COVID-19 and the Club – update – October 2021

Following our AGM we have revised the way in which members may use the club:–

Members who have their own boat stored at the Club or have been assigned a club boat may use the club and their kit with the following restrictions:-

    • To maintain social distancing, only a maximum of two people or members of one household or bubble are permitted in each of the internal areas of the building at any time (changing rooms, gym).  The clubroom is not in use at this time.
    • Please minimise the time you spend inside the building so that others may access it after you in a timely manner.
    • It is your responsibility to keep yourself safe, so use hand sanitizer or wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching surfaces people from outside your household/bubble may have touched – e.g. changing rooms, gym etc.
    • No belongings should be left in changing rooms.
    • Use bins in changing rooms for sanitizing wipes.
    • If a bin is full, empty it into the black wheely-bin at the rear of the Sea Cadet building

To avoid cross-contamination, club boating equipment is not to be shared at this time (boats, paddles, buoyancy aids).

Training at Windsor Canoe Club

The club runs try-it sessions during the summer months to allow prospective members to have a go before deciding whether to join.

Training run for members includes:-
-Courses for beginner paddlers & those developing their skills
-Flatwater racing introductory sessions
-Slalom introductory sessions
-Swimming pool sessions during the winter months
Details of training may be found in the club calendar on the right hand side of the web page, and is usually bookable via Webcollect.

Membership year 2021 – 2022

Due to the unprecedented disruption to our paddling life this year, the committee have decided to  extend membership validity for currently paid-up members to the end of April 2022.

Looking at the Government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ we anticipate that we will not be able to use the building without social distancing nor share equipment until mid-June at the earliest, so the club will continue to operate as we did last summer – i.e.

  • no Wednesday evening sessions (try-it sessions, coaching etc.)
  • members minimising time in the building with access to boat storage only
  • members only use their own/allocated kit
  • no guests in the building unless helping a member of their household/bubble to get their own/allocated boat out.

We are also extending the kit-loan scheme for this period of time.