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
The Banbury Hasler's the last Hasler race in the Midlands for this year and Tom was first in Dvision 1 by several minutes! And well done to Julia & Conrad who stepped up to Division 6 and double the race distance and came 4th in Div 6 K2. It was a god summer on the water & well done to all the racers.
TOM LUSTY & NIKY CRESSER WIN THE 32km LIFFEY DESCENT KAYAK RACE
The Liffy descent is an iconic kayak race in Ireland and one of the International Canoe Federation World series events.
The Irish Times report reads: "On a day when low water caused carnage on the 18-mile course, British pair Nicky Cresser and Tom Lusty were the winners of the K2 class at the 59th Liffey Descent canoe marathon. Race winners Cresser and Lusty were delighted just to finish the race and take a first win. "We were fourth going into the first weir at Straffan and got our line right and found ourselves in the lead. After that we kept pushing and no-one caught up with us," the pair said after their win." Cresser is a Liffey veteran but for Lusty, who is the fastest 1000m man in Britain, it was a first.
NACHO WINS THE BRONZE MEDAL IN THE SPANISH SURFSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Welcome to our newest Solihull Canoe Club member Ignatio Soler Fabre (Nacho) and congratulations on your third place result in the Spanish Surfski Championships this weekend. The Spanish are one of the world's top paddling nations, so the competition is tough!
Nacho writes: "Thunderstorms threatened to cancel the Championship and the start was brutal, everyone wanted to be first around the first buoy. I managed to get into the second group on the water but when the group started crumbling as people were left behind I went for it and reached the first group of about 10 including the 4 time defending champion Esteban and Luis Amado who won a bronze medal in the world marathon kayak championships the week before! I am very happy with this bronze medal that tastes like gold in my first year as a Senior. Next stop: Irish Surfski Championships in Dun Laoghaire."