By Erik Rasmussen
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Open Boating Coaching

Sunday 22nd May 2011

It’s not often I get to coach open canoeing, so when a small group of CKC paddlers asked me to provide them with a day’s coaching I was more than happy to oblige.

Feeling a little exhausted from the previous days paddling on the Solent I headed over to Thames Ditton […]

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 […]

Some Like it Rough!

18th to 20th March 2011

We finally made it over to Pembrokeshire after what seemed like an impossible trip to organise.  Nobody could agree on dates before Christmas and once a date in January had been agreed could you believe it we had to postpone it because the weather was too rough!   Several […]

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.


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 […]