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
A big Solihull squad raced the Anker Valley Hasler marathon this weekend. Well done everyone, especially those who don't usually race (John), those returning to racing (Jenni, Steve & Ryan) and those racing canoes instead of their preferred kayaks (Julia & Becky)! Top results were achieved by Mark who came 2nd in division 4 K1, Alex & Ellie and Jisimrut & Mehar who came 3rd in divisions 8 & 9 K2 respectively. Once again it was great to see Pete & Anne back on the water in their C2! Well done team, we earned the maximum points possible for the club. And Ryan, you're don't look like you're working hard enough for someone who was late for the start of the race!
A historic event occurred at the Burton Hasler race when Pete & Anne Jones returned to competitive paddling in the division 9 event in their beautiful but heavy wooden canoe! If the weight of the canoe was taken into consideration, they would have won, but still achieved an excellent 4th position. Well done to you two. Top positions were achieved by Mehar & Jetta and Julia & Konrad in their K2's who came second in their divisions. And well done to other Solihull paddlers who gained valuable National Hasler club points. And it was another beautiful sunny day out!
ANOTHER OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT! TOM LUSTY is the 5th fastest K1 1000m paddler in the world. Roll on the Tokyo Olympics.