the rest of the team, produced some impressive results and podium finishes.

At the end of the long weekend of racing, the Club came a very impressive 3rd place overall out of 96 Clubs, beaten only by Chelmsford and Wey.

Well done to all our sprinters!

Dan and László
Rachel and Eleanor
Ro and Fran

Official Results on

River Closure on Thursday 18th August

Notice has been issued from the environment agency of river closure for installation and removal of a temporary footbridge for the Reading Festival.
It does not not affect the course of the usual Thursday evening sessions.

Harbourmasters Notice:

When: Thursday 18 August to 5 September, 7pm to midnight
Where: Scours Lane, Reading (one mile upstream of Caversham bridge)
What: Installation and removal of a temporary bridge for Reading Festival

Provisional Marathon Nationals start list

Is here.   Will updated as any additional entries are received and processed.

Deadlines for late entries:

22:00 Friday 22 July for Saturday races
17:45 Saturday 23 July for Sunday races

Entries received after Friday 15 July will be subject to a late entry fee of £5 per seat.

Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club Paddle & Picnic – Saturday 9th July

Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club, turns 40 this year!

To mark the occasion they are completing four touring paddles, at four different clubs.  This Saturday will see them visit Reading Canoe Club.

The format will be leisurely paddle to Pangbourne and back taking in picnic en route.

Anyone from the club is welcome to join them.

They will be looking to start just after 09:00, if you are interested in joining them and want more information please drop a note to Reggie.

Please make them feel welcome.