Waterside Stortford Festival 2021
Bishops Stortford Canoe Club will be one of several bodies offering river-based activities during Summer 2021 as part of the Waterside Festival organised by Waterside Stortford. As well as canoeing, local organisations are offering angling, wildlife day, heritage day, litter picking, virtual river walk, and photography competition.
The introductory canoeing sessions organised by BSCC will be lead by a qualified coach using sit-on-top kayaks and will be aimed at complete beginners interested in trying out recreational kayaking. A British Canoeing "Start" certificate will be optionally available for those successfully completing the session.
AGE/ABILITY: No prior experience will be assumed. The event will be suitable for adults and also for juniors aged 16yrs and over. Participants must be in good health (if you are uncertain about your ability to take part, please contact the Secretary for advice - email or 01279 755089).
DURATION: 2 hours
PRICE: £20 per person - pre-booking and pre-payment are essential.
VENUE: Bishops Stortford Canoe Club (we have car parking at the club). The sessions will go ahead regardless of the weather - please note that we are currently not able to offer changing/showering facilities.
EQUIPMENT: We will provide the boats (stable sit-on-tops), paddles and buoyancy aids. Participants must arrive suitably dressed (synthetic non-absorbent running/cycling clothes plus aqua shoes or old trainers).
COVID-19: All those coming on-site will be required to follow our COVID-19 protocol as it stands at the time of attendance, in particular not having been exposed to COVID-19 in the preceding 10 days.
BOOKING: Places are very limited. You will need to complete and return an enrolment form and make your payment to secure a booking. To request an enrolment form, complete the contact form on this page
Note: If you are a beginner interested in joining the club as a member to take part in regular weekly sessions to learn to paddle racing kayaks, this will not be the best session for you. Please return to our JOIN US page and follow the instructions there to go on the waiting list for our next recruitment taster.
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