• M2 of 2021
    Kings Reach - Waterloo Bridge Arch Closures & Local Traffic Control
  • M1 of 2021
    Upper Pool - Tower Bridge - Abseiling Operations - No.1 Arch
  • M64 of 2020
    Kings Reach - Cannon Street Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
  • M62 of 2020
    Wandsworth Reach - Wandsworth Bridge Scaffolding
  • M61 of 2020
    Battersea Reach - Battersea Road Bridge - Arch Closures

A tasty offer: CKC teams up with Lucozade Sport

Always keen to help fuel interest in the great sport of kayaking – Chelsea Kayak Club is working with Lucozade to offer free taster sessions as part of its SPORT FREE60 campaign that launched this month.

People can try out any number of sports and activities for gratis, thanks to the isotonic […]

Getting arty for the Royal Wedding

Jacks of all trades – getting ready for a Royal Wedding Paddle

Groovy-baby! With the help of Katie W and Richard H, I was able to turn our two Atlantic’s into a couple of floating Union Jack’s that would make Austin Powers weep with envy. These boats have been made to resemble our […]

Emergency Text Procedures For Kayakers and Hill Walkers

Simon Willis posts an article on SMS safety procedures and registering your mobile with the emergency services.

While you’re there have a look around the site, it’s great.



Pawlata is not a Starter but a Main Dish

I was chatting with a member of the club last night, discussing rolling.

“I can’t roll”

“Well next time we’re in the pool, we can start learning the pawlata”

“Oh I can do a pawlata”

It’s a very misunderstood roll as it’s often the first roll anyone learns.  There is an association with […]

I Say Again

6th June 2010

Some people would say that the VHF radio is perhaps the most important piece of safety equipment to have aboard a boat.  VHF radios can be used to check the weather, communicate with other boats and land stations, and to hail people when you get into a jam or an emergency.

And so […]

Vitals, Incidents and Improvisation

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May 2010

Whilst I have maintained a full First Aid at Work qualification for well over a decade now given most of my free time is either spent up a mountain or on the water I figured I really should top up my skills with a course specific to the […]

Four Star Notes From The Isle of Wight

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th May 2010

“What’s the weather usually like on the Isle of Wight in May?” I asked Mitch from Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking – “In May it’s usually pretty good”, she replied.

And so it was that seven of us from the Club headed over to the Isle of Wight for two days […]

CKC Goes East

Sunday 18th April 2010

A cracking paddle on Sunday 18th April. Taking advantage of the Centre Manager’s generous offer to use Cremorne when there are no youth groups in, we assembled at 11:30. There had been some mention of towing a boat and throwing unexpected factors into the mix, but as the Club had signed up […]

Lights Up!

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Some of us from CKC attended a get together of local clubs on Tuesday night to test and compare a number of lights/ torches that paddlers are using for after dark Tideway paddling.  Representatives from the Port of London Authority (PLA) and BCU were there too.  The PLA are keen that […]