There’s something for everyone in this month’s Paddle Pulse: it’s one year until the Olympics (again!) and we check how preparations in Tokyo are going; handy hints on what to wear next time you are on the water; a helpful article on how to keep your kids engaged in sport; even a cartoon!  Paddle Australia recognises that these are difficult times for many, in particular those of the Australian paddling community who live in Victoria.  We hope that Paddle Pulse can provide another way of staying engaged with our sport.

Also, at this time of the year, many paddlers are looking at renewing their membership with Paddle Australia. While sometimes we may not like to think about the need for it, comprehensive insurance provides peace of mind for paddlers of all types and abilities. It’s an important way in which Paddle Australia can be ‘with you on the water’, so below you will find a handy summary of the insurance cover provided by a PA membership
With you on the water,  

Paddle Australia
Update on the 2020/21 National Competition Calendar

PA is working hard to establish dates for the 2020/21 National Competition Calendar in the face of the disruption caused by the pandemic. To see the draft calendar as it now stands, as well as the process PA will follow in the coming months to determine whether competitions can proceed as planned or will need to be postponed, please click here >>>
Fantastic Footage from Paddle WA's Bells to Ascot Event

Check out this fantastic footage of Paddle WA's LiveLighter Bells to Ascot event, taken by the overall winner Jesse Phillips. Jesse reveals pointers and even shares race tactics used to claim the win!
PaddleNSW Environment Committee

PaddleNSW has established an Environment Committee with members from across NSW whose aim is to empower the NSW paddling community to care for and improve our environment.

The PaddleNSW Environment Committee's main focus for the next couple of months is organising cleanup events for SUPtember (see story on right) as well as other projects.

Click here to find out more >>>
Cleanup Paddles in SUPtember!
Are you concerned about the amount of plastic rubbish in our rivers, lakes and oceans?

PaddleNSW is organising a weekend of co-ordinated paddle-based cleanups across NSW as part of the SUPtember campaign (‘SUP’ stands for ‘single-use plastics’) being run by many environmental organisations. The weekend of paddle cleanups is the 5th and 6th of September. 

Find out how you can join in here >>>
What to Wear When Paddling
Outerlayers, underlayers, clothes for warm weather, clothes for cool weather: we've put together some tips for what you should consider wearing when you're getting ready for your next paddle.
Want to Keep Your Kids in Sports? Start During the Ride Home
Providing a positive, fun experience for kids so they remain involved for life is the essence of what sport should be about. John O'Sullivan offers advice to parents about avoiding the pitfalls of the ride home.
What is my Insurance Coverage as a Member?
While the thought of insurance might put some people to sleep, it's something that's very important when it's needed. Did you know that Paddle Australia members are insured 24/7, all around the world, for any injuries sustained while paddling?
ICF Canoe Kids
The International Canoe Federation and British Canoeing have launched “Canoe Kids”, a web page especially dedicated to the younger members of the community who love canoeing or simply want to learn more about it. Canoe Kids features activities suitable for children of all ages, from toddlers who love getting out the crayons and colouring in, to bored schoolkids who can test themselves with a quiz, design a racing bib, spot the difference or challenge themselves with a word search.
Find our more here >>>
Thor F. Jensen, is a Danish adventurer, illustrator, filmmaker and author. For more adventures visit his website:
Adelaide Canoe Club Warren Reservoir Trip Report

Although not all clubs are able to get out and about at this time, it's great to hear that some clubs activities are still going ahead. Adelaide Canoe Club had 19 paddlers attend their recent inaugural club paddle at Warren Reservoir.

See the full trip report here >>>

Tokyo Confirms All Venues and Competition Schedule for 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at the weekend’s virtual IOC Session that all the venues intended for the Games in 2020 have been secured for next year, and confirmed the sports competition schedule.

Read more here >>>
Canoe Slalom Paddlers Stay Focussed with One Year to Go to Tokyo
Paddle Australia’s Olympic canoe slalom paddlers were supposed to be at the Tokyo 2020 start line this week for the Olympic canoe slalom competition. But with the postponement of the Games by a full year back due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jessica Fox (NSW), Daniel Watkins (TAS) and Lucien Delfour (NSW) will have to wait another year to get to their Olympic goal they have worked so hard for.

Read more here >>>
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PA high performance coach, Anna Wood, caught this gorgeous sunset on the Gold Coast.

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