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
- Whitewater River Rescue 2; October 31 – November 1, 2020 Sep 14, 2020Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course October 31 – November 1, 2020, Upper Mersey Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on the weekend of October 31 to November 1, 2020. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course. This course is suitable for people with some […]
- Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course November 7-8, 2020 Sep 11, 2020Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020 Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Camping (own tents) @ Berlin Wall campsite Fee: $365 non-members; $290 members Course Numbers: Spaces are limited due to low instructor-student ratios Registration closing date: October 30th, with all payments to be made by this […]
- Kayak Skills Training Course Sep 3, 2020September 19 – 20, 2020 Where: Day 1: Upper Mersey day 1 Day 2: Lea or North Esk or Mersey (depending on flows) Starting Time: Saturday 19th September – Meet at 9.00 am for a 9:30 am official start. Note: There are restrictions for people coming to Tasmania, all travelers must complete a G2G before entering […]
- Introduction to Coaching Sep 2, 2020Paddle Tasmania is delighted to deliver the Introduction to Coaching course. The course is designed to enable the beginner coach to gain their Introductory Coach qualification after successful completion of all requirements. Costs: PA paddle club and direct members: $50 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years Non members: $95 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years […]
- Foundation – Flatwater Sep 2, 2020Foundation coach: (F2 – T1) Foundation coach works with paddlers who wish to gain an introduction to discipline specific skills. The Foundation coach is for coaches training paddlers for state level competitions. Conditions: Conditions should be relevant to the discipline and within the cababilities of both the participant and equipment Costs: $40 program fee plus $0 […]
- Olympians Celebrate 20th Sydney 2000 Anniversary at Penrith Whitewater Stadium Sep 17, 202020 years on from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games canoe slalom competition, current and past Olympians came together at Penrith Whitewater Stadium today to celebrate 20 years of Olympic legacy. Sydney Olympians Robin Bell and Kai Swoboda, Rio Olympians Lucien Delfour and Ian Borrows were joined by Sydney 2000 Canoe Slalom Head Coach and Olympian Richard Fox, Sydney 2000 Team Manager Noel Harrod, Australian […]
- Celebrating Olympic Legacy at Penrith Whitewater Stadium Sep 16, 2020Thursday, 17 September 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Sydney 2000 Olympic canoe slalom competition at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Olympic dreams came to life at the purpose-built “River of Dreams” during 17 – 20 September 2000 with the world’s attention on Sydney and Penrith during this time. Since then, the Olympic legacy venue […]
- Aussie Coaches and Athletes checking in for RU OK?Day Sep 10, 2020Sport is at the centre of many communities across Australia and this R U OK?Day, Thursday 10 September, coaches and athletes are encouraging everyone involved in sport from high performance to grassroots level to check in with one another, and ask R U OK? It has been a challenging year for everyone, making it even more important […]
- #MySydney2000 – Remembering Paddling and More at Sydney 2000 Sep 8, 2020It’s time to raid the family photo albums, shoeboxes and storage spaces for that special memory of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Paralympics Australia (PA) launch the #MySydney2000 social media campaign to capture the spirit of both events. Australians who lived through the Games – and […]
- Australian Sports Foundation Active Kids Grants Open Now Sep 3, 2020The Australian Sports Foundation has announced that the Active Kids Grant applications are now OPEN! The Active Kids Grants aim to provide every child with the active childhood they deserve! By helping your club with additional funds to supply them with the equipment they need, the Australian Sports Foundation can help increase junior participation to […]