Bewl Canoe Club

Steps on how to join the club

You can contact the club secretary with any questions or to have the induction form emailed to you. Or simply go on and book your induction. (details below).

  1. complete the induction form and send with payment (Word or pdf versions)
  2. attend induction
  3. decide to join and on completion of form and remitance you become a member, start paddling. The cost of the inducion less a pool session cost will be refunded when joining the club.

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Induction - introduction to the club before joining

The aim is to introduce potential new members to the Club.
Specifically to learn about safety, how to use the Club and equipment to its best and to try your hand at paddling - to see if this is the sport for you.

If you are new to the sport of canoeing, or have limited experience, you will be required to attend an instructed beginner's course before joining the Club. This course aims to It tells you the way the club works etc as well as ensure that you are able to perform the basic canoeing strokes, capsize and rescue skills, while being responsible for your own safety on the water. This enables you can hit the ground running when you join.

To attend an induction:

To attend an induction please complete this form (Word or pdf versions). Coplete this form and incllude payment by cheque and send to address on the form. 

Once you have attended an induction you may join the club. We look forward to welcoming you.

Induction Session Format

Paddle & Familiarisation
After changing into suitable paddling kit Kayaks/Canoes, Buoyancy aids and paddles will be allocated before we are ready to go out on Bewl Water for a paddle and to learn about safety on the water. You will have the opportunity to learn basic paddling techniques. Also optionally, capsize and recovery skills under the guidance of a qualified coach.
You will also find out about the Club, safety rules, and facilities available to us and when and where you can paddle.                                                                                                                          

After the paddle at Bewl
A time to reflect – any questions! Should you decide you would like to join the Club, a membership form will be available which should be completed and returned with the appropriate payment (cheques made payable to Bewl Canoe Club) to the Membership Secretary. New member applications are subject to ratification by the committee following completion of an induction.

You may like to bring a picnic to enjoy at Bewl Water

What to bring: For the paddle what ever the weather forcast bring a windproof/waterproof top, suncream, warm clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet; as well and towle etc. for a shower afterwarms and some very worm clothes. If the water temperature is cold/cool (ie below 15 degrees, see weather station to find out the water temperature) please bring along a wetsuit or drysuit if you have one.

To attend an induction

To book a place on an induction contact us by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or complete simply complete the induction form (MSWord or pdf) and return with payment in advance to the address on the form, places are limited.

The inductions planned for this year will appear on the club calendar.

Inductions are usually held in April, May, June, July possible August and September (and on Thursday mornings by arrangement throughout the year).

Page Last Updated: Jan 2014