Night Swim Kayaking review

Night Swim Kayaking review

We all have our favourite kayaking disciplines: it could be the thrill of white water rapids; the excitement of the slalom competition or the unpredictability of the ocean… BUT is there more out there? Trawling through my emails one evening my eye was drawn to one sent by Lianne Hickling about supporting a long distance …

Go Canoeing Week – Additional Sessions

Go Canoeing Week – Additional Sessions

The 28th May to 5th June is National Go Canoeing Week, so we are putting on some extra sessions to help you get out paddling more during the week – that is as well as our normal coached sessions. Also wherever you are paddling don’t forget to log your miles and help Macgregor the British …

Is your canoe helmet fitted correctly?

Is your canoe helmet fitted correctly?

We all know that wearing a helmet is essential in white water and many other paddling environments. But if it doesn’t fit correctly, it can be less effective than it should be leaving you exposed to potential injury. There are many different helmets out there. Which you buy and use is a combination of personal …

Congratulations to our award winners

Congratulations to our award winners

The clubs Annual Awards were presented at the AGM on Saturday 27th Feb, at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Best Beginner Max Tupper Most Improved Male Stuart Vidler Most Improved Female Liane Hickling Most Improved Junior (under 14) Stan Lawler Most Improved Junior (under 18) Alex Bell Most Improved Junior Female Olivia Kirk Media Contribution Dig Coll …

Flood update and help needed to clean up

As I’m sure most of you will know the club was flooded over Christmas with the tremendous floods that swept through the Calder Valley. Overall the damage was not as great as feared. Our thoughts are with all those householders and business that have been severely affected. We must first thank everyone who has already …

HELP NEEDED TO CARRY ON THE FLOOD CLEAN UP!

Meet at 10.30 am (10th January) at the club. All welcome, including friends and family. Bring your waterproof paddling kit as there will be jobs on the riverside and a paddle afterwards. Plus old clothes and if you have a spare, bring a broom. Food and refreshments provided for volunteers. Thanks to all those who …

Tower Hamlets Trip

Tower Hamlets Trip

The unforgettable trip down the Thames was the brainwave of Dave Fuller, who started by organising the Tower Hamlets Canoe Club to come to Sowerby Bridge for a weekend on our white water course. The exchange was then set for us to go to London and paddle the Thames, not on a nice summers day …

Winter Paddling Opportunities

Winter Paddling Opportunities

Summer sessions are finished for another year I’m afraid, but there’s still opportunities to get out paddling. Club sessions Keep a look out for our informal paddling sessions at the club on various weekends (usually Sundays).  These are more informal than summer river sessions.  They are not coached sessions so only suitable for those who completed a beginner …

A brief history of Halifax Canoe Club

A brief history of Halifax Canoe Club

We are proudly celebrating 50 years of Halifax CC this year.  But where did it all start?  and what happened along the way? We’ve started putting together a potted history of major event in the history of the club over the last 50 years.  See our new Club History page for the story as we know …

Great Glen – fundraising for our amazing Club

On Thursday 17th September, a fellowship of 12 paddlers from Halifax will embark on a challenging adventure. Over 4 days, our fellowship will paddle a combined distance of over 1,100 kilometres from Corpach on the Atlantic Coast of Scotland, up the Caledonian Canal through Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness before arriving at Inverness, …