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Planned Flatwater Events

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No official events are currently listed.

Please keep an eye on this page, and the flatwater news section for updates.

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External Events

The club may participate in events run by other clubs or organisations, depending on whether there is sufficient interest within the club. Please contact the flatwater representative if you are interested, or want to generate interest, in these external events.

Annual Events

The club usually enters these events. Check the upcoming semester trips and events (above) to see if any of these annual events are scheduled.
BV100 Charity paddle
This race is on again this year (2010) - see posting above.

See info about the previous 2006 BV100 race

General information
A 100km charity paddle down the Brisbane River from Wivenhoe Dam to West End

Details for the 2006 race are available at Qld Canoeing (http://www.canoe.org.au/?Page=8333)

The club is interested in entering solo or relay teams. The point is primarily to participate and have fun. As a relay team member you don't have to do the full 50 - 100 km. Each day is divided into shorter sections ranging from only 8.5 km to a maximum of 13 km. If you feel able to paddle this much, please consider entering. Day 1: Wivenhoe Spillway to Kholo Lagoon. Day 2: Kookaburra Park, Karana Downs to Orleigh Park, West End.

  • Raise funds for charity
  • Enjoy a surprisingly beautiful river.
  • Have fun.
Time: Usually the first Weekend of October, but not in 2010
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Competitions: solo, teams, mens, womens, mixed, and/or relay
Paddle type: Flatwater
Distances: Full (100 km), half (50km)
Location: Brisbane river (many parts upstream are quite beautiful)
Contact: Flatwater representative
Cost: TBC. If you are interested but funds are a problem, please let the flatwater representative know.

Other Annual Events to ask about (dates updated when information obtained)

Queensland Marathons
Please look at Queensland Canoeing's Website for details.
  • Maroochydore (14 Feb 2010) - Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Qld
  • Tingalpa (28 Feb 2010) - Tingalpa Creek, South-East Brisbane, Qld.
  • Bramble Bay Classic (28 March 2010) - held at Sandgate, North-east Brisbane, Qld
  • Gregory River Marathon (2 May 2010) - kayak the outback! A 43 km race "near" Camooweal/Burketown/Mt Isa in north west Queensland (about 1700 km from Brisbane - ~2000 km by road - one way!)
  • Wetlands Wander (16 May 2010) - Boondall wetlands, Shorncliffe, Brisbane, Qld
  • Brisbane River (23 May 2010)
  • Townsville ( 13 June 2010)
  • Indooroopilly (20 June 2010)
  • Karana Downs (11 July 2010) - Karana Downs, Qld
  • Maroochydore 25 July 2010)
  • Qld schools marathon champs Karana Downs ( 07 August 2010)
  • Queensland Marathon Championships (12 September) - Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • Brisbane Valley 100 (??first weekend of October 2010) - Upper and Lower Brisbane River, Brisbane, Qld.

Northern Marathon Series
Northern Marathon Series Races - Six races in Northern NSW and Southern Qld. One per month between May and September.

Contact Martin if you want more information about these races.

  1. Bongil Bongil Bash
    On Bonville Creek in Bongil Bongil National Park just south of Coffs Harbour, NSW (Sun 02 May 2010).
    Host club: Bonville Creek Kayak Club
  2. Clarence River
    at Grafton NSW (Sun 06 June 2010).
    Host club: Big River Canoe club
  3. Wallamba Challenge
    On Wallamba Creek, Forster, NSW. (Sun 4 July 2010).
    Host club: Great Lakes Canoe Club
  4. EnviTE Lismore kayak marathon
    On the Wilson River, Lismore, NSW (Sun 8 August 2010).
    Host club: Far North Coast Canoe Club
  5. Brunswick Marathon
    Up the Brunswick river, Brunswick Heads, NSW (Sun 29 August 2010).
    Host club: Cape Byron Canoe Club
  6. Currumbin Capers
    On Currumbin Creek, Gold Coast, QLD - southernmost Gold Coast. This is also part of the Queensland marathon series (SAT 25 September 2010).
    Host club: Currumbin Creek Canoe Club

NSW Marathons
Please look at New South Wales Canoeing's Website for details.
  • NSW Marathon championships Narrabeen (27 & 28 Feb 2010)
  • Canberra marathon (27 March 2010)
  • Paddle for Life (17-19 April 2010) - Lismore to Ballina over three days. A FUN RACE where you can compete in parts of it over one or more days.
  • Narrabeen marathon (24 April 2010)
  • Berry marathon (23 May 2010)
  • Hawkesbury river, Windsor (12 June 2010
  • "To be advised" (10 & 11 July 2010
  • Tacoma, Central coast (01 August 2010
  • Lane Cove marathon (19 September 2010)
  • Wagga Wagga marathon (16 October 2010)
  • Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (23 & 24 October 2010) - overnight race, northern Sydney
  • "To be advised" (13 & 14 November 2010)

Australian Marathons
  • Australian marathon Championships (12 September 2010)

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
100km paddle down the Hawkesbury River in 24 hours

Date: 23 & 24 Oct 2010
Duration: 24 hours
Paddle type: Flatwater
Location: Hawkesbury River NSW
Contact: Flatwater and/or seakayaking representatives

Murray Marathon
A 404km Red Cross charity paddle down the Murray River on Victoria/NSW boarder

Date: 27 - 31 December
Duration: 5 days
Paddle type: Flatwater
Location: Murray River, Vic/NSW
Contact: Flatwater representative

Talk to the flatwater representative if you have an interest in these