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Bigger Kidz! Are you looking for a d v e n t u r e ?
Have you done a Kayaking Basic Skills Course? Or do you have
kayaking experience? WA Slalom are looking for potential junior
members. Here's a three day course for those who love the
water, have a keen sense of adventure and just wanna have fun!
Day One will comprise of an Introduction to Slalom, Deep
Water Rescues and Support strokes. Three hours.
Day Two will be training for moving water and a mini slalom on
our summer slalom course at Hester Park. Three hours.
Day Three will be a fun day on the waves at Point Perron
south of Rockingham with a bit of kayak surfing for the paddlers
who are ready for some excitement.
Competent paddlers will receive their Level One Slalom Certificate
and an invitation to work with the State Junior Slalom
PROVISIONAL DATES: 15th - 17th January COST: $ 45
CONTACT: Elaine Lennox <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
or 9337 6868. EQUIPMENT supplied. Just get yourself there
and bring lunch. Numbers are limited so apply for a place
(PS. If you let Elaine know you are interested she will put on
a course for adults as well.)
in the Pool - Ian Kininmonth
Canoe Polo Social Games
These start again on Thursday nights from 15 January. Commencing
at 7pm the games are held at the Scotch College Pool located
just off Shenton Ave in Swanbourne (turn at the roundabout intersecting
Wright St). Instructors will be on hand to teach you the art
of canoe polo or to assist you with skills development including
rolling. Don't worry if you dont have any equipment as you can
hire it for a small fee. A small fee also applies for pool entry.
Canoe Polo Summer Comp
Yes, for fun out of the sun you can't go past the Canoe Polo
Summer Comp which will go for 8 weeks from Thursday 5 February.
And what better way to get ready than to come along to the social
nights mentioned above? If you want to be put down for a team
contact Mark, Ian or Trish as mentioned below or just let them
know when you come along for the social games.
Contacts: Mark Schutze 0407 426 183, Trish Butler 0422
496 898 or Ian Kininmonth 0401 521 895 if you need to find out
Some of you met and helped Huw Kingston from Polaris,
Bundanoon, in NSW when he kayaked, walked and mountain biked
from Perth2Darwin last year. In March, 2004, he will be completing
his Australian City2City odyssey by doing Melbourne2Hobart
(it's all to raise money for a good cause).
He writes, "Included in the kayaking legs is to paddle
across Bass Strait . . . (Back when I started City2City) it
was a rarely achieved feat. In the intervening period it seems
to have become a bit of a 'must do' for many experienced kayakers
with paddlers achieving not only the 'easiest' eastern approach
via Flinders Island, but via the committing western approach
via King Island and then recently a non stop 220km, 36 hour solo
effort! For me it still remains a major challenge."
He would appreciate any comments on his proposed route -<http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/melb2hob.html>click
Note: local paddling adventurers Andrew Linton & Gerry Thomas
with others completed the crossing in 1998 - <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/lintbass.html>read
Last Week . . .
Peter Martin thanks all those who volunteered for the Marathon
Officials' Course, this weekend, "This will lead to
Western Australian putting on memorable National, World
Cup and World Championship Canoe Marathon events. With many
helpers it will make the work load so much easier."
Epic 2 piece paddle was left behind after training on
Saturday December 20 at Mosman Bay at the park at the bottom
of Johnston Street at about 9:00am. It has large blades and a
green shaft. Could you please call Mark Pope on 0416 111 454
if you can help out.
Old surfski - for going to shore from sailboat.
Phone (07) 47726374 (Townsville) or <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
Double sea kayak - Dusky Bay prefered - anything considered.
Phone Stephen 0412 192 039 or <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
| Week 2/January
out these new pages for info on paddling in the Walpole area:
Walpole and Nornalup inlets, Broke Inlet, Irwin Inlet as well
as the Deep and Frankland rivers. Several paddlers have had an
input and if you wish to contribute, especially the white water
sections - photos, info or a story - <mailto:email@example.com>please
let me know! At present there's photos for <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/broke.html>Broke
Inlet, with more to come for the other areas.
<http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe>Check out new pic
on front page
for juniors - Swan Canoe Club
Wednesdays, 5.00pm to 6.15 pm. during school term. Next beginners'
course starts Wednesday, 4th February. Cost $ 20.00 for SCC members
and non members $24.00 per session. Non members may try for
up to three sessions before becoming a member; parent required
to sign insurance form. Bookings are essential - contact Colin
Priest 9446 5505.
of Slalom Nationals
are available at Australian Canoeing <http://www.canoe.org.au/story.asp?Item=1347>http://www.canoe.org.au/story.asp?Item=1347
or for a summary of the best performances by West Ozzies, <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>go
River Canoe Club is under way! - Garth Civil
Thursday night time trials are commencing at 6pm, January 22,
at Canning River Canoe Club, Centenary Ave, Wilson. They're open
to all Canoeing WA members. The course will be about 30mins in
length, in full view of club rooms and free to enter - also a
short course for juniors with club boats available. For more
info' contact Garth Civil 9339 8670 / 0412 602 013 or Bull Orton
9330 8066 / 0419 041 338. (Sounds good to me!)
Canoeing Down Under Intoductory
Sunday 1st February, 8.00am - 2.30pm, $100.00 ($60.00 for those
who have bought a sea/estuary kayak from Canoeing Down Under)
2nd Annual Men's Health
Ocean Racing Series,
this Saturday, January 17. Long Course from Fremantle to Sorrento
- 2pm start. Short Course & Team entries also. Check <http://www.menshealthoceanracing.com.au>www.menshealthoceanracing.com.au
to enter online. Many great prizes for competitors and a category
to suit everyone's skills & abilities. Please forward this
to any and all paddlers you know and any other interested parties.This
year we're also staging a 1 km swim at Sorrento starting at 10am
- registrations from 8am - open to all comers, more great prizes
Bridge to Brewery, 7th February
Swim, paddle, run. Check the <http://website%20www.mybeach.com.au>website
www.mybeach.com.au to enter online. A spirit surf ski is up for
grabs for the SLSC with the most entries. Info' contact <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Wavehopper or other robust white water/down river
boat. <mailto:%firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com
or 0439 979 659
away from it all
Paddlers going bush to remote areas of the national parks are
encouraged to consult CALM rangers who can provide info which
may affect the planning of a trip, eg., road closures, water
levels of rivers/inlets. Also, they welcome feedback - if you
discover a fallen tree across the road or any thing else which
may affect members of the public they urge you to notify them
- even car break-ins (these are not frequent!). Also it's a good
idea to notify them of your plans - eg., to aid emergency evacuation
in case of bushfire. They can also advise if your favourite 'remote'
camping spot is already full of fishermen!
Have you been on the ocean in the last week? - perhaps you were
surfing at Point Peron, maybe you did the Men's Health Ocean
Race or the social paddle to Hillarys Boat Harbour. Even if you
this! Thanks to Mike Edmondson for sending it in.
<>Men's Health Ocean Racing held 17th January
Paddlers - rule changes
The recent marathon officials' course was well attended. Participants
learned much as well as having an enjoyable weekend in the air
conditioned comfort of Grant and Kellie's new home. Course co-ordinators
from Australian Canoeing advised WA paddlers of recent changes
to two rules which have been made by the Marathon Racing Committee
of the International Canoe Federation. They now read as follows:
When a canoe or kayak is overtaking another canoe or kayak, it
is the duty of the overtaking craft to keep clear of other competitors
at all times. When a canoe or kayak is racing in a group of competitors
it is the duty of all the competitors in the group to keep clear
of other competitors at all times. This rule applies to any manouvering
within the group.
28. Collision or damage
Any competitor who is considered by a course umpire or race official
to have been responsible for a collision, or who damages the
canoe or kayak or paddle of another competitor or unnecessarily
deviates from their course may be disqualified.
Congratulations to long time paddler, Dave Boldy, and his wife
on the birth of their twin boys a week or so ago.
The newly housed Canning River Canoe Club (Centenary Avenue,
Wilson) held its first time trial on Thursday evening with a
good showing of paddlers, all skill levels, including a junior
contingent. Results and some pics will be <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>here
when they come to hand. All paddlers are welcome to join in
the series which will consist of ten races. Yesterday's course
consisted of laps from the clubhouse to Riverton Bridge and return.
More info 9330 9011 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Mainpeak Summer Canoe Polo
Starts 7pm on Thursday 5 February at the Scotch College Pool
off Shenton Avenue, Swanbourne and goes for 8 weeks. Prizes galore.
Teams are now being formed and players are needed. All skill
levels catered for. Contact Ian Kininmonth on 0401 521 895 or
to register or to get more details.
Sea Kayak, single, non-collapsible. Ph 9284
2315 (work & home) <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
(Email checked weekly)
K1, Clever X (prefer Max Kayaks) Good Condition.
Contact Wayne 0419 947 747 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com