State Award to PaddleNSW Chair Tony Hystek

At the 2016 NSW Sports Awards held last week, PaddleNSW Chairperson Tony Hystek won the coveted Volunteer Director of the Year Award.

Position Vacant - Development Manager - Kayaking - Manly Warringah Kayak Club

Hi All Members,

The Club is seeking to add a new dimension to our Coaching by appointing a Development Manager – Kayaking.

The Club has a great record in coaching, this being evident today with the Success of our paddlers.

Our wish to support our coaches and paddlers by creating a new position of a Development Manager.

Volunteers required - National event at SIRC

Volunteers Needed: for 2017 Oceania and Australian Canoe Marathon Championships

Parra Paddlefest - magnificent event

Those who were there were excited. Those who weren't should have been. The inaugural Parra Paddlefest held yesterday was an incredibly successful event.

PaddleNSW Marathon Race draws record numbers at Wagga

Record numbers hit the Murrumbidgee River for Wagga’s leg of the Paddle NSW Marathon Series last Saturday. Wagga Bidgee Canoe Club hosted 140 paddlers as the event returned to the Murrumbidgee after a year at Lake Albert.

Sydney’s Brett Greenwood took out the division one race, while Wagga’s Bruce Graham and Pete Murphy were best of the locals with a second placing in their event.

Brian Trouville OAM

Brian Trouville "Spags" would be looking down from the surf in the sky and saying "What's all the fuss about?"


Eighteen or so enjoyed Penrith Whitewater Stadium.  What a wonderful alternative to a dry river bed and oh! so much fun!!  All it needed was a few flatwater skills, some very good Instructors and paddlers, young and old, who were happy to brave the 40 degree heat and hey presto!!!  CONVERTS!!!  


It is with great sadness that PaddleNSW has received news of the passing of David James on the evening of 21st January. Our sympathies extend to his family, MWKC and RSL members and the many people he touched with his unbounded generosity. His contribution to paddling benefitted many, and his loss will be felt throughout the paddling community.

PNSW State Sprint Championships, January 21-22

Entries are still open for the NSW Sttate Sprint Championships. ENTER HERE

Entries will close at midnight on Friday 13 January so the schedule can be finalised over the weekend.

Volunteers are welcome at the event and will be suitably looked after. Please contact Laura - laura [dot] canoesprintatgmail [dot] com

PaddleNSW State Marathon Championships

The State Marathon Chamopionships will be held on the 25th February, 2017, at Molonglo Reach, Canberra. Download  info attachment.