Re-Starting Paddling

What Next?

The first tentative steps have been taken by the Government to re-open England for business and recreation, but there is along way to go. The Current status of canoe-sport is on our Covid-19 page.

We can now paddle in groups of up to six people (including coach), whilst maintaining social distancing rules, this has enable us to open sessions on a limited basis.

What are The Sharks Doing?

Having opened our facilities to coaches and staff, so that they can begin to prepare for a return to Club sessions, we are now opening up training sessions for existing member with restrictions applying to enable social distancing and with limited numbers attending. This is within the strict Government and British Canoeing Guidelines. We will adhere to these guidelines and work with our partners for the opening up of sessions when it is safe to do so. Currently all competitions and events are cancelled. Please note, safety is our prime concern, which does mean if we do not envisage it is safe to open certain sessions after legal barriers have been lifted, we will not.

Our Plans for Re-opening

Shark Planned approach to safe paddling pdf


Our Harefield Site is now open for slalom sessions to existing members (ranked paddlers) on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30pm. From Monday, August 17th we will start welcoming new paddlers and less experienced paddlers at 4pm. However, there are restrictions applying which are available on the website at:



These sessions will initially start on Tuesday only at 5pm, although we will hope to add a second day as soon as possible, more details are on our Opening up in Southall page. From Tuesday, 18th August we will host sessions for beginners and less experienced paddlers t 5pm and this using race-boats from 6:15pm


NW10, Harlesden/Park Royal

We are now running sessions for new paddlers and less experienced paddlers at 4pm and people using race-boats at 5:15pm, we will try and add a second day  in as soon as it is viable to do so, more details are available on our Opening up in NW10 page.


Please do keep in touch, call us on 07951 770241 or email: We hope you are keeping safe and healthy at this difficult time. We will keep you informed of what we are doing and what we have planned and we hope to see you soon.


We are now open at Osterley Park on Saturdays and Sundays, we are also hosting sessions on Wednesdays in August, for more information please visit our Osterley 2020 page.


See our web page for details of times etcetera.