Come and Try it Easter 2016

Raft Games

We had a really successful come and try it event on Saturday. Over 50 people tried out kaayking with us and we hope many will go onto join us. We'll be running a beginners course over the next 6 weeks to teach the basics of paddling.

BUCS Canoe Polo 2016

The CUCC BUCS Canoe Polo Team 2016

The Cambridge canoe polo team competed in BUCS over the weekend over the weekend of 16th-17th April, finishing a very respectable 15th out of the 31 teams in the Open division. The team won three and lost three games, but demonstrated considerable growth through the tournament, exemplified by beating a Liverpool team in the final round of matches who had in turn beat us in the opener.

White Water Safety and Rescue Course

The group inspecting a feature

On the weekend of the 16th April, five of us from CUCC headed to North Wales to complete a White Water Safety and Rescue Course on the Dee. The course included the development of both personal safety and survival skills as well as how to get others out of trouble and prevent problems in the first place.

National Student Rodeo 2016

Jen winning the women's expert category!

Mention the National Student Rodeo to any paddler who has experienced one and you will quickly get an idea of what a crazy event it is. The combination of kayaking, a white-water course, hundreds of students, two nights of partying and a new theme (this year’s being ‘Christmas’) seems to be unbeatable in making for an awesome weekend.

2* Assessments

Congrtulations to the 9 CUCC paddlers who completed their 2* award on Sunday. Training sessions have been running through out Lent term so everyone has showed lors of commitment to complete the award. 2* required all our paddlers to master both canoes and kayaks and demosntrate a range of skills to show they could manouver the boat in all directions, paddle efficiently and carry out effective rescues.

If you're interested in learning to kayak CUCC will be runnning a beginners course in Easter term.