Windsor Canoe Club is situated in the Boathouse adjacent to Windsor Leisure Centre in Stovell Road. The leisure centre postcode is SL4 5JB, but beware of using it in SatNav – they invariably will take you down Vansitart Road, which is a no through road!
From all directions, follow signs for Windsor, then the brown signs for Windsor Leisure Centre. Turn into the Leisure Centre car-park.
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The Canoe Club is down a ramp immediately in front of the car-park entrance. Walk past the Leisure Centre building on your left. The building on your right contains the Sea Cadets headquarters at the end nearest the car park, with the Canoe Club and Windsor Boys’ School Rowing Club at the end facing the river
Canoeing is a sport for all, and the club generally welcomes members of all ages.
To join the club, you need to fulfil one of the following criteria:
- take part in a try-it session (first Wednesday of the month – book one here)
- demonstrate you have at least 1*/Paddlepower Passport/Paddle Discover skills at a key assessment (first Wednesday of the month – book one here)
Prospective members can download a club constitution here. It is important that all members sign the form/s agreeing to comply with the clubs rules and constitution.
Having fulfilled one of the criteria above, they will need to send the acknowledgement of compliance with club rules form to the membership secretary, and purchase annual membership here.
Membership subscription details
Adult (over 18) £60.00 per year
Junior (14 -18) £30.00 per year
Student (in full-time education post-18) £30.00 per year
Family – for each adult £60.00 per year
– for each child under 14 £15.00 per year
Boat racks (where available – there is a waiting list) £10.00 each per year
Guests’ use of equipment and facilities £3.00 per visit – maximum twice per year
Existing members should renew here. If you weren’t a member last year, once you have renewed your subs please email the membership secretary to let us know, as the system will automatically add a year on to when you were last a member rather than the current year – thus human intervention will be needed!
Membership packs will be sent out in the mail once payment is cleared and, where applicable, previous year’s keys have been received. These need to be posted to the membership secretary (address included in order confirmation email).
Below is a feed from the Environment Agency’s Thames River Conditions Web Pages
Information about river conditions can also be obtained from the Environment Agency Floodline Number (0845 988 1188 followed by 1, and then the quick dial number for the Thames, which is 011131) and from the lock keepers at Romney Lock and Boveney Lock.
When red boards are displayed at locks indicating strong stream, the EA advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous.
When yellow boards are displayed at locks indicating stream increasing or stream decreasing, the EA advise users of all unpowered boats not to navigate
Membership of British Canoeing
The governing body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK is British Canoeing (BC). All club members are encouraged to become members. Benefits of membership of BC incude a waterways licence, which covers various waters including those controlled by the Canals and Rivers’ Trust – including many canals; and those controlled by the Environment Agency – including the River Thames and the Jubilee River. Membership rates can be obtained from the British Canoeing website, where you can join online
Waterways Licence for Boat Owners
If you are not a British Canoeing member and own your own boat it is essential that you purchase a Thames Licence. These can be obtained from the Environment Agency at the following address:-
PO Box 544
You can obtain the forms on-line as PDFs to speed up the process here