|12 Mar 2014||Position Vacant - NSWIS Sports Performance Scientist|
|10 Mar 2014||New NSW club grant program.|
|10 Mar 2014||Kayak for Kids|
|5 Mar 2014||Cross-class wildwater paddlers|
|4 Mar 2014||Under 23 Team Announced|
|4 Mar 2014||Catherine Ordway to speak at Sport and Women Conference|
|2 Mar 2014||Meet the AC athletes commission|
|2 Mar 2014||Oceania Championships Wrap Up|
|1 Mar 2014||EOI called for Paracanoe Coaches|
|1 Mar 2014||Bull, Mann & Rypp join Under 23 Team|
|28 Feb 2014||Manly paddlers dominate opening day|
|15 Feb 2014||ICF Newsletter and Bohinj World Cup Update|
|12 Feb 2014||Marathon #4 The Canning Race|
|30 Dec 2013||ICF Canoe Marathon Newsletter 2013 - 6|
|27 Nov 2013||Australian Canoe Marathon Championships Newsletter #1|
|26 Nov 2013||Oceania Canoe Marathon Championships|
Position Vacant - NSWIS Sports Performance Scientist
The New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) is looking for an ambitious Performance Scientist to join Australian Canoeing's successful Canoe Slalom Team at the National Centre of Excellence (NCE) in Penrith, NSW.
As the Performance Scientist you will work closely with and under the direction of the National Head Coach to ensure the ongoing development and success of our canoe slalom athletes and coaches.
With a proven high level of technical expertise and a willingness to learn and grow in the role, you will be expected to work "at the coal face" as part of a high performance team, maximising the opportunities and services to achieve optimum athlete development.
New NSW club grant program.
The NSW Government has opened a new grant program, ClubGRANTS Category 3.
The ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund is managed by the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing within NSW Trade & Investment.
The 2013/14 funding round is open from Friday 7 March 2014.
Under the NSW Government’s commitment in NSW 2021 to increase participation in sport and recreation and support healthy lifestyles, the 2013/14 Category 3 funding round focuses on the development of sport and recreation infrastructure facilities.
Future funding rounds will include health and community infrastructure projects.
Details of eligible applicants and projects can be found in the 2013/14 ClubGRANTS Category 3 Application Guidelines.
Within three business days of submitting an Expression of Interest Form, an Application Reference Number and an Online Submission Box will be created for the project. The Box will contain the Application Form, Budget Template, and a template Funding Agreement.
The Expression of Interest Form is available from Friday 7 March 2014 and must be lodged by 5pm on Friday 4 April 2014. There will be no extension to this deadline.
Application Forms and supporting documentation must be received by 5pm on Thursday 10 April 2014. There will be no extension to this deadline.
For more information visit: http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/
Kayak for Kids
Grab your paddle and join Lifestart's Kayak for Kids on Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Harbour will be the backdrop for Lifestart’s Kayak for Kids, an annual fundraising event to be held on Sunday, 30 March 2014. Lifestart is inviting people of all ages and paddling experience to participate in the challenge, which offers an amazing opportunity to kayak on Sydney Harbour under maritime safety surrounded by fellow paddlers. The 17.5km kayak challenge starts at Blues Point Reserve at Lavender Bay and finishes at Clontarf Beach.
Registration begins at 6.30 am and last year attracted over 1000 paddlers including corporate teams, competing for the Corporate Challenge Cup.
“Kayak for Kids is a great example of community and businesses working together to support Lifestart, an organisation that assists children living with disability, whilst at the same time having fun,” said Lifestart Chief Executive Officer, Suzanne Becker. “Kayak for Kids is an ideal opportunity to get out in the water and paddle for a cause. There are not too many times when you have a large cohort of paddlers enjoying the Sydney’s beautiful harbour.”
Kayak for Kids ends with a family and friends picnic at Clontarf Beach.
Lifestart, a not for profit organisation and registered charity, provides early childhood intervention and school age services to children living with disability or developmental delay. Lifestart provides a family centred approach to meeting the needs of children and their families. It is based on the concept of partnership with children, families and carers to assist and empower them to participate meaningfully and inclusively in our community.
For more information and to register for Kayak for Kids, go to www.kayakforkids.com.au or phone 9364 0111.
If you cannot kayak on the day, consider sponsoring someone who is paddling, sponsor a kayak or volunteer on the day.
Cross-class wildwater paddlers
Three of our Wildwater paddlers, Alex McIntyre, Robert McIntyre and Madelaine Batters, all competed with some excellent results over the weekend.
Last weekend saw the Grand Prix 2 Flatwater Regatta held at Penrith, which was also the Oceania Championships, Under 23 National Championships and selection events for the Australian Under 23 Team.
21 Year old Robert McIntyre who is 3 time Wildwater open men's sprint champion showed that he has what it takes in the 200 metre Flatwater Sprint. He and his K2 partner Mark Stowe took out the title and the additional selection event to gain automatic selection in the Under 23 Australian Team for that event to be held in Hungry in July this year. He also performed well in the K1 200 metres finishing second by only 0.07 seconds in the national Championships and then 3rd in the additional selection event. Robert and Mark also took the gold in the K2 500 metres, which was not a selection event.
Brother Alex McIntyre was a semi-finalist in the K1 200 metres and with his K2 Partner Nicholas Wroe from WA finished 5th in the nationals final and selection event and came a very hard fought 2nd in the K2 500 metres. Unfortunately in that event they were eventually disqualified for paddling too close to the lane ropes but it was otherwise a good paddle.
Madelaine Batters, who is only 18 years of age was competing in the under 23 female categories and had some good results in the K2 races finishing 5th in the 500 metres final and 6th in the 200 metres with partner Allison Bryant.
Over the years there have been many examples of Wildwater paddlers successfully performing in flatwater events both here in Australia and overseas, so it looks as if the current generation of young paddlers are following in their footsteps.
Under 23 Team Announced
The 2014 Sprint Under 23 National team has been selected following Oceania results.
Following results at the 2014 Sprint Oceania Championships, the Under 23 Sprint Team has been officially announced.
Catherine Ordway to speak at Sport and Women Conference
Ms Ordway will join some of the leading speakers from across the country in discussing governance and diversity.
Australian Canoeing Board member Catherine Ordway will be presenting at the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) 2014 Sport and Women Conference;- "Governance, Diversity and Opportunity - Are You on Board?"
The conference will take place on Monday 7 April 2014, at the Hilton Adelaide, and will be followed by networking drinks.
Organisations with greater gender diversity in their top teams financially outperform their less diverse competition. But, is the sporting sector making the most of gender diversity?
The conference is one of a number of strategies ORS is implementing to address the underrepresentation of women on boards and in key leadership positions within sport and recreation organisations in South Australia.
The conference is aimed at senior level executives from business and sporting organisations at national and state levels, as well as, men and women in the South Australian community who work, play and/or officiate in sport
The Australian Sports Commission mandatory governance principles require national sporting organisations to have 40% female representation on their boards by 2015.
Meet the AC athletes commission
The Australian Canoeing athletes commission would like all athletes to know that the commission can be contacted at email@example.com.
If there is anything about your discipline, positive or negative, that you would like the athlete’s commission to know about, please do not hesitate to contact them.
The role of the athlete’s commission is to
- promote harmony among athletes, coaches and volunteers;
- promote communication among athletes;
- provide peer group review of athlete behaviour;
- communicate on behalf of athletes to the Chief Executive Officer;
- provide the Board with the view of athletes on any matters relating to Australian Canoeing;
- represent athletes in other forums, as invited;
- actively promote Australian Canoeing to the community.
The athlete’s commission has been brought together from a variety of disciplines -
• Ken Wallace (Sprint) - Chair
• Jacqui Lachmann (Slalom) - Vice Chair
• Craig Hutchinson (Canoe Polo)
• Kate McGrath (Marathon & Ocean Racing)
Kate McGrath would like to see marathon progress in Australia -
"Even though Marathon is non-Olympic, at the top tier, I’d like to see it step up in terms of professionalism in Australia. We have a lot of potential that can achieve internationally given dedication, support and respect for this discipline.
Generally too I’d like to see more people enjoying marathon and turning up to races supporting clubs, the sport and developing the next generation of paddlers into any discipline. There’s alot of variety on offer for where races are held, the conditions, the craft you can paddle, the distances and style of racing mapped out at each event. I think paddlers from all other paddling disciplines can benefit from these events as part of their own training...if for nothing else, paddlers should turn up and do a marathon race for the social aspect."
Craig Hutchinson began as a marathon paddler 16 years ago, before transitioning to canoe polo. A long term Australian team member, when he's not on the water he is kept busy running his own graphic design business.
"I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot through representative competition and seeing the level of competition over in Europe particularly. It’s amazing and inspiring to see Canoe Polo progress to an almost professional level over there and I aspire to one day emulate that in Australia. "
You can read the AC Athlete’s Commission Bylaw here.
Oceania Championships Wrap Up
The 2014 Canoe Sprint Oceania Championships has concluded following three days of racing at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
This year’s championships also included the Grand Prix 2 regatta and U23 selection trials.
Burnett and Wood to lead strong U23 team
Burnett added the U23 K1 200 title to her K1 500 triumph on the final day of racing.
The 21 year old produced a strong race to win in 43.72, 0.54 seconds ahead of South Australian Cat McArthur.
2014 Oceania canoe slalom champion Jessica Fox displayed her versatility placing third, 0.71 seconds behind Burnett.
Burnett was delighted with her results after recently recovering from hip surgery.
“I felt really good in the race-off, I have had a really tough couple of months, I had hip surgery 10-11 weeks ago now so to be able to come back and win that selection and book my ticket overseas again is really exciting”, Burnett said following her K1 200 triumph on Friday.
“I am not race fit at all, but it was a good start to the season.”
Wood was a clear standout amongst the U23 men which began on Friday with victory ahead of Bill Bain in the K1 1000 final.
Wood was pleased to finally get the better of Bain who has dominated the event for a number of years.
“It feels good to finally win a selection event. I have been trying since U16s to get one up on Billy (Bain)”, Wood said.
“Everyone raced really well and it was the closest field we have had since I have been in U23s so it has been really good.”
The Gold Coast kayaker also took out the non-Olympic U23 K1 500 title as well combining with South Australian Glenn Rypp to win the U23 K2 1000 final.
The pair won in 3:23.18, 1.78 seconds ahead of Bain and Joel McKitterick. Scott Smith and Peter Euers finished a distant third.
On Sunday Wood, Bain, Rypp and Zac Ryan won U23 K4 1000 final in 3:05.03.
South Australian Callum Dunn secured his place on the U23 Australian team this year following victory in the U23 K1 200 selection trial on Sunday.
The South Australian added the trial victory to the U23 K1 200 Oceania title he won on Friday.
Racing from the centre lane, Dunn recorded a time of 37.32 to finish 0.34 seconds ahead of Sydney Northern Beaches’ kayaker Ben McLean.
On Friday the 20 year old won the Oceania title 37.81, 0.07 seconds ahead of Robert McIntyre and Sunshine Coast kayaker Kurt McAleenan.
“It was a pretty decent race, I got off to a magnificent start and executed straight off the mark and made sure I was keeping long and powerful and not to keep it to spinning as there were a bit of a head wind, I didn’t want to put too much rate into it to maintain power and I just held on at the end”, Dunn said.
“I definitely raced really well in the heats and semis and felt I executed my race plans pretty much exactly as I wanted them to be and I did some pretty quick times so I cannot complain at all.”
Downriver specialist Robert McIntyre continued his rise in canoe sprint by securing an U23 berth alongside fellow New South Welshman Mark Stowe.
The pair took out both U23 K2 200 selection races on Sunday.
In the first selection trial the pair won in 34.65, 0.48 seconds ahead of Sunshine Coast pair Charlie Copeland and Kurt McAleenan.
In the second trial they held off a fast finishing Kieren Carson and Ben McLean to win in 34.34, 0.11 seconds ahead of Carson and McLean with Dunn and Tim Symonds finishing third.
On Saturday Alyssa Bull and Rebecca Mann won the U23 K2 500 final in 1:50.35, 1.75 seconds ahead of Victorian pair Madeleine Hurst and Marlena Ahrens.
“That felt really nice actually after not having a lot of time paddling together”, Bull said.
Cat McArthur and Coco Howcroft won the non-Olympic U23 K2 200 final ahead of Mann and Bull.
An official U23 Team Announcement will be published on the Australian Canoeing website.
Manly kayakers dominate senior events
On Friday Stewart produced a faultless performance in the MK1 1000 final.
The 27 year old got off to a typically strong start to lead the field through the 500 metre mark before going on to record an impressive victory in 3:35.51.
2013 World Championship silver medallist Ken Wallace finished second, 3.03 seconds behind Wallace with Clear a second behind in third.
Stewart also won the K2 1000 Oceania title alongside Clear.
Flood recorded an equally impressive display in the WK1 500 final.
The former Ironwoman champion won in 1:55.52, 1.33 seconds ahead of Sydney Northern Beaches’ paddler Jo Brigden-Jones.
Currumbin Creek kayaker Bernadette Wallace finished third 2.57 seconds behind Flood.
On Saturday Lachlan Tame won the MK1 200 A final in 36.54. He finished 0.81 seconds clear of Wallace with South Australian Ben Gallard edging Tim Donkin by 0.01 seconds for the bronze medal.
On the final day Brigden-Jones added the K1 200 title to the WK2 500 title she won alongside Hannah Minogue on Saturday.
The Sydney Northern Beaches kayaker won in 43.73, 2.28 seconds ahead of Stacey Higgins of the Sunshine Coast. Tegan Fraser of Indooroopilly finished third.
Donaghey and Haas dominate canoeing discipline
Haas won the C1 200 open final on Sunday in 45.85, 1.51 seconds ahead of Donaghey and Jace Bayliss of West Lakes.
On Saturday Haas won the C1 1000 final in 4:23.81, 1.80 seconds ahead of Donaghey. Marius Florian finished third 0.39 seconds behind Donaghey.
Haas was made to work hard for the result.
“I came into the race knowing that Jake (Donaghey), Marius (Florian) and even Rein (Metsoja) would be up there pushing me to the end so I knew it would be a tough race but as I said I just stuck to the race plan and came away with the win today”, Haas said.
Donaghey and Haas combined to win the C2 1000 and C2 200 titles.
International athletes upstage Australians in Paracanoe
Martlew got the ball running on Friday winning the K1 1000 multi-class final.
On Saturday Tom Kierey came out on top over 500 metres ahead of Ingram and Kierey.
In what could be a preview of the potential podium at the World Championships later in the year, Kierey edged Ingram and Martlew to win the K1 200 title on the final day of racing.
Kierey won in 42.65, 0.63 seconds ahead of Ingram with Martlew 0.62 seconds further back.
The German has enjoyed competing at his first Oceania Championships amongst a strong international field.
“I am very happy with this win against two of the best paracanoeing athletes in the world, so I am glad to be here and win the race”, Kierey said.
“At the last two buoys I take a look left and right and see Brock not far away and Scott come but in my head I was in ‘beast’ mode and everything was good.”
Varsity Lakes’ duo Curtis McGrath and Glenn Pyne fought out the V1 Multi-class events with McGrath collecting a trifecta of wins over 1000, 500 and 200 metres.
Sherbrooke paddler Amanda Reynolds was the only female paracanoeist competing at the event.
Kawana Waters dominate junior events
Jones-Rew and Buhk also produced one-two finishes in the U16 K1 1000 and K1 200 finals.
Kawana Waters continued their domination of the U16 age group with Caitlin Burt-Polasi combining with Sunshine Coast’s Siarn O’Neill to win the U16 K2 500 and K2 1000 events.
Burt-Polasi went on to win the U16 K1 200 final on Sunday ahead of Jayde Bagnall and Hannah Yeates.
New Zealand kayaker Kurtis Imrie dominated the U18 men’s events winning the K1 1000 and K1 200 events.
Imrie also combined with fellow Kiwi Taris Harker to win the U18 K2 200 final.
Riley Fitzsimmons was Australia’s best U18 male performer winning the K1 500 title on Saturday after placing second behind Imrie in the K1 1000 on Friday.
Western Australian pair Sam McTigue and Nicholas Pond also impressed finishing second and third respectively behind Imrie in the U18 K1 200 final.
Tasmanian Canoe Club paddler Alexander Dugan and Jayden Ellis won the U18 K2 1000 title.
South Australian teenager Josephine Bulmer impressed in the junior women’s events winning the U18 K1 500 final ahead of Sunshine Coast product Caitlin Gilliman.
On Sunday Bulmer added the U18 K1 200 to her K1 500 triumph. The West Lakes paddler finished 1.35 seconds ahead of Nathalie Walkington of Patterson Lakes, with Tanielle Basson collecting the bronze.
Bulmer also combined with fellow South Australian Francesca Kidd to win the U18 K2 500 final ahead of Basson and Rachel Duncan.
Please follow the link below to view all the results.
EOI called for Paracanoe Coaches
Expressions of Interest are called for Paracanoe Coaches in 2014.
Australian Paracanoe Team is seeking expressions of interest from potential coaches for the 2014 Australian Canoe Sprint World Championships tour.
Bull, Mann & Rypp join Under 23 Team
Alyssa Bull, Rebecca Mann & Glenn Rypp all earned their place on the Under 23
Alyssa Bull and Rebecca Mann secured their place on the Under 23 team today with a convincing win in the U23 K2 Womens 500m final. Having only recently paired, the two raced well finishing ahead of Victorian pair Hurst & Ahrens with Macarthur & Howcroft placing third.
Glenn Rypp also booked his place on the Under 23 team after his win with Jordan Wood in the 1000m K2 final. The two finished almost a second clear of Joel McKitterick and Bill Bain. Scott Smith and Peter Euers were third. Wood impressed further with his K1 500m win ahead of Bill Bain, replicating Friday's 1000m results.
Naomi Flood took back to back wins in the Women's K1 500m final less than a second ahead of a fast finishing Joanne Brigden Jones and Bernadette Wallace in 3rd. Fueled by her narrow K1 loss, Brigden Jones joined Hannah Minogue taking a very close win ahead of Wallace and Peters with Burnett & Flood back in third in the Women's K2 500m final.
There were no surprises in the Men's Open K1 200m final with Lachie Tame securing a solid victory ahead of Ken Wallace and Ben Gallard.
Paracanoe finals included several newcomers including Tom Kierey of Germany who took out the Mens K1 500m Open Multi-Class. In the V1 500m Open Multi-Class Curtis McGrath won ahead of Glenn Pyne.
Alex Haas got his season off to a great start with a narrow win in the C1 1000m ahead of London Olympic partner Jake Donaghey, before the pair team up to take a claimed the 500m commanding win in the C2, more than 17 seconds ahead of the field.
SA pair Josie Bulmer and Francesca Kidd took out 1st and 2nd in the Under 18 Women's K1 1000m before pairing for a win in the Women's U18 K2 500m final ahead of Rachel Duncan and Tanielle Basson with the Kiwi combination of Ford & McLeely in third. Fellow New Zealander Kurtis Imrie continued his impressive form winning the U18 200m final.
ICF Newsletter and Bohinj World Cup Update
Download information here.
The 2014 Canoe Marathon Bohinj World Cup will take place on the 7-8 June. Any Australian Canoeing athletes wishing to participate should contact the ACMRTC at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first ICF newsletter for the year contains links to information on the 2014 World & European Championships.
Marathon #4 The Canning Race
With Registration under way paddlers started preparing for the ensuring paddle from Deep Water Point, via Bull Creek and Kent Street Weir to finish back at Riverton Bridge with a portage near the finish line on the way up.
All the locals where having their brains picked on the best route across the shallows. Officer of the Day, Barry did the briefing and told all the start was in 15 minutes. A lot of the paddlers hopped on the water and proceeded to do a 20 minute warm and missed their start making the next starts a little more crowded.
The first run down into Bull Creek with a beam wind and 30-50 cm side waves added to the excitement of the first run as paddlers tried for the most comfortable course. Weaving between all the moored boats added to the fun as the turn mark was as far down in Bull Creek inlet as possible. One Ocean Ski tried to tighten his turn by parking on the stern deck of a kayak (Yes, we have it on video) to be dragged around. Coming out of Bull Creek and heading up to Salter Point should have been a good deep water run, except to get deep water you had to go out into a stiff head wind and bigger waves than staying closer to the bank in the shallow water where there was less wind and waves.
Prisoner’s Point saw at least 2 paddlers hop out of their boats to run through the shallows. The poles caused the usual decision making problems, go early or go late; late seemed to be a winner this time. As the flats after Wadjup Point where almost dry, all stayed in the longer, deeper channel around the edge.
Once under Shelly Bridge paddlers prepared for the portage. Bailing out into the soft, knee deep mud was not a pleasant experience. The run along the shore was pleasant, with the smell of CRCC hamburgers being made ready, but then it was back into the mud to get into kayaks or skis. Heading upstream to the weir was a matter of seeking the deeper water all the way with many areas down to less than 20cm of water. The “Short Cut” wasn’t and the turn at Kent Street Weir was tighter than normal, but still the battles continued as “faster” or more canny paddlers tried to slip ahead.
In the Guppy Classes the new team of Emerson A.(CLBC) & Alannah O.(AKC) came home first, with Harriette A.(CLBC) and Gabrielle B.(CLBC) next. The next two young ladies where so busy chatting they paddled past the turn and had extra distance to paddle. Isabella R. and Gus H.(AKC) enjoyed their first race and now looking forward to more.
In the Short Course Tyler A.(AKC) led the group home with Dave C.(Harvey) following and River A.(AKC) third. Alex R. & David T.(both AKC) where the first short course double home.
In the gun Division 1, Joshua K.(AKC), on his first home waters race after the World Marathons and a South African Racing Season ran out an easy winner. The Roll father and son combination (AKC) came in second, with Matt C.(PP) 3rd. These three where then followed in by the rest of the mixed Doubles, Triples, Open Doubles and Singles of this division. Bronwyn M.(AKC) was the first lady single home.
Division 2 was lead home by Chris B.(AKC) with Martin W.(AKC) trying to up hold the honour of the older paddlers. Glen S. (EVENT) was third across the line. In this group the U14 Greed boys bought their K2 home in 6th position with Tess W.(AKC) first Div. 2 lady but 5 minutes behind her father. Don’t think that is going to be allowed for long.
Division 3 was only a small class this race and Steve C.(AKC) went for broke and collected the win. Peter M. (AKC) came in second with Alan M. (AKC) third. Jane L. (AKC) was the first Div. 3 lady home with the husband and wife team of Cynthia & Steve C.(CRCC) leading the mixed bag of K2s in the group.
Division 4 had a couple of ring ins from Canoe Polo and the father and daughter team of Nicky & Bryan L. (PCPC) easily ran out winners. The handicapper will catch up with them now. 2nd to 4thwas Caleb B.(CLBC), Kye B.(AKC) and Tim F. (AKC) youngsters stretching their wings. Daniel B. & Jack C. (U14s, CLBC) was the first Div. 4 K2 home and Yasmin R.(BPC) the first lady in Div. 4 home. Notable in this Division was Kathy M (ParaA) paddling with her husband Ron (both CLBC) in a K2 and Doug H. (AKC)(ParaLTA) on a ski who did the portage.
This quite difficult race was the first outing on the long course with the big kids for quite a few Juniors and they held up well, giving confidence in the future of Marathon Racing in WA.
Our race team did an excellent job of getting the 99 craft registered, Started, Escorted, Portaged, tagged on the turns and finished over 2 Start lines. Advice on the waters ahead was appreciated at the portage and assistance given to one of our para paddlers.
Next Event on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th of March 2014 is the Be the Influence Tackling Binge Drinking West Australian Canoe Marathon Championships.
Look out for further information and entry details on the Canoeing WA Website …
ICF Canoe Marathon Newsletter 2013 - 6
Including the new World Cup format and future World Championship venues
Australian Canoe Marathon Championships Newsletter #1
Stay tuned for updates and all you need to know about the 2014 marathon championships to be held 18-20, April 2014.
2014 ‘Be the Influence Tackling Binge Drinking’
AUSTRALIAN CANOE MARATHON
Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria
18 to 20 April, 2014
Download a PDF version of this newsletter here.
Welcome to the first newsletter for the 2014 ‘Be the Influence Tackling Binge Drinking’ Australian Canoe Marathon Championships.
Each newsletter will contain useful and vital information on a number of topics, the competition venue, course, officials, services available and accommodation information.
Keep up-to-date via www.canoe.org.au
PLEASE NOTE: content is subject to change.
FOR THE DIARY - Important Dates and Times
Chief Official – Mark Murray
Safety Officer – Martin Finn
Chief Course Umpire – Tom Hirrschoff
Competition Manager – Joe Alia / Glen Rose
Competition Secretary – Jeremy Dunn (contact email: email@example.com )
All States are requested to provide the name and contact details for their Team Leaders as soon as possible, to the Competition Secretary at email firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, volunteers are required to help run the championships. If you think you may have a couple of spare hours during the weekend, please contact the competition secretary ASAP.
There will be two blocks of racing on Saturday and two on Sunday where assistance will be required.
Lake Wendouree is 2.5K from the centre of Ballarat. The lake has been used for many rowing regattas and canoe events over the years and was the home of rowing for the 1956 Olympics. During the recent drought the lake was dry but has now been returned to its former glory and measures have been taken to ensure it stays that way.
Weather conditions in April are the normal Victorian autumn, cool in the morning with generally clear days. Wind will be a factor with a lake course but April is one of the better months for avoiding high winds.
Race headquarters is located just near the finishing box at the southwestern end of the lake.
How to Get There
Ballarat is easily accessible by plane, car and train.
Plane – Virgin, QANTAS and Jetstar fly to Melbourne Tullamarine airport from all capital cities and Jetstar also flies into Avalon airport, which is closer to Geelong. Both airports are 1Hr 20min from Ballarat.
Car – From Melbourne follow the Western Highway and take the first exit to Ballarat (route C805). Follow for 5.1K then turn right in to Grenville St South, then first left to continue onto C805. After 3.2K turn right onto Morrison St. At end of the road turn left onto Wendouree Parade.
Train –trains run regular services from Melbourne to Ballarat. For more information on these services see V/Line schedules at http://www.vline.com.au/timetables/
Please visit the link http://visitballarat.com.au/accommodation/caravan-and-camping.aspx
The Championships Dinner will be held at Ballarat & District Trotting Club, Bray Raceway, Bell St Ballarat at 6:30pm on Sunday 20 April. Tickets will be available for purchase online.
Medals for the selection classes will be presented at the dinner.
The on-line entries are expected to be available from 1 January 2014. You will need your Australian Canoeing membership number when entering. Please ensure that you are a current financial member before attempting to enter.
Note: Courses may change depending on conditions and other unforeseen factors.
As this is a lake course it is subject to wind.
Course layout may change.
Oceania Canoe Marathon Championships
Australia has been invited to the 2014 Oceania Canoe Marathon Championships to be held in New Zealand on 5 and 6 April 2014. Click on the link for further information about the championships.
There is no selection policy for persons wishing to compete however persons MUST be financial members of Australian Canoeing Inc. Any person interested in competing at the Oceania Championships is to contact Robert Walker, Team Manager on email email@example.com
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