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Scarborough & District Canoe Club

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We at Scarborough & District Canoe Club are a friendly local based canoe and kayaking club welcoming everyone who wants to try canoeing and kayaking. So come along.
GIVE IT A GO!!
 
The disciplines of kayaking in which Scarborough Club members participate :-
  • Surf Kayaking :- specialised surf kayak or play boats for playing the sea surf.
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  • Sea Kayaking :- large sea going kayak for expeditioning and touring.
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  • White Water :- small but high volume kayak for running white water river.
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    Canoeing :-
    Scarborough and District Canoe Club has a selection of Canadian open canoes for use by members. A small group of club members regularly organise trips on Yorkshire rivers at weekends. We often see Kingfishers, Grey Herons and an array of other wildlife.
    We stop at quiet idyllic riverside settings for our tea breaks and picnic lunch.
    Canadian open canoes are larger than kayaks and can be paddled singly or in pairs. No previous experience is necessary. Experienced paddlers will teach you the skills you need to have a relaxing and exhilarating day on the river.
    Very little equipment is required. You don’t need a wetsuit, although waterproof leggings and a jacket are advisable as we can’t always guarantee clear sunny skies! Buoyancy aids and paddles can be provided. Kneepads, available from most builder’s merchants and DIY stores, are recommended. A ‘dry bag’ to keep your sandwiches and clothing dry is also a good idea (Crag ‘n’ Moor in Victoria Road, Scarborough has some and we can advise you where to obtain the larger sort). A change of clothing and towel are essential in case you do fall in, although this happens very rarely. The sandwiches are a must!
    New paddlers are made very welcome. Introductory sessions can be arranged. More experienced paddlers can arrange to hire canoes for longer trips.
    NOTE Some river paddling experience is required to take part in our river trips, so if you are a complete beginner it is probably best to come to our summer lake sessions first in order to gain some experience.
     
  • Kayak Fishing:- fishing from either specialized sit on top or sea kayak.