CUCC Captain featured in Varsity

Our current club captain, Jon Wall has been featured in Varsity. In the interview Jon discusses the sport of Canoe Polo, how he got into it and what he enjoys about it.

Warwick Canoe Polo Tournament

Our first tournament of the year was at Warwick University. It was a tough tournament but gave several new players valuable experience as we build towards BUCS and Varsity competitions in 2017. A full report is here.

Come and Try it 2016

Raft Games

We had a very successful come and try it. Over 60 people dropped by to try out kayaking and find out more about the club. We're hopeful that we'll have many new members on the beginners course.

Trip to North Wales

Paddles on the Tryweryn

The weekend of the 4/5th June a group of 16 paddlers from CUCC made the journey up to North Wales for a weekend of thrills and spills on the Tryweryn. This weekend was a little bit different to most since Dan and I had our Moderate Water Endorsement assessment, the final step in becoming a qualified whitewater coach. This meant that we spent the Saturday morning and a bit of the afternoon coaching Kai, Lucie, Bouyan and Adam (who kindly offered their time!) and trying to help them improve their whitewater skills. I’m pleased to say that we both passed!

Varsity Marathon and Polo 2016

The marathon start

The Varsity marathon races took place over a four-mile course running between the town centre and Grantchester, with the results decided by the aggregated scores of the first three finishers from each university in each race. The men’s race ran first and was well contested with five paddlers from each of Cambridge and Oxford. Victory was taken by Sam Plummer for Cambridge, showing his considerable experience, though the team was unable to follow his example with three capsizes (and a marauding swan) killing off their chances of victory.