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.
New Orleans' own PANORAMA JAZZ BAND will bring their Crescent City party vibe to WCC to benefit the restoration of our historic boathouse.
Online ticket sales are now closed! WCC members will be able to purchase tickets at the gate.
Parking is restricted to WCC-assigned volunteers.
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.
Images of America: Washington Canoe Club
By Chris Brown
Head over to our history page and watch Chris Brown's Virtual Book Talk that was given via Zoom on December 3, 2020.
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!
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!