rcc-37Richmond Canoe Club was founded in 1944. Today, the clubconcentrates on sprint and marathon racing and recreational paddling, both in canoes and kayaks.

For many years now, Richmond Canoe Club has been the base away from home for a large number of foreign paddlers, many of whom compete at international level. Australians, Kiwis, South Africans, Irish and more have all made Richmond their training base in England.

Richmond is the only large racing club accessible from both the tube network and London‘s suburban rail system. In practical terms this is the only club where someone working in central London could train every day. Even for weekend paddlers, being able to get out regularly without needing a car continues to be a big attraction.

Richmond Canoe Club would like to extend a particularly warm welcome to overseas paddlers. If you’re visiting the UK for any length of time and will be based in the London area, get in touch or drop by. We’ll try to help you make your stay in Britain a memorable one.

Of course, we also welcome those new to the sport with an interest in competitive kayaking and canoeing. Our novice groups provide a safe and friendly environment in which you can improve your skills and develop a successful racing technique.


The club has a number of facilities in place for members

  • Changing Rooms with showers
  • Paddle Sport specific Gym (Requires coach approval)
  • Paddling machines
  • Boat Storage
  • Galley (on Saturday Mornings)