Covid-19 Update – 29 March 2021 

From April the Club is looking to open for activities again, but still inline with official recommendations: pods of 5 paddlers with one leader. Please see Club emails for future details.
Our pool session is still closed, so we cannot yet take on new members who have no prior kayaking experience. Established paddlers are welcome to join the Club subject to vetting on the water.

London’s kayak club for paddling on the Thames, white water and sea kayaking. 
We are a friendly London canoe club who welcome all those interested in kayaking; from beginners to experienced paddlers, paddling fanatics or just warm weather fans. As a self help club, and members are encouraged to participate in all activities as well as helping to run the Club.

We are probably London’s most active kayak club for paddling; on the Thames, sea kayaking, rivers and Lee Valley whitewater course.
We have pool training sessions for those new to the sport, or wanting to improve. Paddle trips are organised all year from our base by the Thames.
We are a self help club, and members are encouraged to participate in all activities as well as helping to run the Club.

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 2 Thames trial sessions 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 and sea kayaking.

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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