Starting 9th october 2019


Learn the basics of kayaking in the warmth the QMC Swimming Pool in Basingstoke and on the tranquillity of the Basingstoke Canal, at Odiham. The courses are run by our friendly and enthusiastic British Canoeing qualified coaches and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

The course is based on the Go Paddling Start and Discover Awards. Skills include:

  • Efficient forward and reverse paddling and stopping
  • Turning, ruddering and moving sideways
  • Preventing capsize
  • Safe capsize
  • Carrying kayaks safety



Pre-requisites: None.

All equipment is included

Cost: £60 per person

Times and Venues

  • Wednesday Evenings - 9th October to 13th November 7:00pm to 7:45pm
  • Saturday mornings - dates to be determined (may be weather dependent) starting at 9am and finishing between 12 and 1pm

Full Canoe Club membership is not a requirement to do enrol on these courses. Non members will be asked to become temporary members but the cost of temporary membership will be deducted from the cost of full membership for anyone who then joins the Club.

For more information or to reserve a place please contact Janella Mansell on 01256 780334 / 07771622192 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.