Parking at Baltic Wharf

As of February 2020, the council have handed over control of parking at Baltic Wharf (i.e. “The Cottage Inn” car park), to the harbour master.

We have seen that the harbour master has put up a sign saying that from 3rd March 2020 the car park will be closed overnight, and they will limit parking to 3 hours maximum.

Obviously if this happens it would be a huge problem. The committee are in discussions with the harbour master’s office about this.

Club awards 2019

The recent AGM announced the following awards:

  • Most improved white-water paddler: Tom Brockett
  • Best marathon paddler: Colin Chudley
  • Polo most improved player: Isaac Johnson
  • Polo ‘most valuable’ player: Lewis Downward
  • River God: “Pablo” (random guy in Slovenia), care of Richard Puttock
  • Fish of the Year: Dave Hill, for Upper Dart (Euthanasia), plus various marathon swims
  • Phil Longrigg Trophy: Iain Hissett

New committee for 2019-2020

At the AGM held on 17th Oct 2019, a new committee was voted in.

  • Chairman: Tom Brockett
  • Secretary: Patrick Rainey
  • Treasurer: Fran Bamber
  • Other members: Iain Hissett, Mark Gillett, Ellie Payne, Conor O’Neill, Dave Hill, Daisy McKay, Ezra Watts, Matt Baird, Tanya Cownie, Nick Wainwright

Many thanks to the outgoing committee members.

Beginners Kayak Course 2019

Beginners Kayak Course 2019

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

This years Bristol Canoe Club beginners course will start on Monday 3rd June 2019 and run for four weeks. On successfully completing the course you’ll receive the British Canoeing one-star award.

The course is intended for adults who are thinking about taking up kayaking with the club and want to learn basic kayaking skills in order to get started. It’s important that you can attend all four sessions and be there at promptly at the 6.30 start time. All equipment will be provided. The cost is £80

We are unable to offer places to those under 18. 

For further info, email Nick Wainwright membership-enquiries@bristolcanoeclub.org.uk and include ‘beginners course’ in the subject line

This years Bristol Canoe Club beginners course will start on Monday 3rd June 2019 and run for four weeks. On successfully completing the course you’ll receive the British Canoeing one-star award.

The course is intended for adults who are thinking about taking up kayaking with the club and want to learn basic kayaking skills in order to get started. It’s important that you can attend all four sessions and be there at promptly at the 6.30 start time. All equipment will be provided. The cost is £80

We are unable to offer places to those under 18. 

For further info, email Nick Wainwright membership-enquiries@bristolcanoeclub.org.uk and include ‘beginners course’ in the subject line

New committee for 2018-2019

The Bristol Canoe Club AGM 2018 was held last week.

The new committee for 2018-2019 is:
Chairman: Jeremy Sykes
Treasurer: Fran Bamber
Secretary: Tanya Cownie
Membership: Nick Wainwright

Other committee members: Conor O’Neill, Dave Hill, Mark Gillett, Emma Newman, Iain Hissett, Lee Nicholls

Club policies and constitution

Here is the set of the club’s policies, collected together into one place.

Operational policies

  • Access to the boat storage cage at Baltic Wharf: Cage_Policy
  • Information for borrowing club boats: Boat_Policy

“Legal” bits

Rules

  • The Bristol Canoe Club Rules can be seen here, but these have partly been superseded by the new Operational Policies: Rules

Beginner’s course 2018

Please note that this course is now full.

The club will be organising a beginner’s kayaking course for adults in May/June 2018. This is intended for people who are interested in taking up the sport of kayaking in the future, and paddling with Bristol Canoe Club.

The course will consist of a session in a swimming pool, and then four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks.

The dates are:

  • Wednesday 30th May; 8:30pm; Pool session at Bristol South Pool, in Bedminster
  • Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th June; 6pm; General session at Baltic Wharf on Bristol docks.

This course will cost £75, including membership of the club for the remainder of the year.

If you are interested, please email our enquiries address; see our contacts page.

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 8th June. If you are interested, please email our enquiries address; see our contacts page.

Note that this course is now full; we cannot accept any more people.