Covid-19 Update 
The Club’s activities are still severely limited due to COVID-19. However, members are now able to paddle on the River Thames, but only in small groups, which are limited to 6 people; 5 members and a trip leader.

At the present time we can only accept new members who are experienced paddlers. Therefore, any new members must already be competent in capsize and rescue safety drills, having had plenty of practice in swimming pools, open water etc.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept beginners and novices at the moment. This is because we are not able to operate our pool sessions where safety inductions and training is normally carried out. We intend to offer this as soon as circumstances allow.

Best wishes to you all

14th July 2020

London’s kayak club for paddling on the Thames, on white water, pool training and sea kayaking. 
We are a friendly London canoe club who welcome all those interested in canoeing and kayaking; from beginners to experienced paddlers, paddling fanatics or just warm weather fans.

We are probably London’s most active kayak club for paddling; on the Thames, sea kayaking, rivers and Lee Valley whitewater course.

We have weekly pool training sessions for those new to the sport, or wanting to improve. Paddle trips are organised all year round from our base by the river Thames.

Follow these steps to join us:

1. As a newcomer to the Club first come along to our weekly pool session. If you are a beginner you will be taught basic safety drills and rescues. Normally 3 sessions is sufficient for you to become competent. If you have prior kayaking experience this will be quicker.

2. After completing the safety drills go to our Membership system to provisionally join the Club. You are allowed one month and two Thames sessions with the Club before payment is due.

3. After joining the club, you will receive email invitations to paddle with us on our Saturday morning and Thursday evening Thames trips.

4. Once you are used to paddling on the Thames, progress to paddling on white water rivers, sea kayaking and surfing.

The Club has everything you need to go touring on the Thames; you just need to bring suitable clothes.
But don't forget to return to the pool to acquire and improve on skills such as for eskimo rolling. paddle techniques and advanced rescues.
The club has members from all over London, as well as from the local areas of Putney, Fulham, Hammersmith, Wandsworth and Chelsea.
We are always keen to welcome new members and are British Canoeing affiliated.

Putney Bridge Canoe Club

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