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Paddle 4 Prostate 2020 register now

https://www.paddle4prostate.com.au/

Join this flotilla of fun in the sun on West Lakes and paddle around Delfin Island to raise funds for prostate cancer research, awareness and to support men and their families.

To register to paddle or to donate visit the link

Paddle SA Annual Awards

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Congratulations to all award recipients at last Sunday’s 2019 Paddle SA Annual Awards function. Thanks to Kylie Taylor, CEO, Office for Recreation Sport and Racing and Angela Evans, Mayor City of Charles Sturt, for joining us. And to Libby Robertson on her fantastic job as MC.

Senior Athlete of the Year – Flatwater
Matt Goble

Junior Athlete of the Year – Flatwater
Daniel Kucharski

Masters Athlete of the Year
Marc Brehin

Athlete of the Year – Paracanoe
George Hucks

Senior Athlete of the Year – Canoe Polo
Adam Hofmeyer

Junior Athlete of the Year – Canoe Polo
Will Polley

Instructor of the Year
Jim Townsend

Coach of the Year
Laurence Fletcher

Award of Merit
Josie Bulmer & Bernadette Wallace

Service to the Sport Award 2019
Scott Polley

Paddle SA Sea Skills Training Weekend

Location: Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park

Program
Friday 15 November (pm)
Registration/Welcome/Weekend Overview

Saturday 16 November

  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking
    Program will include theory instruction and practical on water sessions. Topics include clothing & equipment, paddle strokes, launching, rescues, weather knowledge and how to plan a paddle. The activity will culminate in a sea kayaking day trip
  • Sea Skills Assessment
    This is an option for experienced paddlers looking to achieve a recognised award for their skills. We’ll review; planning a sea paddle, refining paddling skills in moderate sea conditions and surf to 1m and culminate in a day paddle along this magnificent part of the coast
  • Sea Leaders Program
    This program is designed for Club paddlers and others who are seeking to guide groups of paddlers on activities. There will be a focus on sound paddle technique, trip planning, efficiency in rescues, group management and situational awareness, weather and navigation. The finalisation of your program will be leading the other groups on a day paddle.

It is planned to share a group BBQ dinner on Saturday night. Group discussions and equipment presentations.

Sunday 17 November
Pack up/Briefing/Prepare for day’s activities

  • Skill development sessions- may include Intro to Surf, Rescues, Rock Gardening• Journey led by Sea Leader trainees• Sea Skills Assessment

Cost
Full weekend: $240
Single day: $120

Accommodation
We have reserved tent camping space at the Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park https://www.nrmaparksandresorts.com.au/victor-harbor/

Interested paddlers should contact the Park directly to book and pay for a site.

All sessions will be led by experienced Paddle Australia Instructors / Assessors

Register via this link  eventbrite.com.au/e/72893974841

For further info: PSA office sa@paddle.org.au or Jim Townsend 0417 899 920

BATCHAT Oct 2019

Canoeing at The Lake, Tintinara SA

We are excited to return to Tintinara for a social getaway! For canoe polo enthusiasts, this event is an opportunity to hit the road for a day of social canoe polo on Saturday 16 November 10am – 5.00pm. $30 covers registration, lunch and BBQ tea. Free on-site camping available too!

The winning team gets to claim the decadent cake!

Two come and try canoeing sessions will be held for local Coorong/Tatiara residents too on Saturday 10am-12pm (group session) with further 1-1 coaching offered on Sunday 10am -2pm. $10 to cover insurance entitles participation in both sessions.

REGISTER HERE: https://sa.paddle.org.au/2019/10/08/canoeing-at-the-lake-tintinara-16-17-nov/

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Canoe-Polo-SA-513057218742119/posts/?ref=page_internal

2019_Canoeing at the Lake <- link to PDF

Above: Flyer for the Tintinara event, spread it around!

Re-Commencement of Sunday Trainings

With the weather continuing to warm up, Sunday morning trainings are set to start on the 3rd of November at Corcoran Drive, West Lakes. We will begin training at 9:00am and train for 1-2hours. All players looking to get involved for the first time, improve their skills or aim for state representative teams at next years’ Nationals are encouraged to come out and make the most of these sessions.

Unfortunately the gear trailer will not be available, so please contact us by replying to this email or messaging our Facebook if you are in need of any gear. We can easily organise to bring out a full set of equipment for you, all you need to do is ask!

2019 Paddle SA Awards and AGM

The 2019 Paddle SA Awards night and AGM is being held at The Highway, Anzac Highway Plympton, this Sunday the 20th of October. All members of the kayaking community are welcome to attend with family and friends. The AGM will begin at 2:00pm, with awards from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Follow this link for more information and bookings. 

Development Camp

South Australia will once again be hosting a Development Camp in the week before our Australia Day Summer Series event! This Development Camp will be open to players of all ages and origins, so we look forward to seeing participants come together from all across the country once again this year.

As is tradition, the Camp will involve three days of training, led by some of the most knowledgeable players in the country, accompanied by informative presentations about what it takes to reach the top of our sport.

So block out Tuesday the 21st to Thursday the 23rd of January in your calendars, because this annual opportunity to turbocharge your skills and broaden your knowledge is too good to miss.

On the Horizon: Payneham Summer Season

Our next season of Canoe Polo in South Australia will begin shortly after our home Summer Series event over the Australia Day long weekend.

We will be back at Payneham Pool on Wednesday nights, starting on the 5th of February (just enough time for the pool to warm right up)! More details to come.

2020 Nationals

It’s time to start thinking about training and planning for next year’s Nationals. Nominations will be released in the next few weeks as soon as a venue is confirmed, so keep an eye on your emails and get ready for Sunday trainings back at Corcoran Drive.

 2020 World Championships: Expressions of Interest

The Australian Canoe Polo Technical Committee invites athletes to send and Expression of Interest (EOI) to join the Australian Men and Women’s Team Squads for selection to compete at the 2020 World Canoe Polo Championships in Rome Italy.

The EOI involves sending an email by 3 December 2019 to AustraliaCP2020@gmail.com with the following details: Name, DOB, Paddle Australia Number, Canoe Club.

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The Government of South Australia is a major sponsor of Paddle SA.

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Family/Beginner Friendly Bird Watching Paddle – Coorong

Bird watching Canoe the Coorong

Event:  Family/Beginner Friendly Bird Watching Paddle – Coorong
Date: Sat-Sun 26-27th October
Meet time: 9am to be on the water for 9:30

Duration: Sat: all day paddle down Mundoo channel across to Young Husband Peninsula  Sun: all day paddle exploring backwaters of Hunters Creek
Location: exact meeting spot will be confirmed with registered paddlers prior to the paddle (close to Mundoo Channel Drive, Hindmarsh Island)
ACC Grading for this trip (see notes below): 1-2c depending on weather and final group composition
Organiser and Contact: Ian Brunning  0406 498 232  president.adelaidecanoeclub@gmail.com

Closing Date/Time to Register: Wed 23rd October 5pm

Note: Trips are for ACC members only and you must register by contacting the Organiser prior to the closing date.  Single event / temporary members are available at a low cost.

Description:
A fun weekend exploring the beautiful Coorong waterways.  Open to beginners and families depending on requirements and logistics – limited number of double kayaks available for hire (suggested use – parent in the back, junior in the front).  Optional overnight shack accommodation on the edge of the water on Mundoo Channel (get in quick, very limited number of beds) and possibly a limited number of spots to put up your tent.

Saturday – a gentle exploration paddle up Mundoo Channel and into Hunters Creek to explore and do the official ‘Bird Watching Week’ bird count.  Picnic lunch before returning back to base eta 4pm

Sunday – paddle down Mundoo Channel and (weather permitting) across to Young Husband Peninsula.  Stop for a tea break and to explore the dunes and the timeless shell middens of the Ngarrindjeri peoples. Do another official bird watching count.  Paddle on to Godfreys Landing for lunch and an optional walk across to the ocean side, find some cockles to eat before heading back to base eta 4pm

(Note for families:  we are looking for ways to get more kids out on the water – however it can be a long day in a boat so you will need to decide if your child will enjoy this aspect or leave them trying to jump over the side and escape!)

ACC Trip Grading:

(1) for ‘Novices’
(2) ‘Flatwater’ (a) day trips (b) car camping (c) kayak camping
(3) ‘Intermediate’ (a) day & weekend trips (b) extended trips
(4) Sea Skills
(The grading document can be accessed here)

Note that ratios/quotas will apply, depending on the number of Instructors or Leaders on a trip.

Canoeing at the lake Tintinara 16-17 NOV

LAKE INDAWARRA, TINTINARA SA 16-17 NOVEMBER 2019

UPDATE 12 NOVEMBER 2019 Due to a popular response, the come and try canoeing sessions are now fully booked.  Places have been secured by those who have completed the online registration.  Please contact Louise Densley directly 0402 261 693 if you are wanting to still attend, as we will do our best to accommodate a few extras on the Sunday.

 

Event Details

Paddle SA Canoe Polo is holding a social weekend of canoeing fun at Lake Indawarra Tintinara.

CANOE POLO – FOR CURRENT PADDLE SA MEMBERS
16 NOVEMBER, 10am – 5pm: Social round robin games and finals.
$30 per person includes games, lunch and BBQ tea. Free onsite camping.
Register as a team or an individual by 12 November 2019.

COME AND TRY CANOEING – FOR COORONG/TATIARA RESIDENTS
16 NOVEMBER, 10am – 12pm: Group come and try canoeing session for begginers and intermediate.
17 NOVEMBER, 10am – 2pm: One on one canoe coaching for beginners and intermediate.
$10 per person to cover insurance.
No experience required, all equipment provided and all ages welcome. Register by 12 November 2019.

Payment is to be made to Canoe Polo SA. BSB: 805 005, Account number 100143252.  Please use TINTSurname as reference.

CONTACT LOUISE DENSLEY
(M) 0402 261 693 (E) louise_densley@yahoo.com

Event Map download

Event information download

Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/553079148832210/

Media Release  Canoe Polo Event pamphlet and Information Booklet  PDF

Information Booklet

Paddle Challenge 2019 16 – 17 November

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WHAT IS TEAM PADDLE CHALLENGE?

The Paddle SA Team Paddle Challenge is a fun paddle sports event and presents participants with challenges and opportunities.

Paddle SA has run this event since 2003, giving young South Australians the chance to have fun, make new friends, learn about the environment, and go on an adventure.

Team Paddle Challenge is all about working as a team. Your team will be scrutineered for the items you must carry – loss of points occurs if you do not have the required items. Team members should double check they have all equipment before leaving the checkpoints and then collect the points by all team members going to the checkpoint and marking the scorecards. Sticking as a team, you choose how far to paddle each day.

The Paddle SA Team Paddle Challenge caters for all abilities.

 

Download the PDF documents for more information

Document 1: Information manual

Document 2: Entry form pack

2020 Canoe Polo National Championships

The 2020 Canoe Polo Australian National Championships will be held in Adelaide next Easter, 10-13 April 2020. Nominations are due by the 30th of November can be completed using the form below.

SA Canoe Polo Nomination Form

 

2020 Paddle Australia Sprint Grand Prix

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 1
6/7/8 December 2019 GP1 Sprint Regatta

A.M. Ramsay Regatta Course
100 Military Rd, West Lakes Shore SA 5020

More info to come

Paddle Australia 2020 National Sprint Regattas

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 1
06-12-2019 – 08-12-2019
West Lakes, South Australia

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 2
14-02-2020 – 16-02-2020
Penrith, NSW

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships
11-03-2020 – 15-03-2020
Penrith, NSW

SEA KAYAKING: Introductory, Development and Leadership Workshop

15 – 17 November 2019
Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
This will be a high-quality training and networking event for the SA sea kayaking community.

During the weekend these opportunities will be offered;

  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking
    Program will include theory instruction and practical on water sessions. Topics include clothing & equipment, paddle strokes, launching, rescues, weather knowledge and how to plan a paddle. The activity will cover workshops on Setting up Your Craft & Packing for a Journey — then culminate in a sea kayaking day trip.
     
  • Sea Skills Assessment
    This is an option for experienced paddlers looking to achieve a recognised award for their skills. We’ll review; planning a sea paddle, refining paddling skills in moderate sea conditions and surf to 1m and culminate in a day paddle along this magnificent part of the coast.
  • Sea Leaders Program
    This program is designed for Club paddlers and others who are seeking to guide groups of paddlers on activities.  There will be a focus on sound paddle technique, trip planning, efficiency in rescues, group management and situational awareness, weather and navigation.  The finalisation of your program will be leading the other groups on a day paddle.

All sessions will be led by experienced Paddle Australia Instructors / Assessors

It is planned to share a group BBQ dinner on Saturday night.  A guest speaker will be sought. NB The complete program of events will be released early October.

Cost
$ 240
full weekend    
$ 120 single day

To register http://eventbrite.com.au/e/72893974841

Accommodation
We have reserved tent camping space at the Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park https://www.nrmaparksandresorts.com.au/victor-harbor/
Interested paddlers should contact the Park directly to book and pay for a site.

For further info: PSA office sa@paddle.org.au or Jim Townsend 0417 899 920

Printable document: PSA Sea Weekend