You are very welcome at Royal Canoe Club!
Whatever type of canoeing you practice, a warm welcome awaits you at Royal. We have members at every level, from child beginners through to Olympic athlete. Many of Britain’s best paddlers have come through our coaching system and we have a long track record of producing excellent canoeists.
If you’re more interested in the social side of the club, that’s fine by us. We have a terrific clubhouse and a range of social activities. But you can be pretty sure that canoeing will figure prominently in your time with us – there is always someone to go out on the water with and we’re a friendly, sociable place.
- Basic Site Membership payable to Canoe Club (Freehold) Ltd. (CCFL for short) who are the Management Company for both sites. CCFL are responsible for the upkeep of the premises; paying general maintenance, utilities, insurance, cleaning and many other expenses that occur from time to time.
- Royal Canoe Club Membership. Your membership fee for Royal Canoe Club goes towards maintenance and replacement of club boats and equipment, insurance and boat licences.
2012 CCFL Fees as follows :
- Adult Membership is £180.00, about £3.46 per week
- Junior Membership is £120, about £2.30 per week
- Student £145.00, about £2.78 per week
- Outport £115.00, about £2.21 per week
Membership for Royal Canoe Club is £30 per year for individual members and £60 for families (£2.00 to be added if you are not a member of the British Canoe Union.) Membership is payable on 1st April each year and those joining after April pay on a pro rata basis.
Racking of boats
Racking is available for private boats, but there may be a waiting a list. Certain types of boat are harder to rack and space may be limited. For further information connect with Janet Evans on 020 8390 4675 – see CCFL application form for cost of racking, which depends on whether boats are inside, outside, K1, K2 or Canadian.
Racking costs £55.00 to store a k1 and £73.00 for a k2 indoors. It costs £42.00 to store a k1 and £55 to store a Canadian outdoors
Adult Beginners and those looking to get back into a boat
Taster sessions held at 10.00 am on Sunday mornings at £20 per session. Please contact Bob Powell on 020 8673 3569 or 07881924223 to book a ‘Taster Session’.
Telephone Sue Bovington on 01372 727717 or Andy Beer on 07951 464 700
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You can download an information pack for members and parents by clicking here.
The governing body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK is the British Canoe Union (BCU). All members of the canoe and kayak section are encouraged to become members. Membership forms and rates can be obtained from the BCU website.
The safety policy for canoeing and kayaking is contained in the membership pack.
Environment Agency Information
Information about river conditions including flood and strong stream warnings can be obtained from theEnvironment Agency Floodline Number 0845 988 1188. The region number for the stretch of river adjacent to RCC is 011131 (needed for quick dial options). You can also obtain information on river conditions from the lock keeper at Teddington lock who will advise whether the river is on a red stream warning. The telephone number is 020 8940 8723.
Waterways Licence for Boat Owners
Membership of the BCU incudes a Waterways Licence, which this year has been extended to cover the River Thames. If you are not a BCU member and own your own boat it is essential that you purchase a Thames Licence. These can be obtained from the Environment Agency at the following address: Environment Agency, Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8DQ.
Wednesday night is the canoeists’ club evening. During the winter months food is available between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm and in the summer between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. Our club night food is renowned for its high quality and budget price!