The shed is currently in a complete mess – but there is good news.  The mess is largely due to the roof repairs carried out this week, which will make it worthwhile to install insulation in at least part of the total area. The repairs were necessary due to the branches and other material which had fallen on the roof over the years. The repairs have been carried out by the ACT Government TCCS department, prior to our taking over the lease. That is, the repairs were not done at our expense. Once again, we have Bob Collins to thank for many hours spent arranging this deal to our benefit.

So we need as many volunteers as can assist to restore the interior of the shed to its former glory, or at least reasonable tidiness.  Work will be undertaken NEXT SATURDAY WEEK, JULY 29 commencing at 9am. Our experience is that if sufficient volunteers turn up, the cleanup usually takes less than TWO HOURS. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK ETC! Would anyone coming to help please bring a broom, gloves, and anything else you might normally use for regular  household chores.

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THE OLD HANDS AND SOME NEW UNFAMILIAR FACES.

Scott MacWilliam

Boat Captain

Thanks to Scotty and the Wetspot crew for supporting the Summer series and their continuing support in the Winter 2017 series. 

Details of the Sunday morning time trials, and the rules they are conducted under, are available here.

The first time trial in the Winter 2017 series kicked off at 9am on 7 May 2017.  Please check the "Upcoming Events" list for the event dates.

We need volunteers to assist with timekeeping so please Contact Russell Lutton to let us know when you are able to assist.

The individual and progressive point scores will be published here

After your Induction, there will be coaching/paddling sessions available on Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.; Fridays, 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. For more information, see "Coaching and Instruction options" under Coaching on the above menu.

Learn to Paddle

A Taste of Paddling will recommence in October 2017.  

The Burley Griffin Canoe Club holds 'A Taste of Paddling' session for those people who would like to try out kayaking.  The sessions are held on the Molonglo River in calm conditions close to shore.

Session times:  1 p.m. till 4 p.m..  Cost $95- per person (for non-members)  

Participants will be able to try out a variety of boats and SUP’s (Stand Up Paddle-boards), learn about equipment, boat handling, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques and basic capsize procedures. Participants are expected to be able to swim 50m.

Sessions will be run over 3 hours and all boats, life jackets and paddles are provided.

The aim of the course is to introduce you to the sport of kayaking and to deliver the skills necessary to use a recreational kayak safely, in calm, flat-water conditions, close to shore.

The course will cover a short introduction to a variety of boats and paddles, safety issues, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques, what to do in a capsize.

Sessions not suitable for children.

If you’d like more information, please contact Patricia or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.