Canoe Kayak Sprint

The excitement of racing at the Olympics or Paralympics in the fastest craft. The buzz in the crowd as the starting time gets closer. The starters gun goes and the paddlers explode out of their blocks. Gliding over the water this sport has a big following, as the finish line approaches the crowd cheers. Sprint racing has it all. Distances of 200, 500 or 1000 metres are raced at Olympic level, Local races have similar distances with some long distance events also held.

South Australia has had many Olympic Representatives
Kate Barclay and Susan Tegg represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, Kate in Womens K4 500m and Susan in Womens K2 500m.
Hannah Davis is a dual Olympian representing us at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (WK4 – 500m (Bronze medal) & WK2 – 500m) and at the 2012 London Summer Olympics (WK4 – 500m)

Canoe Kayak Sprint event information

Paddle SA Awards 2018 – Nomination form

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Flatwater Sprint State Title results 2018

Congratulations to everyone on their efforts today. Results download PDF 2018_SouthAustralianSprintChamps_results

2017 Regatta Results December 09

Regatta 5 SA 2017 results Regatta 5 results 09 December 2017  

Paddling Australia calendar of events for Sprint racing

3
Oct

Southern Cup Race 6

Penrith, NSW.
3 October, 2018
9:00am- 4:00pm
Discipline(s): Sprint,Wildwater Canoeing
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: Victoria
4
Oct

Paddle Oz Kids

Ambrose Treacy College
4 October, 2018
10:00am- 1:00pm
Discipline(s): Recreational - Flatwater,Sprint
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: state
Host: Queensland
6
Oct

Paddle SA Regatta 1

Oarsman Reserve West Lakes SA
6 October, 2018
8:00am- 2:00pm
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: South Australia
21
Oct

Bendigo Cup - Sprint

Bendigo
21 October, 2018
9:00am- 6:00pm
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: Victoria
21
Oct

2018 Qld Canoe Sprint School Championships

Wyaralong Dam
21 October, 2018
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: Queensland
21
Oct

2018 PNSW SPRINT SERIES

SIRC
21 October, 2018
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: club
Host: Southside Paddlers
21
Oct

2018 Paddle Qld Canoe Sprint School Championships

Other,
21 October, 2018
Discipline(s): Canoe Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: State
Host: Paddle QLD
28
Oct

2018 Qld Sprint Development Camp

TBC
28 October, 2018
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: Queensland
3
Nov

Paddle SA Regatta 2

Oarsman Reserve West Lakes SA
3 November, 2018
8:00am- 2:00pm
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: South Australia

Sprint clubs in South Australia

The major sprint clubs in South Australia are West Lakes, Holdfast Bay, Onkaparinga,  and Encounter Paddling. There are six major regattas held over the summer season culminating with the State Championships at the end of January and then leading onto the National Championships. Regatta racing is open to paddlers of all ages and all skill levels from beginners to the elite. Most of the clubs offer some form of development and coaching for all paddling skill levels.

Regattas are normally held at A. M. Ramsay Regatta Course, Oarsmen Reserve, Military Road, West Lakes. Events 1km, 500m and 200m sprints in Canoe and Kayak.

Encounter Paddling Inc
Holdfast Bay Canoe Club
Onkaparinga Canoe Club
West Lakes Canoe Club

Junior development

Paddle SA’s junior development program provides a pathway for young paddlers, from beginners to junior elite level. In conjunction with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) Talent Search Program, the program identifies and develops young potential elite paddlers. The program works to underpin and feed into the institute’s high performance program (SASI).
Paddle SA Talent ID programs are based at West Lakes, Onkaparinga River and Encounter Lakes.