Welcome to Paignton Canoe Club

Welcome to PCC. We are a small, voluntary BCU affiliated canoeing/kayaking club situated in the Paignton/Torbay area that meets on Tuesday evenings throughout the year.

  • October-April: Torbay Leisure Centre pool, 8pm to 9pm.  Due to Covid, booking is currently required.  (See Pool Nights below)
  • May-September: Meeting at different places in and around the Torbay area, normally at 7pm. This changes each year so see Events Calendar or the latest newsletter for details.

Lockdown Easing Plans - 2021 

Based on the government road map out of lockdown (at the time of writing) we are planning for the following:
Now - March 29th : Lockdown is still in place so there will be no official PCC events.
March 29th - April 12th : 6 people can meet outside. Still no official PCC events but expect that members can meet in groups of up to 6 for non-PCC paddles as long as they follow the government and Canoe England guidance at the time. Members can use the forum and Facebook page to organise these peer paddles
April 12th - 30th: Swimming pool can reopen. Expect to have 3 Tuesday night pool sessions, April 13th,20th and 27th. If they run, the beginners’ course will be in the pool. There will likely be limitations on numbers (looking like 12) so expect the sessions to be run as before with booking required etc.
May 1st - 17th: PCC summer season begins. Pool sessions end and outdoor Tuesday sessions to start. The rule of 6 will still apply so 2 Tuesday outdoor sessions (May 4th and 11th ) to be run like last year’s outdoor sessions, booking required and groups no larger than 6. May 17th - June 20th : Maximum group size outside: 30 people. We very rarely get groups this size so this will mean that we will be back to running normal summer Tuesday night sessions.
June 21st: All restrictions lifted.
All the dates were correct at the time of writing. The dates and plans can change depending on the rules and actions of the government and the advice of Canoe England. .

Want to Join Us?  - Visit our JOIN US page to complete your Membership Form online.

Pool Nights  - For info on our pool sessions, and the Booking Form, visit our POOL NIGHTS page.

Just starting out?  - Take a look at our Beginners / Improvers courses that run October - December and Feb - April in the safety of Torbay Leisure Centre swimming pool, combined with trips out from Paignton Harbour.  Perfect for getting you Safe on the Water.

Concerned about Covid?  - So are we and we take the health and safety of our club members extremely seriously, both on and off the water.  Our pool sessions have been organised to be a safe as we can make them. For more infomation on the new procedures see POOL NIGHTs and more generally, see our COVID-19 rules  and our Risk Assessment.

Any other questions?  - Feel free to get in touch. There's a phone number and email address on our CONTACT US page.  We also have our facebook page which you can join too, open to both members and non-members alike.

In addition to own facebook page the club has an online forum where members can organise, discuss and find out about club events as well as a monthly newsletter email, written by members for members.  We also run various training courses for beginner to intermediate paddlers.  To see WHAT'S ON, see our Event Calendar.

We are a very relaxed and friendly bunch, so come along, introduce yourself and join up.  Members are encouraged to use club kit; use our online forum; come along to trips and club activities or organise some of their own.

So Get Involved, Get Paddling .... we'll see you on the water!