Thursday night paddles commence in May and continue until the end of August from 6.30 to hire equipment & get ready (7pm on river) to approximately 8.30pm. Our last session on 24th August is our end of season BBQ.
Thursday 11th May is our memorial paddle in memory of paddlers who are no longer with us, this is for paddlers who can manage 8km on flat water.
We then start on May 18th with a session for all abilities.
This is the time when the skills learnt in the pool can be put into practice on the River Ouse at Bishopthorpe in York. This is the base for the club’s river trips and the area where equipment is issued.
Coaching for beginners & improvers will take place on alternative Thursdays only.
Due to qualified coach availability we will only be carrying out coaching on the following dates: 18 May, 1, 15 & 29 June, 13 & 27 July, 10 & 24 August.
Every Thursday night
Millennium bridge paddle – a group will paddle to the Millennium bridge (aprox 8km) every Thursday night with minimal supervision (occasionally they may paddle down river)
We meet at the container in the York Marine Services & Campsite car park – postcode YO23 2SB
The cost for members & equipment hire is: £3, for non members it is £6 (with a discount for families). There is a launch fee of £1 if you have your own boat. There is no booking process on a Thursday, it is first come first served, so if you require a particular canoe/kayak, please arrive early.
For the river the following equipment is suggested if you do not have a wet suit – old shoes, trousers/shorts, T shirt & waterproof jacket depending on the weather, plus a change of clothes. All other kit is supplied if you need it in hire price above.