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Kayak Paddle



A Unique  Club

Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club was founded on 25 March 1959. Today it's a volunteer run Community Amateur Sports Club with around 250 members and a clubhouse and boat store at Long Close, Chippenham. A range of club canoes, kayaks and paddleboards is available for members to use on the Avon and club sponsored trips away. 


We are affiliated with RYA and PaddleUK and support skills development with certified coaches  


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Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club is based on the River Avon
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A club member relaxing on an open canoe
A club member on a paddleboard with her dog

Coaching, Social Paddling and Peer Paddling

Our members have a wide range of paddling interests and paddling experience. During the warmer months we meet  on club nights (Tuesday/Thursday) for coaching, informal peer paddling,  and scheduled social paddles. We strongly encourage completion of paddlesports safety skills including rescue.

During the winter months,  those with more advance skills tend to self-organise white-water peer paddling in Devon or Wales. More locally, we are experimenting with club organised Sunday afternoon social paddles and/or peer paddles  at the club.

At all times, but especially over the winter when fast moving water and cold temperatures can present serious risks, paddlers should take care to assess the conditions, dress appropriately, never paddle alone and  paddle within their limits

Chippenham Sailing and Club offers pool sessions for learning skills in a comfortable environment
Chippenham Sailing and Club offers pool sessions for learning skills in a comfortable environment

Pool Sessions

Over the winter months our group of dedicated coaches run pool-based training sessions.  The pool is the perfect place to develop a range skills in SUP and kayak.

A popular and important pool request is to develop self-rescue skills such as exiting the boat safely after capsizing (and getting back in); using a throw line from the bank... and if you wish, progressing all the way to learning to roll the kayak back up using your paddle.

Volunteers at Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club run events to meet member needs

Trips and Events

The core of our club is informal peer paddling, but subject to demand and coaching capacity we organise day or weekend trips away; and social events.

Events are published to members on our booking platform "Love Admin" (download in the App store). Much of the time Love Admin is simply used to support our volunteer coaches in gauging demand for free programmed events 

In other cases a small payment is required or passengers make a fuel contribution to drivers.  


We use a WhatsApp Community group

The club has a vibrant facebook group page which is currently open to both members and prospective members - check out the mix of the lively informal exchanges, trips reports and quirky snippets from the world of paddlesports... 

Click right to take a look...

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Members can also join in the private CSCC WhatsApp Community... by following an invitation link.  This is new to the club and communities are a relatively new feature of WhatsApp - so please check out the FAQ.  Within our overall private community, members are free to "join" groups such as CSCC for families ; a group for people to self-organise peer paddles; a coaches' group; groups for particular trips etc.  An admin can add groups when there's demand and control the groups and can issue postings and announcements. Only admins can see phone numbers.  

Chippenham Sailing and Club has an active Facebook Groupr event bookings
Chippenham Sailing and Club uses a membership platform for event bookings
Chippenham Sailing and Club uses a membership platform for event bookings

Membership & 
Event Bookings

The club's event booking,  membership admin and payment platform is called LoveAdmin.


We also use it for club announcements via email.

The best user experience is the mobile app version... you can download it from the App store.

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