Welcome to Royal Canoe Club!

Royal Canoe Club

We are the oldest canoe club in the UK. We offer canoeing/kayaking facilities, instruction and activities at Trowlock Island, Teddington, Middlesex – near Kingston-upon-Thames, in south-west London.

Please check out the links on the site for more information about the canoe club. New members are always very welcome at Royal Canoe Club. The island clubhouse is pictured, above left. 

There are two membership forms to fill out, one for the club itself and the other for use of the facilities – this is because the facilities are owned by a separate freehold company.

Firstly there is the  Royal Canoe Club  application form and then there is the Canoe Club Freehold Limited (CCFL) application form.

We’re ideally placed for people who work in London and want to canoe before or after work – our nearest train station is Hampton Wick (Waterloo 30 minutes), a ten-minute walk from the canoe club’s premises at Trowlock Island. We’re also close to major bus routes between Kingston-upon-Thames and Teddington.

We have canoeing and kayaking groups for every level of ability from beginners to elite. We offer canoeing for children and also cater for adults canoeists of all ability levels.

If you’re an adult novice/relative beginner and want some help getting started, please contact our Club Secretary who will arrange for you to get in contact with an appropriate group: secretary@royalcanoeclub.com

We have a comprehensive gym and several boathouses, a range of club boats from Open Canadian Canoes to sprint racing and marathon kayaks for general use. We have a fleet of beginners’ kayaks and canoes as well as all the necessary canoeing equipment you’ll need – buoyancy aids, paddles and so on. All you need is the appropriate clothing and a deal of enthusiasm!

Want to know who’s who at the canoe club? Click here for full details.

Want to follow us on social media? You can find us on Twitter and Facebook. There is also a closed group on Facebook for members – for details, speak to a club official. 

The Paddle Challenge 2015 will take place on October 3rd along with a BBQ- Come join us for the oldest canoe race in the world! Click here for further details

Our annual Hasler Marathon took place on Sunday 21st June 2015. We had a fantastic turnout so thank you to all those that attended- we hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday 11th July at our Sprint Regatta (Info below). Click here to view the results of the Marathon!

The Royal Canoe Club Sprint Regatta 2015 took place on Saturday 11th July. Thank you everyone that made it down! The results can be downloaded below:

200m results 2015

500m results 2015

Long race results

Hope to see you all again at our next event!

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