On most Thursday evenings through the summer we arrange a coastal paddle on Southampton Water, The Solent or nearby, though we do avoid evenings when we would be getting on or off the water at low tide when the mud can be rather fierce.  Typically we try to meet at the start car park at around 7pm which means leaving Basingstoke at 6pm.  These paddles are weather dependant so please phone the organiser on Monday evening between 7 and 9pm to check the forecast and confirm the paddling venue.

Saturday 22nd September 2018

The paddle between Lymington and the Needles provides an opportunity to harness the strong tides found around the Isle of Wight.  We aim to arrive at the Needles at around slack water: that way we get tidal assistance in both directions; we can also explore the area around the Needles in relatively calm conditions.

In 2017 the Club will celebrate its 30th Anniversary.  To mark that event and to realise some personal ambitions a few of us are planning a trip to the Pacific coast of Canada in 2017 or more likely 2018.  This is a follow up to our successful expedition to the Discovery Islands in 2013 and will probably aim to paddle Haida Gwai (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands).