Welcome to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club Masters Paddling Programs.

We have something for all interests and skill levels so please review the programs and find the one best suited to you. All RHCC programs are led by qualified coaches. All indicated skill levels are directional. 

If you are unsure about which program to register for, please reach out to Mary Chambers, our registrar (, and we’ll help you find the right program.

If you are an adult new to the sport of sprint kayaking, please register for our Adult Intro program.


RHCC offers four Masters’ Programs, two coached and two experienced: 

Coached Masters

Our Coached Masters’ program is designed to help our adult paddlers interested in training to improve their paddling skills and training to race. We offer two levels of Coached Masters at RHCC:

  • Novice Coached Masters (for those still new to racing sprint boats) 
  • Advanced Coached Masters (for those experienced in racing sprint boats) 

Experienced Masters

Our Experienced Masters program is designed for independent, competent paddlers who train regularly on their own schedule. These paddlers have their own boats and paddles and compete
at various regattas throughout the season.

  • Junior Masters (Ages 18·24) 
  • Senior Masters (Ages 25+) 

All RHCC programs require swimming ability: swim 75m without a life jacket or aid, and tread water for 1.5 minutes