The start of daylight saving last weekend also heralds the start of the 2018-19 Wetspot summer timetrial 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 timetrial 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.

There will be no post-TT barbecues for the first two October events.
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.

Russell Lutton
Marathon Convenor

While we would love to welcome new members all year round, we do advise new paddlers to get back in touch with us around October.  With the water and air temperatures beginning to warm up and with a bit more sunlight and slightly warmer water, we will soon publish training times for new club member paddlers, here. There is generally a change (and increase) in paddling times with the arrival of Summer Daylight Savings time.

If, however, you are super keen, transferring from another club, or you are an experienced paddler please let us know and we’ll set you up in a training group.  


Saturday 20th October: Makai, Burrill Lake; enter at: Burrill Lake Entry   Followed by Presentation Dinner 

Early bird entries until Tuesday, last entries by Thursday. Followed by Presentation Dinner

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

See: All PNSW Entries at: PNSW Marathon Race Entries

See: All PNSW Results at: PNSW Marathon Race Results

Other races:

Saturday 27th October: Hawkesbury Canoe Classic:

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd November: Massive Murray Paddle: only one boat-place left. See: MMP home page

Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd December: BGCC's 24Hour Paddling Challenge: 2018 24 Hour Paddling Challenge

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 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)  

Dates: 14th October, 11th November and 9th December, 2018.

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.