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; May 22 – 23, 2021 Apr 4, 2021Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course May 22-23, 2021, Upper Mersey Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on the weekend of May 22 and 23, 2021. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course. This course is suitable for people with some experience in paddling whitewater […]
- Paddle Education Weekend, April10-11, 2021 Mar 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Wrap-Up Paddle Week 2021 Feb 13, 2021Paddle Week I was pretty surprised by the amount of people participating in Paddle Week. I counted cars a couple of times rather than heads, and at the Mersey we had 40 Tasmanian cars and 6 interstate cars, and at Brady’s I counted 31 Tasmanian cars and 8 interstate cars. I think an average of […]
- Penrith Open Canoe Slalom Series 2021 Feb 4, 2021Dan Watkins and Kate Eckhardt recently competed in the first races of the Penrith Open Series – a three race series. This series enables athletes to get some racing under their belt and replace what would have normally been their domestic racing and selection series which has been pushed back to April following domestic border restrictions. […]
- 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships – Newsletter 3 Apr 16, 2021NEWSLETTER 3 16 April 2021 Dear Sprint Community, I hope everyone’s training and preparation is going well for the 2021 Sprint Championships to be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) in Penrith NSW from 19-23 May. We are on the home stretch now with next week being only 4 weeks to go. This […]
- Penrith Whitewater Stadium – Update 9th April Apr 10, 2021Dear Canoe Slalom Community, Following on from our previous update earlier this week, we are able to provide you with further details regarding the water quality at PWS and the Australian Canoe Slalom Team Selection Event. Following the water quality test results from last week, the warm up lake is currently at an ‘Amber’ alert […]
- 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships – Newsletter 2 Apr 9, 2021NEWSLETTER 2 9 April 2021 Dear Canoe Sprint Community, Preparations are progressing well for the 2021 Canoe Sprint Championships (Sprint Championships) to be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) in Penrith NSW from 19-23 May. This newsletter builds on from the information supplied in Newsletter 1. If you have not read Newsletter 1 […]
- 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships – Newsletter 1 Mar 30, 2021NEWSLETTER 1. Tuesday 30 March 2021 Dear Canoe Sprint Community, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Lucy Warhurst and Paddle Australia (PA) has recently engaged my services as the Event Director for the re-scheduled 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships to be held in May at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) in Penrith […]
- Adventure and Recreation Vision is linked to the Brisbane 2032 Games proposal Mar 28, 2021Paddle Australia welcomes the Birkdale Community Precinct community engagement process released by Redland City Council Situated less than 25km from Brisbane CBD, the 61-hectare Birkdale precinct includes significant historical property and space for many exciting lifestyle projects which will create jobs, boost the local economy and bring forward important transport infrastructure. The broader Birkdale Community Precinct […]