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From the Shop...
Frequently Asked Questions...
Jobs in the Canoeing Industry...
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On the road, the rule is to keep to the left, on the water it’s the opposite: keep to the right. Trying to cut corners can put you into the path of something larger and faster than your kayak.
The flow in streams (rivers, creeks and tidal flows) is not uniform. It is fastest in midstream and on the outside of bends. Streams are also deeper on the outside of bends: the insides can be quite shallow.
Streams also have eddies, areas of water sheltered from the main current where the water may be flowing upstream. The boundary between the eddy and the current is known as the eddy line, and may be quite turbulent. Eddies may be found:
- downstream of midstream rocks and islands
- on the inside of bends
- along irregular banks
- over shallow areas along the bank
Eddies may provide safe areas to stop and rest, survey possible hazards, and plan the next move. Moving from the current to an eddy is known as breaking out: the move from eddy to current is breaking in.
There are some very real dangers on moving water, as outlined in the section on Hazards
Website of the Week
Bureau of Meteorology
This weeks site of the week is the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. It offers the most up to date weather forecasts, warnings and observations for weather patterns across Australia. You will find weather charts, satellite images and everything else you need to assist in predicting weather consitions before paddling.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between an Instructor and a Coach?
The intent of a level 1 coaching course is to produce a person who works within the structure of a discipline on an activity basis (they do not conduct expeditions or work as part of a sport and recreation style camp program). The coach is not a coach trainer, they are a trainer of personal skills.
The instructor is intended to teach others to work up to the level of a guide or instructor within a program (multiple activities, possibly over night or on expedition). An instructor is an instructor trainer. The instructor must deal with a wide range of on water training and rescue with ancilliary equipment (tents, food, etc.)
A simple definition of scopes;
A level 1 coach is qualified to teach the paddling discipline they are accreditted in, within a club training structure, from beginner to the level of competent personal skills.
A Flatwater Instructor (level 1) is qualified to teach flatwater paddling within the full context of outdoor recreation, from beginner to the level of Flatwater Instructor (level 1)
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Take The Challenge, See Vietnam & Raise Funds For Kids
The initiative is an exciting adventure trip to Vietnam in March next year with funds raised going to support the vital work of The Children's Hospital at Westmead. To find out more about how you can get involved click HERE
The Australian Canoeing Calendar contains information on Australian Canoeing sanctioned events or events sanctioned by the International Canoe Federation or our member bodies. Check out all the current events at the following link:
Ocean Racing Series
The Ocean Racing Series World Cup is fast approaching. The event will be held in Perth, WA on the 27th and 28th of November this year and will feature all ocean racing paddle craft. Please click HERE for all the details including course information, categories and entry details.
Your premier Australia wide, one stop, online canoeing & kayaking classifieds list.
The Australian Canoeing Classifieds has been developed by Australian canoeing and the State Canoeing Associations to provide an online classifieds listing service for the Australian paddling community. You can buy and sell new and used canoes and kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, helmets. Viewing the Classifieds listed in the boatyard is free of charge. Australian Canoeing members can place an ad free of charge by entering your secure user ID and password. You can even include a jpg photo to accompany your listing.
Click HERE to view the Classifieds Listing.
Jobs in the Canoeing Industry
If you would like to list a job advertisement in the next E-News edition, click HERE to download the advertising rates or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructors & Volunteers Required Urgently - Sasrapid
SASRAPID (the South Australian Sport and Recreation Association for People with Integration Difficulties* Incorporated) provides assistance and enables participation into valued community sport, recreation and leisure activities.
SASRAPID in conjunction with Canoe SA coordinate the Arrows Canoe Program for people with integration difficulties each Monday and Wednesday evening (during daylight savings) at the West Lakes Canoe Club from 6pm – 8pm.
SASRAPID is seeking Instructors and Volunteers to support this innovative program and assist the individuals with an integration difficulty to learn the fundamentals of canoeing, with the aim to integrate into a regular Canoe program.
All Instructors and Volunteer’s must have a current police check (or willing to get one), Senior First Aid Certificate; all Instructors and Volunteers will receive the necessary training from SASRAPID.
* Integration Difficulty – intellectual disability, physical disability, learning difficulties or any other circumstances which may affect the integration of a person into regular community activities.
If you would like further information, please call Jo Connolly at SASRAPID on 8410 6999 or Ian Hume at Canoe SA on 8240 3294.