Every week we do something that can be called ‘recreational’. On Tuesdays we usually meet at the ‘clubhouse’ and spend time in or out of the water ‘messing about in boats’. During the summer months, these meets can also involve travel to other locations such as Symonds Yat so take a look at the calendar. If we are meeting elsewhere, you can find out how to find us by looking at the ‘Locations’ page. This contains maps, postcodes and sometimes coordinates, to enable you to get to the meeting point. To get involved in these paddles contact the club using the generic email@example.com address.
On most Fridays during the warmer months, we also run river sessions that are usually a gentle paddle along one of the three rivers we have easy access to. Sometimes these will also include running gentle grade one or two rapids, or portages around locks. This is as opposed to spending time ‘playing’ with a rapid, although some of the more experienced members will go up and down rapids ‘just for the fun of it’.
Surfing – Due to the proximity of many good surfing locations nearby in the South West and South Wales it would be rude for GCC members not to organise at least one weekend a year on the Gower where members surf and do sea expeditions. There are also more spontaneous day surf trips that individual members of the club undertake as private individuals.
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 [...]
National Canoe Week 2016 @ Gloucester Canoe Club This is a draft post about National Canoe Week 2016 - anyone want to add content then please do as a matter of urgency.
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 [...]
The annual Gloucester kayak trip to the Gower was full of thrills and spills, (more spills for some than others!!!) a great barbecue and some hair-raising wave action! It was definitely a weekend of two halves with very choppy waters on the Saturday quelling to much gentler ones on Sunday. Most of the group [...]
On Friday Tom, Hilary, Chris, Tim, Cath and Rob made their way to Preston campsite to start our River Wye Trip. Tents were pitched and the feasting began. We had a simple barbecue sheltering under the awning tied to Rob’s van. Saturday - The next morning we were met by Brian, Mike, John, Melinda and [...]
Dear reader With our new website we can do fancy personalised newsletters so I thought it a good idea now the evenings are lighter to do a few lines to update people on what is going on in the club. I would start this update by stressing that we are not a racing club, we [...]