RACE 2 of the 2017 PNSW Marathon Series is coming up soon!
At the moment BGCC is sitting at equal third place - along with SSCC. This is one of the closer races for us to go to, so make up a car-load of people and boats and take part. The more BGCC members we have in more Divisions, the better our chances of climbing the points ladder!
Date:        Sunday 26th March; 10:45 - 14:00
Location:  Burnum Burnum Sanctuary, Washington Drive, Woronora, NSW
Club:         Sutherland Shire Canoe Club
Starts:      Division 7 @ 10:45 a.m.; Division 1 @ 11:00 a.m.; followed by divisions 2 - 12 starting at 2 minute intervals or at race director's discretion.
FOR THOSE WHO USUALLY TRAVEL TO SUTHERLAND via APPIN ROAD - THE ROAD IS CLOSED AT THE BRIDGE AT THE LITTLE DAM. HOWEVER THE PICTON ROAD TO THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY IS OPEN.

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.

Next Wednesday, 29th March, marks the end of the 2016-17 Wetspot Summer Time Trial Series and we will be celebrating a great summer of club racing. Thanks to Scotty and the Wetspot crew for supporting the series. In fact, Wetspot and BGCC have donated heaps of lucky race number draw prizes for those who are there on the day. First start is at 5:55 p.m. sharp. Hope to see you there!

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

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. 

Last Session date:

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.

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.