Canoe Club Events for April - from Ralph Flowers
(1)Middleton Beach Challenge - 8am Sat 26th April. Race
from Middleton Beach to Green Island & return 12km.approx.
Open to surf ski, ocean kayak & sit-on craft. This was held
last year as a State Masters' Event.
(2) Pub to Perth 8am Sun 27th April .Social Paddle from Esplanade
Hotel Middleton Beach Albany to HMAS PERTH (dive wreck) Returning
via Whale World (morning tea in cafe) 20km approx.Open to surf
ski,ocean kayak,&sit-on craft.
For info' on above events contact Ralph 0429 104 556 or e-mail
Huw Kingston did manage to organise a lift to Tamala for his
kayak, with thanks to Helen & Stewart Cooksey and also says
thanks for all the other offers of assistance.
He says: " This is my 6th City2City journey, this time mountain
biking/kayaking/walking over 6000km from Perth2Darwin starting
on 9th April kayaking out of Perth. This journey will raise funds
for 4Wheels4Sean. Full details of the journey, previous City2City
journeys and the
fundraising can be found on www.polarismtb.com.au/4w4s
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Can you sponsor me along the way? An amount per journey, an amount
per kilometre or perhaps something more creative like an amount
tyre or number of crocs spotted (or hit by) whilst paddling.
download a sponsorship form from www.polarismtb.com.au/4w4s/perth2darwin
<http://www.polarismtb.com.au/4w4s/perth2darwin> , donate
by credit card on
the site (available from 2 April), or send an email to
donation or send a donation to PO Box 218, Bundanoon, NSW 2578.
of $2 or more are tax deductible."
Spirit sit-on racer or a Finn Endorfinn for the Avon / Ocean.
Second hand. Sam Cockle 0408 206 586 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Thank you to those who sent this in after the recent heavy rains
but - apologies - was not able to post it on the website as I
was overseas for a few weeks.
Entry forms for Collie Marathon Relay on 28th September
are now available from: <>http://www.hyperactive.oz.nf/CRVMR/2003/cmr%202003.htm
Marty Wallace of Collie has
a website which has info or pics on several SW relay events with
paddling: Blackwood Marathon, Collie Marathon Relay, Donnybrook
Marathon. Check it out: http://www.hyperactive.oz.nf/
all about it . . .
Huw Kingston, the New South Welshman paddling,cycling, walking
Perth to Darwin has reached Carnarvon with an amusing tale to
tell - read it <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/Huw.html>here
or click on the link on <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>WA
Paddlers' News page.
Descent Swim Tests
Terry Bolland will be conducting these: Saturday, 10th May &
Saturday, 17th May.
7.45am Sandy Beach Reserve, Bassendean. Helmet and booties compulsory.
Swim 150 metres in less than 7 minutes. Terry says that
Avon Descent entries open 25th May.
Courses - Terry Bolland
1 Thursday evening
fitness and skills improvement
sessions, weekly, starting 8th May, Garrett Road, 5.45pm - 7.30pm
Cost: $20.00 a session
2 Avon Descent Skills Training - Started Tuesday,
29th April. Runs for six weeks.
3 Flat Water Intro - for beginners, 11th May, 9.30 - 3.00pm
4 Fitness Training - Saturday Morning fitness - join the
group at any time. $10.00 a session, 8.00am, Sandy Beach Reserve,
Enquiries : Terry 9378 1333
Arrived in Albany
Albany paddlers can now obtain Thule car
racks and the full range of kayak related accessories locally
at Auto Makeovers, 60 Sanford Road, Albany.
For Perth paddlers, Thule is available through Canoeing
Down Under, Finn Kayaks, Mainpeak Paddlesports and Snowgum .
In Mandurah, Thule is serviced through Mandurah Sportz
and in Bunbury through Sports Marine Boat Centre.
Ocean & estuary paddlers and others who wish to know forecasts
of wind and swell conditions should check out these windsurfing
for a five day swell and wind forecast at the following locations:
Perth-Mandurah, Albany-Denmark, Margaret River, Esperance, Geraldton
and Gnaraloo (which is from north of Carnarvon to Ningaloo Station).
for excellent live graphs of the current day's wind conditions
at Ocean Reef, Swanbourne, Rottnest, Melville Water, Mandurah
and Garden Island. It also archives up to the last 30 days.
for Bureau of Meteorology's local waters and coastal waters (Kalbarri
toCape Leeuwin) wind forecasts.
(Thanks to Brad Reed who sent in these useful sites to which
I have added links from my site - Robyn)
Marathon Relay History - Clive Choate
Do you have any humorous or interesting canoe or team stories,
short or long?
I have been asked to record some stories of the event for this
year's race which celebrates the 25th anniversary. Any
information send to : <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Canoe Polo - next game is Sunday, 4th May. Next
club meeting is Tuesday, 6th May. Enquiries - Sean Sinclair 0418
Marathon #6, Fremantle to Perth: Sunday 4th May. Registration
from 7:30 am at Gilbert Fraser Reserve, Johanna St, North Fremantle,
then paddle to The Narrows 12km (PFD recommended) - firstname.lastname@example.org
The John Sims Race: Saturday 10th May, AKC, Garvey Park.
Registration from 12.30, 6km and 12km courses - email@example.com
Kayak suitable for Avon Descent around $500 2nd hand.
Please contact Derek on 0408 135502 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Finn plastic Kayak (sit in) Suitable for the Avon Descent.
Contact Tony. AH. Ph. 9438 3245 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Double Avon Ski, good/very good condition. Peter Ferguson
040 338 1753 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Kayak - Ex Lancer or where I can get one made up. Contact
Clive at: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Minnow II. Reasonable condition. Contact Michael 0411
Double Surf Ski for Avon Descent. Any condition, plenty
of leg room needed. <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Sit on top Kayak 2nd hand Plenty of leg room. Contact
Bob (08) 93413704 email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
K2 with Sprint Hull Full kevlar for Avon Descent, Please
contact Rob on 93801953 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Interceptor Mk 3 fibreglass surf ski to suit 5' 3"
paddler. Contact Robyn 042 299 0134 Email <>firstname.lastname@example.org
Endorfinn sit-on ski, for Avon Descent. Call Mark on
9276 7043 or <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org