Events Calendar

Tuesday nights are Club night. During the winter season (Oct - April) we meat at Clennon Valley swimming Pool to paddle indoors but the rest of the year we meet at a different location each week to paddle. You can find the 2013 Paddling schedule below.

In addition to these planned events, members are normally paddling somewhere most weekends. Keep an eye on the forum and the facebook page for what's coming up.

Winter 2013 - 2014. Pool session Special Events


Kayak Football (or Polo if you will) - 17th December, 14th January, 11th February & 22nd April (price will remain at £5)

We plan to have a 'BIG boat' session on 28th January. This session will be for large boats only, Sea kayaks, touring kayaks etc and we plan to bring the larger club boats (doubles and sea kayak etc) as well as a club canoe (if the pool allow us to).

The beginners will be in the harbour for the last 2 weeks of April so we will be having a polo session in the pool on 22nd April. 

Summer 2013 - Tuesday night paddles (Yes, we know that's last summer but it's here for reference!)

Most paddles start at 7pm & except for longer paddles go on till 9pm. For the weeks in May we have a course running at Paignton harbour. The club trailer with the kit will be brought to these harbour sessions. After the May dates the trailer will NOT be brought to any other Tuesday sessions as it can be hard to park & few of the boats get used. Anyone wishing to hire a club boat & kit for a paddle will need to organize this with a Committee Member at least 2 days before. At all locations, there are no changing facilities so don't forget your towel! Please respect the locals by changing quietly & discreetly at the end of the sessions

You can also view / download this calendar as a PDF here -> PCC Tuesday Night Paddles 2013.pdf. This is also the best option if you want to print it.

May   HT LT
7th Goodrington - Young’s Park Road (YPR)
Meet ready to paddle at 7pm – No changing facilities.
17.28 23.23
14th Meadfoot to Babbacombe
Parking along roadside or the car park at the bottom of Illsham Valley. Take care on slipway or launch from beach. 7pm
21.29 15.05
21st Goodrington towards Torquay
Meet ready to paddle at 7pm – No changing facilities.
15.41 21.34
28th Kingswear to Brixham a 9 mile paddle.
Meet 6.30 in the Darthaven Marina car park, Kingswear, to run a shuttle. Late finish, 10.30pm.
We will stop once at Mansands so bring a snack & a drink. You will need a light for later. Share transport & parking fees. Longer GP boats please – It would be a long slog in a sub 2m playboat!
21.38 15.09
4th BBQ - Silver Cove
Paddle from YPR 7pm to Silver Cove, next to Elberry Cove for a BBQ.
Bring your cooking gear, food & drinks. No Pedestrian access. Late finish 9.30pm.
Let’s see if we can get some real fires going for cooking.
15.59 21.55
11th Exe Estuary - Cockwood to Turf Lock Hotel
Meet at the Exeter side of the Harbour to be on water for 7.30pm, Return late 10.30? Bring lights, money & remember to paddle as close groups on the way back – it will be dark!
20.42 14.21
18th Rescue Night - Dress to be in the water - Bring a warm drink
Meet Goodrington YPR.
13.37 19.39
25th Stoke Gabriel (Follow signs to the River Shack) to Bow Creek & Watermans Arms late return again! Lights, money & some warm clothes for sitting out in the beer garden in the evening. Friends & relatives are welcome to meet us at the pub from around 8pm. 20.39 14.14
2nd Brixham St Marys Bay
Meet at Breakwater Beach car park, Brixham 7pm Bring Helmets & torches for in the caves
14.11 19.52
9th Explore Dartmouth river mouth
Meet Kingswear. Parking either in the car park Darthaven marina or roadside at the end of the waterhead creek Helmets & Torches - Caves.
19.53 13.3
16th Babbacombe to Coombe Cellars
Meet 6.30 at the beach car park, to do a shuttle of dry clothing & cars to the finish point. A longer paddle with a late finish, 10.30pm? Bring lights & even helmets for exploring the undercut cliffs if it’s a flat calm sea. It has been a very lumpy trip in previous years!
12.01 17.39
23rd Explore Newton Abbot from Town Quay.
Off Quay rd & Forde road, Brunel industrial estate. Meet 7pm
19.37 13.11
30th Meadfoot to Thatchers Rock & the Orestone
Meet at Meadfoot again but for a longer & more exposed paddle around the Rocks. Park at the car park end, or along the roadside. Bring lights.
12.04 18.03
6th BBQ - Institute Beach, Livermead. 7pm
Paddle from Preston beach. Meet Marine Parade & paddle to Institute beach for a BBQ. Road access for non paddlers.
18.55 12.31
13th Fireworks Paignton Meet at the Quaywest side of Goodrington beach & paddle over towards Preston for a drink at the Boathouse or paddle further before returning view the fireworks from the water. We will paddle as a group, inshore of all the other boats, along parallel to the beach & across the harbour mouth as a group together. Lights are required. 23.01 16.24
20th Exe Canal to Double Locks or Turf Lock Hotel. Meet Haven Banks road car park. Helmets required for shooting the weirs – no helmet then paddle up & down the canal. See This Map of the Exeter Canoe Loops for more info.
18.29 12.06
27th Stoke Gabriel to Totnes in the dark
Meet Longmarsh car park, nr Totnes rowing club at 6.30 to be ready to run a shuttle down to Stoke Gabriel. Bring lights
22.51 16.41
3rd Teign Estuary, Passage House to Teignmouth
Meet 7pm at Polly Steps car park, drive through the docks at Teignmouth to park & share cars. Drive up to Passage House Inn, Kingsteignton & paddle with the tide down river back to the cars.
17.48 23.45
10th Stoke Gabriel to Dittisham
Stoke Gabriel quay, 7pm, bring Lights & money for if we get to the Ferry Boat Inn
22.04 15.29
17th Coffee on the Beach - Paddle from Preston to Livermead & stop to chat etc. Bring your stoves of flasks for a warming drink. 17.21 23.25
24th AGM - Paignton Sailing Club Meet 7pm for prompt 7.15 start.
Pizza for after the meeting.
n/a n/a

Note that the times of High & Low water may be based on Dartmouth predictions for when I was planning the trips, just to give some idea.

If you want to look back at last Summer's schedule, it's here: Summer 2012 Events Calendar