Let me start by saying that there will be no handicap changes from Time Trial round 5. The results were so far from the norm that my computer would need an upgrade to calculate the adjustments. Why? Well there was a bit of drama out on the course with two distinguished gentlemen taking unplanned swim after the bloke inRead More →

Notice of 46th Annual General Meeting 2018 NOTICE OF A.G.M. SUTHERLAND SHIRE CANOE CLUB INC. 46th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To be held on Sunday 22nd July, 2018 – 10.30am (after the time trial) At the club rooms, Burnum Burnum Reserve. Attendance The meeting will commence with the signing of the attendance sheet and apologies recorded. Previous minutes will then beRead More →

Kevin Nettle posted the best improvement of the day. Bert and Rod got hooked by a fisherman. Gareth tried out the club’s new K1. Bob pushed Gareth home in the double ski. Lachlan won both the junior and open races to earn himself a new handicap. And Steve ran out of time to do a big write-up. Junior Results JuniorRead More →

Once upon a time a young American canoe racer got the idea to come to Australia and race in an event called the Murray Marathon. It was 1971 and his name was Andras “Andy” Toro. He’d heard about the 404km, 5 day event from a friends. While at first it seemed an unlikely quest, he contacted the race organisers to seeRead More →

Shrouded in smoke from an out of control bush fire which was raging from Casula to Illawong, 15 intrepid paddlers took to the water to contest round three of the 2018 time trial series and test the abilities of the new time keepers apprentice, club president, John Denyer. John reports that despite a high tide the wind gusts that wereRead More →

Saturday morning dawned with brilliant sunshine which boded well for a club paddle into open water. The club had organised a social paddle based in the Shire and provided skis for those club members who did not have them as yet The bay at Bonnie Vale was beautifully calm and with a high tide fast approaching made the paddle outRead More →

In hindsight, this would have been a good article to write before the marathon round at Woronora where the temperatures soared into the high thirties and a number of paddlers struggled with the effects of high exertion in high temperatures. I’m no expert on physiology, so Ive sought information from marathon runners blogs and magazines where the subject has beenRead More →