Welcome to the Belfast Kayak Club web site
The club is open to all members of the public and is intended to promote kayaking and canoeing in a cross community environment. The club is mostly non-competitive and we aim to encourage people to feel safe and confident in a white water or sea environment. To build confidence and good basic skills, we try to get as many people as possible to obtain British Canoe Union Beginners and Intermediate Certificates (1-3 star). To achieve this we run a number of training courses, which are open to all members at no cost.
Club members participate in several of the canoeing or kayaking disciplines: open (canadian) canoeing, white water, playboating (freestyle), surf and sea kayaking are all catered for. The club runs around 200 trips across the North of Ireland every year, and occasional trips further afield.
Club members use the pool at the Robinson Centre Montgomery Road, Belfast on a Wednesday night 8.30 - 9.30pm and a Saturday morning at 9.00 - 10am, with polo practice at the earlier time of 8.00 - 9.00am run by UCPC. These sessions are not run by Belfast Kayak Club, however they are staffed by club coaches for the Robinson Centre. Potential members are welcome to come along and talk to the coaches.
The Club is a registered charity XR60023 and is affiliated to the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (BCUNI/477/club/2002).
Members of the Public are actively encouraged to participate in Club activities - We are a community-based organisation.
The Club Chairman is Peter Dew.
The Club Secretary is Philip Leith.
The Club Treasurer is Peter Bell.
The Membership Secretary is Deirdre Steen.
The Designated Child Safety Officer is John Cunningham.