Fun, friendly and adventurous!
About the club:
We are the university kayak club that caters for all abilities, whether you like to paddle flat water, white water or have never picked up a paddle before! We run regular sessions, socials and trips throughout the year. We welcome members at all points during the year, it is never too late to join!
Our lovely Equality and Diversity Rep, Erin, has put together a fabulous video highlighting the clubs white water trips and the more adrenaline pumping trips that our alumni have gone on to take over the last few years! Check it out below!
If white water doen't look like your thing, then don't worry, as we are based in Norfolk one of the UK's flattest counties, the club trains on flatwater and goes on many flatwater trips to the peaceful flatwater rivers closer to home! Continue below to find out more details about the club, our trips, social and session times.
When? We run sessions twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays during term-time 1-4 pm.
Where? We all meet at the water sports shed, which can be found at Suffolk Terrace Block C (red dot in map above) at 1pm, then head down to the River Yare on campus. What? At the sessions we work on building up your kayaking skills, going for a leisurely paddle along the river and playing some raft games.
To sign up to a session go to our facebook page and put your name down on the sign up sheet to reserve yourself a boat. Alternatively if you become a member we will email it out to you, or you can just rock up and see if there is any space.
After kayaking come and join us at the SU bar!
We hope you're excited to get kayaking and we can't wait to meet you all!
***DSD taster session will be on Wednesday the 22nd January, 1-4 pm, meeting at the water sport store, Suffolk terrace block C for 1. Go to our fb page for more details and sign up or give us an email***
Trips run to rivers, whitewater centres and pools throughout the year. This year we have planned some really enjoyable trips!
Semester 2 trips:
- Intermediate WW trip - 17th-19th January 2020: we're heading to Lake District!
- Beginners white water trip - February 7th-9th - Going back to south wales to paddle the rivers there!
- National Student Rodeo - 13th-15th March: a fun-filled weekend of ww kayaking and partying.
- Flatwater Trip- Location and time tbc: Chill flatwater paddle into Norwich camping along the way.
We have planned loads of great socials this year, for drinkers and non-drinkers alike! Socials are a great place to get to know everyone better, so come along even if you're not a regular paddler!
NSR - The National Student Rodeo 2020 is happening March 13-15th!
£20 per year for the year.
£10 if you join in the second semester.
All equipment hire!- Boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, spray decks, cagoules, boots, wetsuits and more!
What should I bring?
Something to wear in the water/under a wetsuit/change of clothes, shoes you don't mind getting wet and a towel.
Come along, have fun and meet some chill and cracking people!
Your Committee 2019/20:
President: Laura Short
Vice President - Katie Rich
Secretary - Emily Tsuchiya
Treasurer/Union Rep - Gabby Sutherland
Health and Safety Officer: Daniel Clausen
Trip Co-ordinator: Katie Hosking
Social Secretaries - Emily Smith and Emma Cook
Equality and Diversity Rep - Erin Ketteridge
First year rep - Fergus Cutting
Get In Touch!
Make sure to join the UEA Kayak facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ueakayak/) and follow us on instagram (ueakayak) for more in-depth information!
Any questions please feel free to ask us via the club email (email@example.com) or on the UEA Kayak facebook page.