Paddle Australia and our State Paddle Associations have had several requests from Paddle Clubs and disciplines seeking guidance in relation to the decisions that they are making as to what activities can take place and what extra precautions should be considered to minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Paddle Australia stresses that decisions need to be made by each Paddle Club taking into account the different and unique circumstances in which they operate.

Please see the attached guidance document which is provided based on the best information available as at 19th March 2020. Further updates will be provided as new advice on the control of the spread of COVID-19 becomes available. Paddlers and Paddle Clubs are advised to refer to advice on the dedicated pages on the PA Website and the regular updates on that page in particular.

Yours in paddling,

Paddle Australia


Wednesday Evening Time Trials recommenced on Wednesday 22nd January, 2020.

We are taking the opportunity to make a number of changes to vary the format for the summer time trial series. Time trials will occur every Wednesday evening, with the first start at 6:15 p.m. and will be integrated with the inaugural BGCC Coaching Program, which will run on Sunday mornings and will be open to ALL BGCC paddlers who want to improve their paddling skills, injury free.

Other key changes which will start immediately are:

·         The option to paddle one, two or three laps;

·         The slight change in starting time to 6:15 p.m., to better enable paddlers to get to the event start in time; and

·         Dividing the summer time trials into a series of blocks rather than one long series for the whole season. Each block will scored and awarded separately. This will allow paddlers to better balance other commitments with the time trial series. The first block (Block 1) will run from Wednesday 16th October until Wednesday 13th November.

Further changes are planned and details of the proposals will be made available for discussion to paddlers participating in the early time trial events.

If you intend to enter in the time trial, early online registration is strongly encouraged using this link: 2019 Time Trial Entry

If you are unable to register prior to the first time trial, assistance will be available on the day, but it would be appreciated if you can arrive early so that registrations do not delay the start of the race.

For Race Rules, Point-score System and the Molonglo River course, see below

Sunday Coaching Sessions with Margi and others: 

All sessions are postponed in the interests of keeping the group safe and healthy. Training will continue on an individual basis and we may meet on occasion for a time-trial or longer paddle. Please contact Margi directly if you have any questions.

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