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Starter Sessions

Are you a beginner and do you fancy joining our club?  Click on the the link to the beginners page to find out more.

We welcome people of all fitness levels into our club. We are racing kayaking club, which means kayaks that go fast, but are a little bit unstable.  We are a club that focuses on improving fitness and skill.  We are not a touring club.  Anyone of any level of fitness is welcome into our club, and we can work with you to become the best kayaker you can be.   We are entirely staffed by volunteers.  We really like to focus on people who are considering becoming regular members rather than people who are coming down for a one off session. By all means though do come down to one of our friendly ‘commitment free’ starter sessions to see if it is the right thing for you.  If you do join us, we will put you into a training program with the plan that you will be able to start racing in kayaking events in 6 months.  You don’t have to race of course, but don’t be put off by the idea of racing either.  Races are split into ability groups so all ages and all levels of fitness can enjoy a race. To repeat the old adage; it is is not the winning but the taking part.

About the Club

Ealing Canoe Club is a friendly, inclusive kayak club situated on the Grand Union Canal. We cater to all levels of paddling ability, running courses for complete beginners as well as training more experienced paddlers to race competitively in both marathon and sprint competitions.

We run regular training sessions for both adults and juniors throughout the year. We have a huge range of members: some participate for fitness and fun, while others will train for major events such as the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster race or the marathon Hasler series. Racing is a great way to engage with other clubs and test your skills against others and on different types of waterways, so we encourage all of our members to enter appropriate races as soon as they are able.

If you want to know what we are up to on a day to day basis please click on our calendar link here calendar link.

Our aim is to promote various forms of canoe sport in a safe, friendly and enjoyable way. The club is affiliated to the British Canoe Union and is open to adults, school groups, youth and other organisations. We have a wide selection of boats to cater for our members and also have gym facilities for those who want to build their fitness off the water.

Ealing Canoe Club is also close to people who live in nearby boroughs like: Harrow, Hillingdon, Brent, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham.

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