Cafe winter closure

From November 6th until the spring, the cafe will not be operating on Wednesday evenings.  If you aren’t a key-holder, this means that you’ll need to check whether anyone with a key is going to be here before coming down on a Wednesday evening.

Winter Paddling

All members are responsible for checking the speed of the river before paddling, this should be by both visual inspection and checking what the Environment Agency reports.

Club equipment may not be used at any time on the water when the Environment Agency are showing the river between Boveney Lock and Romney Lock as on yellow or red boards except by members with three star skills.  Information from the EA feed is displayed here.

The club has been in existence for more than 50 years. Based on the banks of the River Thames in Windsor, Berkshire, the club house offers a club fleet of various general purpose, slalom and racing kayaks; club room; male and female changing and showering facilities; training area and refreshments.  Hot food and snacks are available on club nights, with hot drink making facilities available 24/7.

The River Thames is a superb location on which to learn to canoe, train or participate in recreational activities.

The club-house is accessible to suitably experienced club-members 365 days a year, and “Club night” between March and November is Wednesday night from about 6:30 p.m.

Club members participate in a wide variety of canoeing including:
Sprint Racing (short races over 200, 500 & 1000 metres in lanes)
Marathon Racing (longer races for endurance)
Slalom Racing (negotiating a zig-zag course through gates)
Recreational Kayaking (for those who do not want to race, just enjoy their paddling)

Limited indoor boat storage for members’ kayaks is sometimes available. There is a long waiting list.

Windsor and District Canoe Club is affiliated to British Canoeing

Club Closure

The Club is being treated for woodworm, so will be closed to members from 24th February 2019 for at least a week.

All members with private boats must remove them by no later than Sunday 24th February. Any private boats left in the building will be removed (bolt cropping locks if need be).  Wee will be careful but can’t be responsible for any damage that might occur when they are moved, and we can’t guarantee they will be stored indoors.

Any members who can spare an hour or so please come to the club on Sunday at 10.30am to help us move the club boats to the arch and other storage areas safely out of the way of the contractors.

The boats will need to be out of the club for at least a week. For health & safety purposes the lock on the club will be changed during the week that the work is being carried out to prevent anyone accessing the building.