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Paddler's Portal

Welcome to the Paddler's Portal - providing a range of free digital and online resources, webinars, podcasts and content created for British Canoeing members and the paddle sport community.

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Access, rivers and places to paddle. What’s the deal?

So you’ve bought a new boat and you’re super keen to get out and find places to paddle, but where to get on the water? Where to go on that maiden voyage? There is a good chance you live near a river, canal, or maybe a lake? There are 57,000km of waterways in England, but knowing whether you can actually paddle is not quite as straightforward as you may think. 

So to help out anyone who may be struggling Go Paddling has put together this article which can be found by clicking here.

Stand up paddle board leashes. Which one’s right for you?

Ankle leash? Calf leash or Waist leash? Quick release or regular Velcro? With so many questions and misinformation circulating around the use of leashes and TYPES of leashes when stand up paddle boarding Go Paddling thought it was time to set the record straight. You can find out which leash is right for you by clicking here

Paddling books top picks: what to read off the water

Go Paddling has compiled a list of some of our favourite fiction and non-fiction, adventure and practical paddling books to help keep your mind active when your body isn’t up for a paddle. You can check the list out by clicking here.

45 Paddling Films To Watch While You're Off The Water

Whilst you may not be able to get out paddling our resident adventure film lover, Cadi Lambert, has provided this guide to the very best paddling films available online now. Click here to view the full list and don't forget to grab the popcorn. 

4 paddling related things to do in lockdown

Not being able to get out on the water at the moment might be tough. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use your time wisely to help you learn, gather skills and knowledge, and keep connected with your paddling buddies. Click here to view the full article.


5 Ways to Stay Happy and Healthy When You're Off the Water

Life can be pretty frustrating when you’re a paddler who can’t paddle. Luckily we’re here with some top tips to keep you happy and healthy until you can get back on the water. Click here to view the full article. 

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Webinars & Podcasts

WhatSUP - learn how to SUP from the best

The International Canoe Federation and Starboard have teamed up with some of the biggest names in SUP for a free series of online workshops. Each workshop was presented by different worldclass experts covering unique materials to teach novice to intermediate paddlers who wish to improve their SUP skills. You can catch up on these workshops by using the links below...

15 November Fiona Wylde and Connor Baxter

18 November Honscheid and Michael Booth

22 November Larry Cain

Paddlecast with Etienne Stott

Following the success of the Paddlers Podcast Series last year, British Canoeing has recorded a new video Paddlecast series.

Episode 1 - Sal Montgomery and Bren Orton

Episode 2 - Palm, Peak, Pyranha and Toogeta

Episode 3 - Nouria Newman

Episode 4 - Kim Woods, Emma Wiggs and Katie Reid

Episode 5 - Bill Bailey

Episode 6 - Hugo Tagholm from Surfers Against Sewage

Episode 7 - Professor John Coyne CBE and David Joy

Episode 8 - #ShePaddles ambassadors

Episode 9 - Access and Trespass with Guy Shrubsole and Nick Hayes 

Episode 10 - Paddling & Mental Health with Darren Clarkson-King & Nick Ray

Episode 11 - Andrew Denton CEO of OIA and Tom Watson former MP 

Series 2

Episode 12 - Lucy Siegle and Matt Allwright 

British Canoeing Coaching Podcast

Explore different coaching topics with the Coach Developers from British Canoeing.

Lee Pooley, Sid Sinfield and Pete Catterall host episodes monthly so listen in as they talk about all things Coaching with a look towards helping you develop your Coaching Practice.


The Paddler’s Podcast

Launched in 2019 to support the Clear Access Clear Waters campaign, the Paddler’s Podcast tells the stories of paddlers making a difference to the rivers and waterways.

The Paddler’s Podcast, presented by Etienne Stott, includes features with adventurer Steve Backshall and environmental campaigner Cal Major.

How sport stars cope in covid-19 lockdown

In the latest podcast from Planet Canoe the team talk to global paddlers, including British paracanoe World Champion Charlotte Henshaw, about coping with the current Coronavirus restrictions.



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Websites & Resources

PaddlePoints

PaddlePoints is a new, exciting digital mapping resource available through the Go Paddling website. By creating an account paddlers can create routes on rivers and canals, upload images and receive updates about new routes and points on their favourite waterways.

Digital Library

Situated on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website, the digital library provides a wealth of resources for coaches, leaders and provider within the paddle sport community, including research, blogs, podcasts, videos and e-learning.

Coach Self-Analysis Tool

Also on the Awarding Body website is the Coach Self-Analysis Tool, designed to assist coaches within paddle sport disciplines to make a self analysis of their current coaching and to consider opportunities for development.

Clear Access Clear Waters

The Clear Access Clear Waters website supports the campaign for fair, shared and sustainable open access on water for all. 

Less than 4% of rivers across England and Wales are navigable without fear of confrontation and challenge.The Clear Access Clear Waters campaign is asking for clarity of rights over access for this generation and future generations to come. 

That’s not too much to ask for, is it? 


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Canoe Kids

The International Canoe Federation and British Canoeing have launched Canoe Kids, a web page especially dedicated to the younger members of the community and featuring activities suitable for children of all ages.

Workout with Fiona Pennie - Get Inspired website

British Canoeing slalom athlete Fiona Pennie runs us through her favourite exercises as part of a series of workouts hosted by the British Olympic Association and Get Inspired.

What it Takes to Progress: Strength and Conditioning Videos - YouTube

Supporting the athlete development framework through the What It Takes To Progress model, Helen Shipman from the English Institute of Sport presents the key lifts and exercises for a youth strength and conditioning programme.


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