We welcome new members
If you’re interested in joining, there are a couple of options for getting you on the water; depending on your previous paddling experience and ability.
The main membership requirement is that you’re able to paddle to One Star standard in the club boats; which really means that you know the basics and are safe on the water.
We recommend you go on one of our courses unless you have kayaked in open or closed cockpit kayaks (not sit on tops or canoes) regularly and recently. If you have this experience or have British Canoeing qualifications, please contact one of our coaches, letting them know what kind of paddling you have done so they can arrange an assessment if appropriate.
For full details on what each course entails, costs and upcoming dates see the courses page. Courses can fill up quickly so if you are interested don’t delay, book your place soon.
If, after completing the One Star course, you decide to join the club then please complete this online membership form.
For any further questions email our membership secretary, Sarah Potter . You will need to pay your membership fees by electronic transfer.
To encourage more families to take to the water we have introduced a new Family membership for £86 to cover all members of a family, which is extremely good value.
Membership fees (2018)
Joining Fee £10/person (new members)
Adult £56/year Spouse/Partner £30/year
Family £86/year (parent(s) + children (18 and under) )
Rack fee £45/year
Deduct £2 from the above if you are a BCU member.
Pro-rated fees when joining part way through the year
|July-Sept 3/4 fee||Oct-Dec 1/2 fee||Jan-Mar 1+1/4 to cover next year|
|Single membership + joining fee||£52||£38||£80|
|Family membership + 2 joining fees||£84.50||£63||£127.50|
You can either choose to pay £3 per session per boat or alternatively £95 per year (1st April to 31st March of the next year) on our pre-pay system; this allows you unlimited use of the boats throughout the year. Obviously if you think you will go out more than 32 times during the course of the year then this method is more economic.
Members can take a guest kayaking or canoeing. The cost is £10 per adult and £5 for a child (under 16)
Members also guarantee Hampton Canoe Club for £1
Canoeing and Kayaking are “Assumed risk, water contact” sports, that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.