Sea Kayak, white fibreglass Mirage 19, perhaps
the only one of its kind in Perth. It has had two grab loops
added to it - fibreglassed in; they don't come standard with
grab loops. Either contact Pam Riordan, 9378 2523 h or mob 0408
909 897 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
or police if you see it (or see it advertised).
Note: all paddlers should have
name engraved on boat or some other identifying feature which
absolutely proves that the boat is yours, in case of theft.
If you're not already on Oz Wildwater's email list and would
like to receive the latest news just send your email address
to Ben Jones <mailto:OZWildwater@tpg.com.au>OZWildwater@tpg.com.au
Results of Tasmanian State Wildwater Championships held on the
Upper Mersey, 13th
December are available (just email Ben).
You can now try out the new sea kayak from Riot called
"Excursion" as it has just arrived in Perth. It is
plastic, 17.5 ft long, really comfy and has a fantastic rudder
system. Contact Tom at Rivergods 9259 0749 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Available to everyone!
Many receiving this email newsletter may not be aware that
Perth will be playing host to several national and international
marathon paddling events culminating in the Canoe Marathon
World Championships, during 2004-05. See next news article
Australian Canoeing (national
association) together with Canoeing WA (state association) will
be running a course to train officials for the national events.
Qualifying as an official for national events is preliminary
to becoming an official for an international event.*
Friday, 9th January 6.30pm
Saturday, 10th January 9.00am - 12 noon and 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Sunday, 11th January 9am - 11am
You need to do 6 hours theory and 8 hours practical, 3 of the
hours will be in setting up and delivering the next marathon.
One of the marathon officials
says, "The Shelley Twilight Race of Saturday, 10th January
is going to be part of the course. You can be part of the officials'
course even if you are paddling in this race but you will need
to do further practical sessions"
Course is free of charge.
Want to book in? Need more
info? Call Peter 9277 4704 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
(Please note there is an underscore between "peter_judy".)
Who is conducting the course?
Greg Kaeding is President of Australian Canoeing and an
International and Olympic Sprint Official (also President of
WA canoeing association for many years)
Robin Belcher is Australian Representive to the ICF and
International Marathon Official.
*To become an International
Official and fill the higher level tasks (eg., Jury, Chief Umpire)
at an international event you need to sit a higher level exam
and it costs $US25 . It can all be found on the AC website at
Two Years Ahead for Flatwater Paddlers!
2004 National Canoe Marathon
9th April - Sunday, 11th April, 2004
Open to all (U14 to 65+) with veterans at 10 year intervals.
There will be a TK class (an Oz addition!). Distances will
vary according to age group.
2004 Canoe Marathon World
Cup, Sunday, 10th October
and Friday, 15th October - Sunday, 17th October, 2004
Two World Cups are generally held every year. Open to the selected
team from each country. Each team will consist of 3 Singles and
3 Doubles in male and female kayaks and male Canoes.
2005 Masters Canoe Marathon
World Championships, Tuesday, 11th October - Thursday, 13th October,
ICF World Masters Marathon Canoeing Event. This will be the
biggest event of the series. To make it widely available
age groups will be from under 14 to 65+. As many as want
to can enter these events and if enough paddlers in each age
group the veteran classes will be done at 5 year intervals (eg.,
35-40, 40-45, 45-50, etc) as well as all the junior classes (U14,
U16, U18, U22). Distances will vary for the different age groups
similar to the Nationals courses.
2005 Canoe Marathon World Championships, Tuesday, 11th
October - Monday, 17th October, 2005
The World Championships are held every second or third year and
are the top event for marathon paddlers since it is not an Olympic
sport. Open to the selected team from each country. Each team
will consist of 3 Singles and 3 Doubles in male and female kayaks
and male Canoes.
During this event you will see the world's best Marathon paddlers
performing to the limit. The course has been set up for maxiumn
Info available from:
All West Oz paddlers wishing
to participate please note: Entrants in the Nationals must be
an affiliated canoe club member . The Masters event is open to
members of recognised national associations.
Yes, here's something to get you started in plenty of time; tell
Canoeing Down Under, 2004 Avon Descent Training: six week
course on skills and techniques. includes lectures on equipment,
fitness, nutrition, support crew information and the race - starts
Tuesday evening, January 20. Flatwater Fitness Training will
start on Saturday, January 24 at 7.30 a.m. More info'
9378 1333 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Marathon # 4, Shelley Twilight
Race, Saturday, 10th
January. Registration: 3pm - 3:55pm. Meet between Riverton and
Shelley bridges. 15.8 km long course and 6 km short course. More
Plastic Canadian Canoe(s),
paddles, buoyancy vests, helmets,
for an Otdoor Education Program at Manjimup Senior High School.Contact
Racing TK1. Good condition, not too old. Adrian. 9249
Double Sea Kayak (fibreglass) - reasonable condition for
social paddlers. Something around $1000.
ph Graeme 0405 464 605, <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com