KAYAK & CANOEING

Kayaking Course Dates 2024

JK1: Junior Beginners Kayaking – Discover Kayaking (age 9+) – 12 places, £TBC
Dates and Times for 2024 courses will be published in due course

This course is for children aged 9 and over. All participants in junior kayak courses must have passed the Wargrave Boating Club swim test.

JK2: Junior Intermediate Kayaking – Explore Kayaking (age 9+) – 12 places, £TBC
Dates and Times for 2024 courses will be published in due course

This course is for children with previous kayaking experience (for example, have completed the Junior Beginners Kayaking course) aged 9 and over. All participants in junior kayak courses must have passed the Wargrave Boating Club swim test.

AK1: Adult Kayaking Course (Beginners & Improvers, over 18s only) – 12 places, £55
Wednesday 15th May, 7:15pm for 6 sessions

All participants in adult kayaking courses must be over 18, be good swimmers, have their own well-fitting buoyancy aid, and have a pair of soft shoes suitable for getting wet. We advise warm clothing and a windproof jacket, as it gets very cold, even in the summer when the sun goes down, especially when you are wet. You can wear a wetsuit, but not long-sleeved. Please bring a towel and a change of clothes, and participants of this course often stay at the club for drinks afterwards.

You must be a member of the Wargrave Boating Club for the 2024 season to participate in any of the Kayaking course and be able to arrive before the course to help get craft out, and stay afterwards to help put them away.

The Canoe/Kayak Section is all about having fun on the river while learning to use the river safely.

We have a large selection of Kayaks, Open Canoes, Sit-Ons, and even Coracles!  The children love the ‘Sit-Ons’ and are happy “messing about on the river” even when it is cold!  When using any of these boats, you must wear a Buoyancy Aid or Life Jacket and shoes.

We run  6/7 week Training Courses for  Adults and Children in the summer.

We have British Canoe Union Qualified coaches to assist you, keep you safe, and have fun.

Wednesday night is ‘Club Night’ for any qualified kayaker/canoeist to go out on a trip.  There must be a group of three or more approved adults. 

When the Club is open at the weekends and school holidays, everyone is free to use the Open Canoes and Sit Ons, as long as they have a well-fitting Buoyancy Aid or Lifejacket, Sign Out with the Duty Member and keep away from the Weirs, Locks and other boats.

The remaining boats: Kayaks, Racing Canoes, and Coracles are only available when you have reached a certain level of Training as per Wargrave Boating Club Rules and Guidance.

Keep Safe, Have Fun and Enjoy the Thames.   We are so lucky to have such a beautiful ‘playground’, come and join us!