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
- Intermediate Packrafting Course Feb 4-5 Jan 19, 2021Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th February 2021 Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Camping (own tents) @ Berlin Wall campsite Fee: $365 non-members; $292 members Course Numbers: Spaces are limited due to low instructor-student ratios Registration closing date: February 3, with all payments to be made by this date Note: There are […]
- Beginners 3 day Packrafting Course Feb 6-8 Jan 18, 2021BEGINNER WHITEWATER PACKRAFTING & RIVER RESCUE COURSE Dates: Saturday 6th to Monday 8th February 2021 Duration: 3 days (daytime only) Venue: Derwent River (north of New Norfolk) and possibly Weld River (past Huonville) if running Accommodation: Own accommodation (e.g. Hobart) Details: Paddle Tasmania will be conducting a 3-day Beginner Whitewater Packrafting and River Rescue Level […]
- Whitewater River Rescue 1 – March 6, 2021 Dec 15, 2020Course: This course is aimed at anyone who uses a paddle on moving water (kayaks, packrafts, sit-on-tops) and wants to know the basics about rescuing themselves and others. Being able to fall out of your boat is the only prerequisite! We’ll use the easier rapids above and below the main rapid so it’s not too intimidating. […]
- Paddle Week 2021 Dec 12, 2020Paddle Week 2021 – Proposed Schedule Date River, Section, Times* Flow Tuesday, 19 January 2021 Mersey below Rowallan, 10am – 2pm 19-23 cumecs Wednesday, 20 January 2021 Mersey below Rowallan, 10am – 2pm 19-23 cumecs Thursday, 21 January 2021 King River below John Butters Power Station, 9am – 1pm 80 cumecs Friday, 22 January 2021 […]
- 55 + Come and Try, November 28, 2020 (North-West) Nov 16, 2020Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Delivered by: Tasmanian Canoe Club Location: Tasmanian Canoe Club, 840 Wilmot Road, Forth Learn safety and basic strokes on flat water with a club instructors. Equipment provided. Group just for 55+ years for abilities. Free – registration is essential as numbers are limited. Bring clothing […]
- Next Generation Kicks Off Paris 2024 Olympic Cycle at Paddle NSW Sprint Champs Jan 20, 2021Introducing Paddle Australia’s ‘Paris 24’ Canoe Sprint Project The next generation of Australia’s up and coming Olympic canoe sprint athletes has kicked off the Paris 2024 Olympiad with the first competition of the new year taking place at Sydney International Regatta Centre last weekend for the 2021 Paddle NSW Canoe Sprint Championships (16-17 January 2021). While […]
- 2020/21 National Competition Update Jan 15, 2021Paddle Australia is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation around Australia and its impact on the remainder of our national competition calendar for this season. As can be appreciated, we are confronted with a very fluid situation. This means that numerous variations to the competition calendar have already been required, and further amendments may be necessary. […]
- Paddle Australia and State Paddle Associations Collaborate to Implement the United Paddling Management Project Jan 12, 2021In June 2019, with the support of Sport Australia, Paddle Australia and its six State Paddle Associations committed to pursuing the ‘United Paddling Management’ (UPM) project. The purpose for undertaking the UPM project was to introduce consistent whole of sport processes, procedures and systems that reduce duplication and improve efficiency across the workstreams of strategy, […]
- Update on the 2021 PA Canoe Slalom Age Championships Dec 22, 2020Paddle Australia would like to update the Slalom community on the status of the 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Age Championships. Regretfully, the decision has been made that these National Championships cannot proceed on the proposed dates of 15-17 January, 2021. In July of this year, Paddle Australia published on the PA website a set […]
- AIS continues supporting Athletes of the Future Dec 13, 2020The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is delivering on its $35million commitment over two years to help sports identify and develop Australia’s talented athletes of the future. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are the immediate focus for 2021, but the AIS has maintained its strong commitment to building long-term sustainable success by investing in jobs […]