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

Sep
7
Sat
2019
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Sep 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 

Oct
5
Sat
2019
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Oct 5 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 

Nov
2
Sat
2019
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Nov 2 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 

Dec
7
Sat
2019
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Dec 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 

Jan
4
Sat
2020
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Jan 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 

Feb
1
Sat
2020
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Feb 1 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 

Mar
7
Sat
2020
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Mar 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 

Apr
4
Sat
2020
BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Apr 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!

 


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.