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Based in a superb setting on the Thames at Chiswick Pier, Chiswick Pier Canoe Club was formed in 1999 and has around 80 members. It is a friendly club and new members are always welcome. The club has a good spread of ages with many adult members and youngsters. The minimum age is 8 subject to the prevailing water conditions.

Below you will find some useful information relating to paddling on the Thames.
To view our events and trips in calendar format please visit our Calendar

The calendar also shows activity on the Thames which may affect paddling enjoyment!

Click here for the 2014 Thames Tide Tables
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Re-positioning of Chiswick Bridge Rowing Crossing

Re-positioning of Chiswick Bridge Rowing Crossing Point

The crossing point for rowing boats in the vicinity of Chiswick Bridge, will be repositioned as part of the PLA & TRRC's ongoing work to improve the safety and ease of navigation for rowers in the area covered by the code of practice for rowing as promulgated by NTM U15 of 2006. The re-positioning will occur on or about the 30th of July 2014.

Currently the crossing zone's upstream edge is approximately 25m upstream of the Ship Inn. This edge will be moved downstream to be in line with the leaning metal pile (with the yellow stripe on it) in front of the Stag Brewery. This re-positioning will be marked by the moving of the Ship Inn buoy from its current position to parallel with the leaning metal pile. The Bull's Alley buoy will not be moved from its current position.

The re-positioning of the crossing point is for two main reasons. Firstly, to increase the amount of room for crews wishing to spin between the restricted zone under Chiswick Bridge and the start of the crossing zone. Secondly, to ensure crossing crews have finished crossing before reaching the spit of land around the outfall at the Ship Inn.
 

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Notification of Christmas Club Paddles

Notification of Christmas Paddles
We are anticipating that their will be a club paddle on both 21 & 28 December.
This subject to coach availability
 

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Chiswick Bridge Refurbishment Works

Chiswick Bridge Refurbishment Works

Contractors working on behalf of Transport for London are required to carry out work to the balustrade.

See notice to mariner Notice U12 of 2014 Now superceded by U25

Observational Notice by CPCC:-
As Of 16 Nov 2014, all routes where open
Notice is
By day three red discs
By night three red Lights

Work is scheduled for completion end of 2014
Notice to Mariners U25

 

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Pool session cancellation Notice

Gurnell pool sessions notification
There is no pool session on Christmas Day and New Year Day
Gurnell Pool will be closed on both these days
 

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Club AGM

Event:Club AGM - Committee meeting
Date: 20 Jan 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: At the Pier House
Description: The committee meeting will be held on Tuesday at 19:30.

All club members are Invited to attend.
There will be an election of roles within the club.
Its your club, just turn up and get involved.

For more information and to have any item added to the agenda please contact David Kitchen (email:db_kitchen@yahoo.com) your current Club Chairman
 

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United Hospitals Winter Regatta Rowing Race

Event:United Hospitals Winter Regatta Rowing Race
Date:Sunday 25th January 2015
Location:Chiswick Bridge & Kew Railway Bridge
No River Closure Notice
Race Starts 09:00 & finish 16:00
 

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Level 2 aquatic first aid

Course: Level 2 Aquatic First Aid
Date: 24 & 25 Jan 2015
Location: Reading Area - actual venue to be confirmed
Costs: £78-00 plus BCU fee £12 for members and £18 for non members
Contact: cloud9pursuits@gmail.com
 

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Session cancellation Notice

Session Cancellation Notice
31 Jan 2015
There will Not be a Sunday session
This is due to a rowing event who have purchased the river

 

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Quintin Eights Head of the River Race

Event: Quintin Eights Head of the River Race
Date:Sunday, 31st January 2015
Location: Chiswick Bridge & Hammersmith Bridge
River Closed at 12:45
Race Start 13:45 & Finish 16:15

 

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Dewar Shield Head rowing Race

Event: Dewar Shield Head rowing Race
Date:15th February 2015
Chiswick Bridge & Hammersmith Bridge
No River Closure Notice
Race Start 13:00 & Finish 15:00
 

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Boustead Cup Rowing Race

Event: Boustead Cup Rowing Race
Date: Sunday 15th February 2015
Location: Mortlake to Putney Bridge
No River Closure Notice
Race Starts 12:00 & Finish 13:00
 

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Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid

Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid Training

This level 2 course is a practical two day course designed for people who work or lead groups in the outdoors.

Date: 28/02/2015 - 01/03/2015 12 places available

Cost £140

Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham.
TW10 7RX
0208 940 6338

Please include Riverside Drive in any SatNav entries
 

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Session cancellation Notice

Session Cancellation Notice
1 March 2015
The river is closed for a rowing event

 

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Hammersmith Head of the River Rowing Race

Event:Hammersmith Head of the River Rowing Race
Date: Sunday 1st March 2015
Location: Chiswick Bridge & Hammersmith Bridge
River Closed 11:30
Race Starts 12:30 & Finish 15:00

 

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Women’s Head of the River Rowing Race

Women’s Head of the River Rowing Race
Date: Saturday 14th March 2015
Location:Chiswick Bridge to Putney Bridge
River Closure Notice starts at 08:30
Race Starts 09:30 & Finishes 12:00

 

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Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Course

Course: Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Course
Date: Sun, 15 March 2015, 09:00 – 18:00
Cost: £89-00
Location: Engage Watersports, Taplow Lake
Description: This is a one day course the aim of which is to provide the student with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies. To book a place on this course please see the activities page.
To book a place on this course contact Engagewatersports directly.

 

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BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
Date: 15/03/2015 - 15/03/2015

This award is a pre-requisite for the BCU Level 1 Coach Course. Candidates must be 14yrs old or more, and of 2 Star standard.

You will learn a variety of flat water rescue techniques which can be applied to a varity of craft. 20% of the course requires you to be immersed in the water, so please bring suitable clothing.
The cost for this course is £73.50
6 places available
Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond
TW10 7RX
Tel 0208 940 6338

If using a SatNav enter Riverside Drive as well as the post code
 

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Vesta Veterans’ Head of the River Rowing Race

Event:Vesta Veterans’ Head of the River Rowing Race
Date:Saturday 28th March 2015
Location: Chiswick Bridge to Putney Bridge
River Closure Notice starts 10:00
Race Starts 11:00 & Finish 13:30

 

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Session cancellation Notice

Session Cancellation Notice 29 March 2015
Session cancelled due to rowing event closing the river

 

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BCU UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlespo

Course:BCU UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport (Weekend 1 of 2)
Date: Sat & Sun - 28 & 29 March 2015, 09:00 – 17:30
Cost: £249-00
Location: Engage Watersports, Taplow Lake
Description :As a qualified BCU (UKCC) Level 1 Coach you will be able to work in a coaching capacity and lead groups in either kayak or canoe in a sheltered water environment.
The Level 1 Training course is open to boat based and bank based coaches alike, and in any canoe and kayak discipline of paddlesport, recreational or competitive. The course will cover all aspects of running coaching sessions for paddlers, focusing particularly on best coaching principles, session organisation, health and safety, equipment and safety and rescue.
All the sessions will be run in a practical format allowing plenty of time to put into practice the above principles in a context that is relevant to you.
To book a place on this course contact Engagewatersports directly.

 

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Head of the River Rowing Race

Event:Head of the River Rowing Race
Date:29th March 2015
Location: Chiswick Bridge to Putney Bridge
River Closure starts at 11:00
Race Start 12:00 & Finish 14:30

 

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The BNY Mellon Boat Race

Event:The BNY Mellon Boat Race
Date: Saturday,11th April 2015
Location:Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge
River Closed to Traffic. Time - TBC  

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Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid

Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid Training at Henley Fort

This level 2 course is a practical two day course designed for people who work or lead groups in the outdoors.

The cost for this course is £140

Date: 15/04/2015 - 16/04/2015

12 places available
Henley Fort Outdoor Education Centre, The Hogs Back (off The Mount), Guildford, Surrey.
GU2 4RH
 

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BCU UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlespo

Course:BCU UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport (4 Day Course)
Date: 13,14,15&16 April 2015, 09:00 – 17:30
Cost: £249-00
Location: Engage Watersports, Taplow Lake
Description :As a qualified BCU (UKCC) Level 1 Coach you will be able to work in a coaching capacity and lead groups in either kayak or canoe in a sheltered water environment.
The Level 1 Training course is open to boat based and bank based coaches alike, and in any canoe and kayak discipline of paddlesport, recreational or competitive. The course will cover all aspects of running coaching sessions for paddlers, focusing particularly on best coaching principles, session organisation, health and safety, equipment and safety and rescue.
All the sessions will be run in a practical format allowing plenty of time to put into practice the above principles in a context that is relevant to you.
To book a place on this course contact Engagewatersports directly.

 

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BCU UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlespo

Course:BCU UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport (Weekend 2 of 2)
Date: Sat & Sun - 18 & 19 April 2015, 09:00 – 17:30
Cost: £249-00
Location: Engage Watersports, Taplow Lake
Description :As a qualified BCU (UKCC) Level 1 Coach you will be able to work in a coaching capacity and lead groups in either kayak or canoe in a sheltered water environment.
The Level 1 Training course is open to boat based and bank based coaches alike, and in any canoe and kayak discipline of paddlesport, recreational or competitive. The course will cover all aspects of running coaching sessions for paddlers, focusing particularly on best coaching principles, session organisation, health and safety, equipment and safety and rescue.
All the sessions will be run in a practical format allowing plenty of time to put into practice the above principles in a context that is relevant to you.
To book a place on this course contact Engagewatersports directly.

 

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BCU 3 Star Touring Training

Course:BCU 3 Star Touring Training
Date: 25 & 26 April 2015, 09:30 – 17:30
Cost: £149.00
Location: Engage Watersports, Taplow Lake
Description: Successful performance at this level indicates that a canoeist or kayaker can consider themselves as an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner having demonstrated competence as a member of a group paddling in a variety of venues.
The BCU Touring Awards are certificated as either Touring (Canoe) or Touring (Kayak) enabling paddlers to take the award in the craft of their choice.
To book a place on this course contact Engagewatersports directly.

 

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BCU 3 Star Touring Assessment

Course:BCU 3 Star Touring Assessment
Date: 26 April 2015, 09:30 – 17:30
Cost: £89.00
Location: Engage Watersports, Taplow Lake
Description: Successful performance at this level indicates that a canoeist or kayaker can consider themselves as an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner having demonstrated competence as a member of a group paddling in a variety of venues.
The BCU Touring Awards are certificated as either Touring (Canoe) or Touring (Kayak) enabling paddlers to take the award in the craft of their choice.
To book a place on this course contact Engagewatersports directly.

 

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UKCC Level 1 Coach Course and Asssessment

UKCC Level 1 Coach Course and Asssessment (4 days over 2 weekends 21st/22nd March & 25th/26th April 2015)

This Course is the entry point into the BCU coaching scheme and includes both training and assessment. It covers the coaching of both open canoeing and kayaking. Please carefully check the pre-requisites.
The Cost of this Course:- £279
10 places available
Thames Young Mariners,
Riverside Drive,
Ham.
Richmond
TW10 7RX
0208 940 6338
Please set satnavs to Riverside Drive
 

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BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Date: 17/05/2015 - 17/05/2015
This award is a pre-requisite for the BCU Level 1 Coach Course. Candidates must be 14yrs old or more, and of 2 Star standard.
You will learn a variety of flat water rescue techniques which can be applied to a varity of craft. 20% of the course requires you to be immersed in the water, so please bring suitable clothing.
The cost for this course is £77.00
6 places available
Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond
TW10 7RX
Tel 0208 940 6338
If using a SatNav enter Riverside Drive as well as the post
 

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Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid

Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid Training at Henley Fort

This level 2 course is a practical two day course designed for people who work or lead groups in the outdoors.

Date: 04/07/2015 - 05/07/2015
12 places available.

The cost for this course is £140

Henley Fort Outdoor Education Centre, The Hogs Back (off The Mount), Guildford, Surrey.
GU2 4RH
 

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BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

This award is a pre-requisite for the BCU Level 1 Coach Course. Candidates must be 14yrs old or more, and of 2 Star standard.
You will learn a variety of flat water rescue techniques which can be applied to a varity of craft. 20% of the course requires you to be immersed in the water, so please bring suitable clothing.

Date: 11/10/2015 - 11/10/2015

The cost for this course is £77.00
Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond
TW10 7RX
Tel 0208 940 6338
If using a SatNav enter Riverside Drive as well as the post code
 

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Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid Tr

Level 2 REC (Rescue & Emergency Care) First Aid Training at High Ashurst OEC

This level 2 course is a practical two day course designed for people who work or lead groups in the outdoors.

Cost £140

Date: 05/11/2015 - 06/11/2015
12 places available

High Ashurst OEC, Headley Lane, Mickleham. Dorking Surrey
RH5 6DG
01372 378901
 

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Membership Renewal

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
CPCC uses Webcollect to collect membership subscriptions. All current members should have received their login details.
Click here to access the login page: Webcollect.
If you have not received or have forgotten your login details please contact Carlos at carlos_lopes@hotmail.co.uk or click Carlos Lopes.
Click on the following links for help to renew or begin your membership or if you have forgotten your password:
Existing members
New members
Forgot Password

 

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FORMS

Taster Session Form
Course Events and Trips Form

 

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Kaying and Canoeing on the Thames a PLA guide

Click on this link to display the guide
Kayak and Canoe guide on the tidal Thames.
 

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Boat/Kit Hire

BOAT/KIT HIRE
Subject to availability, CPCC Members are able to hire boats for £10 per week or part of week and additional equipment such as buoyancy aids/paddles/helmets (again subject to availability) for a single cost of £5 per week or part of week (regardless of the number of equipment items hired).
For clarification, if the hire period covers all or part of more than one Sunday session then that will be classed as more than one week.
Please contact the equipment officer, Dean White, by email in the first instance.
Please note that payment should be made by bank transfer, (please reference payment as "Boat No. XX Hire" or "KIT & Boat No XX Hire" ) and that it is the hirer’s responsibility to arrange pick-up and return.

 

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The club has been helped and supported by Chiswick Pier Trust, Sport England, the BCU, Active Ealing, Hounslow CIP and the London Marathon Trust. We work with Kayakojacko - a local company committed to coaching excellence in many types of canoeing and this has helped us to expand our programme.

New members of any age (8 +) or ability are always welcome. Assistance is provided to take people as far as they want to go in different parts of the sport. We are committed to developing all aspects of canoeing and helping people to make more use of the Thames. Look under Cool Stuff to find photos of recent club activities and more.

River sessions run from Chiswick Pier on Sunday mornings. These usually involve a trip towards either to Fulham or Kew - depending on the tide. All abilities are welcome. More details including what to bring, what time we meet and other useful info can be found under the ‘Sessions’ link at the top of this page.

You could also join us on a Thursday Evening pool session 21:00 - 22:15 every week at Gurnell Leisure Centre, where you can meet some of our coaches and members and try a boat. We teach rescues, rolling and basic skills at the pool.

You may also like to join a beginners or an improvers course. See club programme for dates of the next courses.


Key Links and Downloads
Taster Session Form
Course, Events and Trips Form
FAQs.

If you still can't find what you are looking for, email us.


Additional information
If you are new to the canoeing scene, additional information can be found on our Questions and Answers pages. You can also check out our Cool Stuff pages for additional information, articles, ideas and exchanges. Go to the Personalities page to find out about people on the scene in and around the club.
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Above left is the link for Active Ealing. It is the department in Ealing Council which encourages and provides opportunities for sport and physical activities. They run one of London's best sport development programmes - 9 sports centres and an athletics track. They help clubs like ours to get started and develop. You can find out more about Active Ealing from their website. The link above right is for Awards For All. They provided us with some grant money to help our club grow to what it is now. The London Trust (centre) gave us a £7,000 grant to buy boats and to fit a pontoon to the pier, which enables us to launch safely in any tidal conditions. Hounslow council also helped our club to get started in 1998 by giving us some kayaks.

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Chiswick Pier Canoe Club

The Pier House
Corney Reach Way
London W4 2UG
tel: 07933 276792