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WA Paddling News, November, 2000

3/11/00 TO ALL PADDLERS
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FROM MARTY WALLACE
Donnybrook Marathon Relay is coming up soon: 25th November, 2000.
Six Legs: 30 km cycle, 5 km power walk, 7 km canoe, 1.4 km swim, 28 km mountain bike, 12 km run.
They have a small webpage at: http://www.geo.net.au/~mart/Donnybrook/Donnybrook2000/db2000main.htm

Full details are on "Canoeing in WA" website: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe
Go to "Other Events" or scroll down the home page.
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FROM HAL PAINE, Capricorn Kayak Tours
Join Hal and Wendy Binks for a slide show of their unforgettable journey through the Kimberleys, walking and kayaking. They walked, waded and swam through spectacular gorge country of the Southern Carboyd Ranges to Lake Argyle which they kayaked across, then finished with a 3 day paddle down the Ord River.

Entry is free. Door Prize of a Ningaloo Reef paddle tour for some lucky person!

7 pm, Thursday, 23rd November. Challenge Stadium Lecture Theatre, Mt Claremont

Contact Hal (08) 9433 3802 or email: halpaine@capricornkayak.com.au
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COLLIE
Water level for this weekend, 4th & 5th Nov., is expected to be low . The level will be posted on my website later this afternoon.

4/11/00 FLATWATER PADDLERS & WHITEWATER ADVENTURERS:
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FROM MANDY CURNOW, Albany Canoe Club
Kalgan River Marathon is on again!

The Albany Canoe Club is holding its Kalgan River Marathon again on the 25th
of November at 2pm with 2 distances 8 and 16km. Any craft can enter and
there is no entry fee. The Kalgan is a beautiful paddle and the club
welcomes any out of town paddlers. A great place to stay is the Kalgan
River Chalets and Caravan Park - right on the river. Make a weekend of it!
Contact Marcus for details 98444832 or on email mcurnow@agric.wa.gov.au
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FROM ME:
I wouldn't normally pass on adverts from sources unknown, but the following email I received may be interesting if you're a white water adventurer. It's from Italy.
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"Whitewater Adventures is a spectacular interactive CD-ROM that explores canoeing and kayaking on wild rivers all over the world. Whitewater Adventures was created under the supervision of Francesco Balducci, a skilled canoeist and explorer who holds the world record for the highest number of run rivers.

The CD-ROM covers four main topics: itineraries, equipment, how-to, and tips and tricks.
It contains about 140 river runs in 20 different countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Corsica, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Reunion, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Venezuela) complete with interactive maps, 600 photographs, and 40 minutes of exciting digital video. Great for all outdoor enthusiasts!

Serious kayakers will find important information on getting to put-in and take-out points, difficulty classification, and more all of which can be printed in a handy river report. Also includes links to 50 of the best kayaking websites on the Internet.

For more information, please go to http://www.dreamslab.it The CD-ROM can be directly purchased on our web site (our on-line shop is 100% safe secure guaranteed; the methods of payment are based on advanced protection system (SSL)).

Best regards

Massimo Frontoni

Dreams Lab
Via Nuova Italia 14/1
16033 Lavagna (GE)
Italy
tel: +39 0185 397018
fax: +39 0185 397370
internet: http://www.dreamslab.it
e-mail: info@dreamslab.it

8/11/00 To all marathon paddlers,
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FROM PETER MARTIN:
There will be a BBQ lunch after the Island to Island race, Sunday, 19th November, provided by the Ascot Inn at a cost of $10:00: steak, sausages, salads and other suprise goodies. Drinks will be available from the bar.

Ascot Inn has a good reputation for the size of its meals, so stay on after the race, relax and enjoy an informal meal and the company of fellow paddlers. As part of the lunch, medals will be presented for the class winners of the 1999 - 2000 season.
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THE ISLAND TO ISLAND RACE:
When : Sunday,19th November
Venue: Ascot Inn, Epsom Avenue, Ascot
Distances: Long Course :12 km; Short Course :7 km; Junior Course :5 km
Classes: All classes, all age groups, male & female
Registration: 8:30 am
Briefing: 9:00 am
Start: Mass Start, Ascot Inn Jetty
Portage: Nil
Finish: Ascot Inn Jetty

LONG COURSE
1.. Downstream from start, pass beneath the Garratt Road Bridge.
2.. Continue downstream to turn left (anti-clockwise) around the buoys opposite the jetty at the Sandringham Hotel.
3.. From turn buoy make your way into Ascot Waters and paddle beneath both bridges in Ascot Waters. Beware the second bridge has a low deck at time of high water level and the support posts are close together.
4.. Re enter the Swan River proper near the Garratt Road Bridge and turn right to paddle upstream.
5.. Paddle past the Start line and continue upstream under Tonkin Highway Bridge to Ron Courtney Island. Keeping the island to your left do an anti-clockwise turn.
6.. Proceed downstream below Tonkin Highway bridge to the finish line at the Ascot Inn Jetty.

SHORT COURSE :
1.. Paddle downstream from start at Ascot Inn,
2.. Turn left (anti clockwise) around the buoys just upstream of Garratt Road Bridge and paddle back upstream towards the Start line,
3.. Paddle past the Start line and continue upstream under Tonkin Highway Bridge to Ron Courtney Island. Keeping the island to your left do a anti clockwise turn ( Garvey Park side to Ashfield side ).
4.. Proceed downstream below Tonkin Highway bridge to the finish line at the Ascot Inn Jetty.

JUNIOR COURSE :
1.. Paddle downstream from start at Ascot Inn,
2.. Turn left (anti-clockwise) around the buoys just upstream of Garratt Road Bridge and paddle back upstream towards the Start line,
3.. Paddle past the Start line and continue upstream to the Red Spit Post near Tonkin Highway Bridge do a anti clockwise turn around the spit post and paddle downstream towards the Ascot Inn.
4.. Proceed downstream to the finish line at the Ascot Inn Jetty.

SPECTATOR VANTAGE POINTS:
1.. Start/finish at Ascot Inn, Ascot
2.. The upstream turn at Garvey Park
3.. A cycle way follows the river from AKC to the Garratt Road Bridge via the Ascot Water Playground and Ascot Race Course.
4.. Good spectator vantage is available throughout Ascot Waters Estate from the canal banks, bridge and, roadways.
5.. The downstream turn buoys can be seen from either the jetty at the Sandringham Hotel or, on the opposite side of the river at Clarkson Reserve.
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