Prospective new memberswill already have either a sea kayak (which we define as a kayak with a closed cockpit and sealed bulkheads) or an open canoe andhave some experience of kayaking/canoeing, as we are not a club that can cater for complete beginners.
Your experience does not have to be extensive, but we ask that youhave some fundamental skills, such as paddling in a straight line, turning, basic control of yoursea-kayak/canoeand capsize awareness. Although we do not ask for the certificate, you should be able to comfortably demonstrate skills at least comparable to the old British Canoeing 2* or ideally their new 'Paddle Explore' Award (https://gopaddling.info/explore-award/). We have two sea kayaks available for club members to use and these are managed through the Quartermaster(note: in fairness to all members, these cannot be block booked for multiple weeks).
* Adult Membership costs £30 per year (+ £2.50 non BCU members)
* Junior membership costs £15 per year (+ £2.50 non BCU members)**
* Family Membership (two Adults + 2 Juniors) £60 (+ £2.50 for each non BCU member)
** It is not necessary for the young member's parent/guardian to be a member of the NFKCC if they are only supporting from the pool side, river bank or beach. However, if they wish to participate on the water then they will also need to be a club member. Where an appointed Responsible Adult is assuming responsibility, they must always be a club member.
To join or to discuss potential membership please contact the membership secretary to request an application from.
Please note that there is a limit (cap) to the total size of club membership; when this limit is reached a waiting list operates.
Membership Renewals – Existing members will receive a membership renewal reminder at the beginning of each subsequent September. Please ensure that you complete your renewal payment as per the instructions in the reminder email. Existing members will receive follow-up reminders during the renewal period so please do not worry if you miss the first reminder message!