For information contact:
Simon Ashburn – Club Secretary
47 Bedhampton Road
Hants PO9 3EU
Telephone: 023 9307 5013
To join the Club please use the Online Membership system below.
Messages will be sent to the email address you registered when joining the Club
Based around the Portsmouth area; we have members from all over the South of England; London, Sussex, Surrey etc.
Cost is only £25 per calendar year,
Family Membership £40.
A £10 joining fee is due for new Club members
Membership includes: –
Access to paddling trips all year round
Access to organised day trips and kayaking weekends
Coaching and friendly advice from experienced and qualified paddlers & coaches
Access to British Canoeing (BC) training and awards at reduced prices
Use of Club kayaks and equipment
BC Third Party insurance
There are general purpose boats available for training sessions and some sea kayaks, which members can borrow for a small charge. Once members have enough experience & knowledge they usually buy their own sea kayak and equipment.
The Club has swimming pool training sessions in the winter for learning to roll.
The Club pays particular attention to safety e.g. VHF radios carried by all Trip leaders.
New to paddling or the club Introductory Sessions
These sea kayak introductory sessions are run by one of our coaches. They are intended as an introduction to sea kayaking to non-members but they may also be useful to those members who do not have their own equipment or who would like to increase their confidence. This year there are two cohorts A and B - comprising of 4 sessions starting on 28th April and the 8th June.
They will take place at Emsworth Marina,
The sessions will be no more than 2.5 hours long.
The club has available kayaks, cagoules, buoyancy aids, paddles. Sea kayaks are sit in kayaks with enclosed cockpits.
Basic water skills are required ie able to swim and general all round confidence in the water.
We are sorry but we do not have the capacity to take young people (under 18s) for these sessions unless accompanied by their parent/carer both off and on the water.
You do not need to be a member of Portsmouth Canoe Club for these sessions but you will be asked to join if you want to continue your paddling with the club after the introductory sessions.
The charge is £24 for the 4 sessions which includes any equipment hire. Once your place is confirmed we will ask you to pay this before starting your course. If you are a member with your own equipment you do not need to pay.
For further info and how to book please complete the Portsmouth Canoe Club Introductory Sessions form.
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