Sprint Canoe and Kayak – an Olympic sport

Discipline & Training

Team Work

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.  Masters age groups begin at age 30, with different divisions spread out over 15 year intervals currently.

Come Join Us!

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

October 2020 Board Meeting Minutes October 17, 2020

Attending: President Erin Andrews, Treasurer Ed Goldthwaite, Secretary Drew Story, and club member Lynn Rimkus. (Vice President Mary Haffner was unable to attend.) Meeting began… Read more

Summer 2020 Update June 20, 2020

With COVID-19, our efforts to recruit paddlers and build the club have had to be put on hold for the time being. While we learn… Read more

2020 National Championships Canceled May 1, 2020

Word was shared today from the American Canoe Association that this year’s National Championships are canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   While disappointing news, and… Read more

Open House
POSTPONED – Open House Dates for March 2020! February 22, 2020

MARCH 16th UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are postponing all public events at this time.  If safe to do so, we will schedule… Read more