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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March 2019 Edition | February 2019 Edition


Featured Events

Upcoming Events

Trips Meeting @ Paul's House
May 22 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Got an idea for a trip? Want to organise one? Our next trips meeting will be at Paul’s house. If you can’t make it please do contribute your ideas by email beforehand. Contact Paul Jeffs for more information. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

BCCC Introduction to Kayak Racing @ Canal Centre
May 25 @ 11:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Come join us at the Basingstoke Canal Canoe club for our introduction to Kayaking 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.

Reading Hasler
May 26 all-day

A circuit race on the River Thames, normal Hasler distances. A natural beach as well as a pontoon false portage will be used. River traffic to be expected. Hot food and showers are available in club house. Ample free parking in field.

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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