Club Equipment

The club owns kayaks, canoes, a wide range of paddles, spray decks and buoyancy aids that all available to club members. They are available for use on the Thames at no additional charge to members, and can be hired out by members for trips away. (We are unable to hire out any equipment to non members).

The different types of kayaks owned by the club

Click on the name in the left column to see a full list of the boats available.
Unusually, for a canoe club, we also have two canoes!
TypeDescriptionExample photo
General purpose Thames river boatsGeneral purpose medium length boats (e.g. Dancers) suitable for taking up and down the Thames from Putney.
Sea KayaksAvailable for members to hire for sea trips. These boats are also regularly used on the Thames and are faster and easier to keep in a straight line than the Dancers.
Whitewater KayaksSuitable for whitewater rivers. Some of these are kept at the pool for training. Most of these boats can be hired by club members to take on whitewater trips.
Race boats and surfskisRace boats which are used for training on the Thames and for organised races nearby.
Slalom kayaksSlalom kayaks suitable for taking on the Thames. These boats are no longer used competitively!