Can you canoe?

A NEW canoe club has been launched in Clevedon - and is looking for fellow waterbabies to join it. The Clevedon Canoe Club, which was formed just three weeks ago, already has around 80 people on its membership list but is looking for more people to sign u

A NEW canoe club has been launched in Clevedon - and is looking for fellow waterbabies to join it.The Clevedon Canoe Club, which was formed just three weeks ago, already has around 80 people on its membership list but is looking for more people to sign up.The club, which is part of the Marine Lake Enthusiasts Society (MARLENS) group, is currently based at Clevedon Sailing Club but uses Marine Lake for its training and have a go sessions.An official meeting to draw up a constitution and form a permanent committee is due to take place this month at the Sailing Club.Canoe Club spokesman Gavin Price said: "We only formed a few weeks ago, but have alrea dy many members and have been at Marine Lake each weekend on the water. The club is part of the MARLENS' ongoing vision to renew interest and use of the Marine Lake."The club is currently using eight canoes which were bought by MARLENS using a grant from Yanley and North Somerset Environmental Company (YANSEC). But the sport is proving so popular, many of the members have bought their own canoes for themselves and their children.Mr Price added: "At the moment around half our membership is made up of families. We are currently just getting used to the lake and it is more of a social gathering for those who enjoy watersports, but eventually we want to offer training to our members."We have instructors within the club and we are hoping they will train others who will then go on and pass on their skills to new people."The club is currently running have-a-go sessions in conjunction with Clevedon Sailing Club each Saturday from 10am- 12noon at Marine Lake until November 11.Meetings are held at the sailing club each Thursday at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome.


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