April Regatta 2018

Some of our Juniors and U23 paddlers attended the national regatta at Nottingham on the 14th and 15th of April, there were many successes, along with some new personal bests set, even if the conditions were not optimum. Well done to all participants and good luck to all racing this season.

Burton Hasler Race 2017

Worcester had some stand out performances at the Burton Hasler race on Sunday with a good range of paddlers competing from division 3 to division 9.

Four Worcester paddlers picked up prizes at the event with John Parker taking the win in division 3, Katie Brookes winning division 5 and securing a promotion to division 4, Victoria Young came in second in division 8 and Kieron Killey won the award for being the fastest junior after finishing 5th in division 3.

Other Worcester paddlers also raced well on the day with Andy Nevitt and Matt Wooliscroft also racing in division 5 with Andy coming 16th and Matt coming 9th in a large race with 17 competitors, Peter Killey finishing 13th in division 8 and Liz Young finishing 8th in division 9.

Well done to the Worcester paddlers who raced on the weekend.

Some photos can be found below:

‘Mini Head’ – Sunday 5th Feb

Please be aware that Worcester Rowing Club are running a ‘Mini Head’ on the river this Sunday, 5th Feb.

This is not a formal event but there may be slightly more boats on the river including two marshalling catamaran. Boats will be launching from 8.30am with crews departing from The Camp Pub from 9.30am onwards. It is expected it will all be finished by 10.30am.

Please take extra care if you intend using the river during this time.

2017 Sprint Races

The dates for the 2017 sprint races are as below:

Date Race
8th – 9th April National and Open Sprint Regatta
6th – 7th May National and Open Masters Sprint Championship
3rd – 4th June MacGregor Paddle Challenge Inter Club Competition and National and Open U23 Sprint Championship
1st – 2nd July National and Open Sprint Regatta and Inter Services Sprint Championship
2nd – 3rd Sept National and Open Paracanoe, Senior and Junior Sprint Championships Regatta

Further details on entry dates can be found on the Canoe Sprint Racing site at:

2017 National Canoe Sprint Regattas


Worcester University Head of River – 29th Jan

Please be aware that the University of Worcester Rowing Club is holding their annual Head Race on Sunday 29th of January 2017.

Boating is due to begin at 8:15AM but they have asked that the river be clear by 7:30AM so that umpires and marshals can get in place. If all goes to plan, they hope to finish by 5:00PM but please note, these timings are only approximate.

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)