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Sprint Canoe & Kayak
An Olympic Sport
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We have a limited number of beginning paddler classes each year.
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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.

Paddling to the Keys with Coach Claire

2023 Summer Update

Competition & Recruitment The club did not send any paddlers to the Nationals at Nathan Benderson Park this summer. This choice was made mostly because

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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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