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.
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.
- Win the Yonker’s Canoe Club trophy at the National Championships.
- Have a permanent site for boat storage and club gatherings at the Ventura Harbor.
- Club membership of greater than 40 active paddlers.
- 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.