Merry Christmas from PaddleNSW

2014 has certainly been a busy, exciting and positive year for PaddleNSW. A few highlights include:

A classic 20 Beaches Classic

After months of preparation for the event mother nature posed the organisers a tough question. In the face of a destructive Easterly crashing against the Northern Beaches and closing them, what should the course be? There were hopes of a start from Fisherman’s Beach but then if a paddler had to get into trouble it would mean real trouble and rescue would be difficult.

Angie Lees breaks world record

Lane Cove marathon paddler Angie Lees has unofficially broken the record for longest distance paddled in 24hrs on flat water. This was achieved in horrendous conditions on the Molonglo River at BGCC headquarters alongside the annual 24hr relay marathon.

FLATWATER Guide/Instructor Training Course - Jindabyne- December 8 & 9

Please refer to the EVENT DETAILS to REGISTER AND PAY. Read the details for the Training course and Assessment course below.  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

Dubbo Kayak Course

Eighteen schoolies SURVIVED 40 degree heat at Dubbo by dreaming up every excuse to "fall in" to the Macquarie when attending a PaddleNSW kayak course this week.

Four Pacific Island Canoes (Vaka) sailed into Sydney Harbour this morning

From Robert Walker.....   This morning I thought a saw group of very large canoes on the harbour.
 It turns out I was not going mad or fantasising about not being in the office.

PaddleNSW launches world-first PaddleSafe App

Geoff Provest, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services, has joined PaddleNSW Chair Tim Hookins and CEO Peter Tate to formally launch the PaddleSafe Waterways Guide for iPhone®.  It is the first app in Australia, and indeed world-wide, to combine a comprehensive paddling guide with real-time conditions and trip planning functions.  The Paddle

Awards Galore for World Slalom Supremo Jess Fox

In the space of a fortnight, Jessica Fox has been awarded not one, not two, but three prestigious crowns at Annual Sports Functions.

At the PaddleNSW Awards, Jess received the PaddleNSW Female Paddler of the Year for the third successive year.

NSW Slalom Paddlers take State and National Honours

PaddleNSW members Alexandra Broome and Noemie Fox have recently been crowned the best Young Paddlers of the Year, at national and state level respectively.

PaddleNSW Sprint Series Round 3 - Change of Date

Due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control, there is a last minute date change to Sprint Series Round 3.