Pool sessions...
continue on Tuesday evenings at 8.00pm with the 3 session rota.
All welcome!

The first pool session for 2018 will be on 9 January, 8.00pm.

Do please remember that subscriptions for 2018 due from 1st January... Prices are the same as last year.
Anyone who can help in any way on a Tuesday night at the pool will be very welcome! Please speak to any one near the desk.

Club annual meeting -
Was held Wed 13 December: 1900 at the Harbour Project, Swingpump Lane, Whitehaven.
Members enjoyed a buffet organised by Andy (thanks Andy!) and we welcomed David Topliss as Junior Coordinator. A slide show showing club activities during the year was provided by Alastair.

Outdoor trips These are weather dependent, very much so in the case of river trips! Many of these will be advertised on Facebook.
Members are encouraged to check for themselves things such as weather conditions before paddling.

Outline planner for 2018.
We hope to update this regularly, current date for it is 21-Dec-2017. It includes school holiday dates for 2018-19 as well. Members are asked to help us fill in dates with events they will run...
calendar for 2018 (excel format).

External events

Our local BC group have a number of events for women, sea kayaking and open boating organised for 2018, other clubs in the area often send us information regarding events they have organised. Our external events page has details.

This month...

23 Dec - Surf session at St Bees, 1.00pm. 27 Dec - river trip we hope. Possibly the Eden or Border Esk. Meet at the club garage 0900!
More details for these trips - contact Joe.
Pool sessions restart 9 Jan
Club subscriptions for 2018 are now due! (see below)
more Outdoor trips - dates asap!

Be aware...

During the summer there was a theft of several (4!) open canoes from the old Angler's Hotel site at Ennerdale. Please be careful with equipment - is it marked up with your name etc? - do you know the serial number of your boat?!

Seaquest 2017

This took place on 25 June, the weather was sunny and warm although rather windy! More than 50 competitors took part in finding orienteering markers around the estuaries at Ravenglass. Many of the competitors took time to let us know how much they had enjoyed the event. Perhaps next year for you? - We are looking at 29 April 2018 as the date.
Full results and pictures on the Seaquest page.

Club membership

Club Subscriptions for 2018 -
The membership leaflets for 2018 are available here,
subscription prices are the same as last year. You can pay by direct bank transfer if you wish, details on the forms.
Membership leaflet 2018
You can fill in this form which just has the basic information we ask for if you like and email it back to us - details on the sheet. Membership form 2018 (Word format)

A leaflet with information about the club and what we do is available from here
Information leaflet 2017
If you wish to visit us, you can download a leaflet to give us some basic information about yourself, then come along and enjoy the sessions!
Visitor leaflet 2018
For those that live some way away, distance membership details
Distance Membership leaflet 2018
Printing these leaflets - they are A4 landscape format. To get them properly printed double sided, turn them on the short side. This should work (no guarantees!).

Waterways and Environment

Be aware...

It's now winter - it's cold out there! Water temperatures are low! It can be challenging in windy conditions so please ensure you have enough clothing to keep you warm and carry safety gear as well as food / drink... Be careful out there...

Please check websites / facebook groups for information before paddling!


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Meet us...

at Copeland Pool, Whitehaven. We have pool sessions from 8.00pm till 10.00pm almost every Tuesday night at Copeland Pool, Cleator Moor Road, Whitehaven CA28 8RD.
T 01946 696 049
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We are...

based in Whitehaven on the western coast of England`s Lake District and enjoy some of the most varied canoeing in the UK, from lakes and rivers to surf and sea.
outside sessions information
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We are...

affiliated to British Canoeing, a community amateur sports club, Clubmark accredited and a BC Quality Mark Club - Paddle-Ability.
Contact us with any comments, suggestions or queries...
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picture  Everyone needs something to believe in: I believe I`ll go canoeing" Henry David Thoreau

We are now able to email all members with information and intend to try to do so about once per month. Please use our contact page if you do not wish to receive these messages.

We also now have a presence on Facebook, search for "copeland canoe club". We are not yet at the stage when we can provide a link but... (don't hold your breath!)