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

Australian Masters Games – paddle sport entries

Canoe, Kayak, Sup and Outrigger entries are now open for the Australian Masters Games, so get your crew together and experience everything Adelaide and...

Paddle 4 Prostate Regatta Results

The results for the Paddle SA Sprint Regatta 6 can be found here.

Paddle SA Sprint State Titles 2019

The 2019 Paddle SA sprint state titles were held on Saturday the 12th of January at West Lakes Shore. Well done to those who...

Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 1

Visit the Paddle Australia Website for event information and results. https://paddle.org.au/2018/12/10/cane-sprint-gp1-kicks-off-summer-season/

Sprint Regatta 4

The Paddle SA Sprint Regatta 4 was on Saturday the 24th of November. Find the results here.

Paddling Australia calendar of events for Sprint racing

25
Aug

Onkaparinga River Race

Wearing St Pt Noarlunga
25 August, 2019
8:00am- 4:00pm
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: South Australia
14-15
Sep

Flatwater Guide Training

Westerfolds Park, Templestowe
14 - 15 September, 2019
9:00am- 5:00pm
Discipline(s): Marathon,Multisport,Recreational - Flatwater,Sprint,Ultra Marathon
Type of Event: Education
Level of Event: state
Host: Paddle Victoria
15
Sep

2019 NSW Masters Sprint Championships

Sydney International Regatta Centre
15 September, 2019
Discipline(s): Canoe Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: State
Host: Paddle NSW
19
Oct

2019 Flatwater School Championships

Coomera (Damian Leeding Memorial Park)
19 October, 2019
6:00am- 5:00pm
Discipline(s): Marathon,Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: Queensland
9-10
Nov

Vic Team Boat Camp

Essendon Canoe Club
9 - 10 November, 2019
9:00am- 12:00pm
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Training
Level of Event: state
Host: Paddle Victoria
6-8
Dec

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 1

West Lakes, SA
6 - 8 December, 2019
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: national
Host: Paddle Australia
19
Jan

Victorian Sprint State Championships

Nagambie Lake Regatta Centre
19 January, 2020
7:00am- 4:00pm
Discipline(s): Recreational - Flatwater,Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
Host: Paddle Victoria
14-16
Feb

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 2

Penrith, NSW
14 - 16 February, 2020
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: national
Host: Paddle Australia
11-15
Mar

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships

Penrith, NSW
11 - 15 March, 2020
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: national
Host: Paddle 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.