Organisation and Membership

Mercia Canoe Club is run by a committee of volunteers. If you have any issues to raise or suggestions for improvement then please let us know. A General Meeting is held in January after the financial accounting period to the end of December. All members are welcome to attend.

Membership of the club is valid for one year and includes membership of Coventry Canal Society. Membership fees are not refundable. If you want to bring any friends or family down to the club to paddle, they will need to pay the visitor’s fee. You will also be liable to pay visitor’s fees whilst your membership renewal is outstanding.

Membership Fees (2019)

Individual Family
Senior £50 Additional Senior £45
Junior (under 18) £25 Additional Junior £20
Full time student £40

Membership application forms can be obtained by visiting us at the Canal Basin, or downloaded as a PDF file.

Family membership rates are available to additional members of a family provided one full rate senior membership has been paid.

Whilst your Mercia Canoe Club membership is current for a year, your membership of Coventry Canal Society lapses on January 1st each year and you will not be able to attend the Canal Society AGM held in March unless you have renewed by that date.

Please update us if your address, telephone number or email address change. When your renewal is due you will be sent a reminder by the membership secretary, at which time you will have the option to renew via electronic bank transfer, or simply by giving us cash or a cheque at the club.

Storage for members’ boats is available at the discretion of the committee, and is largely dependent on there being sufficient space in the club. Storage fees are payable from the date the canoe is stored, and are payable again at your next renewal.

Boat Storage Fees (2019)

First boat £10
Additional boats £5

Participation Statement

Canoeing and Kayaking are “Assumed risk, water contact” sports, that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

However, you will be encouraged to improve your skills and improve your awareness of the risks and how to control them. The club is affiliated to the British Canoeing and coaches are able to train and assess you for the BCU Star tests 1-3.