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Week 2/October
2004-05 Marathon Season Starts

First race, the Island to Island (about 12km) is this Sunday, 10th October, reg starts 7:15am. Meet at Ascot Kayak Club, Fauntleroy Ave., Redcliffe. All welcome. For more info' email Cathy, <mailto:fry@smartchat.net.au>fry@smartchat.net.au

Albany Canoe Club
Calendar is updated : <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/albanycc.html>go here They welcome northern visitors if you feel like some new destinations in your paddling - you just need appropriate skills and gear for the trip.

Collie River Valley Marathon Relay
<http://www.hyperactive.oz.nf/CRVMR/2004/CMR%20results.htm>Results are here  (Peter Tomczak, AKC, set a new record in the canoeing leg).

Collie Descent
<http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe>Here's a different perspective of The Chute, which provided a little bit of excitement for paddlers during the Collie Descent. One did not realise that <http://www.geo.net.au/~mart/Collie_Descent/2004/Collie_Descent_2004.htm>Marty's pic here, being taken full on - has foreshortening, so the rapid looks a short sharp little number. In reality it was a long, fast and furious drop requiring a bit of manouvring at the water level on the day - just ask Grant Pepper! (Photo by Nancy Cavanaugh, courtesy Marty Wallace)

White Water Park News - from Colin Thorpe, Canoeing Western Australia
Friends of White Water Park are still growing rapidly, now totalling over 7000. People from the Armadale region have shown considerable support with 3467 "Friends" now registerred in the marginal seat of Canning.

We ran a 3 day White Water Park display at Carousel gaining another 1500 "Friends". Thanks to Ian Garthwaite, Colin Scully, Elaine Lennox, Marion Ewing and Glen Turner for their very effective support. Special thanks also to Sue Walker and Glenda Rae for assisting with the resulting data entry.

A public meeting was held in Armadale to enable the local community demonstrate their support. About 60 people attended. Robin Bell who came 4th in the Olympic C1 Slalom shared his Olympic experience with everyone. Robin was a Torchbearer when the Olympic flame went through Sydney. He brought his torch along and it generated much interest.

Of particular importance was the attendance of Don Randall, the Liberal member for Canning and Kay Hallahan, the Labor candidate for the seat of Canning at the forthcoming Federal election. Both expressed their support for basing the White Water Park at Champion Lakes near Armadale. We hope that who ever is elected will lobby very strongly for the White water Park.

We have received a letter of support from the Labor candidate for Canning, Kay Hallahan: <http://www.whitewaterperth.org.au/pages/News.html>http://www.whitewaterperth.org.au/pages/News.html

Courses Coming Up . . .
Flat Water Plus:Canoeing Down Under:
Sunday 16th October, 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. $60.00 ($20.00 extra if equiment required) Learn advanced support strokes, sculling, bow draw, different methods of turning your craft and some rescue techniques. Enquiries: 9378 1333

Single "Finn Kayak"
in good condition for Avon. Please contact Danny  <mailto:dannym79@bigpond.com.au>dannym79@bigpond.com.au
New style OK1 similar to Plastek Athena or a Vadja to suit light weight paddler (65-75kg). The boat is for marathon so 8kg approx would be ideal. Contact Neil O'Leary 0419 984 099 or  <mailto:mtaperth@teaching.com.au>mtaperth@teaching.com.au
Pre loved Fluid Druid in good nic. Please phone Andrew on 0403 044 777

Week 3/October
You Gotta Be In It To Win It . . .
Canning 5000, Race 1
- be there this Thursday evening ready to start racing at 6pm - Canning River Canoe Club, Centenary Avenue, Manning. More details below (Events Coming Up). All craft welcome.

2005 Slalom Nationals
Contact Margaret Jeffery 9293 1909 if you would like info on the Nats which are in NSW, Lake Glenbawn and Penrith, 4th-13th January.

The Sea Kayak School
Courses available over the next few months are:
November 7 - Sea Experience (local)
November 21 - Sea Experience or Sea Skills Assessment (local)
November 26, 27 & 28 - Sea Kayak Instructors' Course (Augusta)
December 11,12 - Sea Skills Course (Augusta)
January 3 - 7, Sea Skills Trip/Course (Jurien Bay)
Courses subject to suitable numbers. Enquiries - Les Allen, 0419 900 715

Position Vacant
Junior factory hand 16 ­ 18yrs
required for general duties within busy kayak manufacturing business. Monday to Friday approx 30 hours per week. Pay and conditions as per Plastic Manufacturing Award and casual basis applies for first month. Applicant should be enthusiastic, with strong work ethics and ready to progress. A background in kayaking and experience with hand and power tools would be advantageous. Call Andy @ Finn Kayaks 9314 3109.

Paddling Double
17 yr old freestyle and white water paddler from uni found this site with another "Luke Devitt" strutting his stuff:  <http://www.fluidkayaks.co.uk/news/140904news.htm>www.fluidkayaks.co.uk/news/140904news.htm - "In fact many people at uni actually believed it was me when I showed them".

Kayaking for Juniors: Beginners' Course
Starts Wednesday October 20 at Swan Canoe Club. Contact Colin Priest for details 9446 5505.

Mainpeak Paddlesports Courses
For the courses below please phone Mainpeak Paddlesports 9284 3759 to book.

Spring stock has arrived! Come in and have a look. Want to try out the new boats? Contact Mainpeak for demo days.
Bay to Beach Swim/Self Rescue Test: Saturday, 30th October, 3.30pm; Wednesday, 3rd November, 5pm. Meet at Stirling Highway Bridge (Fremantle side).
If you wish to compete in the Mainpeak Paddlesports Bay 2 Beach 17km Paddle Challenge you may be required to complete a swim test. This test is a simple 100m swim and boat re-entry test wearing racing gear - $10. Any enquiries regarding entry criteria can be made to Lindsay at the canoeing association, 9285 8501.
Rolling and Bracing Classes Thursday, 4th November, 6-8pm: 2 hour sessions, $60 each. Minimum numbers needed.
Introduction to Sea Kayaking Saturday, 23rd October, $60

Finn Kayaks Demo Day
Check it out, 10am - 1pm, Sunday, 24th October, @Lucky Bay, cnr Dunkley & Cunningham streets, Applecross. Phone Andy 0400 786 026

Events coming up . . .
The Canning 5000
series: K1's on Thursday night, 21st October, teams' race Thursday night, 28th October and K2 races Thursday night, 4th November. Prize giving will be held directly after the last race on 4th November with a BBQ and bar facilities. (Centenary Ave Manning, part of the Canning Sea Scouts) Info:<mailto:garth04@optusnet.com.au>garth04@optusnet.com.au or 0412 602 013
Mainpeak Bay to Beach Paddle Challenge - Sunday, 7th November, from Mosman Bay to Cottesloe and return to Leighton Beach - for all ocean going paddle craft. Entry forms available at Mainpeak.  Entries are due Friday 29th October. <http://www.paddle.com.au/bay2beach.aspx>http://www.paddle.com.au/bay2beach.aspx

Single surf ski,
Carbon/ kevlar good condition for Avon to suit 6ft plus person. Phone 0412 090 965 jbram386@yahoo.com.au
515 or other plastic K2 suitable for doing the Avon Descent Contact Luke Devitt 0422 464 420 or <mailto:luke_devitt@hotmail.com>luke_devitt@hotmail.com or Shane Devitt 9448 4810.

Week 4/October
Blackwood Marathon - this weekend

Marty Wallace has put some aerial photgraphs of the Blackwood Marathon Relay course on his website.
"They may be useful for support crews to show where they have to go. They also show the course of the river for the canoeists."  <http://www.hyperactive.oz.nf/Blackwood/Blackwood%20maps.htm>http://www.hyperactive.oz.nf/Blackwood/Blackwood%20maps.htm

Be Quick - Entries Close for Mainpeak Bay 2 Beach . . .
at 5pm, Fri, 29th October. Any entries received after this time will be charged the $15 late entry fee.
Sea kayakers and outrigger paddlers must carry a PFD for each paddler and please note the following requirements for your craft:

Sea kayaks must have a fixed sealed bulk head and an external hatch to access the sealed off area. There must be a hand operated bailing device.

Outriggers are required to conform with AOCRA race rules. They must carry a tow rope, have fixed positive buoyancy, have splash covers fitted, know how to perform and practised a capsize and righting drill, carry sufficent PFDs for all paddlers and carry sufficient bailers.
- Garth Civil, Events Coordinator, Canoeing Western Australia

WA Canoeing Association AGM
It's tonight, 28th October, 7:30pm, at Challenge Stadium, if you're interested in knowing more about your sport's state association.

Springtime Resolution - Get into Canoe Polo!
Canoe Polo has switched pools to Scotch College as of Wednesday 27 October so why not come along and give it a go!! The larger pool size means that there is extra room for people to practice rolling, paddling and throwing skills. Social games are being held until the Summer series competition starts in February. Details are: Scotch College pool, Shenton Rd, Swanbourne (enter from roundabout), Wednesdays, 6-7pm Juniors, 7-9pm PCPC games. Contacts: Mark Schutze 0407 426 183 or Ian Kininmonth 0401 521 895

Come along and enjoy a great morning!
The Slalom Summer Racing Series
starts Sunday, 31st October at Hester Park. Registration 8.30am. Classes for plastics and playboats if there are enough entries to contstitute a class. Entry fee $10 seniors, $5 juniors. Briefing 9am; Run 1:9.15am; 10 minute break between runs.

Canning 5000
Race One results are <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe>here
There are cash prizes for top five point scores, plus a number of spot prizes including a DVD player. It's $10 whether you do all three races or just the one. You only need to do the one race to be eligible for any of the prizes, contact Bull 0419 041 338 or Garth 0412 602 013 if you need a double for the doubles race. You have to be at the presentations following the final race to collect your prize or it will be redrawn. Teams race is Thursday, 28th October and Doubles race is Thursday, 4th November.

Grand Opening Very Soon ! - from Terry Bolland
"I am opening another Canoeing Down Under store, in Balcatta, a little closer to the ocean & easy to get to: Shop 4, 220 Balcatta Rd., Balcatta."

Mainpeak Paddlesports Specials
Mandurah 'boat show' specials- kayaks, sit-on-tops, and sea kayaks - available until 29th October.
Check them out at <http://www.paddle.com.au/pspecials.aspx>http://www.paddle.com.au/pspecials.aspx or drop into the shop at 35 Jarrad St Cottesloe.

Event Reminders
Mainpeak Bay 2 Beach
for ocean going paddle craft, Sunday, 7th November <mailto:canoe@canoewa.asn.au>canoe@canoewa.asn.au
Donnybrook Relay Marathon, Saturday, 20th November. More details
Channel 7 Classic Paddle, Perth to The Left Bank, Sunday, 21st November <mailto:rlindsay@rlsswa.com.au>rlindsay@rlsswa.com.au

2 Perception kayaks
(Contour/Acadia)  <mailto:pjruss@bigpond.com>pjruss@bigpond.com  
Canoe for 2 boys to fish and crab out of . Ph 040911658 or <mailto:cvs@ca.com.au>cvs@ca.com.au
Racing ski for female paddler 5'3  ph Joey on 0439943450 or <>jcronin@healthway.wa.gov.au
Wilderness system FREEDOM or TARPON 160 in good condition Phone 94466557 <>hdebro@iexpress.net.au

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