News and Reports
Autumn Saturday Times for NW10
Saturday sessions in NW10 From the beginning of October we will be moving the Harlesden/Park Royal sessions at NW10 7AE to Saturday afternoons starting at 1pm.
You can now Pay by PayPal
Ways to pay for sessions with The Sharks During the current pandemic, we have looked at ways to avoid cash payments and now we have added PayPal as a way to pay for Shark Sessions.
To all our Staff The past few months have been a trying and testing time for all of us, The Sharks were up and paddling within days of the lockdown lifted at first with experienced paddlers and then gradually introducing other socially distanced sessions.
We have a Vision
And that vision is starting to become reality The Sharks have been working to create a permanent home or our own in Southall for quite sometime, we could see the potential of converting disused garages and undercroft in to a thriving Community based Canoe Club with gym and more.
When some things start to look normal Whilst August was not a normal month for any of us, things did at least begin to look as if things were returning to normality and for The Sharks, that means paddling.
New Times at NW10
We will be starting at 5pm in September As Schools re-start, we are making a slight change to our start times at NW10, Harlesden/Park Royal to enable people to get there on time. We are running all sessions at 5pm, both beginners and race people, we will have two instructors on site.
On the move in Southall
We have moved, but only slightly From now on the meeting place for our sessions in Southall will be just in a slightly different place, just 200m further along the canal, but providing us with far better options so we can improve what we do.
Want to try canoeing, but not sure what to do? Then contact The Sharks, we are here to help get people started in canoeing, in a friendly fun way, with no commitments or need to but any kit. Call us now on 07951 770241, or email: email@example.com.
Our Barn and The Sharks
Our Barn paddling with The Sharks Another great day of fun with Our Barn who joined us for a paddling session at Osterley Park.
Osterley From the Sky
Google Earth Picture of Osterley Park See us kayaking on the Lake in the Park, our family fun sessions have been caught by Google Earth
Reboot – NW10
Enabling More People to Paddle more Often As restrictions are easing we are gradually opening up more sessions to more people, but still in a controlled way to minimise the risk of Covid-19.
A Big Thank You to our Amazing Staff July has been a difficult month fo us all, we started to crawl back into activity in June, opening our first post lockdown sessions, which have grown and stabilised throughout July.
Where will You go Next?
Start the Adventure of a Lifetime Five years ago this week, Sharks landed in America
Opening Up at Osterley
Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday Sessions start from Sunday 26th July We have put in place protocols for protecting participants and staff, both ours and the National Trust, so we will operate in a slightly different way. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Covid-19 – A Statement – Updated July 2020
Coronavirus Policy News 19th July 2020 Due to changes in Government restrictions, we are opening more of our facilities to a wider audience. This will be done in line with Government regulations and in line with advice form British Canoeing.
We are Back! Although we have a long way to go till we are fully open, after being locked down it is good that our existing paddlers have been able to get out on the water, hopefully July will see more action and more paddlers.
Extra Sessions in NW10
Thursdays 4pm and 5pm Due to demand we are adding an extra session at our Harlesden/Park Royal site, this is still limited and running under restrictions from Covid-19, but please do contact us and get active.
Yes, Harefield is where GB paddlers are training through Covid-19 The Sharks home at Harefield is the place GB paddlers are training, whilst other facilities are shut due to Covid-19.
Let Us Look Ahead The dates for National Sprint Regattas have been announced for 2021, this may seem a long time off, but it gives us something positive to look forward to at this difficult time.
Sport England – Thank You
Covid-19 Support The Sharks would like to thank Sport England for a donation of £1,000 to help us through the difficult circumstances created by Covid-19 pandemic.
2020 Ranking Slalom Season to End
No More Ranking Events This Year Sadly, but understandably the British Canoeing’s Slalom Committee has announced that there will be no more ranking events staged in 2020, due to Covid-19.
Just How Fast Can You Go Canoe Sprinting is about making the boat go as fast as you can on flat water normally over distances of 200 metres or 500 metres.
We are Southall
Well Done and Thank You to Everyone Involved The Sharks are proud to be part of the Southall Community and we are proud of the Southall Community.
London Youth Virtual Games
8th June – 4th July As this years London Youth Games have had to be cancelled, the organisers are organising a Virtual Games, for more information visit their website, details of how to get involved are here London Youth Games Launch Virtual Games
Not a Month we will want to Remember May usually one of our busiest months, and this year was the warmest May ever, but opportunity and activity were on hold due to the Coronavirus.
Opening up in Southall
Havelock Sessions Are Back In keeping with our plan to re-open post Covid-19 lockdown, we have resumed sessions at Havelock Road in Southall on Tuesdays at 5pm.
Opening Up in NW10
Harlesden/Park Royal Sessions to start on Thursdays In keeping with our plan to re-open post Covid-19 lockdown, we are now running sessions at NW1o at 4pm and 5pm on Thursdays.
Pushing Yourself to the Limit Long Distance Racing in canoes and kayaks takes a number of forms, but it is exhilarating, tactical, fun and rewarding. At entry level races are just a few kilometres on flat water.
Opening Up at Harefield
Harefield Sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays In keeping with our plan to re-open post Covid-19 lockdown, we have resumed slalom and teaching sessions at Harefield on Mondays and Wednesdays.
2019/20 Wild Water Racing Season to End
Current standings to be final Rankings Due to Covid-19, the Wild Water Racing Committee has decided to end the current season (2019/20) with immediate effect.
New kit for 2021
Our Sprint and Marathon Teams will be wearing new kit for 2021 We also have some new kit available for general wear as Slaloms, River Races as well as for Racing. Take a look and let us know what you want.
Charity Event – Please Help
Hope in Southall The Sharks are supporting Hope for Street Homeless in Southall and are asking you to make a donation via their website.
Our Top Easyfundraisers
The People who are saving The Sharks Money So far people subscribing to Easyfundraising, the fundraising app that earns money when you shop online, but does not cost you a penny has raised £199.11.
Join in the Fun and the Exhilaration of Canoe Slalom! The Sharks have a thriving Canoe Slalom section, operating from our base in at Troy Lake near Harefield.
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.
What Can We Say? Normally at this time of year we have lots to report, lots of events, sessions and activities going on, but Sadly April 2020 is probably a month that will stay with us for a long time, for all the wrong reasons.
United Nations Sports Climate Action Framework
The Sharks have Signed up The Sharks are proud to announce that we are the first Canoe Club to sign up as a Participants in the United Nations; Sports for Climate Action Framework.
Warm Up Exercises for Paddlers
Let’s Get Moving From our Slalom Coach Rick Moore, for those of you missing your regular fix. A short video of hime going through some simple warm up exercises which are suitable for all, so let’s get moving.
London Youth Games Cancelled
But Lets Us Build for 2021 Sadly but inevitably the London Youth Games have had to be cancelled for 2020, The Sharks have had some success in the LYG in the past picking up medals in both Slalom and Sprint.