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If you have little or no paddling experience you can attend one of our Beginners' Courses which provide an introduction to canoeing and kayaking and lead to a BCU One Star Award on completion.
These are run monthly (normally starting on the first Tuesday of the month) over four consecutive Tuesday evenings. The course fee is £30, payable on booking. The fee is not normally refundable and no credits will be given for missed sessions.
You will need to book a place in advance for all Beginners' Courses.
You must be over 18 and able to swim 50 metres wearing a buoyancy aid.
Please come along to Shadwell Basin at 6.30 pm with appropriate clothes. You will get wet so bring a change of clothes and a towel. On completing the course you may join the club (see below for membership details).
If you are an experienced paddler you can come along for a trial session to see if you like the club. Trial sessions cost £7.50 per week and you must join the club after three trial sessions if you want to continue to paddle with us.
As an experienced paddler you can come along on any Tuesday night but it is helpful if you can let us know in advance so that we can find someone to show you the ropes.
If you would like to meet us before coming along to a trial session then please join us upstairs in the Prospect of Whitby pub (next to Shadwell Basin) from 9:00 pm where we socialise after paddling (if you can't find us just ask the friendly bar staff or look for people carrying paddles).
All queries about what we do, when we meet, fees, membership, equipment etc can be answered by looking at the website. You will receive a faster response this way. The club is run on a strictly non-commercial, voluntary basis so we cannot always respond immediately to e-mails. Should you have a query that you cannot find information about then feel free to contact us by e-mail using the address: committee AT towerhamletscanoeclub DOT co DOT uk.
- What you need to bring on your first visit
- Where we are
Annual membership costs £50 (£30 unwaged). £2.50 must be paid whenever you attend the club. An additional £2.50 is paid if you use the pool. As an alternative to paying a weekly subscription of £2.50, you can buy an annual season ticket for £99 which covers all your paddling for a year including all Tuesdays, Thursdays and any weekend trips.
To apply for membership of the club please submit an online application and confirm this by paying your subscription to the treasurer.
Online applications are preferred as they ease our administration but if you cannot use the online application form then a paper membership form is available to download. This should be filled in and given to the club treasurer or secretary.
New club members should take time to familiarise themselves with the Members’ Handbook. This sets out the club rules and the standard of conduct that is required from members.