Pool sessions... Tuesday evenings at 8.00 pm. All welcome! Our last session for 2018 will be 11 Dec, it will be a fun session.

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.

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 2019.
We hope to update this regularly, it includes school holiday dates for 2019-20 as well. Members are asked to help us fill in dates with events they will run...
calendar for 2019 (excel format).
As well as this, we can now offer a Google Calendar to members. Email us (link on the contact page) or speak to Alastair at the pool.

External events

Our local BC group, "Cumbria Canoeists" aka Cumbria Regional Development Team have a number of events for women, sea kayaking and open boating organised for 2019. We will post info for these and also their meeting information. Other clubs in the area often send us information regarding events they have organised. Our external events page has details.

This month...

All outside trips - Late information will be on Facebook.
Saturday 1 December - Polo at Penrith Leisure Centre, 17:00 - 19:00. Novice and Open competition. Check with Tom Storer for more details.

Wednesday 28 November - Club Annual Meeting, 7.00pm at The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project. Members discussed the past year's activities and enjoyed a buffet organised by Andy - Mark Jones brought the chips! . Ryan Garner was presented with our Trophy for Outstanding Member.
After the meeting Alastair and Joe showed pictures of our activities including "King of the Alps" and our Charity Challenge paddle around the Solway coast from Roa Island to the Mull of Galloway. Joe hopes to have raised around £1500 for CFM Cash for Kids.
Some photos and a powerpoint download available soon.

Seaquest 2018: Full results and pictures from the 2018 event are on the Seaquest page.

Club Meeting May Apologies, I forgot to upload this earlier!
Minutes of the Club Meeting May 18 (draft).

Club membership

Club Subscriptions for 2018 -
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 2018
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!
Visit or 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 Winter! It can be challenging in cold and 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.
Be aware...
Earlier this year Derwentwater Marina had several SUPs stolen in spite of being secured and CCTV surveillance. Please be careful with equipment - is it marked up with your name etc? - do you know the serial number of your boat?


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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
pool session information
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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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BC QM club logo clubmark logo

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!)