Fairfield Canoe Club is a dynamic club on the banks of the Yarra River with a friendly club culture and rich history that spans 90 years. The club offers a successful four-week beginner course, regular training sessions, coaching, weekly e-News bulletin, access to a fleet of beginner and intermediate club-owned boats and allocated storage racks for private boats.
Members can simply enjoy the use of club facilities or participate in training, events and social occasions such as BBQs, movie-fundraisers and our annual awards night. Club members have triumphed at state, national, international and Olympic levels of competition in the sports of canoeing and kayaking and hold records in the famous long-distance event the Murray River Marathon. Club members participate in marathon kayaking, sprint events, canoe polo, dragon boating and a huge range of related sports.
The Club offers paddlers of all abilities an opportunity to enjoy kayaking for recreation or competition in a relaxed environment. As one of the oldest continuing canoe clubs in Australia, the club has withstood the test of time to become the thriving place it is today.
Fairfield Canoe Club owns its own clubhouse on private land. With boat storage at the club, fully equipped changerooms, a huge meeting area and direct access to the Yarra River, all your paddling needs are taken care of at the Fairfield Canoe Club.
Following the success of the mixed doubles canoeing contingent at Essendon in the last of the Winter Series races in 2013, Peter Ohman was inspired to create the Fairfield Doubles Canoe Event. See more images from the inaugural race in 2014. Photo top: Early morning looking at the club house from the Yarra. Photo second: looking across the Yarra to the club from Studley Park. All photographs: MLH