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Crosby (Scout & Guide)





Kayaking & Canoeing



Crosby Marina Club is a British Canoe Union (BCU) affiliated club which encourages young paddlers to experience kayaking and canoeing. We cater for members from the age of 10 YEARS OLD. 

Kayaking and Canoeing sessions run from 11.00am until 2.00pm on Saturdays during the Club Season which runs from APRIL to OCTOBER. We currently use the off-season for instructor training and development.


Recognised Awards

Our instructors are BCU-accredited and we are able to train members through various qualifications at no additional cost above that of basic membership.  We are currently offering awards in the BCU PADDLESPORT scheme.

Paddlepower is an exciting scheme that has been designed to meet the needs of young people.  

The scheme comprises of  5 Awards to support a young paddler’s introduction and progress in Paddlesport.

                                     The Paddlepower Awards


Paddlepower Start

An entry level award suitable for taster sessions or as part of a series of sessions.

Paddlepower Passport

Four progressive levels based on 24 topics which can be grouped into Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences and Supporting Knowledge. The award is equivalent to the BCU 1 Star Certificate.

Paddlepower Discover

This follows on from Passport with a further 4 levels to take the young paddler to equivalent of the BCU 2 star standard. 

Paddlepower Explore

Three different levels take the paddler on an extensive journey exploring the great variety of paddlesport, with topics focused on participation in events and journeys in the competitive and non-competitive disciplines.

Paddlepower Excel

Three levels to test the paddler on all elements of paddlesport including being responsible for oneself and others, participation in journeys, coaching sessions, training, events/competitions in a variety of disciplines, background knowledge of the sport; access, rules, environmental, nutrition and goal setting.

We are also able to offer coaching in other areas of Kayaking and Canoeing so please speak to an instructor if you are interested!

Recommended Clothing

We provide all of the specialised EQUIPMENT that members may need to go Kayaking or Canoeing (please see the table below for a summary of what we provide and what members need to bring). As new members start to come more often, they may wish to purchase some of their own gear - our instructors will to advise you about what to get and where to get it at a good

Weather Conditions

As with all outdoor activities, Kayaking/Canoeing is strongly weather dependent – we run sessions in most weather conditions. However, if there is a really strong wind we may cancel the session on safety grounds.

Our Facebook page will be updated prior to the Kayaking session every Saturday to inform members about what our plans are. For those without Facebook, the front page of this website will show the same information.

In some situations, we may allow more experienced members to go Kayaking but this will be decided by the head coach.  This is a decision made on safety grounds and should never be seen as unfair. 



The club is also heavily reliant on additional adult helpers who can watch the clubroom while instructors are running sessions. If you are able to help out, please let us know (there is no offer too small!) We are committed to offering training to all adult helpers who contribute regularly so if you want to learn how to Kayak/canoe, we will train you. If you want to become a Kayaking
instructor, the club will offer the training and seek to provide the funding. 

For all Kayaking or Canoeing enquiries please email


British Canoeing


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