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

  • Race 2 of the PCMS is this Sunday! Jun 14, 2022
    Round 2 is on this Sunday with Registrations Closing on Thursday. Click Here to register! For more information on the 2022 Pacific Coast Marathon Series Click Here.
  • 2022 Calendar Update Jun 14, 2022
    Events Calendar To ensure paddlers are aware of the range of events available, the below calendar has been collated for your reference.To view/download the calendar click here. Recreation Calendar To ensure the greater paddling community are aware of the range of recreational activities available, the below calendar has been collated for your reference.To view/download the calendar click here. Education Calendar To ensure the greater paddling […]
  • 2022 State Championships Calendar Jun 14, 2022
    Canoe Marathon: 8 – 9th October, Coomera (inc Schools) SUP Technical: 8th October, Coomera SUP Distance: 9th October, CoomeraCanoe Ocean Racing: 6th November, Gold Coast SUP Ocean Racing: 6th November, Gold Coast Canoe Sprint: 2nd – 4th December, Lake Kawana (inc Schools) SUP Sprint: 4th December, Lake Kawana Canoe Polo: TBC More information to follow.
  • 2022 Annual Awards Update Jun 14, 2022
    Paddle Queensland presents a number of awards to recognise individuals and clubs that have made a significant contribution to paddling.For the 2022 Annual Awards, Paddle Queensland will review key events, courses and activities to collate as many entries as possible for the nomination period and send to each club for review and endorsement. Each club […]
  • 2023 Provisional Calendar Jun 14, 2022
    The below provisional calendar has been provided to help paddlers start planning for 2023. As this is a provisional calendar, dates may change so please contact the event organiser prior to finalising any travel or accommodation. To view/download the calendar click here.

RSS National News

    Olympic champion Jess Fox continues to dominate on the ICF World Cup circuit, taking her third consecutive K1 crown overnight in Tacen, Ljubljana. Last night’s win was an emotional one for Fox who had been feeling ill before her K1 final, but still managed to record a time quick enough to see her secure her […]
  • ICF appoints new Secretary General Jun 24, 2022
    Paddle Australia would like to congratulate experienced Canoe and Olympic Official Richard Pettit who was appointed as the International Canoe Federation Secretary General overnight. The former ICF media and communications manager returns to the federation after five years working for the International Olympic Committee, where he was a driving force behind Athlete365, a critically acclaimed […]
  • All States camp success at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Jun 23, 2022
    The recent Paddle Australia All States Canoe Slalom camp has been a huge success with paddlers from all over the country participating and reconnecting with the slalom community. Held at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, this was the third camp for 2022 as the facility was forced into an extended closure due to the pandemic. The […]
  • Australian Canoe Slalom Team prepared for ICF Slalom World Cup 3 showdown in Slovenia Jun 22, 2022
    The Australian Canoe Slalom Team have made their way to Ljubljana-Tacen in Slovenia for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3. It marks their third consecutive weekend of World Cup action following the opening World Cup in Prague which saw Jess Fox claim K1 gold, and last week’s event in Poland where Jess won back-to-back […]