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What’s coming up at the club in August and committee meeting minutes

Working party this Thursday 2nd August.

6:30pm until dark.

Jobs include…

1. Grass cutting

2. Mens and Womens toilet block and changing rooms need cleaning

3. General compound clear up

4. Kayak seal slip needs tidying up – and made usable

5. List will be added to on the night.

Gentle reminder to be careful with fires in club grounds this heat wave.

Camping weekend – 3-5th August

Please contact 01249 656170 / 07929 971447 if you are interested in attending.

Tails of the river bank – Thursday 23rd August

A paddle to find different pictures of tails that are floating in the river and identify them. Can dress up as tales of riverbank characters?

Members should be ready to go from 6PM at the club if you want to participate.

Committee meeting Minutes

Linked below are June’s committee meeting minutes. If you have any questions or queries relating to it please use the contact form linked here

June Minutes

As always we hope you have a great time on the water this month and that you can attend some of our upcoming events that are happening.

Thank you for making our club so great.

CSCC Committee



July to December club events list now out!

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Paddle proposed dates for 2018

Saturday July 7th 5pm – Wombles of Chippenham – dress up paddle as wombles (optional) and collect rubbish from the river. A clear up paddle! Followed by a BBQ Bring your own food to cook on our BBQ.

Sunday 15th July 3pm -Teddy Bear’s picnic – paddle and a picnic on the water.

Thurs 19th July 6pm – Paddle, Camera, Action – photography paddle, capture scenery , wildlife or action shots! Followed by fruity puddings!

Fri 3rd Aug to Sun 5th Aug Camping weekend at Club

Sat 4th Aug 2pmCanoe -Treasure Hunt- Evening meal

Sun 5th Aug 6amUp with the Lark – early morning paddle followed by a bacon butty.

Thursday 23rd Aug 6pmTails of the River bank – a paddle to find different pictures of tails that are floating in the river and identify them. Can dress up as tales of riverbank characters? Postponed until 11th September

Tuesday 11th Sept – Tails of the River Bank followed by AWARDS night – a paddle to find different pictures of tails that are floating in the river and identify them. Can dress up as tales of riverbank characters?

This will be followed by the awards evening – if you have been on a course (even if a non-member) we encourage you to attend as you will be awarded a certificate and where applicable the relevant star award form.

Friday 21st Sept 6pm – Chinese evening – Make paper lanterns to float on river or on jetty & paddle , Chinese dress and a Chinese buffet!

Friday 19th October– What you were wearing when the boat went down! – anything goes fancy dress paddle followed by fish and chip supper.

Saturday 3rd Nov? (TBC)-Spuds & Sparklers

Fri 23rd Nov 7pmKnots & Nibbles –  bring nibbles to share and learn some useful knots for securing boats etc.

Friday 14th Dec 6pm – Christmas Night Paddle– with decorated craft , fancy dress, carols ..mulled wine, mince pies etc


CSCC are looking for a Dinghy Instructor

CSCC are looking for a Dinghy Instructor

RYA Senior Sailing Dinghy Instructor opportunity
Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club are looking for an
RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor holding current certification.

Chippenham Sailing Canoeing Club is situated on a beautiful
section of the River Avon to the east of the town of Chippenham.
The club has club sailing dinghies and canoes, and offers sport for all.
The river can be challenging with cross winds and currents, but
offers a great deal of new experience.

The club is an accredited BCU Canoeing and Kayaking training centre
and would also like to offer RYA accredited sailing and RYA inland
Rescue boat courses to offer people the opportunity to learn new
sports, meet like minded people, and keep fit.

You will need to be an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and be willing to
develop club sailing to RYA Sailing training centre status, as official “RYA Principal”.

If you would like this ground floor opportunity to develop a new RYA sailing school
and bring more people into our sport, and, develop your skills set into canoeing
and kayaking, this is an ideal opportunity.

We will also consider an RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor with several years experience,
who is close to gaining the RYA Senior Instructor status and would like a club to develop
this with as an RYA Principal, liaising with the RYA.

Please contact the club email address in the first instance.