|WA Paddling News Emails|
| Week 1/ October
Collie Marathon Relay - Marty Wallace
The results are now on my website:<http://www.hyperactive.oz.nf/CRVMR/2003/Results-CMR-2003.htm> http://www.hyperactive.oz.nf/CRVMR/2003/Results-CMR-2003.htm
Aussies in Action also have pictures of the event: http://www.aussiesinaction.com.au/
Can you help?
"I am looking for a K1 with a kick up rudder to borrow for the Blackwood Marathon. Suitable size for a female paddler. I can be contacted on 0409 773 312. Thank you, Lisa Oldenhof"
Canoeing for Kids - Ann Coulson
Due to unforseen circumstances Canoeing for Kids at Ascot Kayak Club will not be restarting on Monday, 6th October. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will keep you updated as to when lessons will recommence.
Canoeing Down Under Courses - Booking Essential 9378 1333
White Water Skills Course
Saturday, 4th October, Bells Rapid, 12.30 - 4.00 pm - $60.00 - Short boats only. Boat hire:$10.00
For the Novice to the more experienced White Water paddler to improve on skills.
Lookout to Bells Trip
This trip is for paddlers who want to better their skills on a different part of the river - short boats only as we will be playing along the way. Sun 5th Oct, Meet at Bells Rapid, 8.00am - $100.00. Boat Hire: $10.00
Sea Kayaking Course
Lectures: Tuesday, 14th October & Tuesday, 28th October
Evening River Skill Session: Thursday, 16th October
Sea Paddles: Sunday, 19th October and Sunday, 2nd November
For sea kayaks and small estuary kayaks - $250.00. If you have bought a Sea or Estuary Kayak from Canoeing Down Under $150.00.
Paddle - At the bottom of Baden Powell at Nanga, Sept. long weekend . Carbon propellor blades, with MainPeak and Carboshotz stickers on the back, "Garth" and an old phone number are engraved on the blade where the shaft is inserted, please contact me 0412 602 013 a.h. or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Glasses - tinted optical lenses, paddling glasses " Rec Specs". Not sure where lost, but possibly Ascot Kayak Club, late September. Please contact Robyn 9386 1737.
| Week 2/October
The BankWest Channel Seven Classic Paddle
Perth to Fremantle for paddlers of all disciplines, abilities and desires - ! Western Australia's largest paddling event - Sunday, 23rd November. Choose between 12km full course or 4km short course. Over $10,000 in prizes to be won. Clubs and individuals can win Spirit surf skis and Malibu boards just by entering. Plastic craft have a separate division this year and these entries will still contribute to club points. Entry forms will be delivered to surf and canoe clubs shortly or <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/swrivclas.html>click here for a downloadable entry form. Further info' <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Swim Test for Main Peak Bay 2 Beach
You may need to complete a swim test for this event - see entry form for details (you don't need to if you did this year's Avon Descent swim test or if you hold RLSS Bronze or Surf Life Saving Bronze). Just turn up at Challenge Stadium with your entry form and inform the desk that you require the lifeguard to observe you swim 200 m for the Bay 2 Beach and get the relevant section of your entry form signed. To date the canoeing association has received record entries.
Flat Water Plus Course - Canoeing Down Under - Bookings 9378 1333
For more advanced kayaking skills such as support strokes, sculling, bow draw, different methods of turning your craft and some useful rescue techniques.Sunday 26th October, Sandy Beach Reserve: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. $60.00 Boat Hire extra $15.00
Juniors' Night at Swan Canoe Club
Reminder! A new term starts Wednesday, 15th October, 5 -6:15 pm for those young 'uns wanting to learn how to paddle - enquiries Colin Priest, 9446 5505.
Surf rescue board - please reply to Scott at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, 94012419
Paddling Perfection 'Sea Bear 1' , F/glass, 5.5m with skirt Ph: 9535 4515 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Q-Kayak Penguin or similar. Ph 0404 860 922 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Endorfinn sit-in plastic ski, Please contact Kevin 0401 103 039 or 9204 1106.
(Repeat advert). Downriver K2 in good condition for Avon Descent, Blackwood, etc. Prefer lightweight, reasonably fast and stable. Contact Bryan Lee <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com (Sorry, I lost prevoius replies to the old email address).
Stolen - keep your eye out for this one . . .
Either ring the police or contact Pam Riordan 9378 2523 or 0408 909 897 if you think you have spotted this canoe: Red Coleman Ram-X 2 person Canadian canoe. When stolen had the words "HIRE" and the numbers TC1377 on the side. Inside the boat it has "Licensed to carry 2 persons" stencilled on which will be difficult to remove. There are not many of these canoes around.
Blackwood Marathon: Paddlers Take Note - from Marty Wallace
The low wooden bridge just before the end has changed and it is no longer possible to go under it - you will definitely have to portage. It is now made up of about 6 hollow concrete cubes.They are placed adjacent to each other and the hollow bit is about 0.5 metre across. The water level is about 6 inches from the top of the hollow and is flowing at a fast rate. If you got within about 6 metres the flow would draw you in. It's just around a small corner so if you don't know it's there it could be very dangerous. I assume the organisers will have a rope or something set up there.
Learn this useful skill or brush up your old skills in the warmer months coming up. Thursday nights, Belmont Pool, which is indoor and heated. Cost is pool entry + share of pool hire - just a few dollars. There's always someone to help - phone Dennis (he makes it look so easy) for more info' - 9342 0305 h or 0419 959 048.
Warren River for recreational paddlers
I have added to the website some notes, a map and pictures on the Warren River, near Pemberton- Northcliffe. Despite logs and blackberries, there are some very scenic paddles, though some sections are either too troublesome or outright dangerous. Click on "Where to paddle" <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe>here. There's also an <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/warrivstory.html>amusing story by Tony Henshaw of a paddle on the white water section. The place to stay is Watermark Kilns, dorm style accomodation, conveniently located ( for paddlers, walkers or cyclists), modern and very practical (renovated tobacco drying kilns!). Contact Trevor or Jeanette for details <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com They will help with car shuffles for canoeists and they're experts on the roads in the area!
Sunset-Moonlight Social Paddle
Saturday, 9th November, 5.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m, byo drinks and nibbles. Location still to be decided, but contact Canoeing Down Under, 9378 1333 for more details. Please note that all boats must have a light.
Mainpeak Bay 2 Beach - Sunday November 2 - Mosman Bay to Leighton Beach - for ocean paddling craft. Lotsa prizes for individuals and clubs. Get your entries in by Friday, 24th October - forms available from Mainpeak or canoeing association.
Marathon 2 - Pinjarra to Ravenswood - Sunday, November 9 - 17km marathon paddle - Registration 8am, briefing 9am
Bank West Channel 7 Classic Paddle (aka: Perth to Freo) - huge event - 12 km or short course for Malibu boards, Saturday, November 23. <http://members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/swrivclas.html>More info
Donnybrook Marathon - get your team organised now! six stage relay marathon, Saturday, November 29. <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/donnymara.html>More info
Propellor blade paddle. 218 to 220cm. Please call Peter 0409 707 409 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
K1 - Cheap (but doesn't need repairing) to take down the Blackwood Marathon. Call Brad Reed 0417 900 752
This was the first medal that the Perth Canoe Polo have won in ten years of national competitions.
After four days of competition "Australia truly kicked New Zealand's butt" according to Australian team manager Cole Hutchinson. The Australian teams had been training hard leading up to this event and it ipaid off with the Australian men's team defeating New Zealand 6:2 (WA Team Player Ian Plummer from Mullaloo) and the Aussie women beating Japan 2:1 (WA Team Player Patricia Butler from Mullaloo).
Further Information and event photos contact: Ewen Macgregor Team Media contact mob: 0419 3777 22
Results from the Championships were:
OPEN MEN: 1st Australia; 2nd Japan; 3rd Australia B; 4th New Zealand; 5th Singapore
OPEN WOMEN: 1st Australia; 2nd New Zealand; 3rd Japan; 4th Australia B; 5th Singapore
VETERANS MEN-Australian Championships: 1st South Australia; 2nd New Zealand; 3rd Western Australia Perth 'Gerry Rat Ricks'
MASTERS MEN: 1st Australia;
2nd New Zealand