Canoeing is massive fun for everyone and Wiltshire Youth Canoe Club (WYCC) is dedicated to delivering 'the canoeing experience' to our local community.  No matter why you like to paddle, whether just for fun or to learn new skills and gain qualifications, the highly qualified coaches at WYCC will guide and support you.  WYCC provides opportunities for young people between the ages of 7yrs and 23yrs. 

 

Thinking of taking up a new sport or just feeling adventurous, then why not, ’Try Canoeing’ at the Festival?  The great thing about canoeing is that almost everyone can join in regardless of age, gender or level of fitness and the sport can be as gentle or demanding as you like.  WYCC will provide you with safety equipment and advice.

 

As an integral part of the Melksham Food and River Festival, WYCC will host the following activities and demonstrations.

Demonstrations on Saturday 5th September 2020

 

10.30am WYCC Canoeing Demonstration

1pm        WYCC Canoeing Demonstration

4.30pm   WYCC Canoeing Demonstration

Demonstrations on Sunday 6th September 2020

10.30am WYCC Canoeing Demonstration

1pm        WYCC Canoeing Demonstration

4.30pm   WYCC Canoeing Demonstration

Try Canoeing

Lots of opportunities to Try Canoeing on Saturday or Sunday,

just book at the WYCC tent in the park,on the day.

What to wear/Bring with you:

We recommend either the following or similar -

Wet Suit Boots or Old Trainers

Swim Suit

T-Shirt and Shorts or Tracksuit Bottoms or Wetsuit

A Towel and a Change of Clothes

Please do not wear jeans as they are heavy when wet

If you are under 18 years of age, to save time on the day, you can download the 'Permission to Paddle form' above, and bring the completed form with you.

Cost is £4 for a 20 minute supervised Try Canoeing session

If you can’t make it to the Melksham Food and River Festival weekend........

Come and try a club session: https://www.wiltshireyouthcanoeclub.co.uk/membership

We run trial sessions on Wed 5.30pm or Sat 1pm through the summer.

Ideally, we suggest that before joining, anyone who is interested should take some trial sessions, this means that you will not need to pay full membership until you are sure Canoeing is for you. Please see the WYCC website for more information