Favourite canoe and kayak videos

It’s not got much to do with Royal, apart from the obvious references to the Rob Roy Canoe – but we think you’ll agree it’s a great video.

What we’d like to do is pull together a selection of videos of Royal members over the years – competing, training, whatever. If you have a favourite Youtube clip showing someone at Royal or you have some home video you could upload and send, please get in touch at the usual address: secretary@royalcanoeclub.com

We’d like to have a Royal video archive, linking out to relevant pages on Youtube.

We haven’t found very much suitable Royal video…yet…but here are some examples of historic canoe racing…just ┬áto whet your appetite:

Ron Rhodes and Bob Lowery of Royal in the 1961 DW canoe race

Some 1931 footage, looks very much like the water outside Royal

Kayak racing in France – the river Larrau

Kayak racing in Sweden

Pietermaritzburg to Durban canoe marathon, 1961

Pat Moody, a GB canoeist at Richmond in 1956

Vienna to Oxford, 1927

Start of the 1968 Liffey Descent, Ireland

Paddling a Klepper folding canoe from London to Paris

Youtube feature on Gert Fredriksson, arguably the greatest canoeing Olympian in history