How We Work

Royal Canoe Club (RCC) is run by volunteers. Club members and parents will often be asked to help out from time to time. This request can come through a members-only Facebook page. Communication with the coaches is currently done through emails. Coaches can be reached by general coaching email

Being in good time for training is essential for setting up boats and getting on the water together. Please make sure your child meets their coach before you leave the site.

During the summer months there will be capsize drills and skills which will mean that your child will get wet! Please ensure that they have enough spare clothing.

There are various socials through the year, details of which are posted on the RCC Members Facebook page – *see under Communication and an annual junior awards evening at the beginning of December.

Every Wednesday is clubnight. Weather and light permitting, there is a time trial on the water for all members. Afterwards, the bar is open in the clubhouse and food served at a price of £3. It’s a great time to catch up with all those at the club. Club kit including racing vests are also for sale. Please ask Jackie Williams or Sue Bovington about this.


The club has tried various methods in past and present with varying degrees of success. Currently the *Facebook page for Royal Canoe Club members is your main source of information. We know it doesn’t suit everyone but please keep checking it regularly for updates.

As mentioned earlier, all direct communication for groups regarding sessions, races or events is via email. Your first point of contact for any specific paddling enquiries is with the coach, but you can find out more about the club by talking to members, fellow parents and coaches on at club night on a Wednesday evening or on Saturday mornings at training where upstairs in the lounge, cake and fresh coffee is served.

Sue Bovington and Helen Gilbert are the Welfare officers and their contact details are on the notice board in the mainland clubhouse.

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