Sunday, 3 June 2018

Treasure Hunt 2018

Rutland Canoe Club is running a Treasure Hunt on 3rd June 2018 from our base at Whitwell Creek on Rutland Water.

The treasure hunt is an orienteering type race on the water where you have to visit stations along the shore of Rutland Water within a time limit. At registration you will be given a map showing the location of these stations to plan your route.

Points are gained by visiting as many stations as possible within a set time (2 hours max.). Penalty points if you are late and bonus points for the first team to each station.

Registration: from 9:00   Race Briefing: 10:00   Mass start: 10:15   Finish : 12:30

Entry level: Groups of 2-4 boats, all at least BCU 2* standard and including 2 adults (18+).  The group must be able to rescue a member who has capsized and exited their boat and may be asked to demonstrate this. The group must stay together.

Boat types:
Kayaks (not K1 or surfski), sit-on-tops or 2-man canoes.

Maximum entries: 15 groups

On water conditions: Beaufort Force 4 maximum.

Prizes: The trophies are the usual shoddy stuff! The winners must treasure their victory.

More details and entry forms to follow. Check for more updates here on the RCC blog.

Plus, we hope to offer a guided paddle of 2-3 hours in the afternoon, weather and numbers permitting, which will visit the extent of Rutland Water.

 All money raised will go to a member's crowdfunding campaign. Andy is paraplegic and is attempting the 3 Lakes Challenge in mid-June while he is still able. The money will go to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham and a motivational/inspirational film of the event.
To donate directly to Andy's expedition:

Cost: £18 / person (of which £10 to Anglian Water for access, changing rooms and showers, including £6 car parking)

For non-paddlers:
At Whitwell you can swim, sail, cruise, fish, walk, cycle, eat, . .

Any questions and to register your interest in attending please email:

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Treasure Hunt - other things to do for non-paddlers

Whitwell has many activities available for non-paddlers and your car parking is included in the cost of the event.

Swim with inspire2tri | LINK  (paddlers could fit in a swim before the race) 

Sail, row, paddleboard, windsurf with Rutland Watersports | LINK 

AquaPark | LINK  (jump, slide and bounce around on inflatables) 

Cycle | LINK  (big shop + cycle the lake perimeter paths, cycle hire available) 

Climb the Rockblok climbing wall | LINK

Cruise on the Rutland Belle | LINK 

Walk and sit | LINK  (and people watch) 

Nature | LINK  (the ospreys are back and can be seen at RW Nature Reserve | LINK , Note : not at Whitwell )

Fish for the lake trout | LINK

Eat at the Harbour Cafe | LINK and Crafty Fox Cafe  

Barbecue - you can set up your own barbecue or use one of the sites along the lake shore

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Treasure Hunt - The trophies

These are the fabulous trophies we have on offer! Real gold (plastic), custom engraved (but not for us) on a genuine marble (might actually be true!) base. Purchased at great expense (in a charity shop). We gave them away last year but somehow they ended up back in the club hut. Maybe they didn't fit in with the winner's home decor. 

Could they grace your mantlepiece? (And need dusting for the next year.) Please, I'm fed up of looking at them!! :¬)

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The link to the 2018/19  Online Membership Renewal Form is on the Membership page on the Club's website - membership renewal couldn't be easier.

Please note that the Club's bank account recently changed to Lloyds Bank Plc (sort code 30-98-90, account number 17250868).  If you have the old bank account details setup for BACS (online banking etc), this should not be used and should be deleted / amended to reflect the current club bank account details.

Please contact the Membership Secretary (Andy Sutton) if there are any issues arising.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Pool sessions 2018

The Rutland Canoe Club pool sessions at Bourne outdoor pool for 2018 have been confimed as the 1st Saturday in June, July, August and September (2nd June, 7th July, 4th August, 1st September).

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Plea for Club Photos

Your Webmaster needs your help!

I am looking to update the photos on the Club website, however, am struggling to find recent photos of club activities and/or members that can be posted on the club's website pages. I seem to recall that there were lots of photos taken of Sunday paddles from the shore in 2016 but do not have access to them.

If you can help please contact me or email suitable photos to


Website Updates

Info from your club Webmaster:
- The Club's Calendar has been updated and made more accessible with a link on the menu area from most if not all RCC webpages. Members are invited to noted and keep free the dates for Bourne Outdoor Pool sessions Jun/Jul/Aug 17.
- There is a revised link to the Club's photo gallery; this is an archived area given that Google has shutdown Picasa Web Albums. Your Webmaster is working on a new method for uploading and sharing photos of club events, and will advise accordingly in a future Blog.