Focus on … Canoe Club
We, at the Sussex Canoe Club are a white water kayaking club welcome to all levels of paddlers from complete beginners to experts.
We are perhaps, the most popular and the most diverse paddling club you can find in Sussex!
As a club, our aim is to provide, to everyone who joins, good training in control techniques to allow everyone in the club to enjoy safe white-water paddling. It is not a problem for anyone who has never paddled before to join the club, as we teach in a swimming pool to develop control and confidence in a nice and warm environment.
We organise three trips a term, usually to either Wales or Devon and usually, at the end of the university year, we head to the rivers in the Alps. Our first Canoe trip of the year will be surfing at the Gower (South Wales) on the weekend 21 – 23 October.
We arrange the trips to be progressively harder for everyone to learn at the ideal pace, but are still challenging enough for any level of paddler to enjoy.
The club can provide most necessary equipment and all safety equipment required.
We do not just paddle on the term trips! Recently, over the summer 18 of us travelled around Europe camping through Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
A few members of our club have also frequented the new Lea Valley White Water Centre at Waltham Cross. We also have the opportunity to go on training weekends for white water qualifications.
We arrange the kit and the transport, so you just need to bring yourselves, four pounds, and a swimming costume!
For more information, head to www.sussecanoe.co.uk