Do you want to Canoe or Kayak?
The difference between a canoe and a kayak:
You kneel in a Canoe and use a single bladed paddle.
In a Kayak you sit down and paddle with a double bladed paddle.
However, the term canoeing is used to describe the action of both. The main activity of The Sharks is Kayaking, although we do have some Canoes as well.
The Sharks teach people of all ages to paddle and introduce them to competitive canoe.
We run entry level races which are fun, fun, fun
We can provide all the kit you need to get started and to compete.
We are always open for new members; whether you can canoe or not. Interested?
The email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Neal on 07951 770241
We paddle every Wednesday at Perivale, at our base behind Perivale Community Centre, UB6 7NP. From 5pm and 6pm
On Monday and Tuesday we paddle at Harefield, meeting at the far end of the Coy Carp car park, Coppermill Lane, UB9 6HZ. From 5pm and 6pm
Thursdays we run sessions at Bulls Bridge Tesco's, near Hayes, Southall and Heston at 5pm and 6pm.
Currently we charge just £5 per session, which are for 50 minutes.
We also do group sessions and one-to
Get Paddling - And what you can do
The Sharks are one of the fastest growing clubs in the Country and we have paddlers ranked in all four of the major inland disciplines:
In our short history; The Sharks have shot up the rankings and are already ranked as the second best Wild Water Racing Club in Britain. In 2012, we were runners up in the National Wavehopper Challenge and tow of our paddlers were National Wavehopper Champions in their age group.
There are two types of WWR; Classic - a race of between 3k and 8k, along moving or rough water, paddlers are set off at minute intervals. Sprint races are similar format but are over distances of about 200m and you have two runs of the course. Visit our WWR Page
Distance races, usually on flat water, may involve getting out and having to portage (run with boat round locks and weirs). Races vary in length from 3 or 4 miles to beginners up to 13.5 miles for Division 1 races. There are also a number of non-ranking open races which can again vary from a few miles up to 125 miles for the
The Sharks run entry level races to introduce people to the idea of competition. Full details are available on our Marathon Page.
Racing on moving water through a course marked out by poles hanging above the water, known as gates. At entry level the course are on moving water, but as you climb up through the divisions it is not only the standard of competition that gets harder, but the water gets rougher as well. The Sharks use the moving water and permanent gates which are at Harefield, along with other clubs in the area. Visit our Slalom Page
Races with heats and finals over distances of 200m, 500m and 1,000m