Traditionally, a ‘Master’ is anyone over the age of 25 years old who participates in competitive training sessions. Owing to the steep learning curve required to paddle a racing canoe or kayak, Masters have traditionally been experienced paddlers who stayed with, or came back to, the sport they love - either to compete in an age category or just for the pleasure of being on the water.
Recently, the Rideau Canoe Club has enjoyed an influx of adult paddlers of all ages (at least 19 years of age) who are taking up the challenging sport for the first time. Perhaps you are an accomplished athlete from different sport wishing to give sprint boats a try…or maybe you are a parent of an aspiring young paddler.
No matter what your background, the Rideau Adult/Masters Program has something for you! To determine which level is best for you and to view program options with training days, times & fees, please visit the Programs section.
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What our Adult/Masters program offers!
All of our Adult/Masters coached groups train twice a week in the mornings or evenings. The huge success of our Adult/Masters program has created a large pool of returning paddlers with different abilities and paddlers are divided according to speed instead of experience. This approach is very successful as it permits intermediate and advanced paddlers with similar abilities to train together under the same coach. As in previous years athletes will be asked to indicate their preferred training group. Every effort will be made to meet this preference, however, athletes may be asked to join a different coached group that better fits their abilities. If you are not sure which coached group is for you, view the Program options and contact the Master’s Coordinator or your coach for more information!
Once again we welcome new paddlers with no sprint boat experience to our Introduction classes. These 4 week Introduction classes offer both members and non-members the opportunity to test our sport before committing to an entire season. Paddlers graduating from a Introduction classes who have an interest to continue paddling may obtain a full membership for the rest of the season, and may also transition to the next level with pro-rated program fees with the coach’s permission.
We believe that a strong club creates opportunities for paddlers of all ages to come together to share their love of our sport. The Rideau Canoe Club encourages all of its members to come together socially to celebrate special events, support each other during volunteer club activities, or just hang out on a summer night at one of our BBQ's or potluck dinners.
Paddlers of all ages have the opportunity to participate in Friday night races held at the club every 2 weeks. Racing starts in June.
The RCC Masters Regatta is organized by club members. If you wish to volunteer on our Masters Regatta Committee, please contact Meredith Curren (email@example.com).