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Thursday Thames Session

Kew Bridge Thames Session Thursday 11 Aug 2022

WHERE: Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge: https://www.chelseakayakclub.co.uk/about-the-club/club-locations/
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WHEN: Thursday 11 Aug, meeting time 18:30 on the water (OTW) 19:00

Aiming to be off the water before 22:00

Please arrive at The Arches closest to the river, on the North East side of Kew Bridge. Please arrive on time, so we can have boats and kit ready and can be on the water at the scheduled start time.

If you are running late, or for other changes, please message the session leader at least an hour before. This is important as the trip may need to be cancelled if we go under the minimum group size.


TIDES: Kew Bridge LW 23:20, HW 15:10 BST – see  Admiralty Easy tide for further details if required.

SUNSET 20:31; Bring lights for this trip (e.g., put white bike lights into two plastic milk containers and bring some string to attach them).


OTHER INFO: Please keep eye on forecast. Please bring your own cag or waterproof jacket if you have one, and water and a snack for a mid-paddle break.

Please do not attend the session if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.


New members and guests are welcome when conditions and skills allow. If you are not a member, please email beforehand to confirm you can attend, so that your name is not removed from the list below. Please send an email to: info@chelseakayakclub.co.uk. Once you are confirmed as being able to paddle, please pre-pay the guest fee to the club bank account.

The session fee for a non-member guest is £15. For non-members, when you have a confirmed place, please transfer £15 to the club bank account (this is a “business” bank account):

Account name: Chelsea Kayak Club
Sort code: 40 02 32
Account number: 71526596

Please sign-up by 16:00 on Wed 10 Aug 2022, if you would like a place and will require use of boats and equipment.

Max number of people: Leaders plus 8 others

The event have ended - no more registrations are allowed. Total Attendees: 7
# Name
1. Jimmy
2. Christine
3. Mary
4. Gilly
5. yossi shahar
6. Rachael
7. Mike M


  • 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 Upper Tideway Navigation Rules .   See also The River Thames Recreational Users Guide – Teddington to Sea Reach  and  the  PLA Boating on the Thames page for further information.  

  • LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED WHEN PADDLING AFTER DARK.  Please bring along your own waterproof torches if you have them. Use of club torches is possible, but a donation to the club will be required to club funds for batteries and ongoing replacement.

  • Follow any specific instructions that are given by the session leader, such as getting on the water and group management.

  • Neoprene spray decks and BA/PFD’s are available.

  • Please look after any kit that is borrowed – treat it with care and as if it is your own.

  • Consider bringing a snack & 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.