At the BCCC, we will provide you with all the equipment you need to get started while you decide what is the best for you. We also offer you with basic introductory training in a variety of boats and provide support and coaching to help you develop your paddling skills to your full potential. We organise events and activities throughout the year to suit all levels of ability and interest.
Interested in joining our club? Find out how today.
The biggest thing we offer at the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club is a community of friendly, welcoming paddlers. Our members’ interest cover a range of different disciplines, including flatwater racing, whitewater pursuits, sea kayaking, and river touring just to name a few. We organise coach-led trips and peer paddles throughout the year to explore the waterways and provide opportunities for members to try out new things.
Whatever type of paddling you’re looking to do, we’re confident that you’ll be able to find like-minded paddlers with whom to take to the waters.
At BCCC, we offer a range of different training courses, all run by our qualified volunteer coaches.
As a member, you’ll be able to get a heads-up on all courses being offered. Where places are limited, we operate on a first-come-first-served basis, so finding out about courses early can really help.
For more information on what we’re running at the moment, take a look at our Training Courses page.
Borrowing Club Boats
If you have passed your British Canoeing 1 Star (or demonstrated sufficient paddling ability), you will be able to borrow club boats similar to those you have qualified in for your own use – for free! To borrow a racing boat you must have completed the Introduction to Flat Water Racing course or have been assessed as competent by a racing coach.
The club owns a range of different boats, including racing, GP and touring boats, sea kayaks, a few playboats and some Canadian canoes. You should be able to find something for any type of trip.
Members are allowed to use club boats and equipment in line with our Equipment Usage Policy.
As a member of the club, you will be allowed able to store your own boat in our boathouse at Mytchett (subject to space availability).
For enquiries on available space, fees and renewals, please contact our Quartermaster, Sarah Francis.
Annual storage fees (rates applicable from 1st Jan 2018) are as follows:
- General purpose kayaks and K1s: £37
- K2s and sea kayaks: £51.50
- Canadians or sit-on canoes: £66
- Double sea kayaks: £66