Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm


YUCC is York's gateway to the white-water kayaking world. The club offers everyone the perfect opportunity to get involved in a new and exciting sport. It also enables paddlers of all abilities to improve their boating skills whether at flat water and pool sessions, or more advanced river trips. Throughout the year we hold weekly flat water sessions focused on improving basic kayaking skills and trips to rivers across the UK. At the start of the year we organise white water introduction sessions aimed to give beginners their first experience of paddling on moving water as well as teaching basics in river safety and awareness. The highlights of YUCC's calendar are the weekend trips. Once a term we travel further afield to run less accessible rivers, this year these trips were to Scotland, Wales and The Lakes as well as participating in weekend gatherings attended by all major university kayaking clubs. As the abilities of our members progress, professional coaching is offered to those wishing to take their kayaking to the next level; for some this means taking courses in white water safety and rescue. Evolution of the club is enabled by getting our more experience members certified as river safety, that they may help YUCC continue to expand participation in the sport to others in a safe and friendly environment.

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Meeting Days, Times and Venue

We meet twice a week for sessions, hold Wednesday evening socials and friday night pub sessions.

Day Saturday Sunday
What River Trip Pool Session
Time 9am meet until 5pm(river pending) 6pm meet back for 9pm
Meeting Place York Sports Center York Sports Center


Committee info

Captain: Alaska Simpson

Secretary: Alex Hall-Smith

Treasurer: Daniel Heenan

Safety Officer: Max Hill

Training Officer: Ollie Voak

Webmaster: Kit Fletcher

Kit Officer: Alex Marchant

MMP: Emmeline Batchelor

Social Sec: Katie Balmer

Ordinary Members: Emily Radley & Hadley Thomas 

AU Fee Required

This club is a Gold tier sports club.

You must have already purchased at least a Gold tier membership. If you have a Black tier membership you can also join.

Gold Membership - £10.00

Black Tier Membership - £20.00

You can join this student group by buying one of the memberships below:

Annual Membership - £20.00

Yearly membership for students

Freshers Fair Discounted Annual Membership - £15.00

Discounted yearly membership available only during freshers week!

Associate Membership - £20.00

Yearly membership for non-students