Ringwood Canoe Club was formed in 1987 with the primary aim of introducing people to the fun of canoeing. The club is affiliated to the British Canoeing is principally a 'recreational' one and has grown steadily over the years and has now settled at approximately 100 members, most of whom live within a 20 mile radius of Ringwood.

 

We believe in competing against the elements and not each other in a wide range of canoeing and kayaking disciplines from placid river and open sea trips, through to surfing and white water. The club caters for people of all canoeing abilities from novice to experienced paddlers. While the club does not have a specific juniors’ section, many children have been introduced to canoeing through our family memberships.

 

The club there are no fixed premises, we meet regularly at Mudeford during the summer and hold Pool Sessions at Ringwood Recreation centre in the winter, throughout the year we also organising a wide variety of day and weekend trips. The club also goes to considerable lengths to ensure that non-canoeists are not left out with many events accommodate the entire family including: summer picnics, barbecues, beer and skittles evenings and weekend trips away.

 

There are no formal rules as such but we would like members to consider the following guidelines to ensure the club can continue to operate effectively:

 

  • Paddle Safely - Know your paddling limits and paddle in conditions that will develop these but not over whelm them.
  • Group Awareness - Be aware of the limits of others in the group and ensure that they are paddling safely
  • Participate Actively - Join in meetings, organise events and pay membership dues on time.
  • Family - Under 18's paddle must be under the supervision of their parent or guardian.

 

If in doubt please ask the advice of a more experienced members for some friendly advice to ensure everyone enjoys the club.

 

The club has a range of equipment available to members for loan

The following canoes, kayaks and other kit are available, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to borrow something or to book for a future trip.

We have no central equipment store, all items are held at members homes so the Quartermaster must be kept informed when any item changes hands.

All canoes are equipped with two paddles, and all kayaks with a paddle and spraydeck. Please keep these together if you hand the boat to another member.

The club also has a number of buoyancy aids, helmets, 2 piece & 3 piece split paddles, a 22m throwline, and a canoe pole.

Please let the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if anything is worn out, damaged or lost.

 Make/ Model

 Type

 Description

 Venture Prospector

 Canadian Canoe

 Suitable for solo or tandem trips - Flat or moving water

 Venture Prospector

 Canadian Canoe

 Suitable for solo or tandem trips - Flat or moving water

 Dart

 Kayak

 Longer White water kayak, good for novice or intermediate (or general purpose)

 Eurokayak Conquest

 Kayak

 Good for smaller novice or intermediate (or general purpose)

 Eurokayak Cyphur

 Kayak

 High volume kayak, good for novice or intermediate (or general purpose)

 Pool Bat (x3)

 Kayak

 Suitable for Pool use only

 Seabird Discovery

 Sea Kayak

 Shorter sea kayak for general touring and sea paddling

 Skerray

 Sea Kayak

 Sea kayak for general touring and sea paddling

 Valley Avocet

 Sea Kayak

 Sea Kayak for small or medium paddlers

 Acadia

 Touring Kayak

 Stable Flat water touring boat - great for novice and large paddlers

 Dagger Redline

 White Water Kayak

 White Water kayak for smaller/medium paddlers

Eskimo Kendo

 White Water Kayak

White Water kayak for smaller/medium paddlers

 Wavesport Diesel 65

 White Water Kayak

 White Water kayak for medium paddlers

 Wavesport Diesel 75

 White Water Kayak

 White Water kayak for medium/large paddlers

 Jackson Dynamic Duo

White Water Kayak (Tandem)

 Tandem Kayak for White Water

 

New members are always welcome to the club regardless of previous experience.

Annual Membership is a snip at;

 

  • £20

Single Membership;

  • £12.50 

Student (18+),  Unemployed;

  • £30

Family Membership (up to two adults and any children at one address).

 

Membership runs for 12 months from the time of joining.

Please note : Ringwood Canoe Club does not have a specific juniors section. Under 18's are very welcome providing they are within family memberships and under the direct supervision of parents or legal guardians.

Please see below a Introduction Pack and Membership Form for you to download and return by e-mail.