Welcome to the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club

We are based in Mychett, Surrey with members from all across the south. We offer a whole range of kayak and canoe activities, including flatwater racing, training courses, and trips & expeditions. Find out more below…
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We’re based at the Basingstoke Canal Centre in Mytchett and love to get involved in all forms of paddling.
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Membership of the BCCC provides various benefits for both new and experienced paddlers – new members are always welcome.
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Take a look at the events happening this month, including trips, training courses, shindigs and more…
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One of the our main activities is marathon racing and we enter regional events (called Haslers) throughout Spring and Summer.
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All the latest updates on our upcoming trips, down rivers, across the sea and through the rapids.
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We offer a wide range of adult & children’s courses from our base in Mytchett. See our training page for details.
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Latest News

BCCC 2019 Hasler Results

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BCCC 2019 Hasler Results

BCCC Matters!

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June 2019 Edition | April 2019 Edition  | March 2019 Edition | February 2019 Edition


Featured Events

B3C Summer Shindig! @ Canal Centre
Jul 20 @ 10:45 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday 20 July, from 10:45am – B3C Summer Shindig!  This 40th Anniversary Shindig will hopefully be the biggest yet!  Taking place after the Hare and Hounds (do come down and give it a go), this will be a celebration of the club over its 40 years. BBQ and on/off water games as usual, and hopefully an opportunity to get all our club boats on the water at once!  If you’d like to volunteer to help with this event, please let me know.  We are very much hoping to have many of our founder members attending, so put this date in your diary now!

Upcoming Events

Join Rick on a Fluid Adventures round-trip to the Isle of Wight (sea paddle) @ Isle of Wight / Solent
Jun 29 all-day

Rick tells us ‘4 of us have signed up with Fluid Adventures to do a trip to the Isle of Wight and back on the 29th June, whilst the max size of group is 4 they can run more than 1 group, there is a 3 star paddling criteria and ability to do 25k, It would be nice just to get it out there so people can be aware of the options.’ Get in touch with Rick if you want to find out more.

Barn Clean – Phase 2 @ BCCC, Canal Centre
Jun 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Phase 2 – Sort out all the small stuff

Thank you to everyone that helped out at the barn clean earlier in the spring.  Phase 2 will be on Saturday 29th June 2019.  We will be focusing on tidying up all the small stuff – boxing it up, labelling it etc. so that it’s easier to find and access in the future.  Phase 3 will be to set up a small gym/weights area to the right of the Barn ready for autumn and winter training.  If you can get along, tea and biscuits will be provided.

BCCC Introduction to Kayak Racing @ Canal Centre
Jun 29 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Come join us at the Basingstoke Canal Canoe club for our introduction to Kayaking racing course. This fun introduction to getting on the water in a kayak is based on the new British Canoeing Start syllabus will give you a good understanding of how to use a kayak effectively, and give you a good base to build on. You experience coaching, lots of games, and just enjoying the environment of the Canal.

Please note, places are limited. You need to be a member to join our courses. This provides you with insurance to use the boats and allows you to take part in our other training, trips and events throughout the year. These costs are (in addition to the course costs):

£59 – Individual / Junior (if you are over 18 and not a member of British Canoeing, you will be charged an additional £5 surcharge)

£118.50 – Family (includes 2 adults and unlimited children living at the same address)

When you sign up to the course we’ll send you a registration form requesting more information from you. If you aren’t a member we will also send you a membership form.

PLEASE NOTE – our courses fill up quickly and places are in short supply. If you choose to cancel the course we will only refund your fee if we are able to find a replacement participant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What Kit do I need to bring?

A. You need to have clothes that you are happy to get wet – swimming shorts, a thermal (or polyester T shirt) and old trainers / wetsuit boots. Its best to avoid cotton as it get’s heavy when wet. We can provide cags, and buoyancy aids.

Q. What type of paddle sport will I do?

A. Beginners will have the opportunity to specify a preference to complete the paddle power passport qualification in either a racing or recreational kayak.

Q. Why do I need to be a member to take part?

A. Insurance – in order to take part you need 3rd party insurance which the club provides through it’s British Canoeing affiliation.

Q. Do I have to be present while my child is on the water?

A. Yes. We have comfortable waiting facilities for parents where you can get a drink and a biscuit. It’s important you remain on site in case there are issues which lead to the session being ended early.

Q. What are the benefits of being a member?

A. When you meet the club’s minimum proficiency standard in a type of boat you get access to the club’s extensive range of boats and equipment – for free, during club sessions. For insurance purposes, if you wish to use a boat outside a club session you will need British Canoeing membership to ensure you are insured. Our boat usage policy is available on our website. See our website for more details on the benefits of membership

Q. What do I do after the course has ended?

A. The club has a number of training sessions that run throughout the week, as well as trips. One of the clubs specialist subjects is racing paddling and there are sessions Saturday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These run all year round, except when there is ice on the canal!

Q. Can I get food at the club on course nights?

A. There is no provision for meals at the club at the moment. However there are good tea and coffee making facilities and a dry, warm room to wait in. The club also has new spacious male / female changing rooms

Q. I’d like to complete a course while my child is paddling – is this possible?

A. Yes – you can join them on the Start course as it’s mixed age.

Take a look at our Club Calendar for more upcoming events

BCCC Mission Statement

The Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club is a family club offering a broad base of disciplines within canoeing and kayaking. The club encourages paddling for all ages and abilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never paddled before – can I join the BCCC?

Absolutely! We welcome aspiring paddlers as well as seasoned pros. We run training courses throughout the year to help new paddlers get to a competent level, then after that the water’s the limit.
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I’m only interested in “x” type of paddling – can I join?

Of course! Our members’ interests range from racing to sea kayaking and touring, open canoe and whitewater paddling. We’re cetain that you’ll find some like-minded people to tackle the water with.

Do you rent out your boats?

Unfortuately we don’t provide a rental service, but our friends at the Basingstoke Canal Authority do. However, our members are entitled to use our boats once they fulfil some basic paddling requirements.
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Still have questions?

Visit our FAQ page for more answers or contact us today and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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