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 Competition. Community. History.

Established in 1904, the Washington Canoe Club is a community of volunteers passionately dedicated to preserving, promoting and engaging in paddlesports on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. WCC’s boathouse, over a century old, is an iconic historic landmark serving as a base for its members to train for competition, paddle for recreation, and host community, educational and charitable groups.

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What's New?

Live Music Returns to the Washington Canoe Club in June!

Panorama Jazz Band
Sunday, June 12
4-8 pm

New Orleans' own PANORAMA JAZZ BAND will bring their Crescent City party vibe to WCC to benefit the restoration of our historic boathouse.

Your event hosts will provide Mardi Gras fare along with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bloody Mary bar will be extra.)
 
Also in store is a silent auction of WCC Experiences and raffle items. There's something for everyone!

Online ticket sales are now closed! WCC members will be able to purchase tickets at the gate.

Parking is restricted to WCC-assigned volunteers.


Thanks to everyone who came out and made the 16th Annual Kumu'ohu Challenge a great day of racing!

After two long years, the Washington Canoe Club welcomed all paddlers back to the club on April 23 for the 16th annual Kumuohu Challenge on the Potomac! 

The race was split into three heats, OC2’s, OC1’s, and SUPs. Surf skis, kayaks, sprint canoes others were also in the mix to make it interesting. Thanks to all the racers, cheerleaders, and volunteers who made it a wonderful day. Photos are on the gallery page,  on the WCC FB page, lightroom,  and results on paddleguru.


The WCC History Book is still available!

Images of America: Washington Canoe Club
By Chris Brown

The book is available for purchase (all proceeds from the sale will go to the boathouse restoration fund). Or donate $250 or more to the restoration fund and receive a complimentary signed copy.

Head over to our history page and watch Chris Brown's Virtual Book Talk that was given via Zoom on December 3, 2020.


Take the WCC 2022 Paddle Fit challenge

The goal is to paddle 1,000 miles or more in 2022!
While the challenge was created with non-racing members in mind, it is open to any member who wants to take it on and is willing to log their mileage throughout the year.
To register: Sign up in the book outside the weight room and track your mileage on the pages provided. Any paddle powered craft of choice is fine (SUP, OC, canoe, kayak, etc. or a combination). Mileage paddled in team boats or off-site can be included.
If you have further questions, please email: PaddleFitWCC@gmail.com

WCC SIGNS 60-YEAR LEASE WITH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE!

December 12, 2019, is now a milestone day in the history of our 115-year-old club. Never before has the WCC had a tenure agreement for more than 5 years. Today our home is secure until 2080!


NEW WCC branded items are now available in our seasonal Squad Locker stores!


Show off your club spirit and look good doing it!
In an effort to increase the variety of WCC branded "merch" for members of all ages (including infants and toddlers), the WCC shopkeepers have added new hats, shirts, leggings, bags, bibs, and more into two seasonal Squad Locker stores. Items will be periodically updated and changed, so keep checking back!

Visit the Fall/Winter Store.
Visit the Spring/Summer Store.