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Weekend Session

Downstream Paddle  Sat 6 Aug 2022

If you are running late or for other changes please email the session leader at least an hour before, if possible.

WHERE: Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge: https://www.chelseakayakclub.co.uk/about-the-club/club-locations/

WHEN: Sat 6 Aug 2022. Meeting time 1.30pm on the water time: 2pm, aiming to be away from Arches before/by 7.30pm

Bring snacks, water and your paddling kit, plus sun hat, wind-proof. We will paddle downstream with flow.  Stop between ~3.30/4.30pm when folks get tired and hopefully we can access a place serving a cuppa & with some cake (!) and then wait for tide to turn & paddle back with flow.

Kew Bridge:  LW 16.57 HW 21:19 BST – (Hammersmith LW 16.13 & Albert bridge LW 15.21) see  Admiralty Easy tide for further details if required.

Grade: A – we are with the flow -but ideally need fitness/stamina to paddle for ~1.5/2hours & then have a good rest before 1.5/2hour paddle back.

Session Leader:  Fiona


By signing up for this kit day/paddle – I agree and confirm that:

  1. I have read, understood, and agree to comply with the Club’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment and any Club guidance, communications, or policies related to Covid-19.
  2. I have sought answers to any and all questions I have regarding the Club’s position from the relevant Club officials.
  3. I confirm that I have not displayed any Covid-19 symptoms or to the best of my knowledge been in close contact with someone who has displayed symptoms in the last 21 days. If I develop symptoms within 14-days of paddling on this session I commit to must let the leader know. They will inform the rest of the group, without reference to your name.
  4. I understand that by attending the Club and taking part in Club activities I may be subject to an increased risk of exposure to Covid-19 and that by taking part in such activities I am accepting this increased risk.

Also be aware of and be informed of the following documents/guidance:

– the Trip and Session Guidelines « Chelsea Kayak Club – found under the Training and Trips Tab.


Please sign-up by 7pm on Fri 5 Aug 2022, if you would like a place and will require use of boats and equipment.

Max number of people: Leaders plus up to 6 others   (Need minimum number of Leader +2 paddlers to be viable)

The event have ended - no more registrations are allowed.

Total Attendees: 4

# Name
1. Charlie
2. Mary
3. Mike M
4. Simon


  • 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 Buoyancy Aid/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.