About the Club

New members are very welcome here at Lincoln Canoe Club, which is one of the best-known canoe clubs in the country.
Lincoln's sheltered waterways are ideal for beginners and racing champions alike. Introductory courses are available during the spring and summer for those who have not canoed before.
The Club's premises are wonderfully situated on the south bank of the picturesque Brayford Pool, to the east of the University of Lincoln, and members have immediate access to the water from the Club's own landing stage.


Junior Racing Squad Lincoln Canoe Club from the University Rotunda.
The Junior Racing Squad - October 2008 (enlarge) Lincoln Canoe Club from the University Rotunda.

The Club's magnificent building, which houses a comprehensive range of equipment and facilities, was opened in 1996 by HM Queen Elizabeth 11 - a tribute to a history of nearly 40 years (now 60 years) of successful canoeing!
Lincoln Canoe Club has a distinguished record. The Honours Boards record many years of international competition. The Chairman for very many years (and now a Vice President), Laurence Oliver, has competed in 3 Olympic Games. His wisdom and advice, along with that of many other experienced members, is readily available to new paddlers.
The Club is successful in racing but encourages all forms of canoeing. There are many members who canoe recreationally. Membership is possible from the age of 8, or younger if accompanied by a parent. There is no upper age limit, and a formidable record to beat! (see below)


2004 Nat Champs Regatta Don at Lincoln 2014 race
Eric Cox, aged 67, and his wife Catherine,
winning the 500m TC2 National Championships
in 2004.
Don Robertson, aged 77, racing in Div 6
at the 2014 Lincoln Marathon.