Introduction / Go Canoeing Starter Sessions

These sessions are designed to give you an idea of what the club is like and the sport of canoeing. After a tour of the club site and completion of brief questionnaire you will be kitted out with the necessary equipment.

Then to the river! There the session focuses on having fun and teaching you the basics of how to paddle your kayak.

After the session it's back to the club house for a cuppa and a friendly chat about paddling. If at this point you feel that paddling isn't for you then you are free to seek out dryer pursuits. If you want to go further then we encourage you to join the club and start your paddling by either dropping into the club sessions on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings or for a more committed approach join the white water training programme every Wednesday night.

Manchester Canoe club welcomes individuals with disabilities, please inform us of your disabilities when registering so we can make the necessary arrangements.

For 2017 most sessions are being run on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:00pm and finishing around 8:30pm on the following dates:

  • 25th April.
  • 16th May.
  • 6th June.
  • 17th June (Saturday morning 9.30am - 12.00pm)
  • 4th July.
  • 1stAugust.
  • 5th September.

To book onto one of these session please go to our WebCollect page. If you have any questions please contact the Introduction Course Officer. These courses are run in conjunction with Go Canoeing.

Please note that these courses are open to over-18s only. For under-18s please contact the Marlins Officer.

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