News & Reports
Southall Canal Side Improvements – Have Your Say
Help to improve the Canal in Southall by answering a few questions. Please help us to help Canal & River Trust to improve the Canal environment in Southall. They are carrying out a public consultation and responding to it will help us as well as help the Trust.
2021 Slalom Calendar
Slalom Events 2021 The provisional calendar for slalom 2021 has been published on Canoe Slalom Website, where you can find all the lates news about canoe slalom, about events and ranking positions.
Not a Lot Happened For all but a couple of days England was in Lockdown 2.0, so not much action going on.
Stone Mini Slaloms
A Chance to Race Stafford and Stone Canoe Club are proposing to run a mini-slalom league at their site in Stone, Staffordshire in January and February 2021, a chance after nearly a year, to get back to racing.
Return to Paddling – Again
Saturday and Sunday Sessions to Resume On Saturday 5th December Shark paddling Sessions will resume at 1pm at NW10 and at 1pm in Southall, Harefield sessions will start on Sunday 6th December at 1pm.
Southall Paddling Time Table
These sessions will resume on Saturday 5th December With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions we will resume our weekend paddling sessions at Southall on Saturdays at 1pm for less experienced and at 2:30pm for racing boats.
Slalom Sundays – 1pm
Harefield Sessions to resume on Sunday 6th December With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions we are able to restart our slalom sessions at Harefield at 1pm on Sunday afternoons.
Covid-19 – A Statement – Updated November 2020
Coronavirus Policy Updated 28th November 2020 With the ending of the current restrictions due on the 2nd December and the return to the Tier System, The Sharks will be resuming normal sessions on Saturday 5th December
Saturday Sessions at NW10
These sessions are to resume on Saturday 5th December With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we will be resuming our Saturday afternoon sessions at Harlesden/Park Royal (NW10 7AE) on Saturday 5th December.
Return to Wild Water Racing
Wild Water Racing The Sharks are planning to restart Wild Water Racing Session at Harefield in January on Thursday evenings at 6pm, meeting at Tory Lake.
Calling All Our Hillingdon Youngsters
The Tashan Daniel Award Bursary and support available to Hillingdon Residents up to the age of 21through the Tashan Daniel Award, for Sport, Culture and Education.
How Many Calories did you Burn?
Did You Know? Moderate effort Kayaking for an hour burns about 420 calories, put some effort in and that rises to 1050!
Cost Effective Paddle Mitts No more cold fingers when paddling, just follow the simple instructions from Rick Moore, on how to make your own cheap Paddle Mitts
Was October Good? We have seen a steady rise in new members at all our sites, so things are definably looking positive for the future, but we still face a period of uncertainty for all of us.
That Was Osterley 2020
1,547 Thank Yous That is the number of people we had in our somewhat truncated season at Osterley Park this year.
Encouraging signs returning Whilst it has been a very difficult year for all of us, September showed some positive signs for the future with more people paddling.
It is always good to be Headline Act!
The Sharks are the talk of other people’s websites There are plans to improve the canalised in Harlesden and when you want a good picture for your website where do you go?
Training Camp Report We held a training camp for our slalom paddlers in Llandysul, Wales, the site is used for events at al divisions in the UK calendar, so an excellent venue, for fun, practice and a weekend away.
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.
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.
Reboot – Southall
New Sessions and New Times As we further open up the Club following Covid-19, we now have some new sessions and new times at Southall, so that more people can become part of The Sharks.
Reboot – Harefield
New Sessions and New Times From Sunday 4th October our Slalom sessions at Harefield will be on Sunday at 1:30pm .
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
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.
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.
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.