Thursday, February 23, 2017
For the second year in a row, St Andrews welcomed a record number of students back to the Bubble for its most successful pre-season in just its 6th year of existence. Pre-season at St Andrews is fast becoming a period of transition for the town, as slowly but surely tour­ists, armed with cameras, socks and sandals, are replaced by blue-clad...
Hannah Monro introduces us to St Andrews' newest water sport

Canoe Club goes Green

In the last couple of weeks the University Canoe Club has planted 420 trees in an effort to offset their environmental impact. The club has a large carbon footprint as a result of driving to rivers across Scotland and the UK, so wanted to do something to help mitigate this. Planting trees was a fun, exciting and beneficial way to do this.     Some research...
The Saints teams were training hard over inter-semester for the annual Scottish Universities’ Canoe Polo tournament. The competition was held in Glasgow over two days with a massive social on the Friday night after the first games and a ceilidh and prize giving on the Saturday night. The tournament is always a cracker, with plenty of games and an intimidating...
CANOE   The Canoe Club is delighted to announce the arrival of a set of new polo kayaks following a succesful application to Awards4All Scotland.    The club has had a large surge in demand for canoe polo within the club over the last few years and the existing equipment could not provide for the level of interest. After exploring several possible ways in...
                                                One of the highlights of the Canoe Club calendar is the BUCS Wild Water Racing championships held in North Yorkshire at the end of November, a chance for members to demonstrate their strength, speed and river-reading skills against 26 other British universities. This year, a team of 19 headed south of the border with hopes of reliving the success...
The Canoe Club has had an exceptional start to its competitions calendar, with superb results from polo and slalom competitions. This year the club has an extra canoe polo team in the Scottish leagues, giving freshers a chance to try this fast-paced and exciting game. The A team has had a very promising start and is currently top of the Division...
While the slalom course at Teeside is under renovation the venue for BUCS canoe slalom has been the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont Nottingham. The course is fed by water from the River Trent and has the capacity to devastate even the heartiest constitution in ways that shouldn’t be mentioned here. Without doubt some competitors were going...
The University's Canoe Club tells Te Saint about their first real taste of University competition this year.

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The Athletic Union’s Sam Roberts reports on one of the most impressive recent achievements by a St Andrews student as Jonny Hawkins claims the Etive River Race Open Singles title