Canoeing offers something for everyone.

Canoeing offers something for everyone, as canoeing covers a wide variety of disciplines, from calm steady paced touring on calm waters, to competitive canoe sprint, and the challenge of racing down white water.  From exploring fantastic coastal scenery by sea kayak to performing the ultimate playboat moves while ‘playing’ on the river and the man features it has to offer, canoeing offers something for everyone. 

An interest in Canoeing can be an all-consuming hobby – exciting, challenging and testing on white water, on the sea or through the numerous competitive disciplines.  Choose the level of challenge to suit you – canoe for enjoyment, to keep fit, or, if you have kids, paddle as a family and enjoy the experience together.

Try a Paddlesports Taster Session or take a 1 Day National Governing Body Course – full details below.


Royal Albert Dock


Introduction to Paddlesport ( BCU 1Star award)

Formal 1-day  course for adults wanting to get started in kayaking and canoeing.  The course will cover launching, paddling forwards and backwards, safe capsizing and a variety of useful paddle strokes.  The perfect start to get out on the water and paddle for the first time.  Successful participants will receive the BCU 1* certificate.

Pre-requisites: suitable for age 18+. No prior experience required.



For upcoming dates, please contact RDW.

09:30 – 16:30


Minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 16