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Here's a group of mums from Bicton & East Fremantle primary
schools ("The South Bank Cafe Canoeists") who've organised
a big paddle for a worthy cause. They'll be paddling from "The
Left Bank" pub, 9:30am on Friday, 13th September, to collect
money boxes previously left at cafes, restaurants and other riverside
businesses. If you can support them by joining in the paddle
they would be most grateful. Better still, organise some sponsors
to help with the fund raising. There's a free sausage sizzle
at The Left Bank afterwards, plus the pub will donate $1 from
every cup of coffee ordered by the paddlers. For more info' contact
chief organiser, Elle, 9319 2526.
2 'Shotover' paddles, black. One has a carbon shaft, the other
an aluminium shaft. Lost on Saturday 31st August at Point Reserve
in Bassendean (on river bank). Please call Mike 0439 935 174
or 9204 4465 or email <>email@example.com Results
- Len Miller Race, 1st September
Click here: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/geegres02.html
Estate Chittering Challenge, Saturday, 12th October - from Rick
New event to be held in the Chittering Valley ( no paddle leg
but maybe you cycle/run)
Teams 16km Road Ride - 10km MTB Ride - 5km Run
Open Male, Open Female, Corporate, Male Veterans (Over 40), Female
Veteran (Over 35), Male School (Under 18), Female School (Under
Teams Fun 16km
Road Ride - 2km MTB Ride (Pairs)
2km MTB Ride - 500 Metre Run
Under 12 years.
cannot get a team together and do not wish to do the whole "Challenge"
can opt to do just one or two of the legs. Plenty of prizes including
major sponsor Bikeforce will supply two Mountain Bikes as Spot
- Ph: 0413 867 440 Email: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
RMIT students (Melbourne) require 2 second hand TK2s ASAP to
begin training for the Murray Marathon. (They're getting desperate)
Email Sophie <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
suitable for 110 kg paddler. Big Man's Cleaver X would fit the
bill. Call Steve on 0417 098 883 or email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Playboat, Domanatrix or similar. Contact Cameron at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
1. 1 x Cast Aluminium Mould to produce a 5.2m Fluid Druid
Wildwater Marathon Single kayak
2. 1 x Cast Aluminium mould to produce a 5.2m Eradicator
single surf ski
3. Die/Tooling to produce an underslung rudder for the surf
To offer to purchase one or
more of the assets contact Gregsons Auctioneers, phone 9358
1766. Tender closes 5 pm, Thursday, 3rd October, 2002.
Break-down Paddle with contact details on it, at Emu Falls, and
short wet suit pants left at Bell's, both lost on Sat 7 Sept.
phone 9383 4047.
Kayak TK1 . Minor repairs OK. 9310 5599.
Spraydeck - Second hand - to fit sprint boat,
Craig Wallis 0411 877 147 / <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Canning 5000m race will be on Sunday, 22nd September,
8:30am. at Curtin Rowing Club (Salter Point) More info - Rachel
Simper 9387 3773 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Western Collie River Valley Marathon Relay
If your team is already in training for the Blackwood Marathon
then THIS IS FOR YOU! Sunday, 29th September. Full details
and entry form
Channel Seven Classic Paddle . . . bigger than Ben Hur and with $10,000 in cash
and prizes up for grabs - Sunday, 24th November. Paddle from
The Narrows to The Left Bank at Freo, about 12km (or a 4km course).
Categories include surf skis, canoes and kayaks (single &
double), outrigger canoes, surf boats and malibu boards. Organised
by Royal Life Saving Society. For a full description and online
entry form go to
River Canoe Club - from Rachel Simper
Canning River Canoe Club consists almost entirely of sprint paddlers
or people who love to race. We are more than happy to invite
recreational paddlers or paddlers from other disciplines, but
we do not have clubrooms or many club boats for people to borrow,
so we cater more for people who are already training. We don't
have many social occasions or newsletters, but fees are cheap!
and we have a great deal of experience in sprint paddling if
ever you need any help or advice. We'd love some new members,
so if you have any questions at all, please phone or email me!
9387 3773 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
eye out for this one . . .
Stolen, Green Riot 007, from Frankland River on Saturday,
14th September. Reward. ph 9277 5414 or 9734 1672 and leave a
message for Kelvin.
to Training Seminar and Social Evening - Elaine Lennox, SCC
Come along to Swan Canoe Club on Friday 20th September at 7 pm
for a seminar on training for slalom and a chance to sit and
have a chat. Hew Roberts and Robbie Jeffery (members of the
Australian team and junior Australian team on the International
Slalom circuit) have offered to give us some 'up to the minute'
tips on training.
Please bring a plate to share.
See Hew's video of slalom in New Zealand, (where he competed
as a member of the junior team), then we'll finish off with some
further insight into training from the famous (or is it infamous?) Bevan
Dashwood. More info' <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Tourism paddling business is closing up shop for good and has
a fleet of craft, accessories, trailer and more, with/without
licences, for sale. A summary of the fleet is on the Bulletin
Board of my website or, for the full list, email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
or mob 0419 391 659 and speak to Tony. I believe transport could
be arranged for the fleet.
Ken Miller - Bay 2 Beach Paddle Challenge
has a new date this year - Sunday, 3rd November, so dust off
your sea kayak, ski or outrigger for this unique race from Mosman
Bay thru the Heads and along the coast up to Cottesloe Beach.
There's some great prizes including an EPIRB to the Club with
the highest number of sea kayak entries. Entry forms available
from clubs and all Mainpeak stores.
who found an unnamed carbon paddle at Superchute recently and
went to some trouble to find the owner. The grateful owner
was very impressed.
There's a new roof rack attachment from Thule which makes loading
your canoe/kayak/ski easier. Use the conventional
Canoe & Kayak Carrier <http://www.thuleracks.com/thule/images/largepics/876.jpg>www.thuleracks.com/thule/images/largepics/876.jpg (874-3)
on the front bar and the new Hydro Glide <http://www.thuleracks.com/thule/images/largepics/875.jpg>www.thuleracks.com/thule/images/largepics/875.jpg
(873-3) on the back, if you can set the rear load bar near the
back of the car. These watercraft saddles are lined with
a high-density polypropylene material for smooth loading. Every
Kayak Carrier sold donates $2 to the "Kayaking for
Kemo Charity". Both products will fit THULE & RHINO
SPORTZ racks and come with a 5-Year warranty.
Double surf ski for next year's Avon Descent. Phone
Andrew 0408 298 725
Double surf ski for next year's Avon Descent. Any condition.Phone
Matt 0412 691 097 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Western Australia Inc., Annual General Meeting
Garth Civil, Sport Development Officer for the canoeing association,
would like to remind all club members that their canoeing association's
AGM will be held 7:30pm, Wednesday, 25th September at the Champions'
Room, Challenge Stadium, Stephenson Avenue, Mt Claremont. All
are invited to participate.
In last week's paddling news forgot to put contact details for
Pacific Western Collie River Marathon Relay, Sunday, 29th
September. Full details and entry form phone Marty (08) 9734
2316 or visit: http://www.geo.net.au/~mart or email: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Slalom 2002 World Cup Series - Samantha Hutchins
Justin Boocock (AIS/TIS) last weekend won bronze in the Canoe
Slalom 2002 World Cup Series, after a 3rd place in the C1 final
in Tibagi, Brazil.
In the C1 Men class Kynan Maley (AIS/WAIS) and Robin Bell (AIS/WAIS)
tied in 19th position, and Hew Roberts (AIS/WAIS) finished in
tied 51st position with Thomas Hewitt of Canada. For more details
of the race go to: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html.
Full results for the World Cup Final and the World Cup Series
can be found at <http://www.canoeicf.com/slalom/results.htm>
Good Luck to all WA paddlers
at the World Masters' Games!
Descent, 2003 - from Deanne Jones, Co-ordinator
"We are trying to get some feedback from competitors on
a few major issues (campsite, trophy presentations and scrutineering).
Please email me for a copy of our survey form or just send your
comments to <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
- this is all stuff for planning next year. "
New at Finn Kayaks?
They are now distributing Australis Canoes (Sydney).
Bushranger - the most popular school canoe. They're big,
they're orange (or yellow, blue or green) and have an optional
Cross Trainer Surf Ski - 4m - 2002 upgrade of a popular
model. Now with a built-in wave deflector, adjustable footrests
and quality ten inch diaghram hatches.
Two new sea kayaks - Salamander, 5.2m and Gecko, 4.2m.
Designed by Alwyn Duke for Terry Bolland's expeditions, now
manufactured in plastic. They feature the traditional Greenlander
hull which is very seaworthy with incredible secondary stability
as well as rubber hatches, aluminiun keel, stainless lift up
rudder, lockable footrest (not sliders), two bulkheads in Gecko
and three in Salamander for titanic buoyancy with an extra
day hatch behind the seat. These craft are also Avon Descent
Stock available at Finn, 17
Sainsbury Road, O'Connor , 9314 3109, or through our dealers.
To buy, borrow or hire: a mould to make a Cleaver X or
Email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com or phone
Single surfski - plastic or
fibreglass - suitable for 5' 5" or over. Any condition,
preferably under $500. Call Justine on 9264 1213 (work) or email
Sea Kayak - Mirage double,
any condition. Tracey Davey 9317 2321 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Bogie Radev from California is looking for friend Martin Marinov
who has relocated recently to Australia. Martin is an Olympic
medalist in canoeing from Bulgaria. Please contact Bogie if
you can help: 949-631-0870 USA or email: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Up . . .
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, NSW, Sydney environs, October 26
& 27, 2002: 111 km moonlight paddle , raising funds for the
Arrow Foundation. An annual event, 500-600 participants. Check
out their website: <http://www.canoeclassic.asn.au/>http://www.canoeclassic.asn.au/