As well as recreational paddling many canoe clubs specialise in one of the several competition aspects of the sport. Being based directly on the canal with many miles of flat water one of our key focuses is marathon racing. We have a selection of specialist boats available for members to use, from the very stable to the not so stable and this is an area of the club that is expanding rapidly with Gloucester Canoe Club reaching the Hasler Finals in 2016. To contact us about racing please use the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marathon Training happens on Tuesday evenings from 6pm throughout the year so don’t forget a suitable light in the winter months. We have also set a date for the second Gloucester Canoe Marathon, which be Sunday 2nd October 2016
The club has recently been successful in a grant application to Sport England for the sum of £6,700 for the purchase of some more marathon racing boats, the two we got a year ago have been in strong demand so this is a welcome boost.
Following on from another successful National Finals at Richmond on 24 September, where Gloucester came a very respectable 11th overall. Gavin & Andy won a Bronze medal in Div 5 K2. Our juniors had a fantastic outing winning a Silver & Gold in the Girls Lightenings. The boys came first & fourth in the K1 [...]
The provisional results are now available here. Please remember that these are provision and we await confirmation from Emma re any tweeks or changes.
The general ethos for Tuesday and Friday night sessions is as follows: Tuesday Night is Club Night whereby it is the intention to offer the opportunity to join in with either a group doing Marathon Training, a 'touring' group having a social paddle, a beginners/induction/stroke training group based at the clubhouse or, during the summer, white water training at [...]
Vote to support our Boathouse Appeal As you may have seen, the shell of the new Gloucester Boathouse is nearing completion and fitting out of the ground floor with boat storage areas and limited shower and toilet facilities will soon be done; we will then be able to start using the site in earnest. There [...]
Gloucester Canoe Club Hasler Marathon 2016 Thank you to all who attended our second successful Hasler Race on October 2nd and to our sponsor Canoe & Kayak Store We now have the final results for the event here. (I have been told that there are one or two amendments that don't affect points or positions yet to be confirmed). [...]
As you will see from group emails there is lots happening in the club at the moment. Tuesday nights have now recommenced and we will be at the canal at 6pm this coming week. We also have a programme of Friday evening paddles on local rivers. The club diary had now been updated for those [...]