Canoe Kayak Sprint

The excitement of racing at the Olympics or Paralympics in the fastest craft. The buzz in the crowd as the starting time gets closer. The starters gun goes and the paddlers explode out of their blocks. Gliding over the water this sport has a big following, as the finish line approaches the crowd cheers. Sprint racing has it all. Distances of 200, 500 or 1000 metres are raced at Olympic level, Local races have similar distances with some long distance events also held.

South Australia has had many Olympic Representatives
Kate Barclay and Susan Tegg represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, Kate in Womens K4 500m and Susan in Womens K2 500m.
Hannah Davis is a dual Olympian representing us at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (WK4 – 500m (Bronze medal) & WK2 – 500m) and at the 2012 London Summer Olympics (WK4 – 500m)

Canoe Kayak Sprint event information

Sprint Regatta 7 November 2020

Thank you to all who participated and assisted at the sprint regatta last Saturday the 7th of November.  It was very pleasing to see...

Summer Sprint Regattas Calendar

Saturday 24th October - Regatta 1 Saturday 7th November - Regatta 2 Sunday 22nd November - Regatta 3 Fri-Sun 11-13th December - Grand Prix 1 Saturday 30th January...

Paddle 4 Prostate Regatta Results

The results for the Paddle SA Sprint Regatta 6 can be found here.

PSA Summer Regatta Sprint Series 2019/20

2019/20 Paddle South Australia Summer sprint series. 23 Feb Regatta 5 and State Titles Part 2 - results download PDF 22 November Regatta 4 - results...

Paddle SA Sprint State Titles 2019

The 2019 Paddle SA sprint state titles were held on Saturday the 12th of January at West Lakes Shore. Well done to those who...

Paddling Australia calendar of events for Sprint racing


Victorian Sprint and Marathon Short Course Championships

Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre
30 - 31 January, 2021
8:00am- 5:00pm
Discipline(s): Marathon,Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: State
Host: Victoria

Vic Sprint Junior Camp

Fairfield Canoe Club
6 March, 2021
9:00am- 1:00pm
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Training
Level of Event: State
Host: Victoria

Sprint clubs in South Australia

The major sprint clubs in South Australia are West Lakes, Holdfast Bay, Onkaparinga,  and Encounter Paddling. There are six major regattas held over the summer season culminating with the State Championships at the end of January and then leading onto the National Championships. Regatta racing is open to paddlers of all ages and all skill levels from beginners to the elite. Most of the clubs offer some form of development and coaching for all paddling skill levels.

Regattas are normally held at A. M. Ramsay Regatta Course, Oarsmen Reserve, Military Road, West Lakes. Events 1km, 500m and 200m sprints in Canoe and Kayak.

Encounter Paddling Inc
Holdfast Bay Canoe Club
Onkaparinga Canoe Club
West Lakes Canoe Club

Junior development

Paddle SA’s junior development program provides a pathway for young paddlers, from beginners to junior elite level. In conjunction with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) Talent Search Program, the program identifies and develops young potential elite paddlers. The program works to underpin and feed into the institute’s high performance program (SASI).
Paddle SA Talent ID programs are based at West Lakes, Onkaparinga River and Encounter Lakes.