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
- PACKRAFTING RIVER RUNNING COURSE & MULTI-DAY JOURNEY Feb 19, 2021Dates: Saturday 17th to Monday 19th April 2021 Duration: 3-day river journey Venue: Alum Cliffs section of the Mersey River in NW Tasmania (near Mole Creek) Accommodation: Own tent/tarp/bivvy bag Fee: $540 for Paddle Australia members $655 for non-members plus $20 for single event entry (To become a member visit: https://tas.paddle.org.au/membership/ ) Details: Paddle Tasmania will […]
- Paddle Education Weekend, April10-11, 2021 Feb 1, 2021Paddle Education Weekend (April 10-11) Paddle Tasmania will conduct the following courses at the Paddle Education Weekend. Registrations Close: Monday March 31: Basic Skills and Safety Flatwater Cost: $65 ($52 for affiliated Paddle Tas club members) Turners Beach. To become a member click here Saturday April 10, 9.30am – 12.30 Turners Beach Essential skills for […]
- Whitewater River Rescue 1 – March 6, 2021 Jan 31, 2021Course: 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. […]
- 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 […]
- River Canoe Club’s Amazing Efforts in Trip Preparation, Water Safety and Community Wellbeing Feb 26, 2021By Andy Singh On Sunday 24 January 2021, six RCC members participated in a club paddle to loop Sydney Harbour from Rose Bay to Little Manly. The risk management plan highlighted the dangers of motor vessels on a January Sunday with good weather forecast and the rising wind in the afternoon. The trip commenced as […]
- Tasmanian Paddle Week 2021 Feb 25, 2021By Russell Horton Paddle Week 2021 was a buzz for me and the hundreds other kayakers and rafters who joined in. This was a whitewater extravaganza – Hydro Tasmania provided scheduled water releases on 4 rivers over 8 days, creating a beautiful whitewater kayaking holiday. We started off at the Upper Mersey Whitewater Course, a grade […]
- 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships Rescheduled Feb 16, 2021At their meeting on 13th February, the Board of Paddle Australia (PA) made the difficult decision to support a recommendation that the 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships, scheduled for 17 – 21 March 2021, should be postponed. The decision, taken consistent with the criteria published by PA in July 2020 and after input from the PA Canoe Sprint […]
- 2020/21 National Competition Update Feb 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. […]
- Going to Extremes: New Paris 2024 Extreme Canoe Slalom to Debut at Penrith Whitewater Stadium Feb 15, 2021Three and half years out from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Paddle Australia is launching its Olympic Extreme Canoe Slalom campaign with the new Olympic canoeing event to premier at the Penrith Open Canoe Slalom Series which is set to kick off on the weekend. While the Tokyo 2020+1 Australian Olympic canoe slalom team of Jessica […]