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Devizes Canoe Club Hasler Test Race

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Devizes Canoe Club Hasler Test Race
19th May 2019

Hosted by Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club

Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club, Long Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3JY (51.4543042, -2.1038792)

The South West Region Hasler preparation race (Class B) will be run to BC Hasler series rules.  No Hasler or Lightening series points will be awarded so rankings will not be affected.

CSCC (Long Close) is just off the A4 London Road, on the east side of Chippenham – follow signs for the Canoe Race car parking in the field adjacent to the club; courtesy of Chippenham Sea Cadets.


  • Division 1, 2 & 3 (12 miles)
  • Division 4, 5 & 6 (8 miles)
  • Division 7, 8, 9 & 10 (4 miles)
  • Open class – Fun race (1.8 miles, open to all types of kayak, canoe, surf-ski, SUP, etc)


  • Booking from 09:00. Individual booking is permitted. Club Team Leaders will be given priority.
  • Lightning and Hody K2 race 10:30 (briefing 10:00)
  • Open class 10:40 (briefing 10:00)
  • Divisional Race starts 11:45 at approx 1 min intervals (briefing 11:30)


  • Juniors £4 per seat.
  • Seniors £9 per seat.
  • Lightning / Fun Race £4 per seat.
  • Seniors or non-club member juniors without BCU or CRT license will need to purchase a BCU day ticket at £5

Number Boards:

Number boards will be supplied (£5 fee applies if number board not returned)


To be received by Friday 17th May at the latest, Payable to Devizes Canoe Club C/O Ann Slator, Devizes Canoe Club, 2 Forest Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3QU.

Safety Rules:

Bouyancy aids to be worn by all Division 7, 8, 9, 10, Lightning and Open class paddlers.  Paddlers in the Lightning races must paddle Lightning’s and not any other type of craft.

Facilities and Refreshments:

Toilets and showers are available.
Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available.  Paddlers food inclusive in entry fee.


Marathon Racing Canoe page on Facebook and website or

Entry Form


Season Opener Paddle

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A gentle get together paddle, to start the season off, for all abilities, juniors accompanied please. Arrive early to sort boats out and get on the water by 6.30.
Followed by a fish and chip supper ordered in advance form the chippy, Julie will collect orders before we set off.
Info from Julie – [email protected]

Julie has arranged for our fish and chip order to be delivered direct to the club on Tuesday evening approx 7.30 pm . This means Julie needs to place the order and pay for it in advance on Monday night. To keep it simple the menu will be as follows they kindly said we can have
Fish & chips for special deal £4.75 .
Bag of chips £1.80 . Sausage 85p
Pies ( steak&kidney , chicken&mushroom, cheese&onion) £3.25

So options are basically fish & chips, pie& chips, sausage& chips or bag of chips ! You don’t have to order food can still join us after our paddle but you’ll have to excuse us eating in front of you! Please can you let Julie have your orders by Monday afternoon and any orders placed will have to be paid for regardless of you not being able to come on the night. Thanks Julie


Knots and Nibbles

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Friday 12th April 2019

An evening of learning a few basic knots and a social.
7pm for 7.30pm start.

Please bring a plate of party food, wine etc.


Please contact Jane Allen via the contact form or Facebook.

Numbers by 10th April Please. First come, first served basis.
Get to know some new club members while improving your boating knowledge.


2019/2020 Membership!

Hey All,

We hope that you have been enjoying your time out on the river with the nice wether that we have been having recently!

It has come to that time of year again that all members need to renew their membership, if you are yet to do this please see our membership page for info on how to do it!

The CSCC Committee


Working Party – March 2019

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First work day of the year, lots of jobs to tackle small and not so small. Tools are available but bring your own as well, there is always landscape clearing to do, loppers shears etc. and work gloves.
A list will be published ASAP, if anyone thinks they can do a task in particular please put your name to it also bring any equipment needed.
The club runs on volunteers, there are no paid workers, so all members have a responsibility to help however small a contribution. This adds up to a volunteer discount scheme giving a discount on the subsequent membership.
So that’s the serious bit, come along on Sunday if only for a short time, and there is always a cream tea, a chat, some other members to meet to look forward to.
See you Sunday

Club Maintenance

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Contractors will be working on shed refurbishment, commencing Monday 7th January 2019.

Do please be aware that access may be restricted to various parts of the club.

You cooperation will be appreciated.


Pool session update

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Hi everyone, hope you’re not too busy in the lead up to the Christmas period and are still managing to get on the water!

The dates for our spring 2019 pools sessions have been released and are available for booking, more information can be found on the courses section of our website found here.

The pool sessions are a great way for paddlers to practice vital skills such as how to capsize and maybe even how to roll in a warm controlled environment.

If you have any questions about this that you can not find answers to on the page do not hesitate to send our pool session coordinator an email on [email protected]


Christmas Paddle!

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The Christmas paddle is of course weather dependent, and a decision will take place on the day, and choice of craft to go out. However that doesn’t stop us having a good evening in the club house. If any one want to bring an instrument to help the carol singing along please do.


Pool session updates

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We hope all that attended the river trips that have been run enjoyed them and are looking forward to the next ones!

An update on the pool sessions. There remains plenty of places on the pool sessions, particularly the 14 and under session next week and the one starting on the 27th November 2018.

Short Code Session 1 Date Start Time End Time Places Remaining
U14A 30-Oct-18 19:30 20:15 5
U14B 30-Oct-18 20:15 21:00 8
2A 06-Nov-18 19:30 20:15 2
2B 06-Nov-18 20:15 21:00 0
3A 27-Nov-18 19:30 20:15 8
3B 27-Nov-18 20:15 21:00 2

The pool session courses are run as a block of 3 sessions, over 3 consecutive weeks with coaching tailored towards individuals needs whether that be building confidence when falling out of a kayak or progressing all the way to learning to roll the kayak back up using the paddle.

The pool sessions are held at Stonar School Melksham. On each evening there are 2 courses, commencing 19:30 and 20:15 hrs respectively. There are 8 places available in each time slot. Each course (3 sessions) will cost £20 for club members (or £7 for an individual session where offered) and £30 for non-members (or £11 for an individual session where offered).

Prior to booking your place, please first read the notes below (particularly with respect to eligibility), then fill out the  pool sessions booking form linked here (If you can be flexible please identify a first and second choice of time slot) and send it along with a cheque made payable to “CSCC”, to the address on the form.

  1. Priority for course enrolment will be given to CSCC members, non-members will be considered as follows: Course 1 – after 25-Sep-18; Course 2 and One Off 14 and Under Only Session – after 9-Oct-18; Course 3 – after 6-Nov-18.
  2. Places cannot be reserved; receipt of monies by the pool session coordinator secures a place on a course where available.
  3. The club is unable to refund fees if you cannot attend. If the session is re-sold, a 75% refund will be provided with 25% retained to cover administration charges.
  4. In the first instance, it will only be possible to book one course per person for the winter term. If places remain they will be opened up to all, even those who have already attended a course.
  5. Please indicate First, Second, Third in the appropriate boxes in case your preferred session cannot be provided.
  6. Each block of 3 consecutive sessions costs £20 per person for CSCC members, £30 for non CSCC members. Once the block of sessions has started any spare places can be booked individually for £7 per session for CSCC members or £11 for non CSCC members. The additional cost to non-members includes a temporary membership charge covering the pool sessions only.

The pool at Stonar School Melksham, SN12 8NT is accessed around the back of the school – up the main drive, bear right around the school buildings, just past the all-weather pitch.


Spuds & Sparklers and our Upcoming working party

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We hope everyone has had a good Summer season and is looking forward to the Winter Paddling season whether they are going to be running white water rivers or going our for some refreshing early morning paddles! We have a couple of event announcements that can be seen below.

The 2018 Spuds and Sparklers evening is on the 3rd November.
This is a great event, bring the family and any friends too.

Watch the Monkton Park firework display reflected in the river from our veranda

With a real bonfire to toast marshmallows on.

Booking is essential please, I have to order the spuds – This can be done by contacting us on [email protected]


Alongside our announcement of spuds and sparklers comes us getting a new storage container to store kayaks in, this will make room for our newly purchased kayaks.

At the next working party we will be needing to prepare the land that the container is going to be situated on. Please see the below image for details about the working party.

Thank you to all the hard work put in by all of our volunteers and committee members and we look forward to seeing some of you at our upcoming events.