Welcome to Solihull Canoe Club
Canoeing is a popular and fast growing sport. It is a great way to get fit and explore the countryside of Britain.
Here at Solihull Canoe Club we take part in both recreational and
competitive kayaking & canoeing. Even if you are a complete
beginner, you are most welcome to come along for a try out under the
guidance of qualified British Canoeing (BC) coaches.
are based at Catherine-de-Barnes on the Grand Union Canal near Solihull and Birmingham in the
West Midlands. For a map and details of how to get to the club; click on Find Us
club is a registered charity with volunteer committee members and
coaches, for more information on who we are; our experience and qualifications; click on People
club meets every Saturday with a performance group in the morning and a
recreational group in the afternoon. If you are a novice or regular canoeist and would like
to come along we would be delighted to see you. If you need any further information see either About Us
. or, if that does not meet your needs, please phone or email us.
Details of Membership costs can be found on About Us
Well done to David Blackmore & Michael Dacombe who qualified for the GB Under18s Dragon Boat Racing Squad. They were selected for the GB Under18s Dragon Boat squad in the recent trials in Liverpool & will paddle for GB in the European Championships in Brandenburg, Germany in August 2018. Michael and David regularly train in a canoe at the Solihull Canoe Club on Saturday mornings and are paddlers with the Pershore Phoenix Dragon Boat team.
The lads were in of the Gold medal winning 10man boat, 200metres mixed GB team and also won a number of bronze medals. And they also hope compete in Hasler canoe races this year.
A smaller team than usual started the first 2018 Hasler race at Leamington. This year only a few hardy paddlers started this challenging race. The Leam & Avon rivers were flowing fast and unpredictablably, the river was high and the portage was slippery and difficult.
Well done to Ben who came 3rd in division 6 and just missed out on a promotion. Adam & Tom won division 8 K2 and Alex did well to finish her division 7 race. Well done everyone & hopefully the conditions get warmer and better.