BGCC 24 Hour Paddling Challenge 2019
10 a.m. Saturday 7th December to 10 a.m. Sunday 8th December
All grades of paddlers are welcome to come and try their best - to paddle hard for 24 hours; to encourage others to keep going; to compete against teams from other paddling clubs; to enjoy a night out, under the stars - to stay awake!
Paddle solo or in relay teams. Paddle a kayak, canoe, SUP, ski, outrigger or dragon boat. Paddle for the greatest distance you can in 24 hrs, or for the greatest fun you can have with your team and bank
Online Entries at: 24 Hour Entry Entry fee/paddler : $0 for U18 $20 for U23 $30 for over 65 $35 for all others These fees are for current members of PNSW, Dragon Boat NSW and SLS NSW. Other paddlers must add a $20 surcharge. Early Bird entry fees up to 3rd December; all entries close on 5th December See Webscorer for Junior paddler rules.
A Coffee Van will be open for several hours each day: early Saturday morning till 2 p.m.; 5 till 9 p.m.; Sunday 5 a.m. till about 11 a.m. They will also have other drinks, plus egg & bacon and sausage sandwiches. If you get hungry in between times, there are public barbecues for cook-your-own foods.
Wednesday Evening Time Trials
Wednesday Evening Time Trials will begin on Wednesday 16th October, 2019.
We are taking the opportunity to make a number of changes to vary the format for the summer time trial series. Time trials will occur every Wednesday evening, with the first start at 6:15 p.m. and will be integrated with the inaugural BGCC Coaching Program, which will run on Sunday mornings and will be open to ALL BGCC paddlers who want to improve their paddling skills, injury free.
Other key changes which will start immediately are:
· The option to paddle one, two or three laps;
· The slight change in starting time to 6:15 p.m., to better enable paddlers to get to the event start in time; and
· Dividing the summer time trials into a series of blocks rather than one long series for the whole season. Each block will scored and awarded separately. This will allow paddlers to better balance other commitments with the time trial series. The first block (Block 1) will run from Wednesday 16th October until Wednesday 13th November.
Further changes are planned and details of the proposals will be made available for discussion to paddlers participating in the early time trial events.
If you intend to enter in the time trial, early online registration is strongly encouraged using this link: 2019 Time Trial Entry
If you are unable to register prior to the first time trial, assistance will be available on the day, but it would be appreciated if you can arrive early so that registrations do not delay the start of the race.
For Race Rules, Point-score System and the Molonglo River course, see below
Sunday Coaching Sessions
Sunday Coaching Sessions with Margi and others: commencing on Sunday, 13th October
These coaching sessions will make up Blocks of coaching
A block will consist of 1-2 hour sessions starting at 9 a.m. on Sundays. All BGCC members welcome
13 Oct - introduction to injury free paddling with technique video and analysis.
20 Oct - learning how to fix your technique. On-land and on-water instruction by coaches.
27 Oct - technique routines on-water under guidance of a coach.
30 Nov - video analysis and reassessment of progress with suggestions on how to go forward from here.
This block leads into the 24-hour Paddling Challenge and concentrates on technique and longer distance endurance.
The second block of coaching will be to prepare our club paddlers for the BGCC Bash and PNSW portage round.
The third block of coaching will be to prepare our club paddlers for State Champs
The forth block of coaching will be to prepare our club paddlers for Nationals.
After your Induction, there will be coaching/paddling sessions available on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. For more information, see "Coaching and Instruction options" under Coaching on the above menu.
A Taste of Paddling
Learn to Paddle with BGCC
See details under Coaching $95 for a 3-hour session
Sunday 15th December, 2019: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sorry, this one is cancelled.
Saturday 18th January, 2020: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday 15th February, 2020: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday 14th March, 2020: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.