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By Erik Rasmussen
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    Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - Cofferdam Construction and Arch Closures
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    Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - 1, 2 & 3 Arch Closures

London Kayakathon 2012

Yesterday, three intrepid CKC members put themselves up for the endurance paddle of 26.2 miles in the London Kayakathon 2012 for charity; Ann Gales, David McCormick and John Mayne.

This year there were just under a hundred sea kayaks that took part in the charity event – mustering at Tower Hamlets, then paddling from under […]

London Kayakathon – 100 days to go

There is a very exciting date in the kayaking calender – The London Kayakathon – which is taking place on Sunday 22 April 2012, or if you’re really keen and counting down… 100 days from today. This is the same day, date and distance as the Virgin London Marathon, but sadly is often overlooked by […]

Thames Festival – A Paddling Party

Chelsea Kayak Club got into a celebratory mood this Saturday for the The Mayor’s Thames Festival when we took part in a massive parade of boats down the river, amid cheers from the crowded banks and bridges.

The annual Thames Festival celebrates everything special about this great waterway, but this year something […]

Swimming in the Thames

If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly. Swimming, for example. Some people just slap on a pair of trunks and jump right in. I like to prepare my swims a little more carefully. For the truly satisfying swim I recommend cardboard and sticky tape, in quantity. Widescreen TV boxes work pretty well. The […]

Kayaks -v- Canoes

What is it with people constantly calling kayaks; canoes? It’s seems to be a recurring theme going all the way back to when the two boats were first made and this latest slip up has made it on to national television (albeit Australian telly) in a pretty funny beer ad;

As the […]

Chelsea Flare – safety with style

We had the rare opportunity to ignite some safety flares in a controlled environment, so that Chelsea Kayak Club members were able to see how they work – helping to avoid any confusion when the heat is on, in a real situation.

Warning and safety flares should be part of any sea […]

A wee jump-tour around Scotland

After many hours sitting in the same position in your kayak, best practice recommends you take a break, walk around and stretch your legs. CKC, in our usual style, took this advice one jump further on our recent visit to the Ardnamurchan peninsula…

After and open crossing to Tobermory on the Isle […]

Green with envy!

Congratulations to Harry Whelan and Jeff Allen for completing their sea kayak circumnavigation of the Emerald Isle in record time. The pair, paddling Rockpool Taran sea kayaks, completed the 1000 mile trip around Ireland in only 25 days and according to their blog, Around Ireland 2011, it was “an amazing journey”.

As […]

Canoe & Kayak: Sea Kayaking Special

This month’s issue of Canoe & Kayak UK magazine is dedicated to sea kayaking, something close to the heart of all Chelsea Kayak Club members – and is jam packed to overflowing with features, trip suggestions and tips – so much so, there’s a 24 page mini-mag pull out.

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 […]