This document sets out Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club’s approach to paddling and other Club activities during the COVID-19 pandemic as at 27 June 2020.
Safety – at all times the health and safety of members and other paddlers is of paramount importance.
Hardship – the Club recognises that some paddlers will be experiencing financial hardship and will work to minimises its impact on their ability to paddle.
Guidance – the Club will follow guidance issued by HM Government and by our national governing body, British Canoeing. The Club notes that this guidance is changing rapidly so this document is liable to change.
Outdoor Paddling Sessions
All BADCC paddling activities except paddling from Colt Hill Clubhouse on the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham are suspended until further notice.
Paddling sessions and where we meet
The club has two "homes". These are our Club House at Colt Hill which is on the Basingstoke Canal near Odiham and the QMC Sports Centre Swimming Pool, Basingstoke.
Our main Club night is Wednesday evening and is either at Colt Hill (summer) or QMC (winter). We will be re-starting our Wednesday QMC Pool sessions on 18th September.
Thoughout the year, when there are no other Club activities organised, we also paddle at Colt Hill on Saturday mornings.
Look at our club sessions page to find out more.
Paddling activities are currently limited due to COVID-19
Access to Local Rivers and Canals
A brief reminder that a licence is required for most local rivers and canals: this includes the Basingstoke Canal. See requirements below for local waterways
Want to give it a try or just get in touch?
BADCC is known locally as a social canoe club where all are welcome to learn, develop and experience open canoe and kayaking to whatever level you want. We take part in a wide range of paddling sports and have a great group of British Canoeing qualified coaches.