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The Washington Canoe Club has drafted reopening guidance for members and guests. Read the complete list, continue to stay safe, and enjoy the river.

2021 Registration Opens January 1, 2021

Register and pay dues on or before January 31, 2021 to avoid late fees

 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?

The WCC History Book is here!

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.



The pandemic is far from over in this region.

Phased reopening at WCC follows a nationwide pattern of beginning to return to some normalcy. As all area jurisdictions are doing, WCC leadership will monitor club usage and reevaluate the policy if necessary. The new rules are posted at the club and on the News and Events page.

Thank you all for your patience and cooperation with the initial restrictions from March through July. Let's continue to stay safe and enjoy the club.

Take the WCC 2021 Paddle Fit challenge

The goal is to paddle 1,000 miles or more in 2021!
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:

D.C. citywide curfews include wcc

The boathouse will close in accordance with any curfew order enacted in the District. Should the dates and times change under the order, they change for WCC as well. From a practical perspective you should leave the club in time to get home or out of the District before the curfew starts.


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!

NOAA Tide Schedule

Paddling Weather

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.