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Winter Series Championship

The final flatwater sprint race will be held at Lake Barrington this Sunday; 9.30am rego, 10.00 briefing, 10.30 start. Championship medallions and series trophies will presented afterwards during the BYO barbeque lunch. It would be great to see as many people as possible at the bbq and presentations.

A reminder for people holding perpetual trophies to bring them along.

So far, 48 paddlers have competed in the series and the leaderboard race is hot with approximately 6 points separating some of the categories.

Postbox 3 results

The field was small, but the pressure was huge as Van Essen fails to finish the first Rapid Sprint.  It may well have been just inattention!

The day was sunny, yet overcast, and the water was freezing!  But that wouldn’t stop Tasmanian paddlers having a little fun.

Forth River Canoe Course restoration

Tasmanian Canoe Club’s Forth River canoe course was decimated one year ago by a flood. Twelve months on, the course has been dramatically restored with new facilities in the form of a new shed, a rebuilt road, a safer rapid with improved features and a new picnic table.

Central Coast Council and Sport and Recreation Tasmania have supported the construction of the new shed that will significantly improve the amenity of the course.

Spin round the Dial Multisport

The Central Coast’s newest event, ‘Spin round the Dial Multisport Race’, is only days away from starting. If you are thinking of entering, entries will close Wednesday 17th.

At the moment we only have 30 competitors so it will be a pretty relaxed event!

The event is proudly sponsored by Canoe n’ Surf in Devonport, Forestry Tasmania, Harvey Norman in Ulverstone, Shaw Construction, and St John Ambulance.

Postbox 3 Results

All paddlers welcome to the last of the PostBox Races on Sunday.

Leven Wildwater Race


The Leven Wildwater Race will be on this Sunday:

Briefing at 9:30am at Bannon’s Bridge

Race Start at 10am.

Rapid Sprint Races through Slippery Dip in the afternoon.


Post Box Race 2 Results

Ashley Van Essen escaped from race result compiling long enough to win the second Post Box Race by a significant margin from Dave Gray of Hobart.

Australian Womens Champion, Carol Hurst, continued her domination of the womens event. It was good to see newcomers to wildwater racing taking part in the Post Box Race 2.

Tasmanian Schools Whitewater Championships Results

Devonport High School won the Schools Trophy in the 2008 Tasmanian Schools Whitewater Championships, narrowly defeating The Friends School of Hobart.

Top performances came from Jake Pearce and Ruby Hodgetts, both of Devonport High School, in the wildwater races while Elsa Gales and Andrew Eckhardt, of The Friends School dominated the slalom events.

Huge improvements were seen in many paddlers in the six months since the last junior event.


Tasmanian Canoe Club Championships

The Tasmanian Canoe Club Wildwater and Rapid Sprint Championships were held in perfect Autumn conditions on Saturday, with some rain appearing to slightly dampen the slalom on Sunday.

Ben Maynard left the wildwater field floundering in his wake as he finished one and a half minutes ahead of his nearest rival. Ben headed off two days later to the World Wildwater Championships in Italy. Junior paddlers Ruby Hodgetts and Jake Pierce showed improvement, with much faster finishes and greater determination.

In the slalom event, junior paddler Andrew Eckhardt showed his significant improvement by posting the best slalom results.

The next event is the Tasmanian Schools Championships on May 17-18 at the Forth River Course.

New Canoe Club Shed

A new canoe club shed is under construction now, this time built above the flood line.

Central Coast Council is again providing valuable assistance in funding and coordinating the construction project. Sport and Recreation Tasmania has also provided valuable funding towards the reconstruction of the shed and slalom course.