On Sunday, 8th April: CCP will host the PNSW Marathon Series Race 4 on the Tacoma River

See: Central Coast Paddlers, Wyong, New South Wales

To enter, go to:  Race 4 Tacoma    

Early-bird entries close on Tuesday evening; final entries close on Thursday evening.

This is one of our more distant races but, if we can get two or more boats in every Division, the points in the inter-club competition will continue to add up nicely! Remember, the first two boats in each club in each division earn club points. At the moment BGCC is just 48 points ahead of Lane Cove! (That is - just one entrant!!)

Make up a car-load and have some traveling companions help with the driving and the cost of petrol.

Following races will be:

Sunday 22nd April: LCRK, Lane Cove, DOUBLES ROUND, enter at: Race 5 Lane Cove River

Saturday 12th May: CSKC, Grays Point, STATE CHAMPS, enter at: ???

Saturday 9th June: Pacifica, Mylestom, enter at: Race 6 Mylestom

2017-2018 Wetspot Summer Time-Trial race formats started: 4th October, 5:50 p.m. See the latest results here along with the handicaps for the next handicap race. .


Race format

2 lap start

1 lap start

21st Mar




28th Mar

Club Point Score Championships



( Handicap race results for 17 Jan, 2018 at:  17Jan 2018 Results )

A new, exciting format has been developed this year. Volunteer time-keepers are required: please contact Craig Elliott. If volunteers aren't forthcoming, a register will be developed and all participants will be nominated to time-keep at least once over the season.

Club Point Score Championships (9.5 km start: 5:50 p.m.; 4.75 km start: 5:55 p.m.)

Prizes, point score system: best 8 races count.

Handicap (2x lap starts at 5:50 p.m., last boat off at 6:10 p.m. 1 Lap starts 6:15 p.m., last boat off 6:25 p.m.)

For the 9.5 km 2x lap race, 0 min with be 60 min completion time, therefore if you normally complete the course in 50min your handicap will be 10min (you will start as 6:00pm).

For the one lap race, 0 min will be 35 min completion time, therefore if you normally complete the course in 30min your handicap will be 5min (you will start as 6:20pm).

Handicap winner to receive free BBQ

Team boat or pairs racing. This is all about fun and getting to know other club members, two starts: 9.5 km at 5:55pm and 4.75 km at 6.00pm. Team boats, K4’s, K2’s TK2, Rec2 and C2. Pair racing is for single kayaks and SUP’s. Must race as a pair and must finish together (within a boat length)

Prize will be awarded for best male and female team for the year.

COMING SOON: Winter Time Trials.

What would you like this coming season? Please take part in our survey and we will see if there is a consensus of time of day and or type of paddling. Survey questions at: Time Trials Survey

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.

Learn to Paddle

A Taste of Paddling will recommence in summer 2017-2018.  

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)  

Dates: 21st January, 18th February (to be confirmed) and 25th March, 2018.

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.

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.