Category Archives: General Club News

Summer Regatta or .. just messing about in boats!

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

A good number of Hamptoneers and their friends and family took part in the the Annual Hampton Canoe Club Fun Regatta last Saturday morning. There were events to test your ingenuity, your agility and your speed on the water. Jenny has written up the official account here. (with pictures)

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Kayak Marathon : Godalming to Bell Hill

In 490 BC Pheidippedes ran from Marathon to Athens, a distance of 24.85 miles, to deliver his victory message and then promptly collapsed and died. On the 6th of June 20015 six Hamptoneers paddled 26.2 miles (the modern marathon distance since the 1908 London Olympic games) from Godalming to Bell Hill and survived. Just! Read Andy Garbett’s full account here.

Goldalming Kayak Marathon

Congratulations to Derek Heath, Christine Bockett, Daniel Bownds, Andy Garbett and Andrew Wallace on completing the 26.2 miles from Godalming Bridge, down the Wey Navigation and Thames via the loop back to Bell HIll on Saturday. It was a great day out with sunny weather and no capsizes!

Many thanks to our drivers Paul Scott and Yan/Derek for the lift in the morning.

Phil

Go Canoeing Week

Dan has lots of trips planned this week, see the trips and events page for details – weekend times to be confirmed, and his emails.

River Arun boat rally

Stephen is planning a trip to the river Arun for Sunday 19th April to join the annual boat rally to demonstrate the right of navigation on the river. It’s a 7-8 mile round trip with a nice tide to help. See his emails for more details about the trip and here also for more information.

This is the Wey and Arun canal trust website