Been inspired? Want to give Canoeing a try?
Going canoeing couldn't be easier! You can sign up to a course at your local centre or club and you'll be able to develop your skills with the help of qualified coaches and experienced paddlers. If you're a beginner, you’ll be able to borrow equipment as well, so getting started needn't be expensive. Find your local club or centre
Go Canoeing! - Get involved!
Our Go Canoeing programme
includes 100’s of activities you can sign up to nationwide. This will include Starter Sessions, Guided Tours, trails, and events. If you have not had much experience Starter Sessions are a great way to try out Canoeing or get back out on the water.
- David Florence made the C1 semi-finals with the fifth-fastest time of the session. Richard Hounslow finished 11th overall in the men's K1 single event. All British boats qualified for Canoe Slalom finals
- Finals ended in disappointment for the British team as David Florence crashed out at the semi final stage. Richard Hounslow failed to make his final after finishing in 12th place in a time of 104.30 (the top ten went through to the finals).
- However, a breathtaking last day of C2 (canoe doubles) competition saw a fantastic GOLD for Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, and SILVER for Richard Hounslow and David Florence
- Women’s K1 (kayak single) Lizzie Neave finished 11th after failing to make the final. She had qualified through to the semi finals in the secon
d fastest time.
- Ed McKeever 200m Kayak Single - GOLD!!
- Liam Heath and Jon Schofield Mens Kayak Double 200m - BRONZE!!
- Women’s K4 of Jess Walker, Rachel Cawthorn, Angela
Hannah, and Louisa Sawers used the home crowd roars in lane one to drive
their boat home to a 5th place, a fantastic achievement securing Great
Britain’s best ever women’s result at an Olympic Games.
- Rachel Cawthorn did herself proud in the K1 500m to finish 6th
- Jess Walker competing in her second Olympics at the age
of just 22, made her second final in the K1 200m, where she fought hard
finishing 7th in an extremely close race.
- For Tim Brabants the past 18 months had been far from
ideal preparation in defence of his Olympic title, but as a true
Champion he didn’t let his title go easily. He eventually finished 8th
in his fourth consecutive K1 1000m Olympic final.
- The women’s K2
500m crew of Abigail Edmonds and Louisa Sawers took 3rd in the B final finishing in an overall position of 11th.
- Richard Jefferies competed in the C1 1000m and C1 200m finishing 15th and 17th respectively.