About The WAC

The WAC first opened its doors on Saturday 6th June 1981 under the name of The Boys’ Brigade North West Kent Battalion Seamanship Centre.

The Battalion purchased the WAC site in the 1960s for £300, but it needed a lot of work. During the 1960s and 70s a number of dedicated officers worked hard to maintain the site. In 1978 an appeal fund was launched to fund the completion of the project.

In recent years the WAC team has worked hard to maintain and modernise the site. Plans are still underway for further improvements.

Today the WAC has a fleet of kayaks, canoes and SUPs and offers courses to obtain British Canoeing qualifications


The Boys’ Brigade Canoe Club has been providing paddle sport opportunities for the Boys’ Brigade for over 50 years.

The BBCC exists to promote the sport of canoeing within the Boys’ Brigade and offer courses & canoe trips as part of this.
The BBCC is part of The Boys’ Brigade UK and an affiliated British Canoeing club.

The WAC is proud to be part of The BBCC

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