Sprint Canoe and Kayak – an Olympic sport

Speed, Skill, and Balance

Team Work

Discipline & Training

About Our Club

The club was originally known as the “Ventura Olympic Canoe Club” and had many National titles in the late 1970s and 80s.  After a dormant period, the club is being rebuilt as the Ventura Canoe & Kayak Club. 

We welcome both youth and adult athletes! 

While we do not put an age limitation on our paddlers, we generally would not expect an athlete under 12 to do more than our summer program.  Competition age brackets are set at under 18, under 16, and under 14 divisions for youth.  Adults may compete in the senior (or open) category, as well as master’s divisions if they are over 30.  Masters age groups begin at age 30, with different divisions spread out over 15 year intervals currently.

Want to join us?  Come on down to the Harbor.  

Goals & Mission Statement

The Ventura Canoe & Kayak Club will produce world class paddlers that have a life-long love for the sport, providing a community that focuses on helping all paddlers reach their highest potential.

  1. Win the Yonker’s Canoe Club trophy at the National Championships.
  2. Have a permanent site for boat storage and club gatherings at the Ventura Harbor.
  3. Club membership of greater than 40 active paddlers.
  4. Have club members make the Junior and Senior World Championship teams, and Olympic team.

Latest News

Fall 2019 Update – We have a home! November 1, 2019

Dry Storage at Ventura Harbor The Ventura Canoe & Kayak Club has a storage location for our trailer at the Ventura Harbor’s dry storage lot!… Read more

Summer 2019 Update – Nationals, Equipment, and Harbor Plans August 25, 2019

It has been a busy summer for the Ventura Canoe & Kayak Club – and a productive one.  The foundation of the club is being… Read more

Spring Update 2019 March 17, 2019

The re-building of the club continues — here’s our update for this Spring of some of the work done and the next steps and plans… Read more

Board Minutes – November 30, 2018 December 5, 2018

The following are the Board minutes from our first VCKC Board Meeting.  (These minutes have yet to be approved by the Board, so this posting… Read more