Otago Kayak Racing Club is a Dunedin based sports club for sprint and marathon distance kayakers and multisport paddlers. We are affiliated with the Otago University Students Association (OUSA) and Canoe Racing New Zealand (CRNZ). facebook

June 2018

Grade Two River Paddling Skills Sessions and Trips Start Soon

OKRC is once again offering a Grade 2 assessment program after the success of last years trial. The program will consist of:
- A theory evening at 7PM on the 11th July 2018 upstairs in the ORKC clubrooms (free, but you must be an ORKC member).
- Two pool sessions. Session one will cover capsizing; throwing and receiving throw bags; deep water rescues; bracing; forward and reverse sweep strokes. Session two will cover T-rescues; rolling.

- A beach trip to Brighton where we will paddle white water kayaks. This session will develop your low brace and sweep strokes, rolling, capsizing and confidence in cold water.

- At least two club river trips (Beaumont, Waipori and possibly further afield).

- A log book with 5 additional river trips (if you already have had adequate river experience this number may be reduced at the discretion of the OKRC coach Brendan).

If you are interested in attending any of these sessions you MUST RSVP to ousakrc@gmail.com or to Coach Brendan. For more information including dates and costs please check the Training and Events page.

June 2017

Kayak Club Open Day 22nd July 2017

To kick off the second semester OUSA KRC is having an open day (0930 Saturday the 22nd of July). We will have surf skis, SK1s and K1s available to try out. If you are a beginner kayaker then bring a wetsuit or thermals and warm change of clothes as you will get wet!

June 2017

Winter Training Times (as of 1st June 2017)

All regular training sessions take place at the kayak club. Check the club Facebook page for updates and cancellations.

Monday 0630/6.30AM

Tuesday 1600/4PM

Wednesday 0630/6.30AM

Thursday 1600/4PM

Saturday 0800/8AM

Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to do a warm up and stretch and be ready to get onto the water at the times above. Early morning sessions on Monday and Wednesday go ahead whatever the weather but will be land based if the weather is rough.

March 2016

Welcome Back Students!

To kick off the first semester OUSA KRC is having an open day (9AM on Saturday the 12th of March). We will have a range of kayaks available for all abilities. If it is your absolute first time in either a surf ski or a racing K1 then bring a wetsuit or thermals and warm change of clothes with you. We will have a few spare wetsuits but first in first served. We will have a brief orientation with danishes and doughnuts before heading out to either the marina or harbour for a paddle (depending on conditions and abilities).

KRC open day

JUNE 2015


OUSA KRC is having a clear out of the club shed to make room for club kayaks and kayaks of current members. There were several private boats being stored at the club and full membership is required to continue storage of these kayaks. Private boats of non-members have now been removed to a secure location and can be retrieved upon payment for storage.

APRIL 20TH 2015

Matanaka Caves Trip


Over the Easter break we headed out to the Matanaka caves and kayaked down Pink Cathedral cave (the second longest known sea cave in the world). We also found the entrance to Matainaka cave – a cave system that is 1.5km long! We will organise a trip out there in the second semester (once it warms up a bit) with the white water club. For photos of the trip check out the OUSA KRC facebook page. The next club trip will be out to the caves of Caversham.

MARCH 24TH 2014

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

Every Sunday morning there is a social paddle for all Dunedin kayakers (or out of town visitors). Meet at 0900/9AM at the marina boat ramp (beside the Otago Yacht Club at approxmiately 25 Magnet Street). Paddlers of any craft (sea kayaks, surf skis, race boats, multisport boats, waka) are all welcome, but you must be confident paddling your kayak. A great way to meet other recreational kayakers from around Dunedin and gain a few training buddies!