Harefield Summer 2023

Wednesday 5:30 and Sunday 10:30

Our Summer timetable is now operating at Harefield, Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm and Sunday mornings at 10:30am. Please let us know if you are attending so we can ensure you get teh best form your session.

We meet at Troy Lake, West Hyde, which is the home of Rickmansworth Sailing Club, which is accessed from the A412 Denham Road/North Orbital Road,  signposted for Rickmansworth Sailing Club. Turn Left at the small MOT garage and, once passed the Marble and Granite Centre, drive along the track for 500m to the Sailing Club. WD3 9YB for SatNav directions.

There are changing rooms and showers etc., we store boats on site and there is a car park. All of which is adjacent to the canal.


Our sessions take place on the moving water opposite the Coy Carp, where we have permanent slalom gates, this is about 500 metres along the canal from Troy Lake. However, at present we are meeting at Troy Lake then driving kit to the site, this is due to the contamination of the River Colne by Thames Water dumping raw sewage in the River. The Slalom site is not on the River and is safe.

Please also check sessions are on before you travel, because when we are racing at events we may cancel a session.

Harefield provides the ideal starting point for slalom, and has been the training place for paddlers who have represent Great Britain, it has a fine pedigree and The Sharks have the experience and coaches to help you achieve your full potential. For more information give us a call on 07951 770241 or email: slalom@thesharks.org.uk.

We hold beginners sessions here as well as training for our Slalom Team, to start of you do not need any experience of kit as we provide everything you need. The Sharks are successful in Canoe Slalom, we have a number of nationally ranked paddlers, who started as beginners at Harefield, so there is no reason why you cannot be our next ranked paddler. It is time to give slalom a try. Keep up to date with all our news and race reports here.

Published May 4th 2024