Canoeing & Kayaking in Dartmouth

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    Canoe Section Website

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Dartmouth Yacht Club has an active paddling section with a superb range of club owned boats and equipment. Known as the DYC Canoe Section most of what we do is kayaking.

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    Canoe Section Website

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On Holiday?

We run taster sessions that are ideal for those on holiday here.  Our aim is to make you see how much fun you can have in canoes/kayaks -  so you go home and join your local club. Or maybe you will join this one. A volunteer instructor from the club looks after you while you are on the water. You make a donation to our club equipment fund, we suggest £15 pp.  We can also run taster sessions for groups such as works parties or birthday parties. If you are interested in taster sessions see link to the canoe sections website. 

For Members

If you live locally (or visit regularly) why not come and join as a member. The cost of joining the Canoe Section is quite reasonable eg £57 for a single adult and £88 for a family. That gives you a years use of all our 38 boats. From day 1 you can use our sit on top kayaks. If you have a second home here or a relative who lives here that you visit every year then you may well be able to justify becoming a member. The Canoe Section is open to beginners and provides tuition from qualified instructors and experienced members. You do not pay extra for tuition. Kayaks are easy to get on and off the water, provide healthy exercise, fresh air and fun. Members are able to use all the canoe sections boats at any time once they are competent. You do not pay extra to use the boats on your own. Members are able to explore our coastline with its beaches, caves, seals and birds. They can also attend our regular paddles upriver to pubs and restaurants for meals, after which we often return by torchlight.  The clubs range of boats has increased in recent years and now includes sit on top kayaks which need very little instruction.  Many people are joining the club just to have access to our growing fleet of sit on tops which currently comprises four doubles and five singles. We also have sea kayaks, canadian canoes and kayaks suitable for white water kayaking.  Elements of our fleet suit families with small children, such as our double sit on tops.

If you have any queries about canoeing in Dartmouth please contact the Canoe Section Leader

                                                        Tim Freeman
                                                  Tel: 01803 832663
                                  Email:   timfreeman61@googlemail.com
                                                          01803 832663

 

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Next canoeing event

  • 2014
  • April
  • Mon 21
  • Easter Monday Paddle
  • Location:
  • Description: The first of our regular weekend paddles will be on a Monday this year.Come and have a paddle using the clubs sit in kayaks.Meet opposite cafe alf resco at 9.30am.If this is your first visit ring Tim 832663 prior.Our full programme is on the Canoe Section website, see under Kayaking.  More?

For more canoeing events inspect "Specials".