Roving reporter Janet Small has filed this report from the Tingara Challenge. On Saturday, Lis and I paddled in the 2019 Tingira Challenge harbour race, hosted by Shark Island Paddlers.  It was Lis’ first paddle on Sydney Harbour and my first ski race.  We called our team, “The Boost Bitches”. Earlier in the week, we had a test paddle inRead More →

Pics from Bonnie Vale to Jibbon (the big adventure !) I’m sure someone will write up a good story about the 19 SSCC adventurers who paddled their skis (and the Club Skis) from Bonnie Vale to Jibbon, and back, on the last Saturday morning in March. But in the meantime, here’s a few images from the journey. Big “thanks” toRead More →

Retired teacher Jeff Buchan apparently taught maths, but may have wished it was marine biology so that he could correctly identify the unknown fin spotted near his ski on Botany Bay the other night.   This is probably what it looked like through Jeff’s dilated eyes…   We’ve done our research and the experts have determined that it was “probablyRead More →

Some days, it’s serene and peaceful on Botany Bay where the Dolls Point Paddlers arm of Sutherland Shire Canoe Club practice the dark arts of surfski paddling. But sometimes, when the weather gods frown down on the peaceful waters, a few hardy paddlers tighten up their lifejackets, shove a couple of emergency flares into their budgie smugglers, and line upRead More →

Dolls Point Paddlers started in 2012 from a few ski paddlers doing early morning runs across Botany Bay from Cooks River. It has grown into a vibrant Thursday night paddle which ranges from dead calm to roaring downwinders across Botany Bay. Along the way, we’ve learned, we’ve laughed, and sometimes surprised ourselves. Here’s a few photos from the last yearRead More →