DawlishPool32The Teignbridge Canoe and Kayak Club has 75 to 100 members of all ages. Numbers fluctuate through the year.

All disciplines of canoeing and kayaking are practised at some time during the year including White Water, Sea Kayaking, Surf Kayaking and Open Canoeing.

During The Winter – (Where we meet).

During The winter months the club meets on every Friday night at Dawlish swimming pool at 8.45pm – 10.00pm. This allows training and practice with instructors on hand to help the less experienced develop their paddle skills and learn rescue techniques. When you are more proficient it’s a good time to learn how to roll.

All that you need is a swimming costume (T Shirt or Rash Vest if you like), a towel and £7.00 for a session as a non-member. The kayaks, helmets, paddles and spray decks are provided. It is advisable to wear some neoprene beach shoes or neoprene socks, but not essential.

When you arrive you will meet up with a senior member of the club and they will show you the ropes. You will chose a boat and all the equipment you need. You will then take it to the patio area and return inside to get changed. In the pool you will get help and advice on any aspects of kayaking you need, depending on your experience.

At weekends members of the club organise trips on the River Dart and other local rivers as well as some further afield.

During the summer – (Where we meet).

The club meets at the Jubilee Shelter, East Cliff walk (under the Teign Corinthian Yacht Club) on Wednesday evenings, 6pm to 6.30pm. Kayaks are carried down to the beach and the evenings activities are decided depending on conditions. This is also an opportunity to try out the Sea and Surf Kayaks, Sit-on-Tops  and Open Canoes.

Weekend trips are organised by club members. Annual trips to the River Tryweryn and River Usk in Wales as well as the Surf Weekends to Gwithian in Cornwall and to Ireland!