Welcome to Tasmanian Canoe Club
Tasmanian Canoe Club is situated on the banks of the Forth River, Wilmont Rd, Forth, Tasmania and caters for members of all abilities from beginner through to advanced paddler.
With a rich history of paddler development, our club has hosted many Australian school’s championships, and many of our members have gone on to represent at a State, National and International level wth literally thousands of paddlers honing their skills at the club over the last 48 years.
Our current focus
While we support (and love) all forms of canoeing and kayaking, our current focus is on recreational whitewater paddling. Our course at Forth is a great place to learn how to paddle, and we are blessed to be surrounded by world class rivers from grade 1-3 right through to grades 4-5. Most of our rivers here in Tasmania require seasonal run off to paddle them, so local knowledge is a must as is participating in our sport safely.
Whitewater canoeing and kayaking can be a dangerous but exciting sport which should never be done alone. Being part of a club like Tasmanian Canoe Club gives you the opportunity to learn and participate in this great sport surrounded by experienced paddlers who can teach you and friends who will encourage you to do your best. There’s so many ways to get involved including:
- Learn to paddle sessions – beginners
- Recreational paddling – beginners
- Under 3 Whitewater trips – beginner to intermediate
- Grade 4 Whitewater trips – by invitation only
- The Lea Extreme Race – by entry only
Please note trips and sessions do not run all year – please check our Facebook Page for Current Events
- Tasmania’s Plan for Returning to Sport and Recreation May 21, 2020Stage One – from 18 May 2020 Outdoor park exercise equipment, skate parks and playgrounds may open for up to 10 people. Outdoor boot camps may operate for groups of up to 10 attendees (excluding the trainer). Indoor and outdoor pools may operate for up to 10 people per pool. This may include lane swimming […]
- Paddle On Foundation May 12, 2020About the project Established by Paddle Australia and our six State Member Associations, The Paddle On Foundation aims to support those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, so they can maintain Club membership or join a Club. With close to 140 Clubs around Australia, paddling encompasses multiple disciplines and competitive and recreational activities on flatwater, white […]
- Introducing the Paddle Support Package from Paddle Australia and your State Paddle Association May 11, 2020PADDLERS AND CLUBS TO BENEFIT FROM SUPPORT PACKAGE Paddle Australia and their six State Paddle Associations have worked together to introduce a Paddle Support Package aimed at helping Clubs and Members during the COVID-19 crisis. Launched under the new ‘Paddle Australia – With You On The Water’ branding, the package includes four key elements to […]
- Update 6 – Guidelines for Paddle Clubs for a Phased Return to Paddling May 1, 2020Introduction Minimising the risks of COVID-19 has been an immense challenge, requiring all levels of government to move quickly and frequently. The messaging provided to the public is complex and can be confusing. The objective of these Guidelines is to distil all the information provided by authorities and give practical advice as to how your […]
- Paddle Australia Member Feedback Survey… thank you and congratulations! Mar 22, 2020Paddle Australia have announced the winners of the Membership Feedback Survey. The winner in Tasmania is a member of the Tasmanian Sea Canoeing Club. Thank you to all our our members who completed the survey. This information will be of benefit to the organisation as a whole into the future.
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- 2023 Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships Coming to the City of Mandurah, WA May 28, 2020City of Mandurah, Western Australia to host 2023 International Canoe Federation Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships & Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships The world’s best canoe ocean racing paddlers will be heading to Western Australia in 2023 with the City of Mandurah to host the 2023 International Canoe Federation Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships. The […]
- Olympians Return to the Whitewater May 27, 2020Olympic canoe slalom paddlers Jessica Fox and Lucien Delfour are amongst the first small group of national team paddlers who have returned to the water at Penrith Whitewater Stadium after the NSW State Government eased restrictions mid-May. The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games venue is home of the National Centre of Excellence for Paddle Australia’s Olympic canoe slalom paddlers and the […]
- Vote for the Surf City Project Now! May 25, 2020The Surf City Project is a Paddle Tasmania initiative, lead by current Churchill Fellow Adam Dickenson with an expert team, advocating for the development of a whitewater and surfing facility in the Launceston region. The project aims to create world-class urban river surfing and whitewater recreation facilities for everyone to enjoy, every day. The project […]
- Coaches Appointed for 2020 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships May 25, 2020The PA Canoe Polo Technical Committee is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Hutchinson as the Coach of the Australian Men’s Team and Rebecca Jennings as Coach of the Australian Women’s Team which will compete at the 2020 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Rome, Italy. The 2020 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships […]