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Joining the club!
If you want to join our club, or are just interested to find out more about what we are doing this year, email us at plymcanoeandkayak@gmail.com and we will add you to our email list! 

 

About

We are UPSU Canoe and Kayak Club, we were founded in 2005 and have been thriving ever since.  We have built a reputation over the years for providing something for everyone no matter what your interests or ability. We are a friendly club with the sole intent to get our members out and about as much as we can whilst offering training and a safe environment to learn new skills and of course meet new people. We also offer some of the cheapest trips of any water sports club and unlimited free training sessions so what are you waiting for, sign up today. The cost to join us is only £25!

Here's a video showing who we are (link)

By becoming a member you gain the ability to join us on our fantastic trips.  NSR (National Student Rodeo) is our major competition, it is a gathering of over 1000 students to compete and party! Our trips include everything from flat water canoeing to white watter kayaking! We actively encourage our members to gain BCU qualifications, if you are interested in gaining a specific qualification let us know and we’ll try to organise it for you. Throughout the year we enter into student competitions too. We also have an amazing Christmas meal each year, with prizes for various achievements, this is always good fun and a massive turnout! Then we have a summer meal with prizes to round off the year.

Events

As mentioned above we run a range of sessions:

  • Free Weekly Sessions - The club offers subsidised free weekly sessions at Mountbatten water sports centre, typically on Wednesdays afternoons (tide, weather and coach dependant). We are currently the only club to offer unlimited free sessions. These sessions are run by our team of experienced coaches, who will help you to develop your skills and to gain BC qualifications. These sessions are free, but we do take a £5 deposit when you sign on to a session which is returned when you arrive at the session.  
  • Pool Sessions- We normally run fortnightly pool sessions at Plymouth Lifecentre. However, as the Lifecentre is currently closed due to current cirumstances, pool sessions will not be running untill it reopens. When the club can run these sessions again,  qualified coaches shall be at these sessions, to help you develop your skills, especially rescues, braces, and rolling, in a nice warm environment. These sessions cost £5 for an hour, and sessions run between 7-8 and 8-9 every other Sunday evening during term time
  • Trips- We run a range of trips throughout the year, including  river paddles (kayaking), canoeing , a range of whitewater paddles from introductory sessions to more advanced trips, sea kayaking, surfing and much more. We aim to run a trip at least once a month. The cost of these trips vary depending on if we use internal qualified volunteer coaches or get external professional coaches in, the transport cost, and accommodation and food cost. Each trip is different and the price shall be set as cheap as we can make it, as after all we are also students! 
2020/2021 Focus

Our focus for this coming year is to get those with an interest in the sport, to gain experience kayaking/canoeing. And specifically give those with a passion (or ignite said passion) the ability to gain qualifications and the skills required to have confidence on the water, and furthermore give others this wonderful opportunity!

We cant wait to see you on the water!

The Canoe and Kayak Team :)

Links

Facebook Group:  facebook.com/groups

Facebook Page:   UPSU Canoe and Kayak Club

Instagram: @plymouthunicanoeandkayak

Email: plymcanoeandkayak@gmail.com


Activities

Taster session 1

Canoe

10 Oct - 10 Oct 2020

Mount Batton

Taster session 2

Canoe

10 Oct - 10 Oct 2020

Mount Batton

Taster session 3

Canoe

11 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Mount Batton

Taster session 4

Canoe

11 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Mount Batton

Taster session 5

Canoe

14 Oct - 14 Oct 2020

Mount Batton

Taster session 6

Canoe

14 Oct - 14 Oct 2020

Mount Batton


Events

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Committee

Chair
Harry Shaw
Safety Officer
Ellie Roberts
Secretary
Elizabeth Chalmers
Treasurer
Alexander Chepurnoy
 

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