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

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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

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22-24
Jul

Whitewater kayak improver

22 - 24 July, 2019
Discipline(s): Education
Type of Event: Education
Level of Event: ACAS Training Provider
Training Provider: Adventure Training Consultants
23
Jul

GOLD - Canoe Explore

Nudgee Beach
23 July, 2019
12:00pm- 3:00pm
Discipline(s): Multisport
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: state
27
Jul

Lismore Kayak Pursuit Handicap

Lismore NSW
27 July, 2019
7:30am- 8:30am
Discipline(s):
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: club
28
Jul

Manly to St Helena Island

Waterloo Bay
28 July, 2019
8:30am- 1:00pm
Discipline(s): Recreational - Sea Kayaking
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: club
3
Aug

Yarra WildWater Classic Homestead to Wittons 5km

Park Orchard
3 August, 2019
9:00am- 11:00am
Discipline(s):
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
4
Aug

Yarra Series 4

Yarra River, Melbourne
4 August, 2019
9:00am- 3:00pm
Discipline(s): Slalom
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
5
Aug

GOLD - Canoe Explore

Graceville
5 August, 2019
12:00pm- 3:00pm
Discipline(s): Multisport
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: state
8-9
Aug

Whitewater Instructor - Kayak

8 - 9 August, 2019
Discipline(s): Education
Type of Event: Education
Level of Event: ACAS Training Provider
Training Provider: Adventure Training Consultants
10-11
Aug

Moving Water Endorsement - Canoe

MARGARET RIVER
10 - 11 August, 2019
Discipline(s): Education
Type of Event: Education
Level of Event: ACAS Training Provider
Training Provider: Outdoor Discoveries

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.