Entries by RegentsCanoeClub

Better Lakes than never

Steph recounts those precious last few days when kayaking wasn’t just a distant memory. Firstly I must start with an apology, this has taken me three months to get round to writing… being a freelance musician and having work disappearing quicker than bog roll in the supermarkets, I thought I’d have plenty of time to […]

Journey to Advanced White Water Leader

Sean’s shares his thoughts on becoming an advanced white water leader I joined the club in May 2011 as a complete novice not knowing a canoe from a kayak or a spray deck from an air bag. I got hooked immediately and haven’t looked back since. In my second year of paddling I recall on […]

A coaching story

Steffi introduces us to her progression to White Water Kayak Coach I suppose my coaching journey started back in October 2010 when I attended a White Water Safety & Rescue course facilitated on the Tryweryn. It was after my first Alps trip, and my first white water roll in anger on Rabioux wave on the Durance. […]

BC White Water Leader qualification

Ian White introduces us to the first part of our how to get ahead in kayaking series For more information on the accredited BC awards available for personal paddling, leadership and coaching take a look at our training resources. Five years ago I did the 4* leader training with coach Dan Daley, the award is […]

A Basic introduction to coaching and leadership

Our safety officer Ben offers a break down of the new training and awards programmes Regent’s club trips are all organised and led by volunteers, and paddling with a club is a great way to learn kayaking through informal learning from more experienced members. Many of our leaders don’t have any formal qualifications, but their […]

The Lakes – The Whole 9R

Ruth spews her thoughts on another fine weekend After a tricky trip to the lakes involving rush hour at Euston, luckily not with a kayak, and checking that Boaty II was securely attached on a grade 6 motorway (or perhaps the M6 Motorway, or both) I arrived at the wonderful Hyning Estate with no energy […]

A rookie’s reflection

Frankie pumps up her first white water trip to Mile End Mill After completing the Introduction to White Water Kayaking course with Regents Canoe Club, a few of us signed up for our first ‘proper’ white water trip. The Intro course was great and taught us lots of essential skills and knowledge. This was, however, my […]

WWSR, a course, a way of life

Steph reflects on an eventful White Water Safety and Rescue course Our little paddling ‘clique’ who all met at the Intro to White Water course last summer (with a few exceptions who were assimilated into the group along the course of the year) decided we were ready for the next step in our paddling careers. […]

A Grand Canyon paddling adventure

In case you missed it, here is Becky’s account of her Grand Canyon paddling adventure In July of this year I was very lucky to be part of a group of friends who went to kayak and raft the Grand Canyon self-supported. This trip was different to previous self-supported kayak trips that I had been […]

What a Soca

Octave shares some thoughts on a self-organised adventure. The Soča river in Slovenia is breathtakingly beautiful and an amazingly fun place to kayak. As we discovered, however, there’s a lot to organising your own trip abroad – this blog is therefore a practical guide to your very own Soča trip.