Varsity 2015


Last weekend we had our annual Varsity competition against Oxford University Canoe and Kayak Club. Sadly it was an overall loss for Cambridge. However, every event was closely fought so a massive congratulations to everyone that took part. We did manage to triumph over the dark blues in some events with both the Men's Polo and Men's Freestyle teams recording wins. Final congratulations go to individuals who got top 3 finishes - Shahid Wahab for 2nd in Freestyle and to Alex Ross for 3rd in both Freestyle and Marathon. A full report will be written up soon.

Come and Try It - Easter 2015

We held our Easter Come and Try it on Sat 2nd May. 120 people tried out kayaking and found out more about the club. Hoepfully there will be lots of new members joining the club and taking part in the beginners course we're running throughout Easter term.

White Water Safety And Rescue Training

Towards the end of March I headed up to North Wales along with Witty, Michael G, Martin and Forbes, to spend a weekend doing our Whitewater Safety and Rescue Training. The weekend promised to be a cold and wet one, but not without its' fun. We spent the first day above 'The Chipper' on the Tryweryn, practicing our rescue of swimmers using reaching and throwing aids as well as some live bait rescues, involving leaping into the water to rescue a swimmer whilst tethered to your partner by a rope.

CUCC at National Student Rodeo 2015

We entered the fantastic National Student Rodeo 2015 - a massive thank you to Luucc, River Legacy and everyone else who helped and organised it. There's some videos of the Cambridge paddlers to sort later - but in the meantime here's the amazing University of DamX: NSR Safety Team trying to rescue a banana!!

North Wales 2015

Here's North Wales from a few weeks ago. A cold weekend, but still lacking in water, however even though we "only" did the Tryweryn and Dee, I think a good weekend was still had by all. Pushing people onto slightly harder rapids, resulted in me leading down Bala Mill Falls, and then more successfully down the Serpents Tail - before finishing with me getting a face washing on Town Falls!