Week 3/ April
Congratulations to the organisers for a most successful event
over Easter. WA paddlers were well represented amongst the winners
(well done!), but most Perth paddlers were pleased just to be
part of the action in this high level event. Results are here:
Pics will be here: http://www.sportspix.com.au
The Australian Junior Development Team, Canoe/Slalom, currently
touring and competing in New Zealand are having the experience
of a lifetime: paddling whilst it's snowing! Check out pics and
all the other news of these Champs at http://users.tpg.com.au/adslsp4y/index.htm
all canoeing association members from Joy White, Russell Miles,
Cathy Fry, Rosalie Evans, A.K.C.
Are you concerned about the future of canoeing in WA? Are you
concerned abut the cancellation of planned events? If so, please
make the time to attend a members' form that has been organised
by the members, for the members.
Wednesday, 14th April, 7:30 pm, after AKC club night,
at Bayswater Sea Scout Hall, end of Milne Street, Bayswater,
next to the ANA rowing club at Garratt Road Bridge.
This is a brainstorming session,
so please bring along your positive attitude. If there are any
issues that concern you, please speak up and together we will
try and come up with reasonable workable solutions. The board
of the canoeing association will be presented with the outcomes
of the meeting and asked to address each issue within a reasonable
Any issues may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to the forum if you prefer.
- Katherine Canoe Marathon, 13th June
Short course is 20km.
Transport assistance for canoes is available. Camping arrangements
are the responsibility of the canoeist. However, Katherine Tourist
Information Centre is happy to help with suggestions - it is
contactable on (08) 8972 2650. (Correction to last week's info':
the average paddling time for long course, 47 km, is 7 hours.)
For more info' on the event
email Susanne: <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
Huw Kingston emails us that he and paddling partners have just
finished their Bass Strait crossing. Read his tale <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/huwtas.html>here.
(Newer canoeists may not be aware that Perth paddler, Andrew
Linton, also made that crossing in 1998; read his story<http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/lintbass.html>
- Rottnest Open Water Classic
Results - <http://www.waterpolowa.asn.au/rotto.htm>http://www.waterpolowa.asn.au/rotto.htm
Garage Cleanout! The following highly desirable items are free!
Spraydeck - suits youth or small person - also
small cockpit - was used on DR boat.
Old tent - 2 man, dome, lightweight, purple - will need
some repair but if you're a handyperson with tape it's a bargain!
(Or else use parts as spares).
Old surfboard - fibreglass - well, the nose is a bit banged
up and you will need to reglue a fin, but otherwise you can't
Old bike - hardly used Malvern Star (some rust), girl's
bike, pale blue, 3/4 size, gears. Might need a few new bits and
Phone Robyn, 9386 1737
- give it a go!
Novice paddlers, plastic boat paddlers, sit-on paddlers, ski
paddlers, etc., are ALL welcome in the events publicised below.
When there's enough of you there is a class - otherwise you're
in "sundries", or similar. You don't have to be fast
to enjoy these events. Competing makes you a better paddler and
you'll enjoy the friendly and fun atmosphere. The marathon distances
are mostly moderate (Upper Swan race is longer), Down River events
are much shorter but require some manouvrability in the early
races and white water skills once these races are held on rapids.
Hope we see you there!
Races 2 & 3, Triple
#2 - Bevan Dashwood Dash -
13.6 km (+ short course, 7.2km, if requested) Hester Park to
Shelley Bridge and return: Sunday 18th April, 2004. Meet at Hester
Park, off Spencer Road, Langford. Registration: from 12:30pm,
classes will be finalised at 1:30 sharp.
Briefing : 1:45 pm, start soon after. Spot prizes for participants.
Entry Fee : $20:00 Senior $15:00 Junior Canoeing WA Members -
If the river above the weir is closed due to algae the race will
commence at Kent Street Weir and will consist of two laps, as
per last year. Sausage sizzle and drinks available.
#3 John Sims Race - 12km (or 8km short course) from
Ascot Kayak Club to Barker Bridge & return. Meet at Garvey
Park, Redcliffe. Registration from 1pm, briefing 1:45pm. Plastics
and novices are welcome. Fees: $10 senior, $5 junior (plus $5
for non canoeing association paddlers). Contact: Kim Jones, 9477
*Race 1 in the Triple Challenge
Series was Rod Fry Race. Trophy is up for grabs for most successful
Down River Series - starts
First race in this exciting series is AKC obstacle race around
buoys. Meet at Garvey Park, 1pm, Saturday, 24th April. Go <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>here
for more details when they come to hand.
Sit on kayak - must have room for the dog. Whiz,
Squirt or Escapee - around $400 - $500. Trish 9586 2628 or mb
0438 905 415
Double Ski -in very good condition for Avon, call Cameron
Murray on 0409145076 or <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
Double Ski suitable for the Avon Descent. Contact Bruce
Cleaver X or similar up to $500 must be straight call
Ken Fogden 9380 3552 (W) , 9319 9264 (H) or <>email@example.com