Calm day on Rutland Water

Two man canoe Rutland Canoe Club logo

Welcome to Rutland Canoe Club.

Interested in canoeing or kayaking? We welcome paddlers of all standards, including total novices, so if you're already a paddler, or you're looking to try the sport, feel free to get in touch. The club has access to Rutland Water set in the beautiful countryside of Rutland.

The club meets on Sunday morning throughout the year near Whitwell on the north shore of Rutland Water. See the location page for how to find us.

If you are new to paddlesport you should read the What do I need section for advice on what to wear and the initial costs.

Should you be interested in joining the club see the Membership page for details of the process and cost of membership.

See the Events page for information about club training, trips and events.

The blog provides the stories behind past club events with the gallery holding additional photos.

If you have any other questions then please see the Contact page for how to get in contact with us.

The Club

The aim of the club is to encourage young and old to participate in all forms of paddlesport in a safe manner. Originally formed in 1978, we are based on the shores of Rutland Water and have access to the largest man-made lake in Europe. All trips venturing out onto the main body of Rutland Water are organised by an experienced leader whose priority is the safety and enjoyment of the group.

The club has a wide selection of kayaks and canoes, along with paddles and buoyancy aids. This allows members to try out the sport, and find out what type of canoe, kayak, paddle, etc. suits their requirements before they purchase. All members have access to club equipment and with prior arrangement may use on trips away from Rutland Water. Over the years we have increased our range of canoes and kayaks giving members the opportunity to try different disciplines within the sport.

Members are provided with training opportunities and you are urged to take full advantage of these. The Club is fortunate in having a number of British Canoeing coaches who are all keen to share their knowledge and experience with you.

Sea kayak
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