We are an awesome kayaking club for flat water, marathon and sprint racing. Any paddlers from multisport, surf ski, ocean racing ski or K1/2/4 welcome.facebook

Why Join OUSA KRC?

  • Access to our club rooms.
  • Use of club gear (boats, paddles, lifejackets) or storage for your kayak.
  • Coaching.
  • Use of the club trailer for transporting gear.
  • Receive discounted entry to local races.
  • Go on trips to local and national kayaking races.
  • Explore the Otago Peninsula and rivers around the South Island.
  • Above all, the greatest benefit is access to a network of over 70 paddlers.

  • Benefits of Kayaking

  • Tones and strengthens Muscles.
  • Improves Joint Health.
  • Kayaking reduces stress and promotes relaxation.

  • Membership

    OUSA Kayak Club members range from beginners through to veterans with over 40 years paddling experience. We cater to all level from those simply looking for a fun way to keep in shape, through to those who are looking to race at a national level.

    Membership Fees:

    Student (OUSA/OPSA): $100 per year.

    Staff or Public: $120 per year.

    Semesterly: $50 per semester.

    To join fill out the membership form and email to or bring it to one of the training sessions.

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    OUSA KRC Membership Form

    OUSA KRC Facebook Page

    Most of OUSA KRC's communication is done through our Facebook page. This is where members share news and coaches inform athletes about training sessions.

    Otago University Students Association Kayak Racing Club



    Brendan O'Neill

    Brendan was one of the founding members of the kayaking club and has done a massive amount of work securing funding. He has been kayaking since high school and competed for Britain in the K2 kayaking event. He is a GP and has a very good knowledge of sports medicine, metabolic training and exercise regimes (such as plyometrics).

    Darrin McKillop


    President: Tadgh Kelly

    Secretary: Sharon Lequeux

    Sharon has been involved with surf lifesaving since 2003. She is local to Dunedin and has competed in the Coast to Coast.

    Membership Officer: Darrin McKillop

    Multisport Representative: Norman Dunroy

    Treasurer: Brendan O'Neill

    Website: Sharon Lequeux

    Affiliated Bodies

    Otago University Students Association (OUSA)

    Canoe Racing New Zealand (CRNZ)

    Other Links


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