Seattle-Tacoma Clubs

University of Washington Kayak Club

Informal instruction and practice sessions are held at the Hec Edmunsen pool most Sunday mornings during Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Separate evening practice sessions on Lake Washington for whitewater paddling and sea kayaking are sometimes conducted when daylight permits during these three quarters. During summer quarter, pool sessions move to Lake Washington.

http://students.washington.edu/ukc/wordpress/

 

University of Puget Sound Kayak Club

The University of Puget Sound Kayak Club provides pool sessions twice weekly while school is in session.  Informal instruction by experienced students is usually focused on fellow students of the university, however community members from the Puget Sound area are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/UPSKayakClub?fref=ts

 

Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group

Meet other Sea Kayakers. Get together for weeknight social paddles a few times a month. Discuss gear/plan day/overnight trips.  Previous experience/lessons not needed for some of the day paddles, recommended or required for some of the trips. Trips will be geared for intermediate to adv paddlers. Beginner trips may be added.  Will also schedule some basic safety meetups to go over things like strokes, bracing, rescues, chart reading and some of the many local resources on about a monthly basis, and look forward to additional assistant organizers to help out with these and with putting trips together.  Who’s ready to paddle now?

http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/

 

Washington Kayak Club

The Washington Kayak Club promotes safe kayaking in the Pacific Northwest by offering trips; providing education, training, and skills development for recreational kayakers, instructors, coaches, and trip leaders, and actively protecting and conserving northwest waters and access lands.

http://www.washingtonkayakclub.org/

 

Washington Recreational River Runners

Washington Recreational River Runners (WRRR) is a private, nonprofit corporation organized to promote the safe, recreational use and enjoyment of all.  WRRR is a means for river users to meet and exchange information, ideas, and opinions.  WRRR members enjoy the rivers of the Northwest and British Columbia, in raft, catarafts, inflatable and hardshell kayaks.  WRRR is open to any whitewater enthusiast.  WRRR encourages adequate training in relevant river skills and the recognition and respect of land owner rights.  WRRR also educates and informs river users of river development plans, environmental laws which can protect rivers and government programs which study and manage rivers.  WRRR members enjoy organized trips or hook up with other members for private trips.  WRRR is dedicated to promoting recreational river running as a safe, fun sport for all.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/313404025257/

 

League of Northwest Water Racers

The League of Northwest Whitewater Racers is an all-volunteer group of paddlers in the Pacific Northwest. Under the auspices of the American Canoe Association, US Canoe&Kayak, and the Washington Kayak Club, the League organizes wild water races and races and training clinics in whitewater slalom.

http://www.nwwhitewater.org/index.htm

 

Paddle Trails Canoe Club

We paddle canoes, kayaks and inflatables.   We paddle rivers, lakes and salt water.   We paddle for fun, adrenaline, scenery and wilderness.  Yep, we’re probably paddling something, somewhere right now!!  Paddle Trails Canoe Club (PTCC) is a supportive community of paddlers who like to get out on water whenever we can and focus on fun and safety.  We invite you to take a few minutes to explore our site and, if you like what you see, to have you join us.  We always welcome new members.

https://www.paddletrails.org/

 

Professor Paddle

An awesome online forum that includes river beta and flows, commentary on various topics, a place to share your ideas and get feedback, and generally an awesome and expansive networking opportunity with members of the many organizations and groups of boaters in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

http://professorpaddle.com/