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Youth summer training camps

In addition to our regular on site activities throughout the year, each summer we run training camps for whitewater kayaking and coastal sailing.

These camps provide our youth members with a fantastic opportunity to develop their boating and personal skills in a supportive environment. It's hard work and lots of fun and makes memories for a lifetime. The rapid skill progression over the course of each trip is spectacular.

“I had the best time on WBB trips, these were experiences that I will never forget. The trips really helped me improve my sailing skills and to bond with old and new friends.” Oliver

For kayakers we offer a ten day camping trip to the Rhone valley in France. We’re based at the Espace Eaux Vives in Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf which has a whitewater course which provides the perfect controlled environment for coaching beginers. There’s also a lake for flat water practice and our camp site is a ten minute paddle across the lake.

For sailing camps the location changes from year to year to provide a variety of conditions, and we have a range of options including the Solent, West Country and East Coast. Sailing in wide open water is often a new experience for our youth sailors and gives them valuable experience as well as a great boost to their confidence.

Westminster Boating Base subsidises the cost to make these trips as accessible as possible for everyone and your support make this possible. If you’re able to contribute to help us keep these trips running please click here to donate now via CAF Donate. Thank you!

A Royal Yachting Association (RYA) & British Canoeing (BC) approved training centre, regulated by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

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