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Entries open for the 2014 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

The iconic Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is one of the world’s leading marathon paddles and it all happens on the last weekend of October each year right in Sydney’s very own backyard.

Nymboida Canoe Centre - Adventure Festival - 30 & 31 August

 “NYMBOIDA ADVENTURE FESTIVAL” involves many recreational activities on & off water for all ages and skill levels, with the involvement and support of many other community groups within the Clarence Valley promoting sustaintability and a healthy lifestyle.  Starting at 10am on the Saturday and finish after lunch on the Sunday.

Nymboida Canoe Centre - Courses for Guides and Instructors

New Courses for Guides/Instructors are planned for 26 & 27 July and 2 & 3  August: They will be run under the Nymboida Canoe Centre and using the very exoerienced AC Instructor/Assessor Phil Benfield. For further details and to register please email rescue3trainingatgmail [dot] com or phone 0418 876 562

 

Done and Dusted: Flatwater Guide/Instructor Training Course - Sydney June 28 & 29 - Penrith

Fourteen brave paddlers faced the cold windy weather at Penrith on the weekend. What a great bunch of people with four already completing their assessment for Instructor Awards and the rest well on the way.  They came from the RAAF base at Richmond, the South Coast Safaris.

Flatwater Guide/Instructor Training Course - Sydney June 28 & 29 - Penrith Regatta Centre

Please refer to the EVENT DETAILS to REGISTER AND PAY. Read the details for the Taining 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

Kayaking is a great sport for 70 year olds ~ Justin Paine

In my club, Lane Cove River Kayakers, there is a bunch of guys who are refusing to let encroaching age diminish the vigour and determination with which they attack their paddling. They’re fun to be with, they’re always in a good mood and they are setting a benchmark for older members of the sport.

Work continues to improve river water

Danielle Nicastri A REPORT has revealed high levels of pollution in the Lane Cove River, with some sections containing seven times the recommended bacterial content for boating, paddling or fishing.

Swiftwater Rescue Workshop - Nymboida July 13 & 14

 Swift Water Instructor Philip BENFIELD will be conducting a personal development workshop for personnel who are qualified in Swift Water Rescue. The workshop will be run at the Nymboida Canoe Centre.

PaddleNSW club Rivers – Recreational Paddle ‘Nepean Gorge & Hawkesbury River’ by Tracy Hudson

PaddleNSW club Rivers – Recreational Paddle ‘Nepean Gorge & Hawkesbury River’

Nepean Gorge, Sunday 19th May

This trip was hosted by Rivers and attracted 19 recreational kayakers (and Dolly the Dog) on a clear and sunny Sunday.

WomDomNom, a 4 day paddle from Wellington to Narromine, through Dubbo, is being held from Thursday 28 November through to Sunday 1 December 2013.

PaddleNSW encourages all recreational paddlers to consider the third annual WomDomNom, a 4 day paddle from Wellington to Narromine, through Dubbo, is being held from Thursday 28 November through to Sunday 1 December 2013.
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