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WA Paddling News, October, 2001

11/10/01 Reminder - kayak surfing
Paddlesurf Demo Day, starts at 9am, this Sunday, 14th October, at Isolaters, near corner of Pearse Street and Marine Parade, Cottlesloe. For more info contact Nathan at Main Peak, Cottesloe, 9284 3759
Another Reminder . . .
Video/Slide presentation by Les Allen - sea kayaking the Monte Bellos, is on soon - mark the date - Wednesday evening, October 17, at UWA Social Sciences Lecture Theatre. Book through Mountain Designs.
More details on local paddlers' news page on my website: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html

K2 x2 for sale
There's a couple of fast double kayaks with excellent pedigrees at present for sale on the Bulletin Board of my website: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe
(A good time to buy for next year's Descent)

Improve your paddling . . .
with Cath Pekin, a national marathon champion paddler. She is holding another video & technique session on Sat. 20th Oct. From 2.00pm - 5.00pm. max. of 10 people @ $20.00 per person. Suitable for all levels of paddler.
phone 0417 958 822
email  <mailto:pekinperform@arach.net.au>pekinperform@arach.net.au

Paddler wanted for mixed team
Blackwood Marathon, 27th October- accomodation provided . Approx. 7 km paddle, flat water + portage. Contact Kelly MacDonald 9249 9000 (w) or mobile 0414 454 246. This is a fun weekend.

First Marathon of Season
Canning Ascent's results can be found at AKC's website:


Inaugural Collie Marathon Relay
Final results are available from:

Check out some pics of the event: go to local paddlers news page of my website:

19/10/01 Urgent - Blackwood Marathon - Paddler Wanted
Solid team and hope to be in top 20. If able to help contact Ian Hills
9065 7050 or e-mail: sarian@treko.net.au
Kalgan River Marathon - Albany
Sunday 2nd December 2001 --- All Welcome!
- presented by Albany Canoe Club

16km from lower to upper Kalgan Bridge + return (and support event 8kms, starting at lower Kalgan Bridge)
Entry:  $5. 00 (includes BBQ lunch)
Briefing: 9.00 am Start: 9.30 am

Contact Marcus Geneve on 9844 4832 for registration and further information

About the event: The Kalgan River varies from wide and deep to narrow and
rocky over the distance of the event. There will be a social paddle on
Saturday 1st at 3.00 pm to inspect the course.

Accommodation is available at the Kalgan Caravan Park (tents, chalets etc.)
Phone 9844 7037 for details.
Sit-On Kayak Hire
New page added to my site - check it out from the index page if you don't have your own canoe:
Single Surf Skis For Sale
Plenty of choice at the moment if you're looking for one of these - go to the Bulletin Board on my website.

31/10/01 RIOT at the beach!
Come 'n try the latest RIOT playboats from Rivergods or BYO boat for this kayak surfing fun session. At Isolaters, end of Pearse Street, Cottesloe. From 9am, Sunday, 25th November. All welcome to have a go or just to watch. Contact Tom for more details: rivergod@ca.com.au
All paddlers, keep your eye out for this one:
, from UWA outdoor club -1 Dagger Transition, yellow (with white swirls) - similar to a Pirouette. If found or seen, please contact Mark:<mailto:mlang@agric.uwa.edu.au> mlang@agric.uwa.edu.au
Pekin Your Performance
Multiple marathon champion, Cath Pekin is holding her next "Technique & Video Session" on Saturday, November 17. from 2.30 - 5.30pm at Ascot Kayak Club. If you're interested in paddling better (I mean faster) contact Cath for details of the teaching session by phoning 0417 958 822 or email  <mailto:pekinperform@arach.net.au>pekinperform@arach.net.au
Donnybrook Marathon- 24th November
The paddle in this event is 7 km on the blue waters of Glen Mervyn Dam - the other legs are: 30 km road cycle, 5 km power walk, 1.4 km swim, 28 km mountain bike ride,12 km run. For more info' <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/donnymara.html>click here
Blackwood Marathon Results
Royal Life Saving Society Classic Paddle - Perth to Freo
The almost perfect conditions for the race saw a record number of entries race down the Swan. <http://www.rlssa.org.au/wa/>Click here for Results
There are still race t-shirts available @ $15 a shirt, please contact Phil,
pscott@rlsswa.com.au for orders.
Reminder from Peter Martin: Next Marathon Race
Sunday, 18th November -
The Island to Island Race
Paddle 12 km long course (or 7 km short and 5km junior) from Ascot Inn jetty, Epsom Avenue, Ascot. Registration - 8:30 am, Briefing: 30 minutes prior to start
All classes, all age groups, male & female welcome

*** There will be a BBQ afterwards, awards and prizes presented ***
Please Contact Jason or Caroline at Canoeing Western Australia Inc.
9285-8501 or email: <mailto:jason@canoewa.asn.>jason@canoewa.asn. to book your BBQ lunch, $10:00 (includes a drink).
Guildford "Tides"
I have now put these on my netsite (PDF files) thanks to Tony Lamberto from Tides & Waves,Department for Planning and Infrastructure. There's also a new link to the Tide Prediction pages for the rest of the State, including Fremantle and Barrack Street.

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