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 Operating & Safety Procedures can be found here.

There are two membership levels available, the benefits of which are summarised in the table. Most people join as Full Members.

Basic membership is aimed at individuals who either live outside London and cannot regularly make the weekly Thames session and / or have their own boats and equipment.

CKC Membership Levels Basic Membership   Full Membership
Fees £49* £108
Use of BBA facilities for weekly evening and occasional weekend Thames Sessions Charge* Included
Use of Club kit and equipment on Club organised trips and sessions Charge* Included
Club email distribution list Included Included
Third party / civil liability insurance during Club organised activities Included Included
Regular and often discounted safety, coaching and leadership training opportunities Included
Regular trips (including overseas) and other organised events Included
Discounts at several canoe / kayak shops (e.g. Desperate Measures, Whitewater Canoe Centre) Included
Discounts from several training providers Included
One day beginner’s course (Discover) in your first year. Included

* additional fees are payable if attending Thames sessions and if Club boats and equipment are used on Club trips and sessions by those who only hold Basic Membership.

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 & on our website, 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 from the 1st March to the end of February.

Fees are as follows:

  • Full Membership costs £108 (£102 early bird rate up to 31st March, £65** after the 1st September) (**This does not include the Discover course);
  • Basic Membership costs £49;

Payments should be made by an on-line bank transfer. The Club’s bank account details for telephone or online banking are as follows:

Account name: Chelsea Kayak Club
Sort code: 40 02 32
Account number: 71526596
This is a business bank account

If you experience any problems or have any queries please email

Please also refer to the FAQs page.