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A marathon paddle event for single and double skis, sea kayaks and surf boats crossing the 20 km Rottnest Channel. Open to all paddlers. Cost: $25 per person includes the $10.45 landing fee for Rottnest Island. There is a $15 charge to get your craft returned. Oceanic Cruises will be offering $11 return tickets for paddlers.
Categories include: Men's Single
Ski, Women's Single Ski, Men's Plastic Ski, Women's Plastic Ski,
Open Double Ski], Mixed Double Ski, Sea Kayak. There will be
Masters categories if there are more than 5 entries: 35-45, 45-55,
Cheap Throw Bag for Whitewater kayaking. Contact Miriam
0408 052 356 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Of course if anyone wants to
actually paddle this or other Riot boats contact Tom at Rivergods
(9259 0749) or try <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Report it stolen to local police.
Keep checking the Quokka and other newspapers to see if a boat like yours is listed for sale. Make enquiries by phone as to the details of the boat from the party offering it for sale. If you do suspect from the phone conversation that you have located your boat, inform the police. Thieves may wait some time before advertising the property they have stolen.
If stolen item(s) are located you must be able to positively identify your good(s). This means it should have some identifying characteristic which proves that it is yours. For example, it could be your driver's licence number engraved in a hidden spot on your boat or a unique rudder system installed by you, an odd patch under the seat, etc.
I have been advised by the Dealers' Information Unit of the Police Department that pawnshops and second-hand dealers do not usually accept bulky items like canoes for sale. However, I do know that stolen boats have been taken to them in the past. You can check if your item has been accepted for sale at these shops as second-hand dealers and pawnshops are required by law to send to the police a description of everything that they accept to sell. The police then add it to their database.
You should ask your local police to look for your item(s) on the "Dealer Search Facility" over the next few weeks after the theft.
| Week 3/November
Collie River Water Releases
Warmer weather has resulted in summer-type water releases from Wellington Dam - last weekend there was about 0.95m (Saturday) & 1.05m (Sunday) at the gauging station (river is just paddleable at 0.75m). More on Monday - about 1.2m.
This info' will be available on the internet within a few weeks - I'll let you know as soon as I know. In the meantime approx water release for weekends will be on my netsite most Fridays (but probably not next) as it becomes available - click on River Levels on front page.
Urgent! Wanted - Female Paddler
for an all female team in this year's Donnybrook Marathon.
Distance: 7km Flatwater Date: 30th November Start: 09:30am Location: Glen Mervyn Dam Contact: Barbara (08) 9725 2584 or leave a message.
Found - Paddles
1 - mid August: a paddle with blue blades just above Syd's Rapid.
2 - 20/11/02: propellar paddle in Emu Falls.
If either paddle could be yours (or a mate's) contact Mike via
A mass meeting has been organised to demonstrate against the proposed development at Ningaloo Reef. Meet at The Esplanade, Fremantle, at 11am, Sunday, 1st December, if you're keen to keep Ningaloo out of developers' hands.
Beginner Paddler's Course
If you have a friend/rellie who would like to learn the correct basic strokes and more Terry Bolland will be conducting a basic skills course Sunday, Dec 1. Contact him 9378 1333.
Perth to Freo
Results will be on RLSSA website at: http://www.rlssa.org.au/wa/classicpaddle/index.htm
Stearns 2- Person Inflatable Kayak IK-140 - with car pump (takes minutes)
2 x Stearns 4 piece breakdown kayak paddles (double blade, with mesh carry bags)
3 x RFD Protector Life Jackets PFD Type 2 adult size
All immaculate condition - $750.00 Kayak and gear
Phone Mary Anne 9433 27 93 or email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Plastic Canoe, size 16ft., must be in good condition.at a reasonable price, under $800.ono Email Julie.