You are welcome to come and have a go at canoeing. There is no need to join the club straight away - see our Come & Try page for information. When you do then decide to join Maidstone Canoe Club, please download and fill out our application form, (PDF or Word) or and return it to the Membership Secretary.
Membership of Maidstone Canoe Club is open to anybody.
All members must have membership of Canoe England (formerly the BCU) This is because a river licence is required to paddle on the Medway but members of the Canoe England are exempt under the access agreement between the BCU and the Environmental Agency. Canoe England membership also provide third-party liability insurance. Application for membership of Canoe England can be done online at the Canoe England Membership Page
Junior Members (U18) will require a Paddlesport Consent Form signed by parent/guardian.
All members of the Club must be willing to abide by the code of conduct (and, if applicable, the Junior Code of Conduct and Parents Code of Conduct) of Maidstone Canoe Club and in particular those relating to your safety and the safety of others and the welfare of Juniors. Details of these, and other club policies, can be found on our Club Documents page.
The Club's membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March*. The fees are set at the AGM in March. The current fees are:
|Juniors (U18) and full-time students||£27.00|
|2nd Family Member||£22.00|
|Associate Member (non-paddler)||£11.00|
|Boat Storage fee||£30.00|
|Day Membership (for non-members)||£5.00 / session|
Family membership is capped at £110
*a proportion of the above fees will be charged for those joining partway through the club year. The second page of the application form shows the relevant fees for each month of joining