SHEFFIELD CITY KAYAK CLUB paddle sessions take place on Sunday mornings all year round and Thursday evenings throughout the Summer months.

Meeting at the car park behind Kelham Island Museum (see map below) at 9.00am on Sundays and 6.00pm on Thursdays during the summer months.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A BOOKING MUST BE MADE BY EMAIL TO ENSURE THAT SUFFICIENT EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP TO PADDLE AT THE RIVER. BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE BY CONTACTING TONY ON THE LINK BELOW

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR RIVER SESSION

If paddling conditions on the river are not ideal for all attending members then the session may be held on the flat water of the Museum Goyt alongside the car park.

Parking is easy you can park behind The Fat Cat public house which is a couple of minutes walk away.

CHECK OUT OUR RIVER & CANAL SECTION IN OUR GALLERY FOR AN IDEA OF WHAT WE DO!!



WHAT SPECIAL EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?

IDEALLY YOU WILL NEED A WATERPROOF TOP EVEN IF ITS JUST A CAGOULE TYPE AND SUITABLE FOOTWEAR, TRAINERS ARE NOT SUITABLE - THESE CAN PREVENT A QUICK EXIT FROM A BOAT IN AN EMERGENCY SO CHEAP BOATING SLIP ON SHOES ARE ADVISABLE, IT IS ALSO ADVISABLE NOT TO WEAR HEAVY WEIGHT CLOTHING SUCH AS JEANS WHICH SOAK UP WATER, THESE WILL BECOME SODDEN AND UNCOMFORTABLE OR TROUSERS WITH LININGS AS THESE CAN FILL WITH WATER AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO SWIM.

ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT SUCH AS BOUYANCY AIDS AND HELMETS WILL BE SUPPLIED IF YOU DONT HAVE THEM ALREADY.

CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?

YES. ALTHOUGH ANYONE BRINGING THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT MUST HAVE IT PASSED BY AN OFFICIAL BEFORE IT WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE USED IN A CLUB SESSION.

DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?

NO. BEFORE YOU GET ON THE WATER YOU WILL BE GIVEN INSTRUCTION ON WATER SAFETY AND PROTOCOL ON THE WATER BY A CLUB COACH. IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE KAYAKING IN A FLAT WATER ENVIRONMENT FIRST TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY AND WELL BEING, AS YOU GET USED TO THE KAYAK AND THE WATER FLOW THEN WE CAN PROGRESS THE PADDLER ONTO SLIGHTLY MORE CHALLENGING CONDITIONS, YOU WILL NEVER BE PUT INTO A SITUATION THAT WE THINK YOU CANNOT HANDLE, SO DONT WORRY, COME DOWN AND ENJOY YOURSELF. IF YOU ARE STILL WORRIED ABOUT BEING IN A KAYAK FOR THE FIRST TIME WHY NOT COME DOWN TO OUR POOL SESSION ON A FRIDAY NIGHT FIRST TO EXPERIENCE KAYAKING IN A WARM FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.

CAN I WORK TOWARD AN AWARD?

YES. AT SHEFFIELD CITY KAYAK CLUB OUR COACHES ARE QUALIFIED TO COACH AND ASSESS THE BRITISH CANOE UNIONS 1-STAR, 2-STAR AND 3-STAR QUALIFICATIONS. FOR OUR YOUNGER PADDLERS THERE IS ALSO THE PADDLEPOWER PASSPORT SCHEME WHICH IS AIMED AT THE UNDER 14'S. WE ALL HAVE BUSY SCHEDULES SO OUR COACHES HAVE WORKED HARD ON DESIGNING A PROGRAMME TO ENABLE SOME OF OUR COURSES TO BE TAKEN IN A MODULAR FORMAT SO YOU CAN PROGRESS TOWARD YOUR CERTIFICATE AT A PACE THAT SUITS YOU.

CLICK ON THE LOGOs FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE BCU ABOUT OUR COURSES.

 

 

RIVER SESSION PRICES

  SESSION EQUIPMENT HIRE
ADULT £4.00 £3.00
UNDER 18'S, OAP, UNWAGED, STUDENTS £3.50 £3.00

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF SHEFFIELD CITY KAYAK CLUB YOU CAN STILL JOIN IN AT ONE OF OUR SESSIONS BY PAYING AN ADDITIONAL £2.00 NON-MEMBERS FEE.

UPTO 3 VISITS CAN BE MADE BEFORE YOU HAVE TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP.

A TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP FORM AND CONSENT FOR THE UNDER 18'S NEEDS TO BE FILLED OUT EACH TIME YOU VISIT.

A BCU CONSENT FORM CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR ARCHIVES PAGE.

CLICK ON THE WEATHER LOGO BELOW TO CHECK OUT THE WEATHER

FOR OUR PADDLING SESSION'S

 

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