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 as to the conditions of the Thames is displayed here the club is in the reach Boveney Lock to Romney Lock.
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
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
Windsor Canoe Club is affiliated to the British Canoeing – the national governing body for paddlesports in the United Kingdom.