St Austell Canoe Club

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News and Events

The coastline of Cornwall is made up of stunning cliffs, golden beaches, historic ports and harbours, plus some amazing wildlife.

A kayak offers a unique opportunity to explore all this in a safe way within the club environment. Various club trips are organized throughout the year which cater for all levels of experience. These are all led by our team of BC qualified club coaches.


Social Evening
Saturday, 30th March 2019
Venue: Holmbush Inn, St Austell

A chance to catch up following the last pool session and before the new paddling season.

The table is booked at 7pm to eat at 7.30pm. Can you please let me know if you wish to come (either via text, email or facebook) and let me know what you'd like to eat by Wednesday 27 March 2019 as I need to provide the pub with a pre-order. The menu is available on their website.

Non-members who have joined us for the pool sessions or those interested in joining the club are more than welcome to come along.

Look forward to catching up.

Contact: Charlotte Ward
Posted by: Charlotte.W 18-03-2019
AGM election of committee officers
Thursday, 25th April 2019
Venue: Porthpean Sailing Club

Upcoming AGM

Election of officers

Officer‘s reports

Presentation by Lee Franklin on his kayak expedition in Norway in 2018


Contact: lee flanagan
Posted by: Lee.Flan 26-01-2019
Membership Subscriptions Due

Membership Subs are now due for payment.

Current members of the club can renew their membership via the Renew Membership webpage. Just enter your membership number and follow the instructions on the page.

All members should have already received a reminder email which includes their membership number. If anyone does not have their membership number, then please contact Charlotte Ward, Membership Secretary.

Your cooperation and prompt payment will be much appreciated.


Contact: Charlotte Ward
Posted by: Pete.E 03-04-2019
Go Paddling Week
Saturday, 25th May 2019

Details to follow


Contact: Lee Franklin
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Southwest Paddle Fest
Saturday, 1st June 2019
Venue: Mount Edgcumbe

2019 southwest paddle fest

See southwest paddle fest facebook for full details,

We are pleased to announce that St Austell canoe club will be part of this great event

We will be leading guided trips around plymouth sound

We also hope to offer a small discount to fully paid up club members who wish to just go and enjoy the weekend

Interested ????

Speak to me for more details


Contact: Lee Flanagan
Posted by: Lee.Flan 26-01-2019
Percuil Paddle - June date TBA
Venue: Percuil

Any boat

Details to follow

Date in June yet to be set


Contact: Kevin Bray
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Marazion Sea Trip
Saturday, 20th July 2019
Venue: Marazion

Sea boats only please (due to open water nature of trip)

Skill Level - As long as you are happy in a sea boat in a force 3 to 4, can paddle approx. 15km at a leisurely pace. E.g. a couple of hours paddling before lunch and again afterwards

Full Details Here


Contact: Lee Franklin
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Charlestown Regatta
Saturday, 27th July 2019
Venue: Charlestown

2019 Charlestown Regatta paddler support

paddlers are required for Saturday 27th july

am/pm to provide safety cover for the triathlon swim (am)

and the junior/senior raft races (pm)

times are as follows

10:30 to 10:45 children’s biathlon

11:00 to 11:20 adults triathlon

11:20 to 14:00 club paddle

if people are staying all day

14:00 Jnr raft race

1500 snr raft race 


Contact: Lee Flanagan
Posted by: Lee.Flan 02-04-2019
Charlestown Regatta
Sunday, 28th July 2019
Venue: Charlestown

Sunday July 28th 11:00

charlestown Regatta (sea Sunday)

A day of paddling to showcase the club

events include,  try a boat, games, lead trips, 

as part of the Charlestown regatta program, 

all club paddlers who can help assist are invited to do so,

11:00 to 1200 try a boat sessions

12:00 to 12:30 lunch break

12:30 to 13:30 try a boat sessions / games

13:30 to 14:00 afternoon break

14:00 to 1500 try a boat sessions

Contact: Lee
Posted by: Lee.Flan 24-06-2019
Wild Camping - August date TBA
Venue: TBA

Sea boats

Limited availability

Date in August yet to be set


Contact: Lee Franklin
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Fowey Regatta
Tuesday, 20th August 2019
Venue: Fowey 6.30pm start

Swim support required

Carparks free from 6pm (but may be busy)

Meet 6.00pm at the quay


Contact: Charlotte Ward
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Fowey Paddle
Thursday, 12th September 2019
Venue: Caffa Mill/Bodinnick Ferry Car Park

Due to the Sailing Club hosting the Nationals on the 12th September we will meet at Caffa Mill at the usual time.

If you require equipment please contact Kevin Bray and if possible the club will help out.

Please check the website or facebook in case of cancellation due to the weather conditions.

Contact: Lee Flanagan
Posted by: Julie.H 06-09-2019
National Beach Cleaning Event
Thursday, 19th September 2019

Details to follow


Contact: Steve Griffiths
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Porthoustock Sea Trip
Sunday, 22nd September 2019
Venue: Porthoustock






Contact: Dave Clare
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Night Paddle
Thursday, 26th September 2019
Venue: Fowey to Polruan

Any boat

Meet Caffa Mill car park (Bodinnick Ferry) 6pm, on the water for approx 6.30pm. 

Glow sticks and night lights only, NO BRIGHT LIGHTS PLEASE.

Check facebook or website in case of cancellation due to weather.


Contact: Lee Franklin
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Wadebridge River Camel
Saturday, 28th September 2019
Venue: Old Town Cove 3.00pm




Contact: Julie Hobba
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Fowey hassler
Sunday, 20th October 2019
Venue: Golant

October 20th Fowey canoe club hassler

any paddlers able to assist the Fowey canoe club hassler

any skill level to provide safety kayak cover

on the water 1000

get there early to get a parking place


Contact: Dave clare
Posted by: Lee.Flan 22-09-2019
Sea Trip - Incident Management
Sunday, 27th October 2019
Venue: Fowey to Polperro

New date, this trip will now be on 

Sunday 27th October 


Sea boats

Details to follow


Contact: Steve Griffiths
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
Pool Sessions Start
Friday, 1st November 2019
Venue: Newquay View Resort Holiday Park

Pool Sessions Start

Full details HERE

All sessions now fully booked.


Contact: Lee Flanagan
Posted by: Pete.E 03-10-2019
Curry Social Night
Saturday, 9th November 2019
Venue: Gurkha Restaurant St Austell

A slightly belated end of season social evening and a chance to catch up with everyone. The table is booked for 7pm on Saturday 9 November at the Gurkha Restaurant in St Austell. Current members and those interested in joining our club are welcome to attend. Please let me know if you are coming either via facebook, email ( or text so I can ensure there are enough seats.

Look forward to seeing everyone.


Contact: Charlotte Ward
Posted by: Charlotte.W 30-10-2019
Loe Beach Paddle
Sunday, 17th November 2019
Venue: Loe Beach, Feock

Meet at Loe beach 09:30, ready to go at 10:00

Wind is from the north up to Force 3, so best to use sea kayaks.

It's going to be cold so dress accordingly and bring food and a hot drink.

High tide is at 07:32 and Low tide 14:29

Plan is nice and simple - Paddle up until 12:00ish, have lunch, then paddle back.


Contact: Dave Clare
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2019
New Years Paddle
Saturday, 4th January 2020
Venue: Percuil

I will be running the Clubs New Years paddle, paddling from Percuil, any boat, any ability,
Saturday January 4th 2020,
With a possible joining up with some of the falmouth canoe club members,

Meet at Percuil, grid ref 859341 at 0930, ready to paddle at 1000,
Returning around 1500,
It will be a rising tide with HW at 1130 5.5m
and low tide at 1810
Loose plan- paddle towards St Mawes and see what the conditions are at carrick roads, and paddle some more,
Bring appropriate warm clothing, food and drink,
If any club member wants to go but does not have a boat they can loan one from the club, contact Quartermaster Kevin bray on 07850161895 to arrange,

Cheers lee,


Contact: Lee Flanagan
Posted by: Lee.Flan 07-12-2019
More Pool Sessions in January
Friday, 10th January 2020
Venue: Newquay View Resort Holiday Park

The Club have secured more pool sessions for 2020.

Sessions are available for four weeks in January.

Click here to book. Don't bother, all sessions are now booked!


Contact: Ian Greenhill
Posted by: Pete.E 18-12-2019