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

  • 2024 Paddle Queensland Canoe Polo State Team Feb 27, 2024
    Congratulations to the following paddlers who will represent Queensland at the 2024 Paddle Australia National Championships Jack Steel (Captain) Jack Quinn (Vice Captain Darcy Renouf Sean Reid Tim Maier Joshua Vivian Michael Thompson Stephen Hubbard MEN’S OPEN A Daniel Morris (Captain) Liam Warriner (Vice Captain) Thomas King Koi Oliver Hewlett-Smith … 2024 Paddle Queensland Canoe […]
  • 2024 Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Championships Dec 27, 2023
    Welcome to the Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Championships. The 2024 Championships will bring the Queensland Ocean Racing community together across seven events from May to December. The Championships will comprise of Male, Female and Mixed classes for Junior 16, Junior 18, Under 21, Under 23, Senior, Masters and … 2024 Pacific Coast Ocean […]
  • 2024 Pacific Coast Marathon Championships Dec 27, 2023
    Welcome to the Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Marathon Championships. The 2024 Championships will bring the Queensland Marathon community together across ten events from February to October. The Championships will comprise of Male, Female and Mixed classes for Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 21, Under 23, Opens … 2024 Pacific Coast Marathon […]
  • 2024 Events Calendar Dec 27, 2023
    More People Paddling, More of the Time. Over 26 events are planned across 2024 and we look forward to seeing you on the water! To download the full calendar click here. To download the Marathon calendar click here. To download the Sprint calendar click here. To download the Ocean calendar … 2024 Events Calendar Read […]
  • Brisbane Kayak Guides Wanted Dec 27, 2023
    Paddle Queensland is looking for qualified guides to run our participation programs across Brisbane, Ideally you will be available to work during the entire week and have the ability to tow the kayak trailer. Activities run from Nudgee Beach, Shorncliffe Boat Ramp, Simpsons Playground and Heath Park and run at … Brisbane Kayak Guides Wanted […]

RSS National News

    Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to announce the Australian Canoe Slalom teams for 2024. Following selection at the 2024 Oceania Championships and 2024 Canoe Slalom AUS Open, PA is pleased to present the senior, U23 and junior teams that will represent Australia on the world stage in 2024. Olympic gold medalist Jessica Fox and Paris […]
  • CEO Blog – February Feb 28, 2024
    With an event-heavy start to what will be a very big year for paddling and Paddle Australia, it’s safe to say that 2024 is well and truly in full swing! On behalf of Paddle Australia, I’d like to start by extending my heartfelt congratulations to Tim Anderson and Tristan Carter who have been selected to […]
  • 10 Things you need to know about the 2024 Canoe Slalom Nationals Feb 28, 2024
    1) – RACE SCHEDULE The draft race schedule can be found HERE and will start with the team leaders meeting on Thursday April 4th at 3.00 pm. The basic program will follow: Tuesday- All States Camp and Open Training. Wednesday- All States Camp and Open Training. Thursday- Training Friday- Kayak Cross Saturday- All Slalom Heats Sunday […]
  • 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships Feb 26, 2024
    Registrations are OPEN for the 2024 PA Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships, which will be hosted by Paddle SA on the beautiful Encounter Lakes April 5th -7th. Click HERE to register. Things that could help with planning and training! It would be an advantage to be able to wash ride effectively on bends. Short beach […]