Ivanhoe Northcote Canoe Club (INCC) is located on the banks of the Yarra in Fairfield Park near the boathouse cafe off Heidelberg Road in the City of Yarra. The club was established over 50 years ago and has a proud history as one of Victoria’s largest kayaking clubs, producing many Australian representatives over the decades.
We currently have about 300 members ranging in age from 10 to over 80, participating for recreation, friendship, fitness and competition. We compete in marathon, sprint, wildwater and multisport events.
The club offers many benefits to members:
- access to a fleet of modern, well-maintained club boats and equipment
- coaching programs for beginners and juniors
- storage for privately owned boats
- plenty of training options from social to seriously competitive
- insurance and access to all levels of competition though Canoeing Australia
- great central location
INCC was founded in 1956 by Ross Chenoweth after the demise of the Rudder Grange Canoe Club which folded with the closure of the Rudder Grange Boathouse and Tearooms. In the beginning the club consisted of a trailer of boats, which were towed to the river two to three times a week. The original ‘put in’ was at the old swimming pool steps in Alphington Park just up stream of the paper mill.
In the early 70’s the club was invited to use Panther Pavilion in Fairfield Park. As this was in Northcote Council at the time it was decided to rename the club Ivanhoe Northcote Canoe Club.