News

About

Welcome to Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club Home Page

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.

RSS State News

  • PQ Paddler Winter News Jun 30, 2024
    Click here to view the PQ Paddler Winter newsletter The post PQ Paddler Winter News first appeared on Paddle Queensland.
  • 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 […]

RSS National News

  • AUSSIES READY TO RACE AT 2024 ICF JUNIOR AND U23 CANOE SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Jul 16, 2024
    The Australia Junior and U23 team have arrived in Bulgaria ahead of the 2024 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships, ready to don the green and gold and represent Australia on the world stage. Made up of 21 of Australia’s best young athletes, the team have been training both at home and in […]
  • CORY HILL SYNONYMOUS WITH OCEAN RACING IN AUSTRALIA Jul 15, 2024
    Set to take place as part of the upcoming Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race weekend, the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships will see talented paddlers come together from August 2-4 to battle it out for the title. Taking place on the Gold Coast, the prestigious event will take paddlers downwind from Kurrawa to […]
  • ‘PADDLE TO PARIS’ DOCUMENTARY TAKES VIEWERS INSIDE PADDLE AUSTRALIA’S JOURNEY TO THE GAMES Jul 12, 2024
    After countless hours of training and thousands of kilometres paddled, it will all come down to just seconds when Australia’s canoe sprint, canoe slalom and para canoe athletes line up at the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Paddle Australia is taking viewers behind the scenes preparing for the Games in a one hour documentary, ‘Paddle […]
  • DAVIDSON WINS KAYAK CROSS BRONZE AT JUNIOR SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Jul 8, 2024
    Codie Davidson (NSW) has delivered a fantastic finish for Team Australia at the 2024 ICF Junior and Under 23 Canoe Slalom World Championships, winning bronze in the Women’s Junior Kayak Cross overnight. It’s the second year in a row that the Western Sydney Whitewater Club paddler has won bronze at the Junior World Championships, taking […]