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.

Nottingham June Regatta and bikini weather

What is wrong? Three consecutive regattas now it’s been bikini weather! 24° by Sunday afternoon and a just a light puff of a tailwind.

It was Thomas Perkins first regatta and first time in a boat with Pennine’s Jack Civico. A great performance – they were in finals for both 200m and 500m, gaining 2nd for the latter. Thomas also showed great competence in his K1.

Thomas goes all out in K2 with Pennine's Jack Civico
Thomas goes all out in K2 with Pennine’s Jack Civico

Kat Burbeck and Imogen Collins were both competing for medals in the Senior Women’s Open and Women U23 respectively and racing K2 together. Pretty tough competition, but both were in finals for all races and only just missed out on medals: 5th place with sub 2 mins for 500m K2, and Kat gained 4th in K1 1000m. Indeed, our DW champ managed PBs in all her races.

What colour coordination from the terrific Senior Women K2
What colour coordination from the terrific Senior Women K2

Fred lost his K2 partner last minute to examitus, so he spent all Saturday in the Scottish camp, racing K2s and K4s. First race K2 200m – whoa! – they stormed it, winning it by two boat lengths. 500m K2 was also a great race to watch – sheer grit and determination gained them 3rd place. Good to see Fred back in a K4 too – it’s been a while and he can’t have been too shabby (“it didn’t run too badly” said their rather dour coach) as he’s been asked to join them next regatta, too. Sunday was serious K1 day. Highlight was his favourite 200m Boys A/B and getting into Final A.

Fred lining up for his favourite K1 200m
Fred lining up for his favourite K1 200m

July Regatta is round the corner, so get your name up fast! Deadline for sign up is this Sunday 12th June.

If you think your sprint racing is a bit rusty, look out on Facebook for some sprint training sessions Immi and Kat plan to put on to sharpen you up.

Make sure you keep Interclubs regatta weekend free – 3rd/4th September. We need you!

Woodmill is hosting a PaddleFest

Woodmill is hosting a PaddleFest on the 9th and 10th July…

A great weekend of paddling fun for all levels (beginner – advanced)
Bring your friends and family
Weekend ticket ALL INCLUSIVE  £140/£80 NOW £120/£70
Prices (adults/under 16s) when you mention email 76
Includes camping, 2 packed lunches, BBQ (Sat), breakfast (Sun)
Day Ticket Adults £60 and under 16s £40
There will be something for everyone!
Included: 2 full days of activities that you can pick and mix from a selection (e.g. a beginners stand up paddle boarding session), camping, lunch, BBQ and evening activities like Archery and of course a Bonfire!!


Booking form

36th open Flemish championships

The “Neerpeltse Watersport Club” gladly invites you to participate in the “36ste OPEN VLAAMSE KAMPIOENSCHAPPEN” (36th open Flemish championships) on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of August 2016 organised on the occasion of the “71ste Neerpeltse kanoregatta”.

2016 Marathon Nationals at RCC

Don’t forget to let us know how you are going to support this year’s Marathon Nationals at RCC. Whether racing or helping with organisation, or both, make it a winning event for all.

Sign up on the noticeboard at the club or via info@reading-canoe.org.uk

Only 49 days to go!