After your Induction, there will be coaching/paddling sessions available on Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.; Fridays, 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. For more information, see "Coaching and Instruction options" under Coaching on the above menu.
Wetspot 2016-17 Summer Time Trial Series 2016-17
The popular Wetsport summer time trials have kicked off again: on each Wednesday, with the first start at 5:50 p.m. Thanks to Wetspot for again supporting the series.
The last time trial for 2016 is 14-Dec-2017 and we resume again on 18-Jan-2017.
Details of the Wednesday twilight time trials, and the rules they are conducted under, are available here.
We need volunteers to assist with timekeeping and the post-time trial barbecue. Contact Russell at Russell Lutton to let us know when you are able to assist.
The individual and progressive point scores will be published here.
A Taste of Paddling
Learn to Paddle
A Taste of Paddling recommenced in October 2016.
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 dates are:
Sunday 19th March
Session times: 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.. Cost $95- per person (for non-members)
Participants will be able to try out a variety of boats and SUP’s (Stand Up Paddle-boards), 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.