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Membership

In the interests of safety for all, membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is able to swim 50m in light clothing.  Full details of the Club Safety Policy can be found here.

There are two membership levels available the benefits of which are summarised in the following table:

CKC Membership Level

Basic

Full

Fees

£35 / £37+

£85 / £87+

Use of BBA facilities for weekly evening and occasional weekend Thames Sessions

Charge^

Use of Club kit and equipment on Club organised trips and sessions

Charge^

Club email distribution list

Third party / civil liability insurance during Club organised activities

Coaching from experienced paddlers

Regular and often discounted safety, coaching and leadership training opportunities

Regular trips (including overseas) and other events organised

Discounts at several canoe / kayak shops (e.g. Desperate Measures, Whitewater the Canoe Centre, etc)

Discounts from several training providers 

+ a £2 Capitation Fee is payable for non-BCU members.

^ additional fees are payable if attending Thames sessions and if Club boats and equipment are used on Club trips and sessions.

Most people join as Full Members.  Basic membership is really aimed at individuals who either live outside London and cannot regularly make the weekly Thames session and / or have their own boats and equipment.

See FAQs page for commonly asked questions about membership.

Join online

To become a member of Chelsea Kayak Club and take advantage of the great benefits outlined above please complete the online form via the orange button below.    However, please first refer to the FAQs page before doing so.


The Club’s membership year runs to the end of February each year.

The membership year starts from the 1st March. Fees are as follows:

  • Full Membership costs £85 (£80 early bird rate up to 31st March, £50* after the 1st September) (*If you plan to do the Discover Award training – pls pay £85+2 membership rate); or
  • Basic Membership costs £35; plus
  • BCU Capitation Fee of £2 if you are not an individual BCU member in your own right

Payments can either be made by debit or credit card (via PayPal – you do not need a PayPal account), or via telephone or online banking.

The Club’s bank account details for telephone or online banking are as follows:

HSBC Bank
Sort code: 40 02 32
Account number: 71526596

If you experience any problems or have any queries please email info@chelseakayakclub.co.uk.

Please also refer to the FAQs page.