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Formerly Nerang River Canoe Club, VLPC moved to the Varsity Lakes Boat Shed in October 2011 and changed its name to reflect the support of the local community.

In keeping with tradition, however the club maintained the club colours of red, white and black and the new logo reflects this combination of the old and the new.

Club members have competed in Marathon & Sprint races, which are held by clubs throughout Brisbane, North & South Coast’s and Northern NSW.

The Club has several Coaches available for learners, and for the more experienced – training sessions & technique improvements.

We provide all relevant information on races that you may be interested to compete in.

This sport is great for fitness or we can get you ready for some competition if that’s what your after.

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  • Barron River Challenge – Post Race Report Jun 24, 2024
    The BRC titles of ‘Barron and Barroness’ head interstate for fourth year in a row with Canberra paddling partners Craig Elliott and Laura Lee extending their overnight lead to finish at Kuranda Beach in a time of 3 hours 37 minutes and 8 seconds, 1 minute and 13 seconds outside […] The post Barron River […]
  • Wetlands Wander – Post event report May 29, 2024
    Sandgate Paddling Club – Wetlands Wander On Sunday the 27th of May, the Sandgate Paddle Club held the third race of the Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Marathon Series. The Wetlands Wander consists of a 5km loop course which winds through the Boondall Wetlands. Paddlers can choose to compete over 5km, […] The post Wetlands Wander […]
  • Moreton Bay Paddle – Post event report May 29, 2024
    Brisbane Paddle Club – Moreton Bay Paddle On Saturday the 11th of May, the Brisbane Paddling Club held the first race of the Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Series. The Moreton Bay Paddle is a 13 km downwind race on Moreton Bay from Nudgee boat ramp to Bells Beach, […] The post Moreton Bay […]
  • NEXT GENERATION SHOWCASE CANOE SPRINT AT 2024 ASIA PACIFIC CUP May 22, 2024
    The Australian Canoe Sprint Team put on a dominant display at this year’s Asia Pacific Cup winning an impressive 30 gold medals, 28 silver medals, and 16 bronze medals. With such a strong performance, Australia was titled the 2024 Asia Pacific Sprint Cup champions. The Asia Pacific Sprint Cup serves as a […] The post NEXT GENERATION […]
  • Council confirms commitment to proposed Redland Whitewater Centre May 17, 2024
    Redland City Council at this week’s General Meeting (15 May 2024) confirmed its continued support of the Redland Whitewater Centre. A Council spokesperson said the decision followed previous Council resolutions, in April 2021 and September 2023, to commit to being a Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Brisbane 2032) Junior […] The post Council confirms […]

RSS National News

  • BRENDAN PURCELL APPOINTED INCOMING NATIONAL PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR Jun 20, 2024
    Paddle Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Purcell to the role of National Performance Director, to commence following the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.  As the National Performance Director, Brendan will be the primary lead of Paddle Australia’s High Performance Program which purposefully supports Australian athletes to become the world’s best paddlers […]
  • OLYMPIAN ALYCE WOOD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT Jun 19, 2024
    Olympic kayaker Alyce Wood has announced she will retire from elite paddling following the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast, Alyce aspired to be an ironwomen, and when she was 15 turned to kayaking to improve her surf ski paddling, and fell in love with the sport. A multiple Australian surf […]
  • SUP PROMOTING HEALTH AND HAPPINESS WITHIN PADDLING COMMUNITY Jun 19, 2024
    A much loved paddling discipline, SUP provides individuals with a unique format in which to engage with the sport. Providing opportunities to paddle both recreationally and competitively, SUP attracts a wide cross-section of the Australian community to the water and to the sport of paddling. The decision to pick up a paddle was a spontaneous […]
  • PADDLE AUSTRALIA PRESENTS 2024/25 NATIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR Jun 18, 2024
    Paddle Australia is pleased to present the National Events Calendar for the 2024/25 paddling season. Doubling as the Australian Ocean Racing Championships, the 2024 Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race will kick start the jam-packed season in August before various national and international events follow over the summer months. The full calendar for National Events is […]