The Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club (YCKC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing and developing the
sport of Flatwater/Sprint Canoe and Kayak in Yorkton and District.
For 30 years, YCKC has offered programs for all ages! YCKC is known for hosting its annual Yorkton Developmental
Regatta, which draws in athletes from around the province to compete in a challenging yet fun filled environment. YCKC
athletes have made Yorkton proud by representing their club
at local, provincial, and national regattas, always competing with sportsmanship, dedication, and excellence.
Though mainly a Sprint Club, YCKC also offers Learn-to-Paddle, Recreational, Group, and Rental programs that
focus on paddling safety, healthy and active lifestyle, and having fun! In 2014, YCKC started a Dragon Boat program as
well as Paddle-All (partnership with Sask Abilities).
YCKC is a member of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) and Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC).
YCKC's coaches and Executive are committed to creating a positive, challenging, and fun environment for everyone.
All Executive and Coaches are Respect in Sport certified. We are open to new ideas on how to improve our club and its service to the community! E-mail
and/or call us. We look forward to seeing you on the water!
|Club House location from Yorkton, SK
Flatwater/Sprint Canoe and Kayaking takes place on lakes and calm rivers:
· It is a competitive and an Olympic sport;
· Boats are narrow and fast (and kinda tippy);
· Distances are 200m, 500m, 1000m, 6km;
· Boats can be singles (K1 or C1), doubles (K2 or C2), fours (K4 or
C4) or War Canoe (15 paddlers)
(K= kayak, C = Canoe);
· Kayaks have a rudder that controls steering;
· Canoers paddle on one knee and only on one side;
· Paddlers do not need to "roll". If one flips the boat, one simply falls out!
|A-Block Paddling Stroke Photo
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History of the Dragon Boat by Andrew Chittick PDF