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Spring Newsletter June 2017


RYA Article June 2017


We are very happy to have new smaller mountain bikes thanks to funding from the

London Marathon Charitable Trust,

this means younger members can now join our mountain biking trips!

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London Youth Games 2016    Sailing Results

London Youth Games 2016    Kayak Sprint Results

London Youth Games 2016     Kayak Slalom Results


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We had a great day when we launched our kayak slide………..see here)

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Water Gipsy – our Thames Barge!

Work is shortly to begin on the refurbishment of the water gipsy, our static Thames Barge, which will become our new children’s chill out area.

Many thanks to the
Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation, Clothworkers Foundation, EB Moller Charitable Trust, Morris Charitable Trust, and Worshipful Company of Basketmakers 
for making this possible.

The refurbishment will be completed in early spring in time for the start of the Club’s 2016 ‘Learn to Paddle ‘ programmes.

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Chocolate Films click camera to see this video on Youtube.

Another fantastic Angel Canal Festival click the photo to see the video on Youtube!

Another fantastic Angel Canal Festival click banner to see the video on Youtube!

 New at Islington Boat Club – YogaFloats


Visit yogafloatslondon on Facebook
for dates and session times.







OUR BUSINESS PLAN – click on image to download


It’s plain sailing as new fleet of boats gets a champagne welcome

(article from the Islington Tribune – 31st October 2014)

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From left, Amanda Corcoran, Kevin Payne from Mount Anvil,
Boat Club trustee John Lane, Mayor’s Consort Tony Debono
and Mayor Theresa Debono
“Without Kevin, from developer Mount Anvil, who gave us the money to purchase sailing boats, and to take on a part-time sailing instructor, this wouldn’t have been able to happen.”
Mount Anvil has paid £17,000 for the sailboats as part of a planning deal for a high-rise tower of flats and offices near City Road Basin.
The club provides lessons in water sports for young people and schools, and runs a youth club as part of the programme.

THERE was splashing and sailing galore at Islington Boat Club when a new fleet arrived. The sailing boats were launched in the traditional way – by cracking open a bottle of champagne on the hull – by Islington Mayor Theresa Debono last Thursday.

Amanda Corcoran, of Islington Boat Club, said: “I would like to say thank you so much to the supporters that have helped us reintroduce sailing, after so many years, to Islington Boat Club.

Boat Club trustee John Lane also attended the event, which saw youngsters enjoy a day paddling around in canoes and kayaks.Volunteer Tracy McCoy, whose son Luke has been coming to the club for seven years, said the extra skills and qualifications he had gained helped him tremendously when applying to study at Exeter University.She said: “The Islington Boat Club is like one big family. Everyone is welcome here. It has opened door after door for Luke.”


IBC welcomed a very jolly group of Upper Deckers from Westminster Boating Base to IBC for the day and they enjoyed a leisurely trip along the canal.

Well, leisurely apart from opening the locks; steering the boat and drinking tea and eating lots of cake and biscuits. Great day out for everyone!



Islington Boat Club,
16-34 Graham Street, Islington,
London, N1 8JX
020 7253 0778.

Registered Charity 287680
Registered Company 01743087