Sprint Canoe and Kayak Racing

The North Bay Canoe Club (NBCC) offers Sprint Canoe Kayak programs for athletes aged 8 and up. These programs provide instruction and training for beginners and experienced paddlers alike in the Olympic sport of canoe and kayak. Participants will compete at regional regattas (races) across eastern Ontario and will have the opportunity to compete at the provincial, national and international level as they progress.

All Sprint Canoe Kayak programs are developed and supervised by NBCC’s full time, year-round coach, Mihail Oghina. Mihail has a Masters degree in Physical Education and over 12 years of coaching experience, leading several athletes to compete in junior world championships. He and all of NBCC’s Assistant Coaches are NCCP and Standard First Aid certified. They also have Pleasure Craft Operation cards and current Criminal Records checks.

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U10/U12/14 SPRINT CANOE KAYAK PROGRAMS

NBCC offers sprint, summer, fall and winter programs for kids aged 8 - 13*. The Summer program is a full day, Monday to Friday program that runs from the beginning of July to the end of August while the Spring, Fall and Winter programs run after school and on weekends. Regattas are held in the summer on weekends, generally in the Ottawa area, with one regatta in North Bay each year.
* Age as of January 1, 2022

The focus is on learning paddling skills, enjoying the wonders of Trout Lake, making friends, and age-appropriate athletic training that follows Long Term Athlete Development principles. The goal is to develop water sport skills and confidence while having a great time in a safe and supportive environment.

For those who are new to the sport, our summer Intro to Sprint Racing Camps and Spring Intro to Spring Racing Camp are a great introduction racing boats and techniques. The four-week spring camp runs after school in June and the two-week summer camps are all-day camps in July and August. All camp fees paid will be deducted from the Sprint Program fees for that year if your child decides to move on to the all-summer racing program..

Select one of the Program links below for more details and registration information:

SPRING TRAINING | U10/U12/U14 SUMMER RACING | FALL TRAINING | WINTER TRAINING

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U16 + CANOE KAYAK SPRINT PROGRAMS



NBCC offers year-round programs for athletes aged 14 and up* who are training to compete at divisional, provincial and national regattas. Athletes typically practice 8 to 12 times per week in the early mornings and late afternoon in the summer, before and after school and Saturdays in the spring, fall and winter.
* Age as of January 1, 2022

Training focuses on the continued development of proper canoe/kayak technique, general and sport specific strength training and aerobic conditioning, team boat skills, and racing performance skills.

Select one of the  Program links below for more details and registration information:

SPRING TRAINING | U16+ SUMMER RACING | FALL TRAININGWINTER TRAINING

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NBCC MASTERS

NBCC’s year-round Masters programs are for adults over 25 who want to compete at local, provincial and national regattas. NBCC's masters program suits adults new to the sport, returning to the sport and those that have been long-time paddlers.

You can learn more about the Masters program and how to register HERE