Recreation 2016-12-12T13:25:39+00:00

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 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.

Recreation Posts

Tue18 07, 2017

Gower Trip 2017

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Recreation, Social, Touring|

A brief resume of our very successful Gower weekend. We had Glampers & campers but we all had a good deal of fun in, on & off the water. Our sea kayakers achieved a successful trip from Port Einon to Caswell Bay whilst our juniors enjoyed [...]

Wed19 04, 2017

Calendar for 2017

April 19th, 2017|Categories: Coaching, Racing, Recreation, Touring, White Water|

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 [...]

Tue4 04, 2017

National Canoe week 2016

April 4th, 2017|Categories: Recreation, Social|

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.

Sat22 10, 2016

Boathouse Appeal

October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Coaching, Racing, Recreation, Social, Touring, White Water|

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 [...]