Join the BCCC

Membership of the BCCC provides various benefits, not least of which is the chance to meet a lot of fun and friendly paddlers. Aspirant paddlers with no experience or minimal experience (ie: a few days on a sit on top on holiday) will need to gain some training, preferably in a closed cockpit GP kayak or open cockpit racing kayak.

This may be possible with our club, although, as demand for beginner’s courses currently far outstrips our capacity, it may be much quicker to gain basic skills at one of the neighbouring commercial centres. All new members, experienced or those with a degree of competence, will need to attend an introduction/assessment which includes a supervised capsize drill. You then gain access to club facilities, though will initially only be able to borrow boats of the same type as the one in which you were assessed. Contact either B3C.bookings@gmail.com or b3c.membership@gmail.com .

We use an online membership portal so there’s no application form to print off or cheques to post. You can just sign up and go.

Join the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club today

There are 2 userguides available to get you started with our membership system:


Below is a outline of the different types of membership that we currently offer. Further down, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of each membership type to help you decide which option to go for.

Our Pricing Plans

Adult

£39

AnnualOver 18s**

Junior

£37

AnnualUnder 18s**

Family

£76

Annual2 or more family members**

Affiliated

£95

AnnualOther clubs or groups

Associate

£22

AnnualNon-paddlers

**An additional fee is levied against members who do not have British Canoeing membership – this reflects the levy that we pay to British Canoeing to insure them whilst on club activities. You can join British Canoeing here.

Subscriptions are reviewed at our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

What type of membership is best for me?

Adult. BC “On the Water” member – For those over 18 years of age. Can borrow boats at any time and vote at the AGM.

Adult. Non-BC “On the Water” member – For those over 18 years of age. Can only use club boats during official club sessions and vote at the AGM.

Junior. BC “On the Water” member – For members aged under 18 but in school year 3 or above. Children need to be in year 3 or above to take part in activities unaccompanied by an adult. Parents are expected to take full responsibility for their child’s participation in the Club. Children younger than school year 3 can only take part in activities as part of their family group. Can borrow boats at any time, their parent/guardian can vote at AGM.

Junior. Non-BC “On the Water” member – For members aged under 18 but in school year 3 or above. Children need to be in year 3 or above to take part in activities unaccompanied by an adult. Parents are expected to take full responsibility for their child’s participation in the Club. Children younger than school year 3 can only take part in activities as part of their family group. Can only use club boats during official club sessions, their parent/guardian can vote at AGM.

Family – For two or more family members living at the same address. Parents are still expected to take responsibility for their children’s participation in the Club. Can borrow boats, up to 2 adults at the address can vote at AGM.

Affiliated – For youth groups and other voluntary organisations who wish to introduce their members to the sport of canoeing and kayaking. There are limitations regarding access to and use of equipment. The adult contact may vote at the AGM. Members of Affiliated groups who wish to take part in club activities should take out the appropriate Adult, Junior or Family membership.

Associate – “Non Paddling” membership. Former members of the Club aged 18 or over who still wish to continue to support the Club and its activities. Cannot borrow boats. May vote at the AGM.

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