The Essence of Canoe Polo

To Lynn Parker     Thanks for all you time and effort the past two weeks with teaching our group canoe/kayking.  

Western Sydney University students have fun learning Canoe Polo

 PaddleNSW was once again charged with a Kayaking tutorial for 90 UWS students.

This is an example of the callibar of some of our future teachers. 

"Thanks for all your time and effort the past two weeks with teaching our group canoe/kayking"
They were asked for homework to come up with "The essence of canoe polo"

Open Water promotional video

View this energising and inspirational 4-minute video from the PaddleNSW Open Water & Harbour Series.


Brilliant sunshine, brilliant NSW waterways, and pretty good company amongst the event paddlers and volunteers!!


We gratefully thank Sydney City Renault for supporting the 2014 PNSW OW&H Series.


Lifestart Kayak for Kids 2014

The annual Lifestart Kayak for Kids fundraising event is coming up shortly on Sunday 30 March 2014.  A spectacular paddle from Blues Point, under the Harbour Bridge, stopping off at the beautiful beaches at Mosman Bay, Clifton Gardens and Balmoral before finishing at Clontarf.  This event is perfect for all paddlers - from the experienced to the complete novice with different options to suit.

Flatwater Guide/Instructor Training Course - Sydney April 5 & 6 Penrith Regatta Centre

Please refer to the Course details on http://www.paddlensw.org.au/book/education. Read the details for the Taining course and Assessment course.  If a participant has completed a previous PNSW training Course or undertaken RPL (Recognition of Prior Learnng) review, they may apply to undergo assessment during this course. For further information contact lynnatpaddlensw [dot] org [dot] au

NEW COURSE: Rescue 3 International - Technician and Rescue 3 Award from Australian Canoeing

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 09:00 - Monday, April 28, 2014 - 05:00

This is the most popular Swift Water Rescue course. The SRT1 course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues. Participants gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management.


SOLD OUT! - NEW COURSE: Rescue 3 International - Operations First Responder & Rescue 2 Award from Australian Canoeing

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:00 - Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 17:00

This course is designed to provide participants with both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the basics of swiftwater rescue. The course includes one day of classroom instruction and one day of practical field exercise. Participants are trained in hazard recognition, equipment use, and basic shore and boat-based rescue techniques, as well as a wide variety of other skills.



Canoeist and kayakers will be in the spotlight during a statewide safety, education and compliance campaign by Roads and Maritime Services officers which started last weekend. 

Roads and Maritime Acting Director Maritime Michael Wright said the full complement of Roads and Maritime Boating Safety Officers (BSO) would be out on the water randomly stopping people in paddle craft to check compliance with safety equipment, especially lifejackets. 

Australian Canoe Slalom National Championships

The 2014 Australian Canoe Slalom National Championships and Schools Championships were held together with the Australian Open on the week leading up to and including Australia Day.   Paddle NSW hosted and conducted a fine mix of whitewater and flatwater events for the schools to accommodate the younger paddlers.

Cockatoo Cup 2014

The Cockatoo Cupcake Cup is a short and long course single craft (mostly) race around Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Rodd Island, with the emphasis of fun as well as competitiveness.  The short course is approximately 7km and the Long course is 14km.