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) although our sessions are currently severely limited by COVID-19 restrictions.
Throughout 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.
BADCC is now in Tier 4
Hampshire (excluding the New Forest), Berkshire and Surrey are now in Tier 4. This document sets out Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club’s current approach to paddling and other Club activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as of 26th December 2020 and until the guidance changes.
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.
Risk Assessment - For a copy of the Club's Risk Assessment, which has been updated to reflect the current COVID-19 protocols, please click here
Outdoor Paddling Sessions
BADCC interpretation of British Canoeing and Government guidance is that recreational paddling is currently restricted to the the following circumstances
- on your own
- with the people you live with (your household)
- with your support bubble
- With a childcare bubble where supporting childcare
- when on your own, with one person from another household while following social distancing
Additionally, Government guidance is that
- outdoor exercise should be limited to once per day
- you should not travel outside your local area, unless to travel a short distance to to find open space (such as a publicly accessible place to launch)
- organised and structured outdoor sporting activity must not take place
- all indoor and outdoor sports clubs, centres, venues and facilities must close
Therefore all club organised paddling activities will cease until permitted by Government and British Canoeing guidance.
QMC Pool Update
Spring 2021 Season
QMC Swimming Pool Sessions Cancelled Until Further Notice
When we restart pool sessions, there will be a few changes to the way we operate.
- As before, pool sessions will be for half an hour and will start 7:15, 7:45, 8:15 and 8:45
- To start with, we will be limiting numbers to 6 on the pool at any time, to ensure proper distancing. We may increase this later.
- We will not be taking bookings at the pool, or over the phone.
- The cost of sessions will be £5 per half hour and will be strictly open to current BADCC members (or members or BCCC & BVCC, if there is space).
- Payment will be via BACS, directly to the Club's account
- Sort Code: 20-05-00, Account Number: 63937313. Please use the reference: YourName-Pool .
- The only people allowed at the pool will be those paddling (and a parent/driver if applicable) and the club members running the session (Life Guard, Coach, Desk Officer etc)
- You will need to come "paddle ready". The changing room will only be available after your session.
- We will have a set of operating procedures which will seem quite strict, but are necessary. These will be sent out to Club members shortly, but the first time you come to the pool, someone will run through them with you.
- There will be a club coach "running" each session who will be at the poolside, or on the water, and available for ad-hoc coaching and advice, if required.
- As always, if you bring your own kit, please ensure it is squeaky clean before bringing it into the pool (i.e. no mice living in it!)
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.