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Visually Impaired Canoeing and Kayaking - Shadwell - Tuesdays

Tower Hamlets Canoe Club has a canoeing and kayaking program for blind and partially sighted people which has been running since March 2022. It has been featured on the 6 o'clock ITV news.

Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings at Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London.

You will have the opportunity to develop your paddling skills in a boat steered and navigated by a sighted coach or assistant. You will be taught how to steer the boat yourself and then progress to paddling a boat on your own. Help with navigating will still be provided by coaches, plus audio technology when required. Sessions will be based around your particular needs so that you can learn and develop at your own pace. You will be getting out on the water in your first session.

Our coaches and assistants are trained in first aid and safety and rescue techniques. They also have visual awareness training and are experienced in working with a range of levels of vision.

Visually Impaired Canoeing and Kayaking Details

When:  Tuesdays  Time- 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.

If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have.
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