The University of Southampton
Sport and Wellbeing

BCU kayaking courses

Kayaking and Canoeing are two environmentally friendly ways to get fit and have fun exploring. Sport and Wellbeing are proud to offer taster sessions as well as British Canoeing 1 Star and 2 Star kayak award courses run from the University Watersports centre.

Kayaking on the River Itchen
Kayaking on the River Itchen

Our Boats

1 Star Kayak

2 Star Kayak

Recreational Kayak Sessions

Paddle Taster Sessions

This one day course is aimed as an introduction to the sport.  No previous paddling experience is required and by the end of the day you should be able to understand how to steer and propel a kayak and not be bumping into other river users all of the time!

Dates Times
09 September 2017 10:00-18:00
07 October 2017 10:00-18:00
04 November 2017 08:00-16:00

Costs:  Sport and Wellbeing Member £45.00 / Non-Member £60.00

To book call 023 8059 2119 or in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre, alternatively book online here.

After gaining a BC 1 Star certificate or gaining a little prior knowledge about paddling, take a course where you can try both kayaks and canoes.  This course is spread over 2 days and aims to give paddlers greater confidence, improve your paddling skills and allows you to explore a bit more of the River Itchen.

Dates Times
18/19 November 2017 08:00-16:00

Costs:  Sport and Wellbeing Member £75.00 / Non-Member £90.00

To book call 023 8059 2119 or in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre, alternatively book online here.

 

Fancy a paddle down the river to a rewarding dinner or light refreshment at a local waterside bar or restaurant? If you have some experience paddling and want to go exploring the rivers of Southampton, these trips are perfect for you. Trips are planned to work with the tides to make paddling as easy as possible.

For further details and opportunities, please contact sportandwellbeing@southampton.ac.uk

 

Why not come and try out a kayak or a canoe and see what you think.  This two hour session is an informal introduction to the sport. 

Dates Times
More dates coming soon 10:00-12:00
More dates coming soon 13:00-15:00

Costs:  Sport and Wellbeing Member £10.00 / Non-Member £15.00

To book call 023 8059 2119 or in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre.

Course Cancellations/Transfers

We retain the right to cancel a date and transfer your booking or offer you a refund if the weather is unsuitable to run the course on the basis of health and safety. As part of this decision we will be looking at wind, temperature and sea state. Where possible we will give you 24 hours’ notice when a clear and accurate weather forecast comes through.

On the rare occurrence of staff sickness we will endeavour to cover the staff shortage and continue to run the course. This would also be grounds for a refund or date transfer.

The bookee cancelling the booking

Over 7 days before the course: We are happy to offer a full refund or transfer your booking to another date upon request.

Over 48 hours before the course: We will give a 50% refund or a full refund upon the presentation of a current doctor’s note.

Less than 48 hours before the course: We are not able to offer a refund

Please note that the time period stated refers to start of the day, not the start of the course.  All refunds are limited to course fees only.  If you book local accommodation, you may choose to take out cancellation/holiday insurance.

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