In Normal Circumstances we welcome new members
To join the club you need to have completed one of our courses or have kayaked in open or closed cockpit kayaks (not sit on tops) regularly and recently and have completed an assessment with one of our coaches.
Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to run courses and assessments at the moment and so we are unable to accept new members at this time.
The main membership requirement is that you’re able to paddle in the club boats; which really means that you know the basics and are safe on the water.
If you are interested in joining, there are a couple of options for getting you on the water recommend depending on your previous paddling experience and ability.
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 for you. If you pass the assessment then you can apply for membership otherwise you will need to take a course with the club prior to joining.
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 you decide to join the club within one year of completing the Hampton Paddler course or doing an assessment, please complete this online membership form.
For any further questions email our membership secretary, Charles Taylor . 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 (2019)
Joining Fee £10/person (new members)
Adult £56/year Spouse/Partner £30/year
Family £86/year (parent(s) + children ( under 18 ) )
Rack fee £45/year
Deduct £2 from the above if you are a BC 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 18)
Members also guarantee Hampton Canoe Club for £1
Hampton Canoe Club will endeavour to contact private boat owners but boats for which rack fees are outstanding for 12 months will become club property and may be used as club boats or sold
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.