Individual Membership of the Association is open to anyone, competitor or not, who supports the objectives and aims of the Association, irrespective of whether they are part of a BDA Member Crew or Associate Organisation. However, Crew or Associate Member Representatives holding Voting Rights on behalf of that Member cannot claim Individual Members’ Rights at the same Meeting.

Full Individual Members are entitled to all the benefits of Membership and have Voting Rights at formal Meetings of the Association, except where matters involving a change to the BDA Constitution are concerned. Only Crew Representatives can vote on Constitutional matters. BDA Individual Membership is divided into two classes:-

Full Individual Membership
Junior Individual Membership

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Full Individual Membership
BDA Full Individual Membership is for those who are committed to the sport. They receive Public and Personal Insurance cover, BDA Publications, Voting Rights and Representation Rights, plus discounts on BDA Merchandise and Services. Full Individual Membership is compulsory for BDA Licensed Race Organisers, Chief Officials, Technical Race Officials includng trainees, Coaches, members of the Coaching Scheme who hold either a Basic or Advanced Helm Certificate, members of the BNTS and GB Squad, and Elected Members of the BDA Executive Committee. It is not linked to Crew Membership.

Full Individual Membership entitles the member to speak and vote at BDA General Meetings. Full Individual Members, if they are also nominated for another BDA Membership category, e.g. as a Crew Representative, are only allowed to speak and vote in one capacity. Cost from January 2014 is £35.00 per person per year.
Junior Individual Members
Juniors are classed as anyone under the age of 18 on the 1st January in the competition year. Cost from January 2014 is £25.00 per person per year.

Basic Individual Membership
From 2008, this membership category no longer exists.
Racing Membership
From 2012, this membership category no longer exists.
Junior Racing Membership
From 2012, this membership category no longer exists.


Which BDA Individual Membership class should I choose?
A BDA Individual Member must have BDA Membership to at least the minimum option available to him or her dependant upon their individual status e.g. Junior or Full Individual Membership.

Member Type Options

Member Type Otptions
Elected Members of BDA Executive Committee   Full Individual Membership
BDA Licensed Organisers   Full Individual Membership
Chief Officials   Full Individual Membership
Technical Race Officials (Qualified)   Full Individual Membership
Trainee Race Officials   Full Individual Membership
BDA Coaches - All Levels   Full Individual Membership
BDA Helms   Full Individual Membership
BNTS Members   Full Individual Membership
GB Team Paddlers (Adult)   Full Individual Membership
GB Team (Junior) Junior Individual Membership Full Individual Membership
Adult Crew Members   Full Individual Membership
Junior Crew Members Junior Individual Membership Full Individual Membership