Canoeing is now a well-established part of Cranleigh life, with opportunities for involvement at a number of levels. We are increasingly a force to be reckoned with in National competitions including the Schools National Marathon and the gruelling international 125-mile Devizes to Westminster race.
Runners up in the Junior and Schools Devizes to Westminster team championships 2016; Winners of the Schools National Marathon 2015; Devizes to Westminster Junior Team Champions 2015 and the Devizes to Westminster School Team Champions 2015.
Canoeing features within the Fourth Form Outdoor Education Programme. The theme here is very much fun and gaining confidence in and out of a canoe. Hopefully, with their appetite whetted, many will be encouraged to opt for canoeing later on in their time at Cranleigh.
For Fifth Formers, a canoe club runs once a week, currently pool based where skills such as self rescue, boat to boat rescue and possibly rolling can be learnt.
For those Cranleighans in the Sixth Form there is the opportunity to compete in both the Schools National Regatta (Michaelmas Term) and the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race (Easter). At this level, canoeing gets much more serious!
Over the course of two terms the team will cope with two training sessions a week at School, plus two 3 hour outings on the river, mainly the Wey in Guildford, but we also take trips to the Basingstoke Canal and the Thames. In addition we compete in local “Hare and Hound” races and in some of the Waterside and the Thameside series in our build up to the main event at Easter.