By Erik Rasmussen
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Wednesday Afternoon Thames Session

This is the booking page for the Wednesday Afternoon Thames session.

** It is forecast to be 20-23oC !!!  With lighter 6 knot winds…  🙂 

This session will always run unless there are not enough attendees, there are no leaders available, in periods of extreme weather conditions, or we get advance notice of a sewage discharge into the Thames.  In order to ensure the weekly evening session runs you must add your name to this list BEFORE 11 am on the day of the session.

Be at the Centre by 12:30 bst.  If you are running late or for later changes – text the session leader listed to advise of the change, preferably at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.  We generally like to be on the water promptly but we may be able to wait for a short while.


Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge


WEDNESDAY 18th April 2018   On the Water @ 13:00 BST

HW water at Kew Bridge at 17:20 BST hours – see Admiralty Easy tide.

Session leaders:


If you intend to come and bring your own boat please can you either let the session leader know, or send an email to

These sessions are not suitable for people with no or limited paddling experience please refer to Trip and Session Guidelines.

Guest paddlers are welcome on Tuesday night sessions (a maximum of two guests only per session) – please send an email to before registering for the session.

Guest sessions cost £10 per session and you must sign the Thames Sessions Guest Register each time you attend.  You must also join the Club after three guest sessions if you want to continue to paddle with us.

Please sign-up if you would like a place and will require use of boats and equipment.

The event have ended - no more registrations are allowed. Total Attendees: 3
# Name Phone
1. Laura Witherspoon 07753293575
2. Richard Hilson 07870902387
3. Richard M 07551937393


  • These sessions are not suitable for people with no or limited paddling experience you must meet our minimum prerequisites please refer to Trip and Session Guidelines.
  • Please make sure you read the Port of London Authority’s (PLA’s) Paddling on the Tideway – A Code of Practice for Paddling on the Tidal Thames 2017.  You may also refer to The River Thames Recreational Users Guide – Teddington to Sea Reach for further information.   See also CKC Guide to the Thames Rowing Zones.
  • Lights are required when paddling in the evenings after dark.  Bring appropriate waterproof torches with you if you have them. Otherwise lights may be borrowed from the club for a fee.
  • Follow any specific instructions that are given by the session leader, such as getting on the water and group management.
  • Neoprene spray decks are available.
  • Please look after any kit that is borrowed – treat it as if it is your own.
  • Consider bringing a bottle of water with you – especially in periods of warmer weather given the distances that are covered on the session.
  • Even when in a group with an experienced paddler, everyone on the river is responsible for their own safety, keeping a look out and navigating in a correct manner to avoid collisions or causing a collision, etc.
  • Failure to comply with PLA rules can result in you being fined £5,000.