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Information about kayaking

Kayaking at Falcon

Whether you're an experienced paddler or just interested to give it a go you can be assured of a warm welcome at Falcon.  We have a large kayaking membership covering a wide range of ages and abilities. We do have a focus on sprint and marathon racing but there are many opportunities for recreational paddling, training for fitness or just paddling with friends. We have a large range of training sessions run by a team of volunteer coaches. 

If you already have kayak experience, get in touch outlining what you have done before so we can point you to the most suitable session. If you've paddled various recreational kayaks but not sure about tippy racing boats you can come along to a novice/beginner session to try our boats. If you're a complete beginner, we run regular novice sessions and we let you attend 4 sessions before deciding whether or not to join the club. The sessions usually last one hour. Go to Kayaking Club Sessions for more information regarding club sessions.

New adult paddlers should send an email to Nick Barnett or come along to the boathouse for a chat.

We start juniors from 8 years upwards. We currently have a waiting list for new junior paddlers. Please email Jo Bates with the child’s name, age and parent’s contact details. 

Kayak Membership

Further information about joining Falcon Boat Club for kayaking can be found on the Membership page

If you have any membership queries, please contact the membership secretary on kayaking.membership@falconboatclub.org.uk

Canoe/Kayak Committee

Meet the Canoe/Kayak Committee members

History of Canoe/Kayaking at Falcon

Read a brief history of the development of canoeing and kayaking at Falcon

Sprint Kayak Racing

For information regarding Sprint racing click here or watch a video

Marathon Kayak Racing

For information regarding kayak marathon racing click here or watch the following videos Introduction to Marathon Kayaking Part 1 video and Part 2 video

The Hasler races are the National Team League Championships for marathon canoeing. Clubs compete within their regions throughout the season to win the right to race at the Hasler Final, held in Autumn each year.  The Hasler Series is named after Herbert “Blondie” Hasler, who led Operation Frankton, a WW2 commando raid in double kayaks on the port of Bordeaux. The story of this raid was made into a 1955 film, The Cockleshell Heroes.

The Hasler Finals were last held in Oxford in 2015 video