We specialise in flat water canoeing from our clubhouse on the River Wey. All members have access to our coaches and facilities, regardless of their abilities, with the aim of getting as many members competing as possible. Our members compete at all levels around the country at marathon and sprint races.
There are races run all over the UK throughout the year, usually on Sundays. Competitors have an official Marathon Division Ranking from 1 to 9 and Lightning Class. New competitors start in Division 9, and progress through the divisions by winning or coming close to winning races.
Divisions 7, 8 and 9 race over a course of about 6.5km (4 miles). Divisions 4, 5 and 6 race over a course of about 13km (8miles) and Divisions 1, 2 and 3 over 20km (12miles). To find out more about marathon racing in the UK visit the British Canoeing Marathon Racing site.
We have our own race, the Wey Marathon, in April, when over 200 canoeists will compete. Wey has a strong tradition in the Hasler Trophy series, having been in the top three most years and winning it many times.
For those who prefer to canoe at speed in straight lines, sprinting is the choice. This is an Olympic sport over 200, 500 and 1000 metres, usually in lanes of 6 or 8 canoeists and we have an impressive track record of training World and Olympic Sprint champions. There are two levels of Sprint racing that our members can enter – club and national.
There are a number of club Sprint races in our area and we hold our own, the Wey Sprints, in March every year. National Sprint events are run at two locations in the UK – the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham and Dorney Lake at Eton which was the venue for the 2012 Olympics).
To find out more about sprint racing in the UK visit the British Canoeing Sprint Racing site.