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Y-Paddle is a sociable and active canoe club, based at the Central YMCA in London's West End

We have pool sessions every Monday, and run introductory courses three times a year. We have regular outdoor sessions, participate in slalom competitions and go wherever the water takes us.

Shepperton social paddle nov 2006

Martin about to lead the group

Alice on the rapids

Olaf at sea


November 29th, 2005

Sea Kayaking – Oct 2005

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September 29th, 2005

Shepperton Slalom – Sept 2005

Richie on the water at SheppertonPictures from the Shepperton Slalom
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August 9th, 2005

2220 Km Complete

News reaches us from Sweden that John and Louisa have finished their marathon effort.

We did it !!! On the evening of Sunday 31st July, we pulled into Haparanda on the Swedish-Finnish border to complete our journey around the coast of Sweden. After 56 days of paddling, nearly 1.5 million paddle strokes and dozens of mosquito bites, we are lean, tanned and in surprisingly good condition. 2220 was an amazing adventure: surprising, grueling, thrilling and very demanding.

Lots more at 2220 Expedition

July 29th, 2004

Peterborough Slalom, July 2004

Simon didn’t think he deserved a 50pt penalty…

Roger, serene as ever

The social paddlers return

Duncan, disproving Simon’s theory of ‘blame the boat’

Quick to the rescue

December 1st, 2003


Y-Paddle Canoe Club
c/o Central YMCA
112 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NQ

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