Kingston Kayak Club organise a number of events during each year such as Hull International Polo Competition, Howsham Slalom (in conjunction with Lower Wharfe CC), Summer School and York Marathon.
Howsham Weir Slalom
Each year Kingston Kayak Club run a ranking slalom competition in association with Lower Wharf canoe club at Howsham Weir. This years event is on the weekend of 8th/9th July. We will be running Division 2, Division 3, Open races incorporating the weir and a short course Division 4 event starting below the weir.
The Joy Davis Hull International Polo Challenge
The 28th Joy Davis Hull International which will take place on 7th and 8th July 2018.
This years competion will be at Dacre Lakeside Park, NewRoad, Brandesburton, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 8RT.
Marathon competition is conducted in divisions; the lower divisions can use any sort of kayak (or canoe in canoe classes) but higher divisions use specialised marathon boats, long, narrow and VERY unstable when stationary! Kayaks can also be single (K1) or double (K2) and occasionally even K4; marathon canoes are also narrow and involve the paddler kneeling on one knee whilst paddling with a single-bladed paddle; again, classes are held for C1 and C2.
For 25 years a summer school has been run for 5 weeks. We offer 2 introductory sessions a day for up to 12 children per session at a very reasonable price. Many club members have begun their paddling experience at our Summer Schools, having enjoyed the experience so much that they joined the club, bringing along their brothers, sisters and friends and in many cases Mum and Dad have got involved too!
Every year we have a presentation evening where a number of paddlers and volunteers are recognised for efforts and achievements during the year. The following trophies are presented. In all honestly all anyone wants to know is who has won the fish award!