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Sprint Canoe & Kayak
An Olympic Sport
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Our annual youth recruitment class starts in June!
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Team Work
We work together as a community
We race in the National Championships and US Team Trials
National Champions
Ventura had a record number of National Championships in the 70's and 80's
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About Our Club

We paddle sprint racing canoes and kayaks at the Ventura Harbor and welcome both youth and adult athletes!

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 has been rebuilt and is renamed as the Ventura Canoe & Kayak Club.  

Club membership can be for anyone 12 years old and up!  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.  Masters age groups begin at age 30, with different divisions spread out over 15 year intervals.  We offer Introduction to Sprint Canoe & Kayak classes just a few times a year – come join us!


  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. Club members on the Junior and Senior World Championship teams, and Olympic team.


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.


2023 Winter Update

Cold Rain and Wind Weather has impacted our paddling ability a great deal this winter with California getting a much needed supply of rain. Unfortunately,

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2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Annual Report is now available. Thank you to our paddlers and their supporters for making this past year a success! Financial supporters include:

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2022 Fall Update

For much of the late summer and early fall, the club had three workouts a week with solid attendance from all of our beginners. As

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