Free Easter Sunday Canoeing On The Thames

Come early to Chiswick Pier-beginner sessions for all


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Every Sunday, all year round, Chiswick Pier Canoe Club runs an outing on the Thames at Chiswick using a wide range of kayaks and open canoes.

As a contribution to Canoe England’s National Go Canoeing week the outing on Easter Sunday will be FREE for everyone who takes part.The Canoe Club message explains;

"The event will follow our usual format: we’ll get kitted-up from about 9.30am with the intention of being on the water and underway soon after 10.30. We’ll paddle for about an hour and a half, take a refreshment break and then return to Chiswick Pier. We take advantage of the tide to make the return leg of our trips easier and faster, so we should be back soon after 1pm.

Our outings on the Thames at Chiswick are designed for adults (indeed, we have no upper age limit), however teenagers aged 14+ are welcome to accompany their parents.

No prior experience is required: coaches will be on hand to help with instruction and to ensure everyone has a safe outing.

It will be a relaxed outing, so you don’t have to be super fit, however a reasonable level of fitness is obviously required; and – of course – we need everyone to be able to swim 25 metres comfortably in light clothing.

The Canoe Club will provide all the specialist equipment required: you simply need comfortable layers suitable for the weather on the day. It’s important to wear footwear (such as old trainers) which you don’t mind getting wet (there’s often some water slopping about in a boat). For the same reason, a change of dry clothing for afterwards is desirable.

Numbers for this event will be limited by the availability of boats & equipment and the number of qualified coaches.

People will be accepted on a strictly “first come, first served” basis: so if you want try kayaking on the Thames get there early! "

The Club is based at The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London W4 2UG

If you want to know more, contact the Secretary of Chiswick Pier Canoe Club:

Roger Wisdom 07711 730 891

March 29, 2012

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