Kayak Club

The Watering Hole Kayak Club has several kayaks and all the equipment you will need including paddles, helmets and buoyancy jackets. It is a great chance for young people and adults to have the opportunity to experience the activity of kayaking. It also provides a unique opportunity for intergenerational recreational activity. Anyone interested in having a go generally meets one Sunday a month at Eling slipway.

Starting time varies according to the tide times but the following are 2019 dates. Each session is led by an experienced and qualified coach. It costs £2 per adult £1 for under 18s. As we are only a small club we are limited in how long a person gets to use the kayak at each session. If we are oversubscribed on a particular date then kayaks will have to be shared. Occasionally you might get to be in the kayak the whole time.

If you have family members that want something to do while waiting for you to finish kayaking then we usually organise some sort of land-based activity on Goatee beach. This could be a picnic, rounders, walking treasure hunt etc. So there is plenty for everyone to do.

Both training and trips are planned for 2014 and other activities are arranged at each kayaking event for those not wishing to kayak.

Click here for a list of things to bring if you plan to go kayaking. If you plan on coming kayaking please inform Rosemary (07503 190775) so that we know what equipment to bring to the launch point.

Kayak Dates for your 2019 diary:

Sunday April 7th 12.00-4.00pm

Sunday May 19th 10.00 am – 4.00pm

Sunday June 30th 9.00- 12.00am

Sunday August 18th 1.00-4.00pm

Sunday Sept 1st 12.00-4.00pm (Advanced only)

Sunday Sept 29th 10..-2.00pm (Advanced only)

The posts below will give you a flavour of what the Kayak Club have done in past years. Just click on the title or the photograph to read more about what we do.

 

2016 Kayaking Season

2016 Kayaking Season

As the weather warms it is time to get the paddles out, put the life jacket on and with a kayak head out on to the water. This is the fourth year the Watering Hole Kayak Club has been operating and we look forward to another season on the water paddling, learning new skills and how […]

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Kayaking Club: Paddle to Redbridge

Kayaking Club: Paddle to Redbridge

The Watering Hole Kayaking Club meets about once a month (times depend on the tides) to learn new skills and to paddle along the shores of Southampton Water. Starting at Eling Slipway we paddle round to Goatee Beach where we meet the non-kayakers in our group. On June 21st several of us paddled up Southampton […]

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Kayaking season is here

Kayaking season is here

It is the season to be kayaking. As the weather warms it is time to get the paddles out, put the life jacket on and with a kayak head out on the water. This is the third year the Watering Hole Kayak Club has been operating and we look forward to another season on the water […]

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Family Fun – kayaking and a treasure hunt

Family Fun – kayaking and a treasure hunt

Sunday July 13th – Come along to Eling and Goatee Beach for a fun day out. Kayaking is on offer and costs £2 for adults £1 for children. For those not wanting to kayak there will be a treasure hunt that will take you on a walk around the immediate area of Goatee Beach and […]

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Kayaking Kit

Kayaking Kit

The following are suggested guidelines for paddling kit for when you first start to paddle. Lightweight trainers (that stay on feet) Socks Shorts or jogging bottoms (cotton not fleece) T-shirt Windproof/waterproof top Hat Sun block Any medication you use Drinks bottle – water or juice Energy snack A wetsuit is not essential for kayaking.  If you […]

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Kayak Club 2014

Kayak Club 2014

Provided the sun is shining we launch The Watering Hole kayaks for the first time this year on Sunday 4th May. If you don’t fancy going on the water then there is still the chance for you to enjoy a game of rounders and a picnic on Goatee Beach at 2:00-6:00pm. For those kayaking meet […]

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