Learn to canoe and kayak. Beginners always welcome. Email secretary@royalcanoeclub.com


Royal Canoe Club

The home of flatwater racing

Royal Canoe Club is a friendly and sociable club with an unrivalled tradition of competing in sprint and marathon racing. Founded in 1866, we are the oldest canoe club in the UK and this year celebrate our 150th anniversary. We are based on the Thames at Teddington and benefit from excellent facilities, equipment and coaching. New members are always very welcome.  

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.

Email secretary@royalcanoeclub.com for more infomation. 

A club of champions

Hall of fame

Ian Wynne

Olympic bronze medallist
Jon Boyton

Jon Boyton

Commodore and GB team member
Tim Brabants

Tim Brabants

Olympic Champion
Jess Walker, (picture copyright GB Canoeing)

Jess Walker

Olympian and World Champion

Ready to join the club?