Welcome to Maidenhead Sailing Club Paddleboard and Kayak home page. Here you will find all the latest information about what is available for our Paddleboard and Kayak group
When does the Paddleboard and Kayak Social Group meet?
April to September. Friday evenings, the bar will be open, and takeaway dinner can be ordered to be delivered to the club.
October sessions will be on Saturday (alternating morning and afternoon each week, please check the calendar). If you are available, please also join us for a social lunch on the day.
Our kitchen is available all days to buy hot and cold soft drinks and snacks.
Who can come?
Club members, guests and prospective members can join
Paddle boarding and kayaking are fun and easy activities . Bringing together those SUP enthusiastic, paddle amateurs and first timers. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. Adults and children can join, although small children would need to share a board with an adult.
All children (<16 years) have be to accompanied by their parent on club site at all times.
Can I bring my own Paddleboard or Kayak, or are they available at the club?
The club has 4 paddle boards that will be available for members in organised events. The rental is only £5 per hour. They will be inflated and ready to use, stored onsite. Availability will be based on a first come, first served basis. Club kayaks are not available to rent for now.
Everyone is welcome to bring their own paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, etc. Everything with a paddle can join our Group.
Can I practice paddle boarding or kayaking outside the organised activities times?
Paddle boarders and kayakers are also welcome to use the lake any other day of the week when using their own equipment, except during organised racing, training events. From November 1st to May1st all water activities must have at least two adults on the water for safety reasons.
Club paddleboards can be used only during Paddleboard and Kayak Social Group or Summer Saturday Social Sailing.
What equipment is required apart from the board and the kayak?
Please remember to bring appropriate water sport clothing (bearing in mind in the summer the effect of the sun is very much stronger on water), plus change of clothing and towel. Buoyancy aids must be used, and club’s buoyancy aids will be available during organised activities as usual. The water can be cold between November and May and we recommend people wear wetsuits during this period.
Do I need any insurance for my paddle board or kayak?
Yes. Club rules state that any vessel on the water must carry a minimum of 3rd party insurance in excess of £3m Liability.
Is there any paddle board storage on site or parking available?
How do I connect with other paddle boarders and kayakers to arrange meet ups or get the latest information?
A Social Media group has been created among members for the paddleboard and kayak activities, please feel free to join if you want to connect with other paddle pals within the club. If you want to join, please ask for the invite to Paddleboard and Kayak Representative. Communications will also be send to all members on email and updated in the website and Facebook.
We appreciate all feedback, comments and ideas on the above. We are very enthusiastic on expanding these alternative water activities to make sure everyone can enjoy the lake on his/her own style.