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Bristol Canoe Club is a club for paddlers in the Bristol area. We are a very active club, and we do lots of things – see the Calendar page for the latest info, but also we do a lot of trips at short notice, organised via our members-only email list. We are involved in white-water… Read More »

Penguins Win

Big congratulations to our Penguin Polo Team who won their league and a massive trophy (see enclosed) at the international Canoe Polo Tournament in Belgium over the wee kend August 19/20 2017. http://www.de-paddel.be/tournament-1-en The team included Simon Pearson (our Chairman), Adrian Clancy (Club secretary), James Putterill, Mike Sims, George Lungley, Zachary Gillett, Tommy Hewlett, and… Read More »

Idaho trip 2017 – “Above recommended level”

A bunch of us travelled to Idaho in the USA in June 2017, for a multi-day trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Here is a write-up, and some links to photos included at the end: https://www.bristolcanoeclub.org.uk/static2/reports/2017/Idaho2017Writeup.odt  

Polo Taster Session

Ten members attended our Club’s Polo Taster last night at the Bristol Canoe Polo Pitch. Thanks to all for attending.  I hope everyone likes our new marketing initiative too…. For those unable to attend, the Polo Guys have a regular session on Wednesday from 6-30pm.  Come and along and have a go…..

Congratulations to Tim Trew in DW

Very many congratulations to Tim Trew who came 10th in the senior doubles class in this year’s Devizes to Westminster race on the Easter weekend, with a time of 20:17:53 (non-stop). He was paddling with a friend Adam Dumolo. Also congratulations to recent new member George Botsford who paddled in the four-day event, finishing with… Read More »

Beginner’s course 2017

The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in May/June 2017. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will cost £75, including membership of the club for the remainder of the year. This course will begin on 18th May, and continue through to… Read More »

Results from Div 3 central on Feb 25th 2017

The Pitbulls had a very successful third tournament beating 3 teams above them in the league and a narrow defeat by the league Champions Cherwell. Congratulations to Cherwell for winning the league and good luck to our fellow Penguins for a play off spot.

Bristol Canoe Club’s first newsletter

I have a copy of the very first newsletter distributed by Bristol Canoe Club. This is “Issue 1, Number 1”, December 1962. The club had obviously been founded before this, but we don’t know how much earlier. Note that this includes a suggestion to paddle the river Dart from Dartmeet in Jan 1963, “Rough water… Read More »

Polo – South West Div 2 – November 21st, 2016

The “cream” of Bristol’s Polo players reformed into a single team for the annual South West League – Div 2.  Three wins and two draws should see us second in the league.  Brilliant polo location at Millfield School.