Canoe and Kayak Group located in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. We paddle for fun! Although we can coach you in the disciplines of Slalom and Freestyle.
The club coaches can also give you guidance on Surfing, White Water, Touring, and Sea Kayaking.
ACC is based at the Adur Outdoor Activities Centre in Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex. We meet at 0945-1000 on Sunday mornings.
October to April we run Pool sessions at Wadars Pool every Thursday Evening, where we can teach you how to roll.
We often run trips to whitewater rivers, such as the Dart or Tryweryn.
10 shots from today's great Sunday session, big THANKS to Adrian Sadler first time as Duty Coach and a good time had by all.
Feel free to tag yourselves ....
Thanks for another wonderful session. We all enjoyed it very much. 2 (14 hours ago)Lorraine Lai:
Thank you for the lesson today! My first kayaking experience went better than expected! 2 (13 hours ago)Adrian Sadler:
Great to see so many smiling faces today. Thanks to all the coaches for their help. 1 (12 hours ago)Nick Dowling:
Well done all of the novice paddlers today! You did really, really well for a first time Lorraine and I hope you will be back for more! There is another 'green tide' on Sept 3rd :-) Charlotte, Isam, Safi and Celara made great progress and the kids did brilliantly to paddle for the whole session. The brief glimpses I got of the slalom crew suggested they were having a blast and Esther, Jasmine and Flo were all looking very assured, Lew not so much :-)..
Adrian did a great job as DC - safe, enjoyable learning all over the shop - and it was great to see so many of the 'new' L1s helping run the session. L1s are the lifeblood of clubs :-) And it was equally great to see some of the longer serving coaches, Janet, Dave :-)
However, top mention of the day has to go to Andrea's Dad who did a pretty long & demanding SUP trip whilst refusing all offers of help on the way. I would love to think that I will be doing something like that for my 78th birthday!
All told another 'Yay, ACC' Sunday All it needed to be perfect was Robert to add some Robbo level chaos :-) :-) :-) There is always Sept 3rd to look forward to. 9 (12 hours ago)
Sunday Session 20th August
Duty Coach TBC
Location: 3rd Shoreham Scout Hut
On the water 10:05
High Tide 11:01 (6.01m)
A Green Tide - All Welcome
The tide will be coming in at the start of the session and high about three quarters of the way through – summers are made for days like these.
We do anticipate this being a busy session so please post below to let the coaches know who will be coming, arrive early and check in at the Club HQ on arrival.
Sunday Session 13th August
A lovely bimble to the harbour on an outgoing tide in glorious sunshine. Once there we split into two groups - a sea bound party headed back along the coast to Ferry Road, even managing to capture some small waves, before attempting some comical seal launches. The other group retuned via the river, and as it was sill flowing out slightly when we reached ferry road it must have been an arm burning return slog.
I will be there for the green tide.. 1 (1 week ago)Sarah Rowles:
I'll be there. Really enjoyed Sunday - even though I'm still washing the mud off! ;-) 1 (1 week ago)Ian Brown:
Darren, it's all about trunk rotation and impeccable timing. We saw you ahead of us and were definately gaining. No burning arms here! 1 (6 days ago)Emma Foreman:
Joanne Osbaldiston, Maria Sanchez, Craig Mcgrath, it's about time we saw you on the water again! (6 days ago)Andrea Kay:
It's Dad's 78th birthday and he fancies an SUP trip on the river so I will bring him down - we have our own boards. Bruce Heather might well bring a couple of the kids - will let you know nearer the time. 1 (6 days ago)Simone Bizzell-Browning:
I would like to come with my partner, so 2 of us, both novices 1 (4 days ago)Neil Gladman:
GREEN tide Lorraine Lai 👍🏼 1 (3 days ago)Charlotte Humma:
We will be there. I have signed up the whole family so there will be 4 of us. 2 (2 days ago)Emma Foreman:
Planning to come along with a friend who wants some open practice 1 (1 day ago)Linda Howarth:
We are 2 new adult members both beginners. Looking forward to seeing you for the green tide tomorrow morning. (1 day ago)Jasmine Baker:
Darren Davies is it okay if I bring along my nephew tomorrow? He's 12 but never really paddled before 😄 (1 day ago)Karen Coventry:
Hi, I am so sorry but I can't make this today x (1 day ago)
Good day at slalom today, good results on a difficult course. Everyone in top ten of their class and a win in c2 for the ladies.
Well done to you all C2 looked like it was going in but well saved 3 (1 day ago)Nick Dowling:
Well done all, C2 was brill :-) :-) :-) (1 day ago)Neil Gladman:
Wicked 👍🏼 (1 day ago)Christopher Page:
Curtis says well done, Flo wanted to be there but she didn't tell me about it until it was too late to organise. Next time! (1 day ago)
Really enjoyed this weeks pool session at Arundel Lido. My first time in a pool and was both fun and good training. Thx to all but especially to Nick Dowling for roll rescues and observations. Hope we can do this again soon.
Have any members borrowed one of the open canoes recently and not yet returned it ????
I've got a feeling Hazel might have it 1 (3 days ago)Graham Devenish:
Gonna be trying out some single handed bow jams ??? 😳 (2 days ago)
3* Canoe Training weekend
Neil and I will be running a 3* Canoe training weekend on the Medway on September 9 & 10. There are six places available and priority will be given to those who have requested the training and are already signed up for their 3* assessment.
The emphasis will be on using peer coaching to work through the 3* syllabus. We will be OTW 10.00 - 16.30 on Saturday and 09.30 - 15.00 on the Sunday. We have 'block booked' the club opens for the weekend - we aim to have 4 tandems and two solo boats.
We will be camping (site details to follow) but this is optional.
Participants will need to make their own arrangements for getting boats kit etc to the Medway.
If you are committed to getting your 3* OC award and want to get up to speed with the syllabus and skills then post below.
I would like to (6 days ago)Jasmine Baker:
Yes please I'm up for it! (6 days ago)Adrian Sadler:
Yes please (6 days ago)Mary Morrison:
I'll happily come as jas's chaperone in a non 3 star canoing capacity! (6 days ago)Emma Foreman:
I would like to - haven't signed up for assessment though (6 days ago)Damian Morris:
Just canoe? (6 days ago)Neil Gladman:
To take part in this you will need to have been consistently paddling open canoes at 2* level with a good number of miles under your belt, with sore knees to prove this.
Participants will need to demonstrate that they are proficient in paddling open canoes both solo and tandem using a variety of strokes whilst performing a number of technical manoeuvres.
Make no bones the 3* open assessment is technically difficult and it will highlight any weaknesses in your single blade paddling skills.
Here are the 3*assessment notes
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Hazel Doyle (5 days ago)Nick Dowling:
Adie Buckingham, John Kennett Dave Page do you want to do this? Are you available? (2 days ago)Christopher Page:
Curtis says as much as I want to do it have come to the realisation with a heavy heart that the knee won't let me, they are only willing to let me have little bumbles. (2 days ago)
Lido Session Wed 16
As Neil said last time "Taking your own boat or a club boat to the Arundel Lido this week ? It needs to be squeaky clean 'INSIDE & OUT' or it will not be allowed in the pool, don't leave it to the last minute get the suds out and get scrubbing!!!"
Club boats/kit can be collected tonight (Tuesday) by those who need it. If you would like something taken to tthe Lido for you ask below and others may be able to help.
Anyone going to the Golden Arches restaurant beforehand?
Could someone please get me a small buoyancy aid please, for a child. Thank you. (6 days ago)Nick Dowling:
I am bringing my remix for Chris H and RPM for Sarah S - also bringing kit for them both. I may take another random club boat this evenig if I have room on roof - I will have my NEW boat on already :-) 1 (5 days ago)Steve Wadge:
Any chance someone could bring a dynamo and spray deck for it for tomorrows pool session as can't make this evening I will return on Sunday (5 days ago)Sarah Rowles:
Is it likely there will be any spare boats going up? (I don't have a car). Also, what time do people generally arrive for the Tuesday sessions? (5 days ago)Vanessa Bretton:
Sorry to miss the much needed rolling practice, and lovely company: messed up my dates and will be in Devon tomorrow in prep for the Womens Sea kayaking symposium. Have a lovely evenin 'all 😀 1 (5 days ago)Nick Dowling:
I will have three boats and decks with me that can be shared around. I only have two paddles so it could mean hand rolling practice for some one? (5 days ago)Matt Copley:
I can bring a spare paddle 1 (5 days ago)Adam 'Maverick' Curtis:
Is the pool floodlit? Just with the nights now drawing in it could be fun paddling in the dark... 1 (5 days ago)Adam 'Maverick' Curtis:
Do I have time to make the kayak look like this: 2 (5 days ago)Steve Wadge:
Great night last night with good company and filled with lots off fun and learning , it's so good to see, also thanks to Nick for refereeing a rather feisty polo match with lots of skills being displayed by all a really great time many thanks 3 (4 days ago)Adam 'Maverick' Curtis:
The polo match was interesting. I discovered that my aim is bordering on questionable... 5 (4 days ago)Sarah Rowles:
The pool session last night was awesome. So glad I made it – big thanks to Esther for the lift, for bringing an extra boat, and for all the coaching. Thanks also to Esther, Steve and Nick for helping me to learn about hip snap and t-rescue – although I might need some more practice! The polo game was also really fun. 5 (4 days ago)Damian Morris:
anymore Arundel lido sessions planned? (2 days ago)
Well folks, its than time of the year again, when the Tyne Tour Web site opens again to welcome you to this years event being held on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November with most people arriving on Friday 3rd November to set up camp.
For further info please visit
hi all - a friend is selling a kids wetsuit - might be a bargain for someone! She lives in brighton - asking £15 - its a summer long sleeve full length, junior size L - would fit a slim 10-11 year old. hardly worn as my friends daughter grew too quickly and hardly wore it! Am not sure if its a girls or unisex but can find out :)
Does anyone know if theres another foundation safety and rescue course being held soon
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training- Loxwood, South East
8th September 2017
Come and learn about how to be safe on the water and use this as a prerequisite to your coaching pathway.
£60 per person
PM for more information or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org (4 days ago)Steve Wadge:
Thanks Nick (4 days ago)