Age 10-23yrs? Youth membership only £15.00 per annum! Learn to sail and or kayak. Courses include BC One Star and Two Star, RYA Level 1 Start Sailing, RYA Level 2 Basic Skills, RYA Stages 1, 2 and 3 and much more.
The Westminster Boating Base charity aims to provide experiences and opportunities for young people which aid personal and social development through participation in watersports so they may fully develop as individuals.
Youth membership is for 10-23yr olds inclusive. The pricing is intended to make our facilities as accessible as possible to the widest range of people, regardless of social or financial background.
We will gratefully accept any additional donations from those that can afford it. Donations can be made at any time.
The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March the following year.
Tuesdays: only during school term-time. Daytime activities available on the following dates instead of the evening session: 4 & 11 April, 30 May, 25 July to 29 August.
Wednesdays: only during school term-time. Daytime activities available on the following dates instead of the evening session: 5 & 12 April, 31 May, 26 July to 30 August.
Sundays: All year round recreational sailing and kayaking for proficient sailors and kayakers (subject to winter clothing regulations from November to March).
YOU MUST ARRIVE FOR THE START TIME OF THE SESSION. TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO ONE!
NEW FOR 2017!
On most Thursday evenings, 5.15-8.30pm, we'll be running training sessions for youth members and adult season ticket holders to learn to sail a singlehanded dinghy. Minimum requirement RYA Level 1 or Stage 2. Limited places and must be booked in advance for £2 per session.
If you are a proficient sailor, you may attend the session for recreational sailing without the need to book in advance and without further charge over your youth membership.
NEW FOR 2017!
Thursday evenings throughout July and August will be skills based sessions teaching the more advanced skills of eskimo rescues and rolling, support strokes, advanced turning and freestyle skills. If you need to finish something off for your 2 star, these are for you! Open to proficient paddlers and included with youth membership, there is no need to book in advance for these.
The following activities replace the evening sessions above on selected dates and are available to youth members. Away trips and other special events may have an additional cost.
Beginners must book these in advance via calendar on the right of this page (you will need to become a youth member. There is a £5 per day booking fee).
BC 1/2/3 Star one day kayaking courses - novice to intermediate tuition:
RYA Stage 1/2/3 one day sailing courses - novice to intermediate tuition
Not for the sessions or courses advertised above! There is no charge per session!
If you like what we do, and can afford it, you can make an additional donation to the charity at any time - either in person or online HERE
British Canoeing personal skills certificates are charged at cost price - £5 each.
Youth membership also allows access to various away-trips, school holiday courses and special events which may have an additional cost and will be advertised as such.
See to the right of this page for extra activities.
If you are a parent registering on behalf of a child, you must register the child's details.
These are watersports and there is a fair chance you'll get wet to some extent!
NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE WATER WITHOUT THE ABOVE.
Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards
Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.
WBB can pass on these achievement awards and regularly hold a ballot for a young person to receive an award. The young people themselves are the voters. The winner is publicly congratulated for their achievement and receives:
• A framed certificate
• A Jack Petchey Young Achiever badge
• £250 to spend on improving the centre
The young person chooses how their award money is to be spent - this can be spent on additional activities or new equipment (but cannot be spent on core/running costs).
The season begins on 01st April 2017. Kayaking and sailing continues throughout the winter on Sundays. Winter clothing regulations apply.