The 2018 24-Hour Paddling Challenge will be held on the weekend of 1st - 2nd December.

Enter as Solo, Competitive Team or Social Team (just for Fun!!)

See details at: 24 Hour Details

Bonus Round: 23 & 24 February, Frank Harrison races 26 km or 16 km, singles on Saturday, doubles on Sunday

Round 1: 2 March Canberra, including singles State Marathon Championships

Round 2: 23 March Woronora

Round 3: 31 March Tacoma

Round 4: 14 April Lane Cove, including Doubles State Marathon Championships

Bonus Round: 27 April Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

Round 5: 4 May Mylestrom

Round 6: 1 June Burrill Lake

Round 7: 23 June Penrith

Round 8: 14 July Davistown

Round 9: 3 August Windsor portage round

Round 10: 24 August Teralba + presentation dinner


The start of daylight saving last weekend also heralds the start of the 2018-19 Wetspot summer series, which will be held every Wednesday twilight commencing on Wednesday, 10 October.

As previously advised, the club will commence using Webscorer to time its events. Thanks to Tony Mee, Russell Murphy and Carolyn Williams for taking this on.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you go online (see instructions below) and register yourself on Webscorer.

For the first few races this summer while we come to terms with the new system, we will use the standard two-start format (2 lappers, 6pm, 1 lappers, 6.05pm). We aim to introduce different race formats during the summer as we learn the new timing system, and will advise of these soon.
Paddlers will need to register their names and expected lap-time (in minutes) BEFORE coming to the river. This will be needed only ONCE PER SEASON! To register, go to:
If this is not going smoothly for you, then contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please see the Handicap format and race calendar for more information.
Click here for all Webscorer results

Russell Lutton
Marathon Convenor

After your Induction, there will be coaching/paddling sessions available on Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.; and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. For more information, see "Coaching and Instruction options" under Coaching on the above menu.

Learn to Paddle

A Taste of Paddling has recommenced for summer 2018-2019.  

The Burley Griffin Canoe Club holds 'A Taste of Paddling' session for those people who would like to try out kayaking.  The sessions are held on the Molonglo River in calm conditions close to shore.

Session times:  1 p.m. till 4 p.m..  Cost $95- per person (for non-members)  

Next Date: 9th December, 2018. Further courses may be held in summer 2019 if sufficient interest is shown.

Participants will be able to try out a variety of boats, learn about equipment, boat handling, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques and basic capsize procedures. Participants are expected to be able to swim 50m.

Sessions will be run over 3 hours and all boats, life jackets and paddles are provided.

The aim of the course is to introduce you to the sport of kayaking and to deliver the skills necessary to use a recreational kayak safely, in calm, flat-water conditions, close to shore.

The course will cover a short introduction to a variety of boats and paddles, safety issues, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques, what to do in a capsize.

Sessions not suitable for children.

If you’d like more information, please contact Patricia or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.