Looking forward to a new landing

With our best DIYers on the case, looks like our new landing stage is well on it’s way to completion. Thanks everyone who’s been involved, it’s looking great – I’m sure the whole club will appreciate your efforts!

Hard at work …..

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Bonfire Night Social





Hi all,

As we do most years will be opening up the canoe club bar for social bonfire night drinks on Saturday 5th November. The annual Pitchcroft bonfire and fireworks will be on, so if you wanted to watch the fireworks and pop in for a drink we will be there from 6.30pm. The Pitchcroft bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm, and the fireworks will be starting at 7.30pm.

As we all usually watch the fireworks for free from the lounge windows or car park, we feel we should notify members that if they would like to donate to the rotary club charity there are usually stewards walking round with charity buckets.

All family and friends welcome, see you there!

The Morans

WCC Swimming Sessions starting soon!


Hi all,

Its that time of year again when the nights are getting darker and the river is becoming less inviting. Therefore we have booked the New College (Blind College) swimming pool for Worcester Canoe Club swimming sessions as we have done in previous years. These are starting on Monday 31st October.

These are open to ANYONE that would like to keep their fitness levels up and keep in touch with club members over the winter months. We have to pay to hire the pool so like usual there will be a small charge per swimmer. There will be 4 lanes that vary from lanes doing a set fitness session, to lanes that just potter up and down at their own pace, do whatever suits you best. Parents/children/friends of club members are also welcome to join. People must be able to swim to join these sessions as they will not be coached as such.

Where: New College (blind college) Whittington Rd, Worcester, WR52JX

When: Monday nights 6.45pm-7.45pm

Price: £3.50 per swimmer (bring cash on the night)

Follow signs to the visitor parking and you will find the pool in the middle of the campus. There is a code on the door – check on the clubs closed group Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/worcestercc) to find out what this is or contact me on the number below. Don’t worry if you forget the code – knock on the window I’m sure someone will let you in.

Any questions let me know (07805 188781)


WCC Christmas Dinner & Awards


Hello my fellow canoe club chums!

You probably wont believe it but its under 7 WEEKS until this years annual WCC Christmas Dinner and awards evening!!!

The Worcester Canoe Club Xmas Dinner and Awards are on Saturday 3rd December @ 7pm.

Due to positive feedback from last year, we are returning to The Holt Fleet. This venue will allow us to have a private function room to ourselves to allow us to present our annual awards, but at a price much lower than other private Xmas venues.

Tickets will be £25 per person. The evening will include a 4- course sit down meal, presentation of the awards, and our own exclusive Disco/DJ to have a good old canoe club boogie! We may even throw a raffle in there for tradition.

As its close I am now collecting money and getting a list of confirmed bookings. The deadline to confirm your booking with me and to pay is  Friday 18th November as we need to get confirmed numbers and payment to the venue at least 2 weeks before.

Like last year, I will be booking a coach for those that would like to be taxied to and from the canoe club for a few pounds a head. The price will depend on numbers, last year it was £4 per head for the return journey. Please let me know if you would like to book a seat  ASAP and I will collect numbers and book a bus accordingly.

Please email (clairelmoran@outlook.com) or text me on 07805 188781 to confirm your booking. Payment of £25 per person can be paid in cash or cheque to me or any of the Morans. If you don’t bump into us down the club you can also post payment into dads locker (no.32). Payment can also be online to WCC, if you would like to do this let me know and I will send details.

Club members, partners, family and friends are all welcome!! The more the merrier! It would be great to see some of the newer members there too to get to know some new faces!

Get your bookings in, I’m sure it will be another fab club evening, last year we had over 80 attendees so hopefully this year will be just as busy!



Glorious Gloucester

george-matt-katieWell done to everyone who took part in the Gloucester Hasler at the weekend. George Carn and Katie Brookes won the Div5 K2 race, while Matt Howard gained promotion to Div6 after finishing 3rd in the Div7 K1 race.

Andy Nevitt and Dave Walsh finished 4th in the Div5 K2, while Ian Smith fought his way back up to 7th place in Div3 after taking a dip in the choppy Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

Hasler Final … a triumph!


A huge thank you to all our volunteers from both Worcester and Gailey who made today’s Hasler Final such a tremendous success. Special thanks go of course to Fess for organising the whole event and for all his efforts leading up to today!

On the water we had some great results too ….

George Carn – 1st in Div6 K1 promoted to Div5

Callum Adair – 6th in Div6 K1 promoted to Div5

Claudia Chester – 6th in Div7 K1 promoted to Div6

Amy Green and Mika Herz – 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Lightning U12 Girls

Well done to all our other paddlers who did fantastically well too ….

Mike Hawthorn (26th Div4 K1), Sue Hawthorn & Mike Fudger (12th Div4 K2), Pascal Bauer & Kieron Killey (15th Div4 K2), Tony Machin & Jurgen Bauer (16th Div4 K2), Matt Wooliscroft (21st Div5 K1), Andy Nevitt (28th Div5 K1), Katie Brookes & Chris Skellern (20th Div5 K2), Rob Welford & Steve Hutchinson (11th Div7 K2) and Robin Powell (27th Div9 K1).