Join Hampton Canoe Club

All courses for this year are now full but we are taking enquiries for assessments.

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 or inflatables) regularly and recently and have completed an assessment with one of our coaches.  For memberships for a couple or a family, both adults need to have completed an assessment or a Hampton Paddler course.

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  – and are an “On the Water Member” of British Canoeing.

If you have this experience or have British Canoeing qualifications, please contact our assessment coordinator, letting him 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. 

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, Paul Losse .  You will need to pay your membership fees by electronic transfer.

Membership fees (2022)

Joining Fee £10/person  (new members)

Adult         £50/year                      

Spouse/Partner £78/year

Family       £80/year  Parent(s) + children (under 18) 

Rack fee   £45/year  


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   £48   £35  £73
 Spouse/Partner  £78 £59 £117
 Family membership + 2 joining fees  £80 £60 £120

Boat Fees

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 31 times during the course of the year then this method is more economic.

Guest Fees

Experienced members can take a guest kayaking or canoeing (click here for further guidance on taking guests). The cost is £10 per adult and £5 for a child (under 18) for the boat. 

Members also guarantee Hampton Canoe Club for £1 

Rack Fees

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

Participation Statement

Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding 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.

If the club is ever wound up, you will be required to contribute up to one pound sterling to help meet its debts.

Sports Equity

The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of the sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.