St Francis Bay Canals - Canal Activities

Canal Activities

The St Francis Bay Canals offer a full range of canal activities from boating, canoe, surf-ski and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) paddling, open water swimming and fishing.

Open water Swimming

Open Water Swimming is a growing sport in the St Francis Canals. Swimmers meet every Friday evening throughout the year at Quaysyde Restaurant on Sea Glades Drive to test the fitness over a range of distances from 500 metres up to an arduous 3 kilometre swim for the superfit.

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Paddling in all its forms, canoe, surf-ski and SUP Stand Up Paddle Boards) are popular on the St Francis Canals and a very active paddling club, St Francis Bay Paddling Club has its headquartes adjacent Quaysyde Restaurant on Sea Glades Drive. The club has an organised time trial for experienced paddlers, beginners and novices every Wednesday evening.

More information on St Francis Paddling Club

Solar Powered Boat Race

St Francis Bay Canals is also home to a rather unique race every year, The Solar Powered Boat Race.

The race is held in November each year and follows a course in the canals and the winner is declared aas the boaat that completes the most number of laps within the 4-hour duraton of the race.

Annual Flash Float

St Francis Flash Float will take place on 28th December 2019. We also reserve the 29th in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.

This is a charity event with proceeds gong to Talhado Children’s Haven and Disney Creche

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