We now have made available the Club Calendar online for you to download. It shows the courses and trips that we are planning to run; the courses will be available for online booking once the coaches have confirmed the dates. The Calendar is a spreadsheet so will need Microsoft Excel or a suitable viewer to open.
A Brief History of our Club
Our club was formed in 1968 as Kingsthorpe Canoe Club, and renamed two years later as Northampton Canoe Club. It has moved its paddling base around the town over the years mainly operating from Midsummer Meadow.
In July 1999 we moved to the Nene Whitewater Centre. The club is predominantly but not exclusively a white water club. We are lucky that we have the Nene Whitewater Centre as our base, providing consistently paddlable white water, as well as a beautiful stretch of the river Nene for beginners and those who prefer placid water.
How we are run
We welcome beginners and run a range of sessions and courses for novice paddlers. These start with Come & Try It sessions and progresses over star performance awards from one-star, through to two-, three-, and four-star courses for more experience paddlers. We also arrange courses for aspiring coaches.
The club has a stock of boats and equipment available to members, allowing new paddlers to develop their paddling before needing to buy equipment. This includes equipment suitable for intermediate paddlers on the Nene Whitewater Course.
The club runs numerous river trips throughout the year, usually with campsite or bunk house accommodation. These trips usually cater for paddlers of different abilities from one-star level to expert white water paddlers.
Every year we run our own slalom and freestyle events along with an end of season party and other and social evenings including Curry Nights, BBQs, 10-Pin Bowling and more.