NFKCC club membership runs from October 1st for 12 months. New members joining BEFORE July 1st will be asked to pay in full for the current year and will need to renew with other club members on October 1st. New members joining AFTER July 1st will be charged for the next full year only and their membership will start as soon as full payment is received.

Prospective new members will already have either a sea kayak (which we define as a kayak with a closed cockpit and sealed bulkheads) or an open canoe and have some experience of kayaking/canoeing, as we are not a club that can cater for complete beginners.

Your experience does not have to be extensive, but we ask that youhave some fundamental skills, such as paddling in a straight line, turning, basic control of yoursea-kayak/canoeand capsize awareness. Although we do not ask for the certificate, you should be able to comfortably demonstrate skills at least comparable to the old British Canoeing 2* or ideally their new 'Paddle Explore' Award ( We have two sea kayaks available for club members to use and these are managed through the Quartermaster(note: in fairness to all members, these cannot be block booked for multiple weeks).

* Adult Membership costs £30 per year (+ £2.50 non BCU members)

* Junior membership costs £15 per year (+ £2.50 non BCU members). Juniors must be Under the age of 18 on October 1st, the first day of the membership Year.'

* Family Membership (two Adults + children) £60 (+ £2.50 for each non-BCU member)

** All Juniors must be closely supervised at all times by a parent/guardian or another adult appointed by the parent. At pool sessions,  it is not necessary for the parent/guardian to be a member of the NFKCC if they are only supporting from the pool side as long as the person leading the pool session is in agreement on the day. Where an appointed Responsible Adult is assuming responsibility, they must always be a club member. However, if the Junior wishes to take part in a trip or event the supervising adult will also need to be a club member as they will need to be closely supervising the Junior on the water.

To join or to discuss potential membership please contact the membership secretary to request an application form.

Membership Renewals – Existing members will receive a membership renewal reminder at the beginning of each subsequent September. Please ensure that you complete your renewal payment as per the instructions in the reminder email. Existing members will receive follow-up reminders during the renewal period so please do not worry if you miss the first reminder message!

However, if you have not renewed by 1st October your membership will have expired and you will no longer be covered by the club's BCU insurance. You should therefore not take part in any club activity until you have contacted the membership secretary, rejoined and paid your subscription.

Juniors must be under the age of 18 on October 1st, the first day of the membership Year.  When renewing Family memberships please make sure the children still qualify for Junior membership.