BGCC's 27th Birthday Party & Presentation Dinner
When: FRIDAY 16TH JUNE, 2017
Where: HELLENIC CLUB, MATILDA STREET, WODEN
Time: 6:30 P.M. FOR 7 P.M. START
Cost: $40 PER PERSON
RSVP: VIA ON-LINE PAYMENT, BY SATURDAY 10TH JUNE.
Pay At: DINNER PAYMENT
For Menu, see the May issue of Blazing Paddles.
Any memorabilia, trophies or stories are welcome!
Suitable photos, on a USB drive are very welcome - to make a continuous slide-show.
Wetspot Winter 2017 Time Trials Have Started
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.
A Taste of Paddling
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.