Clubs & Paddling Organizations

There are numerous clubs and paddling organizations that provide wonderful opportunities to paddlers of all abilities and backgrounds. Please use this page as a reference to help you get in touch with these organizations. If you would like your club or oranization listed here please e-mail us with your contact information at: study@useakayak.org

Clubs and Organizations (Crossing National/International Boundaries):
American Canoe Association (ACA)

British Canoe Union (BCU)
Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association (GLSKA)
Gulf Area Sea Paddlers (GASP)

International Maritime Organization (IMO) (SOLAS)
Paddling Life
PaddleWise
Paddling.net
QAJAQ-USA
SEE Kayaks
Trade Association of Paddle Sports Sea Kayaking (TAPS)
U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team (USCKT)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

World Kayak Federation (WKF)

Clubs and Organizations (listed by state):

Alabama
Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club

Alaska
South Central Alaska Kayak Club

Arizona
Central Arizona Paddlers Club (CAPL)
Southern Arizona Paddlers Club (SAPC)

California
Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK)
California Floaters Society (CFS)
California Kayak Friends (CKF)
Central Coast Paddlers Network (CCPN)
Santa Barbara Kayak Association (SBKA)
San Diego Kayak Club (SDKC)
San Onofre Surf Kayak Assocation (SOSKA)
Tsunami Rangers

Connecticut
Connecticut Sea Kayakers (ConnYak)

Colorado
Rocky Mountain Sea Kayak Club (RMSKC)

Delaware
Delmarva Paddlers (Deleware, Maryland & Virginia Peninsula)
Don's Delaware Kayak Club

Florida
Florida Sea Kayakers Association (FSKA)
Ft. Lauderdale Yakfishing Club
Marion County Aquaholics Paddlers Group (MCAPG)
Ocean Surf Kayak Club of the Palm Beaches
Paradise Coast Paddlers Club
Seminole Canoe and Kayak Club
Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers (TBSK)
West Florida Canoe Club

Georgia
Atlanta Kayakers
Canoe and Kayak Club of Augusta (CKCA)
Coastal Kayaking Association
Georgia Canoeing Association (GCA)

Illinois
Chicago Area Sea Kayakers Association (CASKA)
Chicago Kayak (CK)
Illinois Paddling Council (IPC)
Illinois Area Paddler Message Board (IAP)
Mackinaw Canoe Club

Louisiana
Bayou Haystackers Paddling Club (BHPC)

Maine
Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization (MaCKRO)
Southern Maine Sea Kayaking Network (SMSKN)

Maryland
Chesapeake Paddlers Association (CPA)
Delmarva Paddlers (Deleware, Maryland & Virginia Peninsula)

Massachusetts
Boston Sea Kayaking Club (BSKC)
MIT Outing Club (MITOC)
North Shore Paddlers Network (NSPN)
Wampanoag Paddlers

Michigan
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Club (GLSLC)
Keweenaw Paddling Club
Lansing Oar and Paddle Club (L.O.A.P.C.)
West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association (WMCKA)

Minnesota
Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club (SKOAC)

Mississippi
Bayou Haystackers Paddling Club (BHPC)

Mississippi Outdoor Club

Missouri
Missouri Whitewater Association
St. Louis Canoe & Kayak Club
Kansas City Whitewater Club
Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club

Nevada
Southern Nevada Paddling Club (SNPC)

New York
Central New York Kayak Club (CNY)
Metro Association of Sea Kayakers (MASK)
North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak, Inc (NACK)
Hudson River Watertrail Association

New Jersey
Hunterdon County Canoe Club (HCCC)
Jersey Shore Sea Kayak Association

Oregon
Oregon Ocean Paddling Society (OOPS)
Pacific Rivers Council (PRC)
Willamette Riverkeeper

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak Association (RICKA)

South Carolina
Sandlapper Sea Yackers
LowCountry Paddlers

Texas
Houston Canoe Club (HCC)
Houston Association of Sea Kayakers (HASK)

Virginia
Coastal Canoeists
Delmarva Paddlers (Deleware, Maryland & Virginia Peninsula)

Washington
Bainbridge Island Paddling Society (BIPS)
Boeing Employees Whitewater & Touring Club (BEWET)
Desert Kayak and Canoe Club (DKCC) (Tri Cities - Eastern WA)
Everett Mountaineers Sea Kayaking
Gig Harbor Kayak Club
Hole in the Wall Paddling Club (Anacortes area)
Matelot (Tacoma area)
North Sound Sea Kayaker Association (NSSKA) (Everett area)
Olympia Mountaineers Sea Kayaking
Olympic Kayak Club
Olympic Peninsula Paddlers
Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club
Seattle Mountaineers Sea Kayaking
Seattle Sea Kayak Club
Sound Rowers
South Sound Area Kayakers
Southwest Washington Canoe Club (Kelso area)
Tacoma Mountaineers Sea Kayaking
UW Kayak Club
Washington Kayak Club
Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts (WAKE)

Wisconsin
Mad City Paddlers
Clubs and Organizations outside the U.S.

Australia
Amature Canoe Association of Western Australia
Fairfield Canoe Club
Investigator Canoe Club
New South Wales Sea Kayak Club, Inc.
Townsville Canoe Club
Victorian Sea Kayak Club

Canada
Great Lakes Sea Kayak Association
Manitoba Recreational Canoeing Association
Pacific International Kayak Association (PIKA)
Sea Kayaking Association of British Columbia

Denmark
Odense Kajakklub

England
Durham University Canoe Club
Hull University Canoe Club
Jersey Canoe Club
Port of Plymouth Canoeing Association
Rutland Canoe Club

Finland
Espoon Eskimot r.y.
Helsingin Melojat
Sipoon Kanooti Klubi

France
Canoe Kayak Redonnais
Club de Kayak de Trappes St. Quentin
Connaissance du Kayak de mer
Strasbourg Eaux-Vives

Germany
Alster-Canoe-Club e.V.
Kayak-Club-Gars
Salwasser Union e.V.

Guam
Guam Kayak Association

Ireland
Irish Canoe Union
Irish Sea Kayaking Association (ISKA)

Italy
Il Kayak Da Mare

Netherlands

Eindhovense Kano Vereniging De Genneper Molen
Kanovaren bij de Windhappers
Kanovereniging Levitas, Leiden

New Zealand
Kiwi Association of Sea Kayaking (KASK)

Norway
Oslow Kajaklubb

Scotland
Scottish Canoe Association

South Africa
Recreational & Commercial Sea Kayaking Association of South Africa (RECSKASA)
Paddle Group

Spain
Federacion Espanola de Piraguismo/Spanish Canoe Federation

Sweden
Brunnsviken Canoe Club
Kanotisterna Sšdertalje
Linkšpings Kanotklubb
Malmš Kanotklubb
Nūsets Paddlarklubb
Tjšrns Kajakklubb

Taiwan
Adventure Kayak Club

Tasmania
Maatsuyker Canoe Club

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