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Welcome to Devizes Canoe Club

Devizes Canoe Club aims to make a positive contribution to the local community by providing inclusive recreational, social and competitive opportunities and facilities to enable all members to participate in healthy activity and to develop and achieve their personal goals in paddlesport.

Welcome to Devizes Canoe Club. We are based at Lower Wharf in Devizes where we have a Clubhouse, a boat store, shower and changing facilities and our own access on to the Kennet and Avon canal.

We aim to be a friendly, diverse, and inclusive Club. Because of our location, we mainly offer flat water paddling and racing in both sprint and marathon disciplines. We have approximately 150 members of all ages and abilities and a range of boats and paddling equipment for newcomers to the sport as well as gym and ergo equipment and boat storage.

Latest News

Will’s fundraiser for MS Society

Will Scapelhorn MS Fundraiser Our past member William Scapelhorn is setting off on Friday to do a charity ride to raise money for the MS society. He will be riding 4 stages of the 2012 Tour de France (all won by British riders), totalling 500km. If you would like to support him please visit his […]

British Sprint National Regatta

British Sprint National Regatta Saturday 13-Sunday 14 April 2024 Devizes Canoe Club had a fantastic weekend at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham. Highlights of the day included Max Poole at his third national regatta placing first in both the Boys U14 K1 200m and K1 500m. Arthur Hunter-Hopkins, in his first year in the […]

Devizes to Westminister Race 2024

Devizes to Westmister Race 2024 14 Devizes paddlers went out to tackle the Senior Doubles DW 2024! All got underway on Saturday, however the final destination at Westminster was not to be, with the tideway being red flagged. Which meant that paddlers were not allowed onto the Tideway, and as such, the race was finished […]

Getting Started

The club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities. We recognize that people may have paddled a canoe or kayak before, but unless you’ve tried paddling a racing kayak or something similar, we would have to treat you as a beginner.

Those who feel competent to paddle a racing boat should contact us at first instance so that we can arrange a competency assessment with one of our coaches.

For beginners we would ask that you sign up for a 6hr Introduction to Paddlesport course; 3 x 2hrs for adults and 4 x 1.5hrs for juniors. These are run by a qualified coach on Saturdays over the Spring and Summer when we have sufficient numbers to fill a course. The cost is £75 per person. Please use the button below to contact us to join a course.


Successful completion of the 6-hour Introduction to Paddlesport course or successfully completing a competency assessment will entitle you to join the Club and develop your paddling

For juniors, this means joining either the junior development group, the adventure group and or one of the racing groups.

For adults this entitles you to participate in club sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and/or Wednesday and Sunday mornings.  The Club will run an Adult Development Group for adults who have completed the introductory course on a Thursday evening at 6.30pm. 

See Training for an example of the current session schedule.

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