The club has two "homes". These are our Club House at Colt Hill which is on the Basingstoke Canal near Odiham and the QMC Sports Centre Swimming Pool, Basingstoke.
Our main Club night is Wednesday evening and is either at Colt Hill (summer) or QMC (winter) although our sessions are currently severely limited by COVID-19 restrictions.
Throughout the year, when there are no other Club activities organised, we also paddle at Colt Hill on Saturday mornings.
Look at our club sessions page to find out more.
Hampshire (excluding the New Forest), Berkshire and Surrey are now in Tier 4. This document sets out Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club’s current approach to paddling and other Club activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as of 26th December 2020 and until the guidance changes.
Safety – at all times the health and safety of members and other paddlers is of paramount importance.
Hardship – the Club recognises that some paddlers will be experiencing financial hardship and will work to minimises its impact on their ability to paddle.
Guidance – the Club will follow guidance issued by HM Government and by our national governing body, British Canoeing. The Club notes that this guidance is changing rapidly so this document is liable to change.
Risk Assessment - For a copy of the Club's Risk Assessment, which has been updated to reflect the current COVID-19 protocols, please click here
BADCC interpretation of British Canoeing and Government guidance is that recreational paddling is currently restricted to the the following circumstances
Additionally, Government guidance is that
Therefore all club organised paddling activities will cease until permitted by Government and British Canoeing guidance.
QMC Swimming Pool Sessions Cancelled Until Further Notice
When we restart pool sessions, there will be a few changes to the way we operate.
A brief reminder that a licence is required for most local rivers and canals: this includes the Basingstoke Canal. See requirements below for local waterways
BADCC is known locally as a social canoe club where all are welcome to learn, develop and experience open canoe and kayaking to whatever level you want. We take part in a wide range of paddling sports and have a great group of British Canoeing qualified coaches.