Membership

In order to become a Member you will need to hold a relevant paddling qualification or have sufficient experience to ensure you are safe on the water as an independent paddler. In the latter case, a short assessment by one of our coaches will be required.

If you don’t have any qualifications or suitable experience, you can sign up to one of our Introductory courses that will bring you up to the standard to be a safe, independent paddler.

Membership of Hemel Hempstead Canoe Club entitles you to: compete in Club race events, attend training sessions and subsidised courses, use the boat storage facilities (at an additional cost), hire club boats for off-site usage, and use of the gym.

2020 Fees are listed below. (Note these are a special discounted rate for the current year due to the restricted use caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.)

They are annual charges and run from April to March:

Membership Type BCU Member Non BCU Member
Senior £27 £29.50
Junior £14 £16.50
Family* £36 £38.50
Over 60 £14.50 £17
Boat storage £26 per boat £26 per boat

Free – Boat hire for use on the club’s home premises and watercourse

Use of boats off site when not required for coaching, must be authorised by the Club Equipment Officer ideally (or another committee member) beforehand and is subject to agreement to reimburse the club for any loss or damage. There is a suggested donation of £20 per weekend for white water trips.

Free – Use of gym

Free – attendance at Club nights and training sessions (except when charges apply eg pool sessions and miscellaneous courses)

HHCC Loan Club Store – Kit for all!

(The prices listed above are subject to change by the clubs executive without prior notice.)

*Family membership is defined as 1 or 2 adults and children living in the same household.

If you’re interested in joining up, or if you have any questions about membership and fees please contact the Membership Secretary. There are a number of questions and answers regarding Membership are on the FAQ page of this site

Please read the Code of Conduct for Members.


“Canoeing and Kayaking are assumed risk – water contact sports that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own action and involvement”.


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