Hemel Hempstead Canoe Club (HHCC). HHCC is a friendly canoe club offering a range of paddlesport opportunities to its members, both recreational and competitive.
Our home water is the Grand Union Canal, though we also run trips away to rivers and coastal areas around the UK and even overseas. For the latest information about events and happenings, visit us on Facebook. It's where most of our online activity is!
Congrats to Ruth Gungadoo and Sue Prowse who were representing GB at the EU Dragon Boat Championships in the Senior Ladies and got three silvers in 1000m, 200m and 500m. Meanwhile Robin Oakley was in the Grand Dragons team (over 50's) got a silver in the 1000m and bronze in the 200m - (but he thinks his team was still the fastest GB team despite their age!).
For details of how to join HHCC, click here.
Congratulations to James Prowse who just completed (Easter Sunday, pictured here, at the finish) the Devises to Westminster (DW) canoe race, 125 miles and 77 portages, non stop, in a C2 in 19 hours 46 minutes. Currently laying 6th overall and first C2, an epic effort. Apparently hero James was injured for last few hours but still made it.
"Only one person in history has suffered more at Easter..."
James learnt to paddle at HHCC and has represented GB in the open Dragonboat team. So be like James and join HHCC's summer course (see below) and who know's where your paddling will take you!
Geoff Blease was in the Endeavour class with his son but sadly retired after 9 hours 13 minutes.
The outgoing Chairman's 2014 Annual report, from the AGM, is now available as a PDF here.
If hearing about all the fun we have on trips or races inspires you to learn to paddle, then come on down!
Pool SessionsNow full for October but bookings being taken for January
(from 26th Jan for 6 weeks but no session on half term)
Open to anyone
6 week course available at Townsend School St Albans (AL3 6DR)
Time - 8pm to 9pm
Come along and practice/learn paddle strokes, rescues and try to roll, there is something for everyone!
Please contact Ruth to book a place and more information.
For the latest information about events and happenings at HHCC, visit us on Facebook.
It's where most of our online activity is!
“Canoeing and Kayaking are assumed risk – water contact sports that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own action and involvement”.