|WA Paddling News Emails|
Walyunga (wooden post) water
level is available on my website whenever someone sends it in
- or if I am paddling there.
For newcomers to paddling:
we always refer to the upstream side of the wooden gauge at Walyunga.
You can just make out that from 0m to 1m is shaded brown (used
to be black), from 1m - 2m is shaded white and above 2m is shaded
brown (black?) again. Increments, 0.1m, are indicated by small
notches with a longer notch for the half metre and a full width
notch for the full metre.
| Week 3/June
From Fitzy in Bunbury :
Learn Korean in time for the Avon Descent . . .
broken paddle..............................Sum Ting Wong
peeing behind a tree..............Wat Hu Yu Hai Ding fa
support crew lost..............................Eh U Kum Hia Na
support crew, still confused........................Dum Gai
surf ski...................................Tai Ni Yak
I paddle a surf ski.......................Wai Yu So Wet
I tripped over a log.....................Ai Bang Mai Ni
helmut won't fit this year ..................Chin Tu Fat
lost in the ti-trees........................Wao So Dim
boat too low in the water..................Wai Yu Mun Ching
stuck on a sandbank.......................No Pah King
don't forget scrutineering...................Wai Yu Kum Nao Dmy
low branch..........................Lei Duck Wik
he's cleaning out his kayak .................Wa Shing Yak
if you pee in your kayak...............Yu Stin Ki Pu
Are you here?
I have added another page of Richard Hathaway's dramatic 2001 Avon pics to the <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/avdesc.index.html>Avon Descent section of my website - go to Photo Gallery for a photo story on The Washing Machine.
From Steve Cooney at Wildside Adventures
White water kayak instructors wanted for upcoming work. Please email resume to <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Avon Descent Information Night - Finn Kayaks
If you missed it earlier this year it's on again: 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Wed., 26th June at Swan Canoe Club, Johnson Parade, Mosman Park (next door to Mead's Fish Cafe).
Experienced Avon Descenter Alwyn Duke will cover all the main points for novices, support crew and other interested persons. Avon Descent booklets and entry forms will be available. Finn Kayaks' range of Avon craft will also be on display, including the Endorfinn, the new 5.2m plastic racing ski. For more info contact Carolyn, 0402 817 041. All welcome. Entry is free.
New Web Site
Finn Kayaks has a new website: <http://www.finnkayaks.com>www.finnkayaks.com (or click on the link at the bottom of my home page). All the details of the new Endorfinn are there.
Trading hours are now:
Mon - Wed 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thurs 9.00am - 8.00pm
Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat 9.00am - 5.00pm
Walyunga Wooden Gauge Water Level
Terry Bolland was there Wed., 19th, and tells us it was just under 0.4m. Thanks, Terry.
Classifieds - Canoeing in Western Australia website
Please don't forget to let me know if you sell your boat/gear or find what you are looking for (and no longer need your advert) as soon as possible. Thanks!
| Week 4/June
From Gunther at Davenwood
Year End Stock Clearance SALE. Demo craft are from $200 upwards including paddle while stocks last.
Accessories also on huge specials, up to 50% off some products. Sale ends Saturday, 29th June. Hours are 9 to 5 workdays and 9 to 1 Saturdays
2002 Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1 Courses coming up . . .
Rescue 3 International is one of the world's leading rescue, research and instructional organisations. Their courses are state of the art. This one covers swiftwater, rope, helicopter, boat based and other technical rescue disciplines. This course is of great value to river guides, rescue personnel, outdoor recreation teachers, climbing and abseil instructors and all those who participate in adventure activities. It will be conducted by Peter White of Dwellingup Adventures. There are two (three day) courses being offered:
1 - Sunday, 18th and Saturday, 24th and Sunday 25th August;
2 - Wednesday, 9th to Friday, 11th October.
For more information contact Peter White, 9538 1127 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
<http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/dwellresc.html>check out the web page
Extra at Extracts' - From Merv Francis
In an attempt to add something new and exciting to the Avon Descent the committee have just finished building a chute on Extracts' Weir. It is constructed of rows of 100mm (4") poly pipe. Each length of pipe has a length of chain through the centre of it to keep it in place and is placed horizontally across the weir. The chute is situated centre right of the weir so as to avoid the whirlpool on the left. It is expected to be a permanent fixture at this stage. Practice is invited as soon as there is sufficient water.
Subject to Bayswater Council approval there may also be an exciting new finish line for the power boats. Stay tuned for more information. Hint: If you own a powerboat, check out its speed on dry land.
Sunday, 23rd June ti-trees water level was 0.2m at the Long Pool gauge in the middle of the trees. Thanks to Peter van Maanan for this info'. (nearly 10.100 m on the WRC gauge at Toodyay)
Bruno from Brazil
is a 15 year old champion white water paddler (slalom, freestyle) who may be coming on exchange to Australia next year. His home town is one of the best places for white water in the whole of Brazil, he says. He wants to know: "I`d like to do High School as well as practise canoeing. Would be possible to train with you? Is there any High School or English School for foreigners near your place ? I`m really looking foward to going canoeing with you. I`m waiting for your answer.Thank you.
Brazilian Champion - 2001/2002
-Champion of the State of Rio
- Champion of Friburgo - 2001/2002
-the third in Brazilian Ranking (of Descida ) - 2001
Contact Bruno Pagnoncelli: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
1 - Canoeing Down Under's Down River Series, Race #5, Lookout to Walyunga, 6 km rapids-pools
scheduled for this Sunday, 30th June. Meet at Walyunga, 7:30 am. For the update from the Wildwater Committee (as to whether it will happen, due to low water levels) phone canoeing association's event line 9487 1666 or contact Paul Burke 9275 6622 or check out the <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html> Local Paddlers' News page, closer to the weekend.
2 - Marathon Series, Race #8
Upper Swan Bridge to Ascot Kayak Club, July 7th 2002 - 25km.
Registration : Division 4 -- from 7:30 am; Divisions 3, 2, 1 -- from 8:05 am
Briefing: 7:45am - Division 4 at Start Location; 8.30am - Divisions 3, 2, 1 at Start Location
Start: Upper Swan Bridge - Great Northern Highway - by Division, slowest first ( Division 4 starts 30 mins early)
If water level is low start will be at Ascot Kayak Club ( watch e-News or ring Eventline 9487 1666 )
Enquiries: Cathy Fry 9277 7489 (Please ring before 8.00 pm.)