Membership

The new season is well under way and we are running our Taster Sessions and Introductory Courses again. See the Home page for more information.

Membership of Lincoln Canoe Club is open to anyone who can swim at least 50 metres in light clothing, but those under the age of 8 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Beginners and 'Improvers' will only be able to paddle at prearranged supervised sessions. These are usually on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the year and on Monday and Wednesday evenings during British Summer Time.

For 'Competent' (British Canoeing Two Star level) and experienced members, the Club meets for general canoeing and training each Monday evening during the summer and on Saturday and Sunday mornings all year round.

For members interested in racing (Sprint and Marathon) there are numerous other training sessions for all standards.

One Star Canoe Course Participants in an Introductory Open Canoe Course on the Brayford Pool.

If you wish to join Lincoln Canoe Club you must first fill in a Membership Application Form (download here in MS Word or PDF format) and pay a Joining Fee, currently 25 per person or 60 for a whole family.
If you have acceptable canoeing experience or a qualification, such as the British Canoeing Two Star Award, you may paddle for two weeks but must then pay the Annual Fee.
A Club Coach will assess the competency of anyone without a formal qualification.

If you have not canoed before, you must attend a series of "Taster Sessions". Here you will be given basic instruction in the use of a buoyancy aid and paddle, and shown how to launch and paddle a canoe or kayak and disembark safely. You may attend up to four Taster Sessions, after which you must pay the Annual Fee.
All necessary equipment will be provided, but you may use your own if you prefer, and you will need a change of clothing.

Annual Fees are: 100 senior, 80 Junior (under 18). Family Membership is 160 for the first two, plus 25 for each additional member.