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Freestyle Australian Championships
Friday 25th March 2005
Its on again with a new scoring scheme that rewards BIG and new moves as well as basic moves so advanced and beginner playboaters can show us what they are made of. Anyone of any level is welcome whether it’s your first freestyle event or you are a seasoned veteran. Current Australian Freestyle Champions will be present and are willing to provide coaching assistance throughout the festival. Latest details and Entry Forms available via the Australian Canoeing website
Note: New moves will be explained during the brief on Friday. Competition starts Friday at 9:30am at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.
For more information
Canoe 2005 - Rafting Challenge
25th- 27th March 2005
On your Mark, get Set, GO! Grab a team, raft against raft down the rapids in the Downriver Challenge as part of the Canoe 2005 Rafting Challenge. This competition is not limited to raft guides so grab a team of six and enjoy the raging rapids of Penrith Whitewater Stadium. All rafts, pdf’s, helmets and paddles are supplied by Penrith WW Stadium. Top three teams will compete in a Head-to-head final on Sunday with bonus Easter eggs; Classes; mens, ladies and mixed (all open ages).
Competition starts Friday 25th March 2005 Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Latest details and Entry Forms available via the Australian Canoeing Website.
For more information
Tips on finding more air on a blunt
First up, you need to start at the top of the wave. With an angle to the corner of the wave and at the point at which you feel your boat accelerate, you will need to put in a forward stroke on your downstream side. At the same time as placing this stroke, you will need to think about digging your rail underneath your bottom into the green water i.e. edging. From here, you will need to lift your boat up with your legs at the same time maintaing a slightly negative position. Once you have gained maximum height on your bow, you will need to quickly change edges and move into a positive forward body position planting your blade at your hips.
Website of the Week
Camp Counselors USA
Frequently Asked Questions
Work at a Summer Camp in the United State's between June and August this year. If you are over 18 and have an sound knowledge of canoeing, or any other activity, you can earn up to US$2000 for nine weeks work. All meals and accommodation are included during your time at camp.
Contact: Luke Harvey - email@example.com or go to: www.ccusa.com
How can I nominate for the Australian Championships?
If you would like to nominate for any of the following:
- Australian Flatwater Championships (22nd to 26th March 2005),
- Australian Marathon Championships (27th & 28th March 2005),
- Australian Canoe Polo Championships (to be confirmed) or the
- Australian Canoe Freestyle Championships (25th March 2005)
All you need to do is download a copy of the entry form online and fax or send it to us with your entry fee before the closing date. Please check event entry closing dates for all championships. Follow the link below to view all relevant information and access to the entrt forms.
Insurance for AC Instructors, Guides and Coaches
Public Liability and other insurance under the structure of the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme and within the terms of the AC Safety Guidelines is now available!
Thanks to the excellent efforts of Bob Young at OAMPS, AC have managed to gain insurance cover for the activities of individual instructors, guides and coaches. The insurance covers the professional activities of Instructors, Guides and Coaches under the structure of the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme and within the terms of the AC Safety Guidelines.
Click HERE to find out more.
From The AC Shop
To purchase items from the Australian Canoeing shop, go to Australian Canoeing's Online Shop
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:
Free Club Website
Australian Canoeing offers websites for affiliated clubs and National Training Providers. The site is more than just 'space on a server' but includes tools to enable even moderately technical users to create websites that are easy to maintain, and easy to use.
MyWebsite is FREE for Affiliated Clubs and National Training Providers.
If your Club or NTP is interested in a site hosted by Australian Canoeing and using the tools available on the site please follow the link below to find out how you can get on board.
Check out the recently updated AC Safety Guidelines. These guidelines provide the minimum requirements for the safe conduct of Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking activities. All Registered Guides, Instructors and National Training Providers are required to comply with this guideline.
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 and much more. 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 jpeg photo to accompany your listing.
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.
Camp Staff - Camp Tanuga, Michigan USA
Camp Tanuga is a private summer facility specialising in Summer Camps, Corporate Training and giving physically/mentally disadvantaged, at risk and under privilaged children the summer camp experience.
One of the many activity areas we provide is a safe and fun waterfront for all to enjoy. Included in our waterfront is a large canoeing and kayaking section. We are looking for competant specialised staff to run these areas.
The duties would envolve craft maintainence, teaching from beginner to advanced levels, experience in 1-7 day trips, and most importantly the ability to have fun.
For more information,
Contact: Mark Bentley Email: email@example.com