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Royal Canoe Club

Canoeing and kayaking on the Thames at Teddington

Royal Canoe Club is a friendly and sociable club with an unrivalled tradition in sprint and marathon racing. Founded in 1866, we are the oldest canoe club in the UK. We are based on the Thames at Teddington and have excellent facilities, equipment and coaching. New members are always very welcome.  

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. 

Our membership is diverse - they like to race, go on recreational trips, try sea kayaking and keep up with fitness training. The one thing we have is common is that we like to have fun on and off the water. 

Email secretary@royalcanoeclub.com to get started. 

Something for everyone

What we offer

Coaching

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

Excellence 

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

Facilities

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

Social

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

A club of champions

Hall of fame

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

Ian Wynne

Olympic bronze medallist

Ready to join the club?