More about Canoeing & Kayaking

The Canoe/Kayak Section is all about having fun on the river while learning to use the river safely.


We have a large selection of Kayaks, Open Canoes, Sit Ons, Paddleboards and even Coracles!  The children love the ‘Sit Ons’ and are  happy "messing about on the river” even when it is cold!  When using any of these boats, you must wear a Buoyancy Aid or Life Jacket and shoes.


We run  6/7 week Training Courses for  Adults and Children in the summer.  


The children progress using the British Canoeing Paddlepower system and the Adults under the old ‘Star’ system.

We have 4 British Canoe Union Qualified coaches to assist you, keep you safe and have fun.


Thursday night is ‘Club Night’ for any qualified kayaker/canoeist to go out on a trip.  There must be a group of three or more adults and at least one Two Star paddler.


When the Club is open at the weekends and school holidays, everyone is free to use the Open Canoes and Sit Ons, as long as they have a well fitting Buoyancy Aid or Lifejacket, Sign Out with the Duty Member and keep away from the Weirs, Locks and other boats.


The remaining boats: Kayaks, Racing Canoes, Paddleboards and Coracles are only available when you have reached a certain level of Training as per Wargrave Boating Club Rules and Guidance.  


Keep Safe, Have Fun and Enjoy the Thames.   We are so lucky to have such a beautiful ‘playground’ come and join us!