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About the Club

The River Canoe Club of New South Wales was founded in 1935 and is one of the oldest kayaking and canoe clubs in Australia.

Based in Sydney, close to Botany Bay on the Cooks River, we’re the premier recreational Club in New South Wales catering for beginners, families and skilled kayakers. We organise events in the disciplines of open, flat, moving and white water kayaking and canoeing.

Our aims

  • Promote, organise and conduct safe open, flat, moving and white water kayaking trips for all skill levels.
  • Promote, organise and conduct training and safety programs for all Club disciplines and skill levels.
  • Act through the Club’s website and SPLASH Magazine, as a contact point for members’ paddling related activities.
  • Encourage respect for our environment and wild places and the practise of minimum impact camping.
  • Represent members in consultations with PaddleNSW and Australian Canoeing.

Our focus

  • Club events and trips are advertised on our Club calendar and in SPLASH Magazine.
  • These trips include training and safety days, day and weekend trips.
  • Regular social events include monthly Club meetings, Christmas in July and the Christmas and Club Birthday parties.

Quick links

Find out more about our Club Committee and policies.

Skills framework

Find out more about our skills framework and trip gradings.

Club fleet

Whitewater kayaks

  • Bliss Stick Mini
  • Dagger GTX
  • Eskimo Topo Double
  • Jackson Rogue
  • Nomads x 4
  • Pyranha Burn
  • Pyranha Fusion

Openwater kayaks

  • Australis Salamander x 4
  • Dag Miwok
  • Prijon Double
  • Q-Kayak Penguin
  • Riot Brittany x 2
  • Sea Wasp
  • Tiderace Pace
  • Wilderness Zypher 16
  • Winner Double

Recreational kayaks

  • Australis Gecko x 4
  • Australis Platypus x 2
  • Perception Spectrum
  • Q-Kayak Tui x 2

Other kayaks

  • Dagger Trinidad Double
  • Necky Loosha x 2


  • Silverbirch 16 x 6