Royal Canoe Club

The home of flatwater racing

We're proud to be the oldest canoe club in the UK. We specialise in flatwater canoeing and we have the coaches and facilities to help you become competent as a flatwater canoeist. If you want to learn to race, Royal is the place to do it. You can find us on Trowlock Island, Teddington, in south-west London. New members are always very welcome and we run regular courses for beginners. 

Something for everyone

What we offer


Our dedicated team of coaches are certified by British Canoeing. They will take the time to get to know you and help you progress.


Officially named a British Canoeing ‘Performance Hub', our club members compete regularly on the international stage.


We have all the equipment you need to get started. You'll find an excellent gym and plenty of ergos in the new clubhouse.  


We are a friendly club and we hold regular social events throughout the year. There is also a club dinner every Wednesday.

Get started

Courses for beginners

A warm welcome awaits you at Royal. We have members at every level and we offer taster sessions and beginner courses to get you started.

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A club of champions

Hall of fame

Ian Wynne

Olympic bronze medallist
Jess Walker, (picture copyright GB Canoeing)

Jess Walker

Olympian and World Champion
Tim Brabants

Tim Brabants

Olympic Champion
Jon Boyton

Jon Boyton

Commodore and GB team member

Ready to join the club?