Age 10-23yrs? Youth membership only £15.00 per annum! Learn to sail and or kayak. Courses include BC Paddle Discover award, BC Paddle Explore award, BC Personal Performance awards, 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.
Have an RYA level 2 and want to take your first steps into sailing a singlehander? These are for you.
Have a BC Paddle Discover award and want to have a go at a competitive form of kayaking or become a part of our London Youth Games team? These are for you.
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 activities schedule on this page (you will need to become a youth member).
BC youth kayaking tuition - novice to intermediate tuition (£15 per day booking fee):
See activities schedule
RYA youth sailing tuition - novice to intermediate tuition (£15 booking fee):
See activities schedule
Brightlingsea youth sailing trip
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 certificates are redeemed through British Canoeing charged at a cost to the individual.
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.
If you are registering for more than one child: each child will need to be registered on a separate account (different email addresses required). This will allow you to book activities for each child individually.
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).