Waterside B 2016

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On a cold, sunny morning 7 crews from Club set out from Newbury Wharf for the 17.5 miles to Aldermaston and back. Once again all crews completed the race with some excellent times. Special mention goes to Natalie and Sarah who came 1st in the K2 Junior Ladies – well done!
Below are Club results:

K2 Junior K2 Senior
Natalie and Sarah 3:08:30 (1st K2 junior girls) Derek and Kevin 3:10:22
Jill and Juliet 3:23:53
C2 Senior K1 Senior
Sue and Dan 3:19:31 Ali 2:49:50
Roger and Martin 3:33:07
Jacky and Ian 3:43:53

Full results can be found here: Waterside B Results


Waterside A 2016

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Congratulations to all Club members who raced in Waterside A – some fantastic results on what was a fairly dreary, damp, grey day.  See below for Club results:

K2 Junior K2 Senior
Sarah and Natalie 2:29:16 Stuart and Steve 2:10:36
Derek and Kevin 2:21:10
Jill and Juliet 2:34:08
K1 Junior K1 Senior
Sammy 2:31:13 James 2:02:48
Steve 2:42:09
C2 Senior
Sue and Dan 2:34:17 Junior/Vet
Stuart and Chris 2:44:17 Alex and Mark 2:04:37
Ian and Jacky 2:46:49 Leo and Ian 3:23:57

Full results can be found here: Waterside A Results

Also thanks to those Club members who gave up their time to stand at Great Bedwyn in the dreary conditions to marshal the car parking.

National Go Canoeing Week

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On Saturday 23rd May as part of National Go Canoeing week the Club is hosting a ‘Come and Try!’ session at The Wharf in Devizes.  For just £2.00 between 10am and 1pm you are invited to come along to paddle either 1 or 3 miles in a kayak or canoe.  No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided.

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Hare and Hounds Series 2015

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The Club is running Hare and Hounds races monthly throughout the summer season for Club members.

This is a great opportunity to come and race against other Club members and monitor your progress.    You can race in singles or doubles over 3 or 6 miles and we set crews off on a handicap basis so that there are exciting finishes.

We have held two events so far.  There are cakes and tea and we raise vital funds for the Club – so far we’ve raised over £100.

Results for April and May below.


3-mile K1   3-mile K2  
Charlie 39:23 Toby and Joe 43:10
Rafe 39:23    
Jenny 44:43    
Heather 48:39    
6-mile K1   6-mile K2  
Edd 00:56:10 Mark and James 00:59:05
Sammy 01:02:59 Mark and Rich 01:00:08
    Ian and Jacky 01:00:30
    Jill and Juliet 01.08.00
    Kevin and Paul (C2) 01.08.00


3-mile K1   3-mile K2  
Charlie 44.00    
Heather 51.10    
6-mile K1   6-mile K2  
Charles 00:59.10 Jill and Rich 01:06:49
Mark 01:04.10 Sue and Juliet 01:08:24

Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon 2015

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Another fantastic year of racing by the Club’s D-W crews.  In all we had 25 Club paddlers taking part in this year’s race, and 23 out of the 25 made it all the way to Westminster!

Below are the Club’s results (please be aware currently these are provisional):

Senior K2/C2
Stuart and Bushy 20:49:59 16th
Ali and Sam 21:43:19 23rd
Mark and Rich 23:27:02 46th
Team MacQueen 24:50:17 66th
Matt and Dan 27:19:53 94th
Roger and non-club partner 29:47:33 (C2) 102nd
Ian and Steve 14:36:57 Retired (due to sickness)
Junior K2
Amber and Lottie 20:48:40 16th
Cathy and Alex 21:29:31 22nd
Ben and Jamie 21:58:12 26th
Holly and Becky 23:35:18 44th
Senior K1
Jeff 25:55:29 44th
Andy 26:31:57 47th
Endeavour (non-competitive class)
Pete and Ben 20:02:08 2nd

Full results can be found at: Devizes to Westminster 2015 Results

Special mention should also go to all the paddlers’ support crews, made up of family and friends who spent their Easter weekend out and about somewhere between Devizes and Westminster ensuring paddlers were fed and watered, kept cheerful and motivated in order to achieve their aim of finishing.

It was also notable how many Club members were out and about on the course over the weekend giving up their free time to volunteer ensuring this magnificent race keeps going year on year.  It could not take place without the huge army of volunteers, and it was great that so many of the Club’s members were prepared to give up their time and help out.  Hopefully it was an enjoyable experience and more will do the same next year.

Congratulations to you all!