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Moonlight Paddle 2017

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Paddle the local Swan River area around the club and sit on the water watching the moonrise. On return to the club, time to have a post-paddle (BYO Food n Drink)

IMPORTANT INFO: Participants must have done and passed the Intro to Kayaking Course or have equivalent experience Participants MUST wear either on themselves or their kayak a bright continuous light that can be seen from all directions!

NO LIGHT NO PADDLE CONTACT: Sarah Whittaker to attend. Tel: 0401591312 Email: sarahjwhittaker@hotmail.com

Reminder

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A reminder to all members – Everytime you leave the club make sure you have closed the roller doors, turned off the lights and locked all windows and doors. Whether someone is still at the club or not, it is so important to make sure the club is secure.

Sale of surplus club boats:

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Swan Canoe Club is disposing of a number of older kayaks and skis as part of the regular renewal of the club fleet (list below).
 
The following boats are available for purchase by club members on an as seen, as is basis. The boats can be inspected at the club boat shed and are currently tagged with a for sale notice and you can check the asset number against the list (this is usually a red tag attached to the stern deck handle or rudder assembly). 

Members interested in purchasing a boat are encouraged to provide a bid by email to the club administrator by COB from Friday 27th October – Friday 10 Nov. Boats will be sold to the highest bidder and must be removed from the club within 1 week.

Boats not sold after this process will be sold on the open market.
 
Enquiries to: Dave Gilbert (Boat officer) davepgilbert@icloud.com 0459 848 340, or
Olivia (Club Administrative Officer) admin@swancanoeclub.org.au 0405 565 495.

Reminder to all club members

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Reminder to all club members:

That you must at all times close doors and switch off lights when you leave the club – peoples personal boats and equipment are stored at their own risk and we should be mindful of other property at the club as well as our own.

We want to make sure that everyone’s belongings are as safe as possible at our club.

 

Newsletter

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Welcome back!

This couple of weeks have seen such exciting times for our club with the Open Day on Sunday, the Busy Bee and this week welcoming our Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial.

We wanted to thank everyone for volunteering your time – we couldn’t of run the day so smoothly without you on Open Day, not to mention the club spirit was so high it was really fantastic.

Another thank you is in order is to those of you who volunteered to help with the Busy Bee. There was so much amazing work done, it’s safe to say that our club looks as it looks as clean as a new pin!

It is the community component to our club that makes us so lucky to have our beautiful second home.

The following are some upcoming events we would love to see at:

Some of the upcoming events include:
Membership Renewal – Currently
Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial – Thursday, October 26
Moonlight Paddle –  Saturday, November 4

Membership Renewal reminder

We invite SCC members to renew their membership as it is now due (exp 30 Sept 2017).

With an exciting year ahead of events including club nights, paddle groups and plenty of new events popping up!

SCC is proud to say we are a community that continues to grow and pride ourselves on our members, so we look forward to another year with you as a SCC member.

Fob deactivation will occur in the next two weeks so it is important to make sure you have renewed.

If you have any questions regarding membership please email Olivia at membership@swancanoeclub.org.au

Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial

We are delighted to remind you of the Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial this Thursday (26th October).

This night will be an opportunity to open Thursday Club Nights.

We would love to see you out on the water and after for a BBQ and chat welcoming all suggestions for Club Nights in the future.

BBQ (BYO)
On the water – 5:30
Time trials start – 6:00
3km race to Chidley Point
A chance mid-week to catch up with friends and paddle

Please note: Paddlers require an all white light after dark on themselves or their craft and must wear a PFD if using a club craft.

Stay tuned on the Website, Facebook or Instagram.

Coming Events:
26th Oct – Club Night
2nd Nov – Club Night
4th Nov – Moonlight Paddle

Thank you to Paddlesports Megastore for their continuous support to Swan Canoe Club.

Swan Canoe Club Contact Details:

Administration Officer: Olivia Haynes
admin@swancanoeclub.org.au
0405 565 495

Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial

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We are delighted to remind you of the Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial this Thursday (26th October).

This night will be an opportunity to open Thursday Club Nights.

We would love to see you out on the water and after for a BBQ and chat welcoming all suggestions for Club Nights in the future.

BBQ (BYO)
On the water – 5:30
Time trials start – 6:00
3km race to Chidley Point
A chance mid-week to catch up with friends and paddle

Please note: Paddlers require an all white light after dark on themselves or their craft and must wear a PFD if using a club craft.

Stay tuned on the Website, Facebook or Instagram.

Any questions? Contact Olivia at admin@swancanoeclub.org.au

Introduction to Kayaking Course

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Intro to Kayaking Course

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

This course is conducted using sit – in type kayaks

Course Fee: SCC Members $70 Non Members $90

This course will provide all the instruction and information required to kayak confidently on placid water and is designed for people who are new to kayaking. It will provide information on:

  • What to wear when kayaking
  • Safety awareness when kayaking
  • Different types of kayak design
  • Kayak safety features ·different types of paddles

It will provide instruction on how to:

  • Determine the correct length of a paddle
  • Hold a paddle
  • Lift and carry a kayak
  • Get in and out of a kayak
  • Launch and land a kayak
  • Adopt the correct sitting position while kayaking
  • Raft up with other kayakers · paddle forward · paddle backwards
  • Turn a kayak
  • Stop a kayak in an emergency
  • Use the paddle to brace to help prevent a capsize
  • Manoeuvre the kayak sideways
  • Capsize and self-rescue

 

A Swan Canoe Club Introduction to Kayaking certificate will be awarded to people who have demonstrated competency in the basic paddle strokes, capsize and self-rescue and the ability to swim 50m while wearing a PFD (personal floatation device). Taking part and completing in the intro to kayaking course also covers  the requirements of a wet induction for Swan Canoe Club

 

Open Day Agenda for activities.

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Agenda for activities

9.30 Doors open, welcome, learn about what the club has to offer & view the club facilities

9.30 to13.00 Register and on the water Come and Try

9.30 to 13.00 Table-talk, come meet our Avon Descent paddlers, learn more about our trips and tours, come and meet our Training & Development crew

9.45 – 10.15 WA Junior Slalom display

9.30 to 13.00 Visit our Boat Fleet and different disciplines

12.00 onwards Sausage sizzle

 

NB you can become a member on the day and take your Wet Induction

 

 

 

 

SCC 2017  BLACKWOOD RIVER TRIP

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 Friday 3rd November  to Sunday 5th November

 

This annual trip involves camping on the Blackwood River Friday and Saturday night.

 

On Saturday we usually paddle about 20km downriver from Sue’s Bridge to our camp.

Sunday is usually a shorter paddle of about 8km to Chapman Pool at Warner Glen Bridge.

 

Paddlers should have done an Introduction to White Water course or have similar white water skills.

 

If you are interested please contact

 

GEOFF EMERY                     gemry13@gmail.com.au  

0403 604 082