Our beginner courses start with taster sessions and British Canoeing Paddlepower courses to get people involved in watersports. If you would like a more formal introduction, we also offer British Canoeing 1 Star courses run by our trained coaches, and occasional pool sessions to help develop your skills further.

Contact the course organisers to find out more or get in touch below.

Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Sat
2019
B3C Elimination Race
Apr 27 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday 27 April, 10am – B3C Elimination Race.  We’ve all seen the cyclists do it, where the final racer at the end of each lap is eliminated!  The B3C race will have a shorter course for GP/Tourer and a longer course for racers, but all on the water at the same time in the same event.  This event is free, with tea and toast in the clubhouse after. More details to follow. Again book online at Eventbrite.  Contact:  Pina Napolitano

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 1
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

May
4
Sat
2019
Taster Session
May 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May.  Taster sessions.   This is aimed at those who’ve not paddled before and the sessions follow the British Canoeing Start Syllabus, with an emphasis on fun and enjoying being on the water.  Book online at Eventbrite.

May
7
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 1
May 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

May
14
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 1
May 14 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

May
21
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 1
May 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Taster Session
Jun 1 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May.  Taster sessions.   This is aimed at those who’ve not paddled before and the sessions follow the British Canoeing Start Syllabus, with an emphasis on fun and enjoying being on the water.  Book online at Eventbrite.

Jun
11
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 2
Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 2
Jun 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 2
Jun 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 2
Jul 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Taster Session
Jul 6 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May.  Taster sessions.   This is aimed at those who’ve not paddled before and the sessions follow the British Canoeing Start Syllabus, with an emphasis on fun and enjoying being on the water.  Book online at Eventbrite.

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Stand-up Paddleboard – Training day @ Canal Centre
Jul 7 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The training will be led by Brian Biffin (contact him for details).

A training session to develop basic skills, safety awareness plus thoughts on “which board is best for me”.

 

 

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Introduction to kayaking course 2
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

£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 sort 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.

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Taster Session
Aug 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May.  Taster sessions.   This is aimed at those who’ve not paddled before and the sessions follow the British Canoeing Start Syllabus, with an emphasis on fun and enjoying being on the water.  Book online at Eventbrite.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Taster Session
Sep 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May.  Taster sessions.   This is aimed at those who’ve not paddled before and the sessions follow the British Canoeing Start Syllabus, with an emphasis on fun and enjoying being on the water.  Book online at Eventbrite.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Taster Session
Oct 5 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May.  Taster sessions.   This is aimed at those who’ve not paddled before and the sessions follow the British Canoeing Start Syllabus, with an emphasis on fun and enjoying being on the water.  Book online at Eventbrite.


Taster Sessions

Paddlepower courses are a great way to introduce new paddlers to general purpose (GP) kayaking as well as other disciplines, like racing. Courses are run throughout the Easter and Summer holidays – get in touch below to register your interest.

Paddlepower

These are for anyone who is curious about kayaking and canoeing (“Paddlesport”) and would like to give it a try. You do not need to be a club member to do a taster session

British Canoeing 1 Star

These courses are for anyone who wants to gain basic competence in kayaks or canoes. As a guide, you may have tried canoeing before somewhere and now know you want to do a proper course or you may have been on one of our taster sessions and now, we hope, want to do more. Find out more here.

Introduction to Flat Water Racing

For those graduating from Paddlepower and wanting to develop their racing skills, we offer an introductory course for flat water racing. We still have one more course scheduled to run in July 2018. More information can be found on our flatwater racing training page.

Pool Sessions

During the warmer months, members can gain access to the Aldershot Lido in partnership with Blackwater Valley Canoe Club. Contact us for more information on how this works and check our club calendar for dates of upcoming sessions.


Find out more

If you want to find out more about the types of training courses we offer, get in touch today.