Richmond is a competitive club engaging in all forms of marathon and sprint racing, in both kayaks and canoes, and we encourage all members to get involved in racing or help with own own races in some way.

We compete at regional, national and international level in both disciplines and the club has a solid history of achievements stretching back throughout its history.

The Club organises a number of races throughout the year, including the Frank Luzmore K2 marathon in January, a Hasler Series divisional marathon in July/August and the Richmond Sprints over the Easter weekend or May bank holiday. We welcome all British or international paddlers at these events.

In 2014 the Club was chosen to host the National Finals of the Hasler Series to determine the winner of this national series of races, known generally as the Hasler Final. We were pleased to be able to welcome around 1,000 competitors and spectators on the day and also to take away the Hasler Trophy for the club. See the full race report for more details.