Tuesday Nights

Tuesday Sessions are going fantastically well with the paddlers now progression new paddlers are on their way one star and other two star.

If you intrested in coming down get in touch or turn up at RoKT at 6:30, or as close as possible, on a Tuesday. Details of prices, contacts and session forms can be found on the evenets page.

Your club needs you!

Battyeford Jetty is finished and ready to use, just need a little help with landscaping etc. I’d like to thank Howard Holmes for all his hard work, he has been spending all his Fridays on this project for the past couple of months. We are planning a clean up day for Saturday 9th August. If you can help please let me know


Saturday Paddle RoKT to Brighouse

The inaugurall paddle from RoKT site to Battye ford was undertaken by 17 intrepid paddlers last Saturday. The group thought they were paddling 4.5miles(approx) and 5 weirs/drops, the route was probably closer to 6 miles but the afternon was utterly fantastic and will certainly become regular part if the program. The new paddlers were great bunch, great company.

Big thanks to Mark for leading the way from ROKT Climbing Gym to Battyeford this afternoon, ably assisted by David, John and Smiler.

If you intrested in taking part this Saturday get down to RoKT for 1pm, check ouit the club calender for details.



New Site at Mirfield is taking Shape

If you haven’t seen on facebook there has been a lot of work at Battyeford. Following agreeing access and securing £12,500 we have started to build the landing stage.

We hope to have the landing stage finishes to enable sessions to take place over the summer.

We are going to install three containers on site one for rowing, one for racing, and one for polo and recreation.

The rowing section is rapidly Gathering a fleet of rowing boats thanks to generous donations from clubs across the country and British Rowing.

Polo Players have started to plan installing training facilities on sites.

All in all there is a lot of work being done to create a top class facility worthy of the club and region.







Free Taster Sessions

There will be some free taster Sessions for young people age 8-19yrs over March and April at Dewsbury Sports Centre just ring Dewbury SC to book a place 01924325020.  More information on the Flyer.

  • 15th March 3:00-4:00, 4:00-5:00 or 5:00-6:00 
  • 29th March 5:00-6:00
  • 26th April 3:00-4:00, 4:00-5:00 or 5:00-6:00

You’ll need to bring a registration form on the day.


Session Flyer ~ Weekenders

River Ure Trip 13/10/12

Meeting/Ending Point:- Rokt climbing wall Brighouse


Start Time:- Sunday 8am

End Time :- Sunday 6pm ish


Date:- Sunday:- 13 October

River:- Ure

Start/End Points:- Mickley to WestTanfield (Slenningford  mill)

Grade 2/3


Equipment:- All essential club equipment will be provided and collected from the PCC site at Rokt but if you have your own please bring it along.

Essentials provided = Boats, Paddles, Spraydecks Helmets and Cag’s

Personal Equipment to be provided by yourself:-


1. A sets of warm clothing that will work while wet to wear under a Cag E.g walking fleeces/thermals or wetsuits are best. Avoid anything made of cotton. You will also need footwear you don’t mind getting wet.

2. A change of warm clothes to get into after paddling.

3. Packed lunch & hot/cold drinks

Please let me know if you intend on coming so I have an idea of numbers.

Regards Aaron

If you need any other info you can get me on   or  07725 742495


Club Equipment Update

As you are aware we have been selling some suplus stock to upgrade/renew

We are listing on ebay the following

Pyranha Roto bats (65 pounds) Prijon T Slalom 90 pounds, Prijon T canyon 120 pounds, P&H Revenge (70 pounds), see pictures below. We will also be listing Perception Dancer, Pyranha Masters in the near future.

The money Raised has enabled us to purcahse

Dagger Gtx, Pyranha Karnali M, Pyranha Karnali L, Dagger Approach 9

As well as these new boats club members to borrow can also borrow for free.

1.       Topo Duo

2.       Pyranha Lightning’s (Junior Racing Boats)

3.       Inazone’s 230, 240  (River Boats)

4.       Perception Kiwi 1 & 2     (Open Cockpit Flat Water stable Kayak)

5.       Perception Corsica and Corsica S (River boats)

6.       Perception Arc (River boats)

7.       Prijon T Slalom

8.       Prijon T Canyon (River boats)

9.       Feel Free Tandem (Sit On Top = SOT).

10.   Racing C2

11.   Perception Fox (Slalom boat)

12.   Pyranaha Rev (Play Boat)

13.   P&H Revenge (Polo Boats)

14.   Dagger AquaBat (Polo Boats)

15.   Perception Wave Hopper (WW Racer)

16.   Canadians Double Old Town Campers and Pathfinders (all roylex/Lightweight)

17.   Canadians OLD Town Discovery 169 with 3 x seats

18.   Various K1/K2 Racing Kayaks

19.   Pyranha S8 (Play Boat Good For the Surf)

20.   Blisstic Mystic (River Boat)


If youre intreset in borrowing Kit contact Aaron Emms or Chris Armitage to arrange booking and collection.

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Planning is under way for the winter river trips

Even though the summer is not yet over we are already planning the summer river trips


The Beginner river dates are as follows.

 Sept 15TH River Ure at Slenningford (Rippon Way)

Sept 29TH River Wharf (Yorkshire Dales)

Oct 13th River Lune (Kirby Lonsdale)

Slightly more advanced trips

Oct 20th Washburn (Above Otley)

Nov 24TH River Kent (South Lakes)

If any instructors or 4* paddlers want to run any other dates or help then please let Aaron Emms or 07725742495

The locations might change due to weather.

Please book so we have an idea of numbers.

Beginner sessions are open to all but participants aged 16 and under 16 will need to a accompanied by an adult (They do not have to paddle)

Calder Marathon – Sunday June 16th

Canoe Fun Race Sunday 16th June, we will be running a fun race along side our Marathon race at the South Pennine Boat Club (SPBC) in Mirfield.
The race will take place on the Calder in front of the Pear Tree Pub, prize giving afterwards in the Beer Garden. Race starts at 12 noon, registration from 10am at SPBC Age group prizes will be on offer for what will be a great day out, come along and take part or just watch from the pub.
Race fees £5 adult &£3  under18, £1 additional for day membership. £3 for fun race entries.
(non bcu members will need day membership £5 adult &£3  under18, Pennine members are not required to have day membership fun race)
Boats available and introductory instruction.

If you have any questions any about the event logistics, fees, standards please contact Pete Lawton

Calder Marathon Directions 2013

Calder Marathon Race Information 2013

Calder Marathon Entry Form 2013


Calder Fun Race