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 Week 1/September
Canoeing for Cancer Research

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 <>mikey_gt80@hotmail.com Results - Len Miller Race, 1st September
Click here: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/geegres02.html
Hartley Estate Chittering Challenge, Saturday, 12th October - from Rick Lee
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 18).

Teams Fun 16km Road Ride - 2km MTB Ride (Pairs)

Mini Challenge 2km MTB Ride - 500 Metre Run
Under 12 years.

People who 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 Prizes.

More info' - Ph: 0413 867 440 Email: <mailto:lee57@optusnet.com.au>lee57@optusnet.com.au Website :<http://www.cyclewest.biz>http://www.cyclewest.biz
RMIT students (Melbourne) require 2 second hand TK2s ASAP to begin training for the Murray Marathon. (They're getting desperate) Email Sophie <mailto:sophie@zelder.de>sophie@zelder.de

Sprint K1, suitable for 110 kg paddler. Big Man's Cleaver X would fit the bill. Call Steve on 0417 098 883 or email <mailto:mozzies@iinet.net.au>mozzies@iinet.net.au
Playboat, Domanatrix or similar. Contact Cameron at <mailto:slatercameron@hotmail.com>slatercameron@hotmail.com

Week 2/September
 Up for Tender:
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 ski

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. Email <mailto:lnairn@optimiser.com>lnairn@optimiser.com, phone 9383 4047.
Kayak TK1
. Minor repairs OK. 9310 5599.

Spraydeck - Second hand - to fit sprint boat, especially Woodpecker.
Craig Wallis 0411 877 147 / <mailto:craig.wallis@perth.roxar.com>craig.wallis@perth.roxar.com
Event Reminders
Canning 5000m
race will be on Sunday, 22nd September, 8:30am. at Curtin Rowing Club (Salter Point) More info - Rachel Simper 9387 3773   <mailto:rachelsimper@vellocet.com>rachelsimper@vellocet.com

Pacific 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 

BankWest 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
Canning 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:rachelsimper@vellocet.com>rachelsimper@vellocet.com

Week 3/September
Keep your 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.
Invite 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:elaine.colin@bigpond.com>elaine.colin@bigpond.com
Port Douglas, Qld
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:tkpaddling@hotmail.com>tkpaddling@hotmail.com or mob 0419 391 659 and speak to Tony. I believe transport could be arranged for the fleet.
From 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.
G'donya, Matt!
who found an unnamed carbon paddle at Superchute recently and went to some trouble to find the owner. The grateful owner was very impressed.
From Thule
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:wopm6a@woodside.com.au>wopm6a@woodside.com.au  
Canoeing 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:mart@geo.net.au>mart@geo.net.au   
Canoe 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>

 Week 4/September
Good Luck to all WA paddlers at the World Masters' Games!

Avon 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:avondescent@wn.com.au>avondescent@wn.com.au - this is all stuff for planning next year. "
What's 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 centre seat.
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 proven.

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 similar.
Email <mailto:mart@geo.net.au>mart@geo.net.au or phone 9734 2316

Single surfski - plastic or fibreglass - suitable for 5' 5" or over. Any condition, preferably under $500. Call Justine on 9264 1213 (work) or email <mailto:justine.colyer@justice.wa.gov.au>justine.colyer@justice.wa.gov.au

Sea Kayak - Mirage double, any condition. Tracey Davey 9317 2321 or <mailto:gdavey@seton.wa.edu.au>gdavey@seton.wa.edu.au
Do you know Martin?
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:bogieradev@earthlink.net>bogieradev@earthlink.net
Coming 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/

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