Sunday 18th August and Saturday 24th August

Calm

Open canoes, sometimes referred to an Canadian canoes (see image) differ from kayaks in that you use a single bladed paddle and may kneel rather than sit. Our canoes may be paddled by one or two paddlers and this course caters for either option.  

This two day introductory course is best suited to paddlers over the age of 15 years. This is not an absolute restriction, but due to the size and weight of these canoes, some younger paddlers may struggle with some aspects of the course.

The course takes place on the tranquil waters of the Basingstoke Canal, at Odiham.

Coaching map

BADCC aims to run a variety of introductory and intermediate level courses that are described on this page.  We also run a range of safety and rescue training and assessment for BCU Star awards.

Once a month over the summer during 2024

We shall be running kayak taster days on the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham. These days are an opportunity to spend about an hour in a kayak to see whether you enjoy it and would like to come back for more.

The dates are

  • Saturday 11th May
  • Saturday 15th June
  • Saturday 13th July
  • Saturday 17th August

Saturdays 20th and 27th July

Calm

This two day course runs over two Sundays and is open to all ages but is particularly suitable for adults and older children (10+). 

The course takes place on the tranquil waters of the Basingstoke Canal, at Odiham.