The BGCC will be holding our annual Presentation and Birthday Dinner on Friday 15th June.  While we do have a serious side to this evening – presenting awards such as Male and Female Paddler of the Year, Club Member of the Year etc., there are laughs to be had.  Very few speeches, lots of (exaggerated) stories, good food, quite a bit of wine flowing and prizes.  So get together a table of paddling cronies, or introduce yourself to other paddlers.

Hellenic Club 6:30 p.m. Friday 15th June.  $40pp

Through autumn, Craig has decided to carry on the Wednesday evening time trials, with all participants only doing one lap and starting at 5:15 p.m.; it can be fast and furious!  This time of year is often the best paddling weather, so come along and support it.

Winter time trials will commence in June: 9 a.m. on Sundays, on weekends we don’t have races.  We will also try and hold 3 time trials at Nelligen to take advantage of the warmer conditions and a change of scenery.    See ‘coming events’ for dates.

While we would love to welcome new members all year round, we do advise new paddlers to get back in touch with us around October.  With the water and air temperatures steadily dropping from now (April), plus the reduced daylight hours and the fact that most of our coaches are training and traveling for our main race season, we can’t commit too much time to new paddlers.

If, however, you are super keen, transferring from another club, or you are an experienced paddler please let us know and we’ll set you up in a training group.  

Patricia

On Sunday, 22nd April: LCRK will host the PNSW Marathon Series Race 5 on the Lane Cove River

See: http://www.lcrk.org.au/

To enter, go to:  Lane Cove Entry

Early-bird entries close on Tuesday evening; final entries close on Thursday evening.

This is a not-too-distant race but, if we can get two or more boats in every Division, the points in the inter-club competition will continue to add up nicely! Remember, the first two boats in each club in each division earn club points.But there are BONUS POINTS for DOUBLE BOATS (80 points per double boat - extra) for this race! At the moment BGCC is 492 points behind Lane Cove. (That is about 10 - 11 boats/entrants)

Make up a car-load and have some traveling companions help with the driving and the cost of petrol.

Following races will be:

Saturday 12th May: CSKC, Grays Point, STATE CHAMPS, enter at: NSW State Marathon Champs Singles in morning, Doubles in afternoon.

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May: West Lakes, South Aust.;   entries at: Australian National Marathon Championships  Entries close on 15th May, 2018.

Saturday 9th June: Pacifica, Mylestom, enter at: Race 6 Mylestom

Sunday 24th June: PVC, Penrith; enter at: Race 7 Penrith

Sunday 15th July: MWKC, Narrabeen; enter at: Race 8 Narrabeen