Highlights

High Performance Paddlers stall in weed

Australia’s senior 1000m men protested against the state of the course at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on 17 January.

The venue was hosting the 2015 NSW Sprint Championships with the men making their stance in the opening race on Saturday morning.

Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course - Nymboida River January 28 & 29

This course is for any paddler or swimmer of moving water.  Lets understand the hydraulics of all rivers, particualry those that are large and deep with only very slow moving water.  Assessment for Rescue techniques will be conducted at the end of day 2 for those who require Whitewater Guide or Instructor qualifications.

FLATWATER Guide/Instructor Training Course - Watsons Bay Education Centre - February 20 & 21

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

Safe New Year

PaddleNSW wishes all our Members and paddling enthusiasts around NSW and ACT a very Happy New Year!

Just as importantly, we wish you a SAFE New Year. The following article is a reminder to plan appropriately before you go and enjoy the waterways. Download the FREE PaddleSafe App - it greatly assists the planning process.

Cheers, Peter Tate - PNSW CEO

Vale Bruce Morison OAM

It is with great sadness and deep regret that we advise the passing of Bruce Morison OAM, aged 87. Bruce was a founding member and Life Member of NSW Canoeing Association (and hence PaddleNSW).

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.

Anjie Lees breaks world record

Lane Cove marathon paddler Anjie 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.