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 Week 1/February

Beach Riot at Cottesloe
Playboaters, sea kayakers and other potential plastic toy collectors should be warned that on Sunday, 15th Feb there will be a Riot kayaks demo day between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm at Dutch Inn ( Beach St Cottesloe).
There will be five different play boat designs to try including the new "Turbo" (two sizes) as well as the new Riot "Excursion" sea kayak. Have fun while learning about the latest trends in kayak design. For more details contact Tom at Rivergods ph 9259 0749 or <mailto:rivergods@iinet.net.au>rivergods@iinet.net.au
Swan Canoe Club Open Day
9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Sunday, 15th February. Come and try kayaking! Most people receiving this email are already hooked, but spread the word to your family, friends and workmates. There will be experienced instructors on hand to get them started. Also - Sausage Sizzle and Slalom Demo at 12:30 pm - gold coin donation. Swan Canoe Club is at Mosman Park, next door to Mead's restaurant, Johnson Parade.
South West Canoe Club
Paddle for the weekend, 6th & 7th March, at Bunbury and meet our country cousins.
Social paddle on the Collie River, Australind, on Saturday, late afternoon, followed by a barbecue at Eaton foreshore. Sunday morning is the Bridge to Bridge Race - 14km with a short course as well - 6.5km.
<http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>Go here for full details or <http://www.swcc.geo.net.au/>here   <http://www.swcc.geo.net.au/B2B%20Entry%20Form%202004.pdf>Click here for entry form or email or phone Barb (you need to enter before 27th February or else late fee applies). This is a race that anyone can win . . . as you set the time you will take to do it - then closest to that time wins! (naturally, without your watch).
Contact: Barb Fitzgerald, 9725 2584 or <mailto:barb@geo.net.au>barb@geo.net.au - website:  <http://www.swcc.geo.net.au/>http://www.swcc.geo.net.au/
Paddler Wanted
for solo swimmer to Rottnest on 21st Feb. Swimmer will cover all costs for return ferry for kayak and paddler. Please call Pete 0411 744 622.
Canning River Canoe Club - New Event: Time Trials
A friendly and enthusiastic group of paddlers has been meeting for the last two weeks for the Thursday evening time trial, starting 6pm - all are welcome, including juniors. It's a four lap course, about 35-45 minutes, and there will be a barbecue afterwards - barbecue packs will be available, BYO beer. Soft drinks for participants are being provided, compliments of Perth Kayak Centre. More info' - Garth 0412 602 013 or Bull 9330 9011 (w). 
Event Reminder
Marathon 5, The Barkers Race
, Sunday, 8th Feb. 23km or short course 12km. Registration 7am - 7.55am. Meet at Ascot Kayak Club, Garvey Park, Redcliffe.
RAIDER X  sea kayak,
please phone 0418 913 178
K1, Clever X (prefer Max Kayaks) Good Condition. Contact Wayne 0419 947 747. <mailto:wayne@ibs2000.com.au>wayne@ibs2000.com.au
Double kayak suitable for Avon Descent duties - plastic or fibreglass. Ph: Stuart on 9272 1110
Sit on top Kayak around 4+ metres onwards. Will pay $500-$600. Reply to <mailto:hunting_mainiac@hotmail.com>hunting_mainiac@hotmail.com
Double Kayak suitable for trips, must be in good condition.Back in Perth beginning of February <mailto:jbram386@hotmail.com.au>jbram386@hotmail.com.au or 0412 090 965
Finn Endorfinn in reasonable condition.  <mailto:giff@tpg.com.au>giff@tpg.com.au

 Week 3/February

Albany Canoe Club - State Masters' Games Events
Middleton Beach Challenge - Saturday, 24th April, 8am

Race from Middleton Beach to Green Island & return (approx 12KM). Open to surf ski, ocean kayak & sit on top craft, a flotation device MUST be worn or carried. Medals presented at Morning Tea 10 AM at the Surf Lifesaving Club.
Cost $20 entry fee to the Masters Games + $5 race entry
Casual Ocean Paddle - Pub to Perth, Monday, 26th April, 8am
Join Ralph at the Esplanade Hotel, Middleton Beach, Albany, for a paddle to HMAS Perth (dive wreck) returning via Whaleworld for morning tea in the café. (approx 20 Km). Open to surf skis, ocean kayaks & sit on craft, flotation device must be worn or carried.
For both of the above contact Ralph Flowers for more information 0429 104 556
Albany Canoe Club Calendar
has been updated - <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/albanycc.html>check it out here.
Review of CWA Financial Processes
Our state canoeing association is to conduct a review of its financial processes. Appropriately qualified and experienced parties interested in submitting a quote should contact Pirra at CWA on 9285 8501 or <mailto:canoe@canoewa.com.au>canoe@canoewa.com.au for a brief. Quotations close 5.00 pm, 5th March, 2004.
Tide Predictions for Guildford, 2004
are now available from Tides link on front page of website or <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/tideindex.html>click here - pdf file. You will need Adobe Acrobat to download - thanks to Department of Planning and Infrastructure, Waves and Tides.
Event Reminders
WA Sprint Championships -
Sat & Sun, 21st & 22nd February - for the best photo finishes in canoeing turn up and watch from 7am, Hind's Reserve, Bayswater (Avon Descent finish line).
WA Marathon Championships - Sat & Sun, 28th & 29th February - entries due in today, 20th Feb - you can hand deliver to Cathy Fry: 13 Bignell Place, Redcliffe, 9277 7489.
SW Canoe Club - Bunbury weekender - social paddle on the Collie River and barbecue plus a race that anyone can win!, Sat & Sun., 6th & 7th March. <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>More details Mail entries close last mail 27th February 2004. Late entries accepted on the day ($5 late entry fee). Enquiries contact:   Barbara Fitzgerald 9725 2584 barb@geo.net.au
National Marathon Championships - at Easter, but entries are due 5th March. <http://www.canoemarathon.com.au/story.asp?Item=1363>Go here for details.
, at Mosman Bay boat ramp on Sat 14th Feb '04, contact 9384 9250 or 0438 989 316
Double Kayak Ace 515
ph: 9344 1924 or 0421 089 770 or <mailto:tram.tran@woodsbagot.com.au>tram.tran@woodsbagot.com.au
Double surf ski preferably older more stable style, just for mucking around on. Contact Bev on 9722 3403, AH 97 241904, <mailto:%20bev.tillman@goodmanfielder.com.au>bev.tillman@goodmanfielder.com.au

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