Rutland Canoe Club
Rutland Canoe Club is an inclusive, welcoming club which encourages people of all ages and abilities to enjoy their time spent on the water.
Based at Whitwell on the north shore of Rutland Water, the club ventures out onto the main body of the water led by an experienced leader.
The club meets every Sunday from 09.30 to 12.00 at the club hut near the small slipway to the right of the Rutland Watersports Centre.
What you need
If you are new to canoeing it is sensible to borrow equipment first. The club can provide paddles, boats and buoyancy aids. If you already have a boat, it must be in good order, fitted with adequate floatation (25kg secured front and rear), toggles/ handles at each end and a footrest that do not trap feet.
It is essential that you dress for time spent on the water, in the winter months this means wearing a wetsuit or drysuit. Whatever the season, wearing layers of clothing will help you stay warm and dry. Gloves and a hat/cap are always a good idea.
A change of clothing and a towel will also help avoid soggy trips home and a drink and snack will help you stay hydrated and keep your energy levels up.
Members are required to carry a whistle and first aid kit.
Looking to learn new skills?
Whether you have never been out in a canoe before or are a seasoned pro, it is always sensible to keep your skills up to date. At the canoe club you’ll find a wide range of training options available to members. Several British Canoeing coaches are members and they are on hand to share their knowledge and help to develop the skills of members at all levels.
Other training courses are offered through Rutland Watersports Centre, click here to find out more.