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

Marathon & DW Heroes!

Marathon & DW Heroes! We have had a fantastic couple of months for marathon results for DCC paddlers! Huge congratulations to everyone who has taken part in Waterside races and/or DW. Waterside Series   31 paddlers represented DCC in Waterside races, some doing 1 or 2 races and 9 paddlers completing the series. Race A […]

Road to DW for Will and Jamie

Devizes to Westminster for Will and Jamie Suffice to say that DW has taken up a fair amount of spare time over the past 6 months or more. First Will got Covid on the eve of a training race then they came close to hyperthermia on the Banbury 20 mile marathon before Jamie took his […]

British Canoeing Sprint Racing National Regatta

British Canoeing Sprint Racing National Regatta 9-10 April 2022 Although we had a relatively small team, every member gave a fantastic performance, with many A and B finals reached, and some really great wins. And we were blessed with some lovely spring weather.The team included Steve (our only adult!) & Theo Bush, Charlie Allen, Mollie […]

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 4-week Introduction to Paddlesport course. These run on a Saturday morning between 9 and 11.30am and provide a minimum of 6 hours tuition with a qualified coach for a fee of £40. If after completing the course you want to continue and join the club you will receive 25% discount from your first year’s membership. 


Successful completion of the 4-week 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 the Development Group which meets on a Saturday morning between 12 and 1.30pm and a Wednesday evening between 6 and 7.30pm.

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

See Training for an example of the current session schedule.

With our grateful thanks to the following sponsors:

Brtitish Canoeing Quality Club
British Canoeing

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