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New Beginners Course starts soon- Booking is opened! Join us on the River!

By 23 March 2016No Comments

We run five adult Introduction to Racing Courses between April and October. Each course lasts five weeks and comprises five Saturday afternoons on the water from 2-4pm and five Tuesday evening indoor sessions 7-8.30pm in the gym and on the paddle machines. The course provides an introduction to the sport of racing kayaking and to Richmond Canoe Club. It’s suitable for complete beginners and those who’ve had some paddling experience in other types of kayak (eg white water). The course costs £70 and more details can be found if you click on Introduction to Racing Kayaking Course.

If you’re interested in finding out more please come down to the canoe club on any Saturday afternoon at c.4.00pm and you can chat to our coaches and current novices to get a better idea of whether the sport, and Richmond Canoe Club, is right for you.

Please also read the details of the course by clicking here to find out more.


Our first course of the year will run from Saturday 2nd April to Saturday 26th April.

Course dates & times:

Saturday 2nd and 9th April 10am-12noon, Saturday 16th, 23rd and 30th April 2-4pm.

Tuesday evenings 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th April 7-8.30pm


Booking for this course has now opened. To book a place on this course please send in the attached booking form to once booking has opened. We will contact you to confirm that you have a place and to send payment and course details. Bookings will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis.BOOKING FORM.

If you would like to be put on our mailing list to be notified when course dates are confirmed please send an e-mail to

The course is an introduction to racing kayaking. If you are interested in canoeing, rather than kayaking (kneeling, single bladed paddle), it is possible to start all year round. Please contact Marcus at

If you are more interested in recreational paddling, or in specific disciplines such as white water or sea kayaking, we suggest you look on the Canoe England website, where you can find details of other clubs in the area that focus on different aspects of the sport.

For more information – please follow the ‘Membership’ link at the top of our page.