|8 Dec 2013||Nicholls & Tame clinch 200m double|
|7 Dec 2013||Flood stars on day 2 of GP1|
|6 Dec 2013||National Pathway Manager Announced|
|6 Dec 2013||GP1 off to exciting start in Adelaide|
|5 Dec 2013||Hydro releases in Tasmania.|
|5 Dec 2013||Dunn out to impress at local GP|
|4 Dec 2013||Wallace conquers Mark Webber Challenge|
|4 Dec 2013||Marathon #3 The Claisebrook Race|
|4 Dec 2013||GP1 Preview|
|3 Dec 2013||Entries open for Australian Open, Australian Nationals and Australian Schools|
|29 Nov 2013||Position Vacant - Sprint Team Operations Manager|
|29 Nov 2013||2014 Senior Slalom Policy released|
|29 Nov 2013||Victorian Slalom Championships|
|27 Nov 2013||Woodward presented VIS award for career success|
|27 Nov 2013||Australian Canoe Marathon Championships Newsletter #1|
|26 Nov 2013||Oceania Canoe Marathon Championships|
Nicholls & Tame clinch 200m double
NSWIS kayaker Lachlan Tame and Bayswater paddler Alana Nicholls were the standout performers on the final day of racing at Grand Prix 1 in Adelaide on Sunday.
Both athletes completed the double firstly winning their K1 200 finals before triumphing in their K2 finals in the afternoon.
Tame breezed through his K1 200 heat and semifinal before executing his race plan to perfection in the final, improving his semifinal time by 1.21 seconds to win the final in 37.94.
Bayswater Olympian Jesse Phillips finished a close second with fellow clubman Brodie Holmes third, with only 0.55 seconds separating the top three.
In arguably the race of the meet, Tame combined with Bayswater kayaker Todd Brewer to win gold in the K2 200 final after recording the only sub 33 second time.
They crossed the finish line in 32.92 to finish 0.46 seconds clear of Holmes and Queensland’s Tim Donkin.
Sunshine Coast youngsters Charlie Copeland and Kurt McAleenan held off Phillips and U16 paddler Anthony Carbone for third.
The women’s K1 200 A final was won by Western Australian Alana Nicholls who continued a successful event for the Bayswater club.
Nicholls won in 44.42, 0.43 seconds ahead of Sydney Northern Beaches’ kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones who showed promising signs in her first race since Easter when she injured her shoulder.
Hungarian come Gold Coaster Tamara Csipes finished third 0.65 seconds behind Nicholls.
Nicholls made it two from two with victory alongside fellow Bayswater paddler Jaime Roberts in the women’s K2 200 final.
The WAIS pair won in 40.80, 0.63 seconds ahead of Csipes and Sunshine Coast kayaker Alyce Burnett. U23 pair Coco Howcroft and Catherine McArthur combined for third 1.49 seconds behind the winning time.
In the junior events Mitchell Hughes of Southside Paddlers registered his first K1 triumph of the weekend with victory on the U18 K1 200 A final.
Hughes finished 0.44 seconds ahead of Sean Lohse with Sunshine Coast paddler Jayden Newell following close behind in third.
The U18 K2 200 men’s final produced a fantastic race with just 0.86 seconds separating the top five boats.
Jordan Ringrose and Sam McTigue came out on top winning in 38.68, 0.25 seconds ahead of Lohse and Newell with Sam Hutchinson and Ben Harris 0.13 seconds further adrift.
West Lakes’ paddler Josephine Bulmer completed a clean sweep of the ladies U18 K1 events adding the K1 200 title to her list of achievements this weekend.
The South Australian won in 46.80, 1.15 seconds ahead of Tanielle Basson with Victorian Nathalie Walkington finishing third 0.05 seconds behind Basson.
Walkington improved on her K1 performance teaming up with Sunshine Coast’s Caitlin Gilliman to win the U18 K2 200 final in 45.39, 0.91 seconds ahead of Basson and Rachel Duncan with Bulmer and Lulu Loughry combining for third.
In the U16 events NSW pair Angus Schmidt and Jakob Hammond won the men’s U16 K2 200 final in 42.63, 0.22 seconds ahead of Luke Morton and Elliot Santarelli.
The ladies U16 K2 200 final followed with Western Australian pair Monique Carbone and Yale Steinepreis dominating the race to finish more than four seconds ahead of West Lakes’ duo Marsha Makarushkina.
Earlier in the day Sunshine Coast’s Siarn O’Neil claimed victory in the K1 200 final in 51.41, 3.07 seconds ahead of Carbone with Sydney’s Hannah Yeates coming in third.
The Bayswater club and Carbone family continued their reign in the U16 age group with Anthony winning the men’s U16 K1 200 final in 43.86, 2.15 seconds ahead of fellow Western Australian Luke Morton.
Hammond edged Tasmanian Brad Rubock for third.
The canoeists were also in action on the final day in Adelaide with local West Lakes paddler Jason Nejman breaking through for his first C1 triumph of the weekend with victory over 200 metres.
Nejman dominated winning in 51.60, 4.60 seconds ahead of C1 500 and C1 1000 GP1 champion Rain Metsoja with Jace Bayliss 0.24 seconds behind in third.
Two West Lakes’ crews battled out the men’s C2 200 final with Ben Keogh and Bayliss winning in 54.88, 7.93 seconds ahead of Charles Ellis and Thomas Clarken.
In the paracanoe events Sam Germein won the PC MK1 200 final in 56.96, 17.19 seconds ahead of Mick McIntyre, while Amanda Reynolds won the ladies version in 1:02.07, 6.13 seconds ahead of Melissa Bussenschuett.
Bussenschutt contested the PC V1 200 as the solo competitor recording a time of 1:12.15. Likewise Tony Bond was the only PC V1 200 male competitor with the Victorian registering a time of 1:08.04.
The athletes will be back in action in January with the Tasmanian (10-12), Paddle New South Wales (18-19) and Queensland (25-26) State Sprint Championships happening early in 2014.
Flood stars on day 2 of GP1
Manly Warringah Olympian Naomi Flood starred on day two of Grand Prix 1 in Adelaide today.
The 27 year old completed the double over 500 metres with victory in the K1 and K2 events.
In blustery conditions Flood proved too strong for her challengers in the K1 500 final winning in a fast time of 2:05.79, 0.99 seconds ahead of Canadian Emilie Fournel.
Jo Brigden-Jones made an encouraging return to racing after being sidelined with a shoulder injury to finish third, 1.20 seconds behind Flood.
Later in the day Flood combined with Hungarian Tamara Csipes to win the K2 500 in 1:52.03, 3.85 seconds ahead of Western Australian pair Alana Nicholls and Jaime Roberts.
“We kept it pretty light in the boat, very relaxed”, Flood said.
“It was her (Csipes) fourth race of the day and my third so we were pretty tired, it has been a hot couple of days but it was good to have a good race and feel comfortable in the boat so we are really happy.”
Gold Coast kayaker Jordan Wood carried his excellent form across to today adding the open men’s K1 500 title to the K1 1000 win he recorded on Friday.
The 20 year old dictated the race from the outset winning in 1:52.24, 1.53 seconds ahead of Bayswater athlete Jesse Phillips with fellow clubman Daniel Bowker following close behind in third.
Senior National team members Lachlan Tame and Brodie Holmes took out the men’s K2 500 final in a quick time of 1:36.40, 1.23 seconds ahead of Tim Donkin and Todd Brewer.
Bowker continued his solid weekend combining with Glenn Rypp to finish third.
Holmes won a second race combining with fellow Western Australian’s Bowker and Phillips, and Tasmanian Sam Norton to take out the senior men’s K4 500 final.
Jy Duffy continued his excellent form at GP1 making it four gold medals after victories in the U18 K1 500 and K2 500 today.
The Kawana Waters kayaker firstly combined with Riley Fitzsimmons to produce a dominant performance in the U18 K2 500 final, before going on to win the K1 crown ahead of Southside paddlers’ kayaker Mitchell Hughes and Fitzsimmons.
Asked how he thought he went on Friday he responded, “It was a pretty good day, I ended up winning the K1 1000 which I was pretty happy with, then Riley and I paddled well to get the K2 as well, then we teamed up in the K4 again and got third in the opens so we were pretty happy.”
Duffy is hoping to continue his fine start to the Australian summer and has one eye on competing at the Junior World Championships in Szeged, Hungary next year.
“Hopefully I can keep a bit of momentum going and keep working toward nationals and hopefully Worlds.”
In the men’s U16 events Bayswater duo Anthony Carbone and Luke Morton continued their domination of the junior boys category finishing first and second respectively in the K1 500 final. Sydney Northern Beaches’ kayaker Jakob Hammond finished third.
In the junior woman’s events Sunshine Coast pair Siarn O’Neill and Caitlin Gilliman took out the U18 K2 500 final in a closely fought battle with West Lakes’ duo Lulu Loughry and Josephine Bulmer.
The Queensland crew won in 2:15.28, 0.81 seconds ahead of the South Australians with the New South Wales crew of Tanielle Basson and Rachel Duncan combining for third.
O’Neil snared a second victory in the U16 K1 500 winning in 2:25.54 to finish more than two seconds ahead of Hannah Yeates, with Monique Carbone finishing third.
Bulmer made in four from four in the girls U18 events after another devastating exhibition of paddling, this time in the K1 500 final.
The South Australian streaked clear to win in 2:10.16, 2.64 seconds ahead of Gilliman with Basson 1.92 seconds further back.
Canoeing also featured today with Varsity Lakes paddler Rain Metsoja holding off a strong field of West Lakes athletes to win the C1 500 open event in 2:35.22, 6.16 seconds ahead of Jason Nejman.
The C2 500 final was won by South Australian pair Ben Keogh and Jace Bayliss in 2:47.23, more than 27 seconds ahead of Charles Ellis and Thomas Clarken.
In the Paracanoe events Sam Germein of West Lakes and Victorian Amanda Reynolds built on their good starts on Friday to win the men’s and women’s PC K1 500 events.
Echua Moama’s Tony Bond and local paddler Melissa Bussenschutt each recorded victories in their respective PC V1 500 finals.
The final event of the day saw a small number of athletes tackle the gruelling K1 5000 distance.
Tasmanian Canoe Club members dominated with Georgia Laird (Open women) and Courtney Dowling (U18 women) each registering wins.
Queensland’s Rain Metsoja won the C1 5000, while South Australian Glenn Rypp took out the senior mens event ahead of Tasmanian brothers Tom and Sam Norton.
Racing will continue on Sunday morning from 9am local time with the men’s K1 200m heats.
Please follow the links below for Live Results, Start lists and more information. Live race updates will be posted on the Team Australia Facebook and @AUSCANOE Twitter accounts.
National Pathway Manager Announced
AC announces the appointment of the National Pathway Manager.
Australian Canoeing today announced the appointment of Melissa Hopwood as the new National Pathway Manager in the High Performance Program.
Hopwood, currently a consultant in the coaching and leadership division at the AIS, brings with her an impressive resume of qualifications and experience from a PhD in athlete development, to time spent as a skill acquisition expert at the Coaching Institute in Canada and with the Winter Games skeleton program accelerating athlete learning.
"I am really excited to be joining Australian Canoeing and I am looking forward to building our capacity and capability in the areas of athlete and coach development. Canoeing have experienced great success from targeted talent identification and development initiatives in the past so I am hoping to learn from those accomplishments and extend on them as we aim towards Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
The newly created position aims to ensure that sufficient quantity and quality of Coaches and Athletes are identified and developed within AC's National Coach and Athlete Pathway in line with AC's Winning Edge (AWE) performance targets for 2014-22.
Melissa will attend the Sprint Grand Prix in Adelaide this weekend to touch base with the sport before commencing formally with AC at the start of January.
This appointment continues Australian Canoeing's commitment to key Winning Edge performance strategies heading towards Rio and beyond.
"I am really excited to be joining Australian Canoeing and I am looking forward to building our capacity and capability in the areas of athlete and coach development. Canoeing have experienced great success from targeted talent identification and development initiatives in the past so I am hoping to learn from those accomplishments and extend on them as we aim towards Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020."
Melissa will join the team from 6th January 2014.
GP1 off to exciting start in Adelaide
Canoe sprint racing returned to local shores today for day one of Grand Prix 1 at West Lakes, South Australia.
The first event of the Australian summer produced some exciting racing with a host of promising Junior and U23 athletes stepping up in the absence of Australia’s better known 1000 metre men.
Fresh after making his senior World Championships debut earlier in the year, Gold Coast kayaker Jordan Wood showed his class in the open men’s K1 1000 event, firstly winning his heat before going on to win the final in a dominant display.
The 20 year old won in an impressive time of 3:36.08, 2.23 seconds ahead of Currumbin Creek paddler Michael Booth with Avoca Beach kayaker Lachlan Tame finishing third.
In one of the final races of the day Tame improved on his K1 performance combining with Western Australian Todd Brewer to win the men’s open K2 1000 final.
The pair won in a quick time of 3:17.97, 0.80 seconds ahead of Holdfast Bay kayaker Glenn Rypp and Western Australian Daniel Bowker. South Australian duo Luke Haniford and Zac Ryan combined to finish third 1.80 seconds further back.
In the junior men’s events Queensland’s Jy Duffy and New South Welshman Riley Fitzsimmons were the standout performers firstly combining for victory in the U18 K2 1000 final before later in the day finishing first and second in the U18 K1 1000 final.
They won the K2 1000 final in 3:28.35, 5.81 seconds ahead of Tasmanian Alexander Duggan and South Australian Jayden Ellis, with Sean Lohse and Jayden Newell in third.
In the K1 1000 final Duffy dominated winning in a fast time of 3:35.86, 6.40 seconds ahead of Fitzsimmons with Ascot’s Alexander Graham finishing third.
Remarkably Duffy’s winning time was faster than Wood’s winning time in the open final.
Bayswater athletes dominated the men’s U16 events with Anthony Carbone and Luke Morton completing a one-two finish for the Western Australian club in the K1 1000 final.
Carbone won in 4:07.50, 1.95 seconds ahead of Morton with West Lakes’ Reece Bachus third in 4:12.16.
The U16 K2 1000 final was won by the New South Wales pairing of Angus Schmidt and Jakob Hammond in 3:54.96. They finished comfortably clear of Tasmanian Brad Rubock and Morton who recorded a time of 4:01.96.
Canadian Emilie Fournel got the better of the senior Australian women in the open K1 1000 final.
Less than half a second separated the top three place getters with Fournel holding on for the victory in 4:01.03, 0.38 seconds ahead of Manly Warringah kayaker Naomi Flood with Bernadette Wallace close behind in third.
The absence of the senior women in the K2 1000 event provided a chance for Australia’s next tier of emerging paddlers to make their mark and it was the Queensland pairing of Stacey Higgins and Madi Rose who stepped up winning the final in 4:03.72.
Victorian duo Marlena Ahrens and Madeleine Hurst finished second 4.22 seconds behind Higgins and Rose, with Coco Howcroft and Catherine McArthur combining for third.
In the junior women’s events, local West Lakes’ product Josephine Bulmer completed the double in the women’s U18 category first combining with fellow South Australian Francesca Kidd to win the K2 1000 final before later in the day executing her race plan to perfection in the K1 1000 final.
Bulmer won in 4:19.37, 1.47 seconds ahead of Kidd with Caitlin Gilliman following closely behind in third.
In the U16 events Sunshine Coast kayaker Siarn O’Neill won the K1 1000 final in 4:43.22, 2.26 seconds ahead of Sydney Northern Beaches’ teenager Hannah Yeates.
Western Australian duo Monique Carbone and Yale Steinepreis won the U16 K2 1000 final well clear of Sophie Pope and Emily Braggs, and India Tunn and Anneka Kidd who finished second and third respectively.
The canoeists also featured on the opening day with local favourite Jason Nejman edging Varsity Lakes’ paddler Rain Metsoja by just 0.22 seconds to win the open C1 1000 final in 4:35.74.
South Australian Benjamin Keogh finished a distant third before later in the day combining with fellow West Lakes’ paddler Jace Bayliss to win the C2 1000 final in 4:41.25.
West Lakes’ paddler Sam Germein and Victorian Amanda Reynolds show their class in the paracanoe events with both athletes clear winners to their respective classes in the men’s and women’s PC K1 1000 finals.
Racing will continue on Saturday morning from 8:30am local time with the open men’s K1 500 heats.
Please follow the links bellow for Live Results, Start lists and more information. Live race updates will be posted on the Team Australia Facebook and @AUSCANOE Twitter accounts.
Hydro releases in Tasmania.
Hydro Tasmania is releasing water down several dam controlled rivers from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February.
The releases are intended for recreational paddling and flows suitable for kayaking these sections will be released.
Thursday 30th Jan - Wayatinah section of the upper Derwent River (Classic grade 3, suitable for slalom boats, plastic boats or even DR paddlers)
Friday 31st Jan - Brady's Lake
Saturday 1st Feb - Upper Ouse (Classic grade 3, in the highlands near Liaweenie)
Sunday 2nd Feb - Cataract (World class grade 4-5 run)
More information will follow regarding water times.
Dunn out to impress at local GP
20 year old West Lakes kayaker Callum Dunn is excited to be racing in his home state this weekend with Grand Prix 1 set to get underway on Friday.
Dunn has been preparing for the event under the watchful eye of National Sprint Coach Mike Pond who has been busy working with all of the nation’s best 200m men in the lead up to the first domestic event of the Australian summer.
Asked how the week long camp had been training under Pond he responded, “Amazing, working with Mike has been great, he has given me some really good tips to help improve my starting technique.”
The SASI paddler will contest all distances this weekend but says the 200m will be his main focus.
The Mechanical Engineering student is hoping to get his summer off to a strong start leading into the National Championships which will also be held in South Australia.
“It is always exciting racing at home. It is great having people come from interstate and there is always that little bit of added motivation to perform well”, he said.
2013 has been a successful year but he is already looking towards next year and believes he has what it takes to push his more experience competitors for a senior K1 200 berth.
“I am extremely keen to make the senior team”, he said.
“I believe it is a realistic goal to finish in the top three or four at Nationals.”
With a dream to one day to compete at the Olympics, Dunn knows it takes one step at a time and will be happy to maintain his mantle as the best U23 K1 200 paddler in the country.
“I want to remain the best U23 athlete and already have one eye on competing in Hungary for the Worlds Championships next year.”
But for now his focus lies squarely on a good performance at GP1 which will get underway with the men’s K1 1000 heats on Friday morning from 8:30am local time.
Live race updates and photos will be posted on the Australian Teams Sprint/Slalom Facebook and @AUSCANOE Twitter accounts.
Wallace conquers Mark Webber Challenge
Currumbin Creek star Ken Wallace spent five days last week in Tasmania competing at the Mark Webber Challenge.
The dual Olympian teamed up with triathlete Courtney Atkinson to race for Team Red bull in the Elite Pairs category.
The duo raced across some stunning terrain which would have challenged even the most experienced adventure racer with many tough running, mountain bike and kayaking legs.
“It was pretty gnarly”, said Wallace.
Racing began on Wednesday at Mole Creek before heading West through Cradle Mountain and Strahan. The trip then headed south to Mt field, the most memorable day for Wallace.
“It started with a 16km bike ride which included an 1100m elevation. At the top it was almost hands on knees stuff.”
That was followed by more running and mountain biking atop the snow-capped mountain.
“I don’t think I have run so far in my life.”
“I was absolutely spent after the fourth day, a real mental challenge.”
The final day saw the Red Bull pairing head to Hobart where they crossed the finish in fourth position overall.
Wallace will take part in pool testing at the AIS in Canberra on 17-18 December where he will trial some new equipment before shifting his attention to canoe sprint training with the Queensland State Championships in January likely to be his next racing meet.
Marathon #3 The Claisebrook Race
Sunday 8 Dec, 2013. Claisebrook Cove, Victoria Gardens, ClaisebrookEast Perth
With a fast and furious start in the confined waters under the Trafalgar footbridge, paddlers turn left and go upstream and around the bridge piers, pass down the Burswood side of Heirisson Island to turn around the western end before heading back upstream to Claisebrook Cove. Paddlers make a quick turn inside the Cove before heading back out and repeating the lap. The course provides some good spectator points and with the K4s and K3s some exciting racing in and out of the Cove.
Please stay towards the centre of the river and close to Heirisson Island to give power craft maximum room.
Course: Long Course -- 13 Km, 2 laps around Goongoonup/Windan Bridges and Heirisson Island with a turn inside Claisebrook Cove..
Short Course – 6.6km, 1 lap of the long course,
Guppy Course – 1x lap U10s GK1s, 2x laps U12s GK2s, Novice 2x laps
Championship Classes: Open K4 , K3 with a combined crew age greater than 135 years
Divisions: Division 1 to 4 for Singles and Doubles doing the long course.
If sufficient Doubles enter to make an competitive division we will have a separate Doubles Division.
Division 5 – Combined Short Course
Division 6, 7, 8 – Novice and Guppy K2 (U12s) & K1 (U10s) Courses
(there is a Ladies and Juniors K4 Championship over a 12 – 14 km course as part of the Double Barkers Race)
K3 and K4 Championships
After the success of the inaugural event we are hoping for an equally exciting repeat this season. Learn the true meaning of speed over an extended distance with the paddlers in the K3 Class and the Open K4 Class. These craft will go off the first start line and have a clear, unhindered run.
There are extra Paddler-of-The-Year Marathon points up for grabs. Medals are to be presented at the end of year function.
K3s are a popular class in South Africa as they allow paddlers to take their inexperienced mates into a race. They are very user friendly and great fun to paddle. K4s are generally a specialist sprint craft and when paddled by experienced teams are capable of quite high speeds over distance.
Please Note: Online Entries are open until 09:00 pm (2100hrs) Wednesday, 4th December. Paddlers are asked to enter online to streamline and speed up registration on the day. Each member of a team boat must make a separate entry and nominate their paddling partners.
Season registered paddlers, please enter online via the no-charge Season Registered line so we know which boat you are paddling.
All craft are requested to have the means to vertically mount their race number. Flat numbers cause untold confusion for the timers and may cause you to be disqualified.
We will have permission to open the gate to access the bottom of Victoria Gardens. The City of Perth has asked for a $30.00 parking fee for each vehicle using this area. If you are bringing in several boats or a club trailer please contact me to arrange a parking pass. Please take particular care with parking on the streets in the area.
For further details, please contact email@example.com or 042 700 4035
Canoe Sprint racing returns to Australian shores this Friday when West Lakes, South Australia hosts Grand Prix 1.
The event will be staged over three days from 6-8 December and showcase 146 athletes from around the country, all of whom will be looking to get off to a strong start and get some valuable racing time out on the water in the first event of the Australian summer.
Headlining GP1 will be London Olympic stars Alana Nicholls (WA), Steve Bird (WA), Jesse Phillips (WA), Jo Brigden-Jones (NSW) and Naomi Flood (NSW).
The 1000 metre events will get GP1 started on Friday before the 500, 200, paracanoe and long distance events follow across Saturday and Sunday.
The senior women’s K1 500 and K1 200 events should be hotly contested with Queensland duo Bernadette Wallace and Alyce Burnett joining Brigden-Jones, Flood and Nicholls in a strong field.
Looking to push their senior counterparts will be a host of promising U23 and junior athletes including Mitta Mitta’s Amy Peters, Bendigo’s Rebecca Mann and Holdfast Bay paddler Catherine McArthur.
Brigden-Jones returns for her first race since injuring her shoulder in April.
The 25 year old Sydney Northern Beaches kayaker is looking forward to getting back out on the water.
“You do not realise how much you miss it. I am looking forward to getting back out there with everyone”, she said.
The NSWIS kayaker has only been back in training for three months now and says she is not up to full speed but is hoping to put together a good performance in Adelaide.
“I am looking to execute my race plan and have a solid race in the K1 500. I have only just started doing starts again so not too sure about the K1 200 but hopefully I will have a good race.”
A week long camp in the lead up to the event has the K1 200 men raring to go in what promises to be the race of the weekend.
National champion Steve Bird, fellow Western Australian duo Jesse Phillips and Brodie Holmes, Manly’s Lachlan Tame and U23 local kayaker Callum Dunn are just some of the names to keep a close eye on.
The men’s 1000m field will be slightly depleted with last year’s K4 1000 Olympic champions Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear joining 2013 AC Award winner Ken Wallace in not making the trip to Adelaide.
This presents an opportunity for a host of promising U23 athletes to steal the limelight with Tame, Gold Coast’s Jordan Wood, Western Australian Daniel Bowker and South Australian trio Luke Haniford, Glenn Rypp and Zac Ryan all tipped to perform strongly.
Follow the link below for more information including start lists and schedule.
Entries open for Australian Open, Australian Nationals and Australian Schools
Entries close 7th January at 5pm AEST
You can now book your place for Wildwater Schools Championships, the National Championships and the Australian Open
You will need to enter the schools event and the Nationals/Open separately.
Position Vacant - Sprint Team Operations Manager
Australian Canoeing is looking for an energetic and highly effective team operations manager to help drive our successful canoe sprint team towards Rio.
Reporting to the Australian Canoeing National Performance Director, this full time position is based at the AC National Centre of Excellence located at the AIS training facility on the Gold Coast.
As the Team Operations Manager you will work closely with the National Coaches and Performance Support Team to deliver and manage an effective daily training environment at the NCE as well as oversee the national program athletes and canoe sprint national team operations.
Please check out the add and position description below for more info.
2014 Senior Slalom Policy released
Selection policy for 2014 senor slalom team released.
The Selection policy for the 2014 Senior Slalom Team has been released today and is available via the link below.
Please ensure you read the Selection Policy in conjunction with the Selection Procedures Bylaw, also available via the link below.
Athlete nominations will close on Friday 3rd January 2014.
To be considered for selection you must:
The remaining selection policies will be published in the next 2 weeks.
Victorian Slalom Championships
The Victorian Canoe Slalom Championships were held down the Goulburn River last weekend.
Emerging U23 star Jaxon Merritt won the men’s K1 title after he executed a clean run of 74.06 to finish more than seven seconds ahead of three-time Olympian Warwick Draper.
Matthew Haddon and Tristan Carter won the U18 and U16 age groups.
Draper went one better in the men’s C1 final winning in a time of 80.23 ahead of National C1 paddler Christian Fabris who paid the price for two gate touches relegating him down to second in 82.85. Carter continued his excellent weekend with the teenager finishing third in 90.63.
Leanne Guinea dominated the women’s C1 event as expected winning the final in 93.07 which included four seconds in penalties. U23 canoeist Maggie Webster finished second more than nine seconds behind Guinea with U18 paddler Eliza Singleton finishing third.
Singleton continued her impressive display finishing second behind Dita Pahl in the women’s K1 final. Pahl produced a clean fun to win in 87.80, 3.30 seconds ahead of Singleton with Guinea edging Webster for third.
Please follow links below for more information and results.
Woodward presented VIS award for career success
At the 2013 VIS awards, Australian Canoeing president Danielle Woodward was awarded the Frank Pyke achievement award for her successful career in sport and with the Australian Federal Police.
The award is 'made to an athlete who has had a long and successful sporting career, teamed with positive achievements in other areas of their life.'
Woodward was a scholarship holder at the VIS from 1990-2000, she was also the VIS canoe slalom coach and worked as an ACE advisor for the VIS tennis and softball programs.
Woodward reigned as national champion in all but two years between 1983-2001, won a silver medal in the K1W class at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and was K1W world cup champion in 1994.
She balanced her sporting achievements with a career in the Australian Federal Police, where she has been working for over 25 years and is now a Detective Sergeant. In 2001 she was deployed to East Timor as a peacekeeper. She has also been National Slalom Coach, and has been a national selector for slalom from 2005.
In 2002 Woodward was awarded an Order of Australia medal. She held positions on the Advisory Commission for ASADA and was Director of Athlete Services at the 2012 London Olympic Games and will be the Manager of Athlete Welfare at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
These are just a few of many achievements, and Australian Canoeing is extremely grateful for the years of talent and hard work Danielle has contributed to the sport.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org )
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 email@example.com
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/
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org