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By Erik Rasmussen
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Weekend Session

Thames paddle – from Kew Bridge

Beginner-level/Easy paddle upstream. We will hopefully reach London Apprentice pub, stop stretch legs, have a drink wait for the tide to turn and float/paddle back to Kew.

Please watch the weather the week before. If we have lots of rain in the week before and/or if there are strong wind-gusts forecast we might need to cancel.

Please arrive at the Arches  30 minutes before the scheduled session (on water) start time. This ensures that all have boats and kit ready so we can be on the water at the scheduled start time. If you are running late or for later changes please text the session leader at least an hour before if possible

WHERE: Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge, (North-East side of the road bridge) W4 3NG (near Kew Bridge rail station)

WHEN: Sat 12 Oct 2019  (Meeting time 1pm) (On-water 1.30pm)

Kew Bridge   HW 14:59 BST   – see  Admiralty Easy tide for further details if required.

Session Leader:  Fiona O79S7 I8O9Ol

Check forecast and bring something warm to wear. Please also bring snack & Water, a waterproof bag for your valuables and a change of clothes.


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

Please sign-up if you would like a place and want to use boats and equipment

Max number of people: Dave T, Fiona, Philippe, Tudor, & up to 11 more sign-ups below =:)

The event have ended - no more registrations are allowed.

Total Attendees: 10

# Name Phone
1. Lewis Paine 07929051585
2. Nisa Celik 07576040473
3. Zak garner purkis 07576040473
4. Rachel Sudweeks 07793366925
5. Joanne Pearce 07944 868 131
6. Andrejs Jemeljanovs 07939001329
7. Danielle Coleman 07307 184405
8. Chas Warlow 07307199695
9. Charlie 07979804028
10. Andrejs Jemeljanovs 07939001329


  • Please be aware kayaking is a sport with inherent risk
    • All paddlers must be able to swim 50 meters
    • Please arrive on time, wearing the clothes & shoes you plan to wear in the kayak. Wear clothes & shoes you are happy will get wet/muddy. (There will be no space at the Arches to change before getting on the water.)
      • Shoes – trainers/watershoes/wetsuit shoes that protect your feet from beach gravel/litter & mud. Footwear is essential
      • Clothes – Chose clothes which will dry quickly e.g. walking-style trousers, leggings, and fleece-type jumper. (NO cotton clothes or jeans they will keep you cold)
      • Bring a waterproof bag/box to keep your valuables dry when kayaking.
      • If you have waterproof trousers please bring them to wear too (rain is forecast for part of the day)
      • If you wear glasses bring string/strap to keep them & not drop them
      • any medication you may need
    • Bring a bottle of water & snack to take with you when kayaking.
    • Please bring a change of clothes and towel in case you get wet that you can put on after the session.
      • Any guest paddlers need to sign a guest registration form and will need to advise leader of any relevant medical conditions.
    • Follow any specific instructions that are given by the session leader, such as getting on the water and group management.
    • Please look after any kit that is borrowed – treat it as if it is your own.
    • 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 Port of London Authority rules can result in you being fined £5,000.
    •  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.
    • If you find you are no longer able to come to your session – please email  so we can release your place.
    • 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.