Taster Sessions


Bookings for youth taster sessions will open the 20th February 2024. Bookings for adult beginner courses are already open.

Booking Information

Taster sessions run in the summer months usually between 7 – 9pm.

General enquires

General enquires for information and assistance can be made by emailing [email protected]

Ratios

One instructor is required for a maximum group size of 8. The maximum booking is 24 with 3 instructors; subject to instructor availability. Note that we have sufficient kayaks for up to three sessions, canoes for two sessions and one stand up paddle boards for one session.

Cost

£48 per group per session with an ASGCC instructor.
£42 (group of 8) with your own instructor (see notes below)

Notes on Groups providing their own Instructor/s:

Send the completed application form with copies of the coaches documents to [email protected]

No bookings with own instructors can be accepted without copies of the permits or appropriate documents. A refund will be given if the documents are correct

Instructors must have

  • a current first aid, safe guarding and safety
  • supply current Canoe/Kayak/SUP Permit for Scouting and
  • copies of Coaching Award and British Canoeing membership for Girlguiding 

Information for leaders

An information sheet concerning the taster sessions can be downloaded. Click here

Payment

  • The ASGCC preferred option of payment is via pay-pal which automatically will confirm your booking.
  • Payment by bank transfer (BACS) option will create a provisional booking. The ASGCC bank is Lloyds; sort code: 30 94 80 & account number: 00152121. Please email when transfer is made with the identifying reference to the above email address so your payment can be identified.
    Your session/s will remain provisional for 14 days. After which, if payment is not received, the sessions will become available again for booking. Delays can occur with this booking option as human checks are required before confirming the booking.
  • If you are making the booking on behalf of someone else we will require the contact details of the person in charge of the group on the day.

Cancellations

  • All session cancellations by the hirer will be subject to a handling charge of £5.
  • Sessions cancelled within four weeks of their due date; the refund, less handling charge, will be dependent upon the sessions being re-booked.
  • A full refund will be given for any sessions cancelled by ASGCC due to the weather, instructor shortage, water quality, or as directed by the harbour master.

Book your sessions

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Specify your preferred craft. Please note we can accommodate up to three groups in kayaks, two in canoes and one group using paddle boards. We will confirm availability after booking.
Please send the copies of the relevant documents to [email protected]. A partial refund of £6 per group with own instructor will be given if the documents supplied are correct.
Please select a date first.

Transfer money to the ASAGCC bank account. Payment details included in confirmation email.

Pay with your PayPal account or your credit card.