New Members Information and How to Join.

About the Club:

We are a friendly, supportive and active kayaking club, which has grown steadily since 2002 and we now have about 70 youth and adult members. The club aims to make everyone’s experience of kayaking/canoeing a safe and enjoyable one. Whether you are brand new to the sport and looking to learn new skills, an experienced paddler wanting to improve your existing paddling skills or just looking for a group of people to paddle with, we have qualified coaches and experienced paddlers who can help you achieve this, with good company thrown in for free. We try hard to keep the range of paddling activities varied to ensure there is something to suit everyone.

Here in Pembrokeshire we are lucky to be surrounded by a wonderful variety of paddling opportunities, with some of the best sea kayaking in the UK, great surf, white water a little further inland and placid water at various river and estuary locations. We take advantage of this throughout the year by organising regular sessions for sea kayaking, surfing, open canoeing, river running as well as some socials which are listed on the home page for members. The club has a full range of equipment to support members with all these aspects of the sport.

During the winter the club runs swimming pool sessions to teach “wet” kayaking skills, safety, and rolling. We also have an active youth section which is currently aimed at secondary school age participants.

All trips are approved by experience qualified leaders. We have a number of qualified coaches/leaders who make trips enjoyable and instructive for novices, allow more experienced paddlers to polish their skills, and everyone have fun and gain recognised qualifications if they wish. The club also has a very successful coach and leader development program and we are always keen to expand the range and depth of the activities we run.

We usually run beginners courses generally starting in March, running for 5 weeks in the swimming pool before venturing out onto open water. We welcome new members throughout the year; see below for how to join.

We take our responsibilities to new members and each other seriously and you will find all the club policies and links to Canoe Wales guidance on this website.

We hope you have a great time with the club and look forward to seeing you on the water very soon.

Happy Paddling!

How to Join

Beginners please email the membership secretary (see Contact Us), they will advise you when our next beginner induction is.

If you have previous experience you are free to join any time. If you need advice please contact the membership secretary.

Costs:

The club offer a range of membership options to suit everyone:-

Adult Gold membership £250.00

  • This includes full use of club kit on outdoor sessions. We cannot guarantee which boat will be available.
  • One pool session per week during the pool season.
  • Canoe Wales memebrship not included.
  • Extra costs for residential trips away not included.

Adult Silver membership £200.00

  • This includes outdoor trip fees if using your own kit.
  • You can use club kit for 5 outdoor sessions per year e.g. if you want to use a boat type you don't have.
  • One pool session per week during the pool season.
  • Canoe Wales membership not included.
  • Extra costs for residential trips away not included.

Bronze membership.

  • Pay as you go. Basic membership plus trip fee for each activity attended.
  • Adults £35.00. Youth £20.00. Student / concession £20.00. Family £70.00
  • Trip fee with own kit £4.00
  • Trip fee with club kit £9.00
  • Youth trip fee club kit £5.00
  • Pool fee per session £5.00

No refunds will be payable for memberships.

Joining Procedure:

  1. Contact the membership secretary who will send you a link to our online membership system.
  2. Join Canoe Wales ( details on the membership system.)
  3. Fill out the online membership form and arrange payment via BACS (details on membership form.)
  4. Membership secretary will give you a login for website events page.

You are free to join up to appropriate events. New experienced members, please be aware that our coaches will need to gain confidence in your abilities before taking you on our more adventurous trips. Please also be aware a coach needs to keep their group size within Canoe Wales limits.

You Need

See the What to Wear page.

Trips & Events

Trips this July

Sea Skomer on 2nd July 2024

 Sea kayak skills on 4th July 2024

Sea Broad Haven Triathlon on 6th July 2024

Sea Pwllgwaelod on 9th July 2024