To find out how to start using our sit-on-top kayaks, sea kayaks and SUPs, please contact Mandy at:          

To start using dinghies or motor boats, or for PB2 courses, please contact Gareth at:

Simplest to use are the DYC sit-on-top kayaks; after registering and reading some user information, you can start using these right away.  For our sea kayaks, you need to complete an Induction with our Paddlesports team, and then you can join our Club-led paddles. To use a paddleboard you will normally need to do a 2-hour course costing about £40.  For a motor boat you need to have a Power Boat Handling Level 2 qualification. We offer these regularly through the club (cost ca. £200). When using a DYC motor boat, we request a £40 (Doris) or £50 (Lilibet) donation, which includes your petrol for the day. 

 Canoe Rack

Sit-on-top kayaks   -  as of 1 May 2021 we have 11 single and 6 double sit-on-top kayaks

Sea kayaks - we have 11 sea kayaks and a very active sea kayaking section

RS Vision

We have Topper and RS Vision sailing dinghies (RS Vision pictured) circa 15 dinghies in total. Safety boat must be in attandance when used.

We have a very active sailing section which has a good junior sailing programme, adult tuition available.


Paddleboards   -  we have six of these in the clubhouse kept inflated and ready for use

 We have two motor boats members can use for leisure trips, both kept on walk ashore pontoon moorings.

General purpose kayaks  -  kept in the clubhouse. We have 10 of these

White Water Kayaks, our general purpose boats also serve as white water kayaks


We also have a small RIB used for dinghy support, not available for leisure trips.

Just how much would it cost you in time, money, space and hassle to own the above boats personally? How would you get them to the water, where would you park?  All our boats are stored very close to the water ready for use.  Just walk into town and use them. Its a no brainer - if you want to enjoy the river DYC has pretty much all you need.   


DYC Canoe Section