Saturday 15th July Calder Paddle

Good evening,

This Saturday afternoon Andy and Olivia Currell are planning a gentle paddle on the Calder from Ossett.

If anyone would like to join them please contact Andy at: and he will pass on details etc.

The trip should be suitable for almost all members but please contact Andy if you wish to join in.

It is not possible to transport any boats this week however Andy has a spare boat he could take with him and I will be at Batley tomorrow night if anyone wishes to borrow a boat from there, I also have a couple of decks, BA’s and helmets available but if you require any equipment PLEASE contact me: before tomorrow evening as I am away early Saturday morning and will not be available to supply any kit.


We will also look to organise another trip next Saturday 22nd July but I will send out a mail early next week about this.

Saturday 8th July

Due to the fact Pugney’s is still closed to all water sports we will look to put on some Saturday paddles on local rivers.

If anyone has any particular river they would like to try please contact club secretary or any   committee member with suggestions.

See below for this weekend:

Hi Everyone

This Sat if there is enough interest we are looking to go to Sowerby Bridge for a play around on the slalom course there.

This is suitable for almost everyone but will not be a coached session but there will be suitably competent paddlers in attendance.

If you would be interested in coming along please let me know and if there is enough interest / competent paddlers I will send out exact details and times

If you can contact me on if you would like to come along

Chairman WYCC


Last weekend saw our annual Washburn rafting weekend which was attended by several clubs and individuals as well as many members from WYCC.

The Saturday didn’t get off to a great start with grey sky’s and torrential rain which continued throughout the day, despite  this it was quite a busy day with several raft runs and many kayakers on the river.

Sunday however was a different story, once the sun broke through the clouds the temperature soared and eager rafters and kayakers descended upon the Washburn and the car park was soon full and the event was buzzing as we struggled to keep up with the groups of rafters.

At the end of the weekend the event was a great success and we hope all guests and WYCC members who came along enjoyed the event as much as we did.

Lastly a massive Thank You to all WYCC members who came along to help out over the weekend – without You we could not run the event. A big shout out also to Heath who came along to guide the raft all weekend and also Esther who brought along Greenstar’s minibus on the Sunday for the shuttle.


If anyone has any photo’s or video from the weekend please feel free to email to: and we will put a gallery on the website.


Many of you may have seen on social media or heard about the temporary suspension of water sports at Pugneys until mid July. This is due to staffing problems of safety boats on the water.
Apologies to club members but the temporary suspension of water sports, includes West Yorkshire Canoe Club and our Saturday Sessions.
Whilst we are strongly making the case, as a Club we are more than qualified and competent to provide our own Safety on the water. We have been forced to cancel this Saturday’s Club Session, 17th June.
We will update you on further Saturday Sessions at Pugneys ASAP.
This weekend is our family camping weekend at Slenningford so there is the opportunity to visit for the day for some paddling or depending upon the level of interest we can look to possibly organise a local paddle depending upon safety cover etc.
If interested please drop me an e mail: or send a message on Facebook.


This weekend 13/14th May is the Greenstar Canoe Club lake slalom at Manvers Lake near Wath Upon Dearne.

The slalom is a Div 4 competition for beginners and as such is open to anyone who would like to have a try at slalom – adults as well as children. There are different age categories and prizes for all age groups. There is a slalom race on both Saturday and Sunday.

Some younger club members have expressed an interest in having a go at slalom – this is the perfect opportunity.

We can arrange to borrow the slalom boats and all necessary equipment at the weekend.

If anyone is interested in having a go this weekend please drop me an email:

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Good evening, after a lot of discussions with Pugney’s we have finally come to an agreement which means we can get back to paddling.

Sessions will start this coming Saturday 13th May – meet at the green container at 12.30pm to be on the water 1 – 3pm.

If anyone requires any information about the sessions please email:

The swipe card system will once again be in operation – any member who doesn’t have a swipe card will need to download the form from our website and complete and hand in to us prior to paddling, Pugney’s will then issue a swipe card that must be swiped at reception before paddling.

Also child consent forms for anyone under the age of 18 will need to be completed prior to paddling – again these are available for download on our website. Please ensure you have all forms completed prior to paddling.

One other important note – the car park must be paid as soon as you enter the park, we have no control over this and the warden WILL issue tickets.

We hope to see lots of members over the summer months.


It’s that time of year again when our annual Washburn rafting event comes around.

For those of you who are not aware what the Washburn is it is a small stream between 2 reservoirs, during our weekend we pay Yorkshire Water to open the valve on the top reservoir releasing millions of gallons of clean water into the stream transforming it into a grade 2/3 whitewater river.

Kayaking is free to club members during the weekend providing they can help out for a couple of hours with the event, car parking, catering etc.

As the river will be grade 2/3 it is NOT possible for novice paddlers to participate – the final decision will be with the event organisers on the day.

We will however have a club raft available during the weekend that club members can have a run in again as long as they can lend a hand during the event, the raft will be suitable for most members and children but again the final decision will be down to the raft guide.

The Washburn information poster is available for download below, please try to circulate the poster as we need to drum up interest in the event in order to cover the costs of the water release.

Washburn Poster

Devon Club Trip

The suns out and its the last call for the summer Devon Club Holiday.
The remaining pitches we provisionally reserved have now been released back into the general booking system, as the campsite is filling up on our chosen dates.
We recommend Club members who have not booked to do so ASAP but cannot guarantee a pitch will be available.
Mill Park has agreed to continue the 10% discount offer to WYCC members until the 31st May 2017, subject to a pitch being available.
Booking & 2017 Prices
See the Mill Park Website for the latest info & prices – 10% discount available until 31st May 2017, subject to pitches being available.
Minimum deposit required at time of booking and the balance one month before arrival.
How to Book:
Online via website.
By Telephone – 01271 882647 Have you payment card to hand
By Post – Complete the booking form, sign it and post to, Mill Park Limited, Mill Park Touring Site, Mill Lane, Berrynarbor, Nr Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9SH.
Don’t forget your payment or deposit to confirm your booking.
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