If you follow the Paddle Australia social media accounts, you’ll know that June has been an extremely busy month for our Canoe Slalom Team, who competed in three World Cup events over three consecutive weekends...

Click here to read the full update from Paddle Australia CEO Phil Jones

As always, to keep up-to-date, stay tuned to paddle.org.au and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Yours in Paddling,
Paddle Australia
Paddler | The Official Journal of Paddle Queensland

Following the tireless work of past administrations and the value placed on the members journal QANOE, Paddler will continue the legacy and tradition that QANOE provided the Queensland paddling community by providing members and subscribers with the latest paddling news and events to ensure and support Our Vision of ‘More People Paddling, More of the Time’.

Paddler will also provide quarterly updates on Paddle Queensland activities such as recreational paddles, workshops, clinics, state, national and international events as well as all the key information to help your club grow through good governance practices and grant opportunities. Read more >>>

Nominations open for LGBTQ Inclusion Advisory Group

Paddle Australia (PA) is currently seeking nominations for its inaugural LGBTQ Inclusion Advisory Group.

Paddle Australia is committed to creating a safe, fair, and inclusive space for all people, regardless of gender expression, gender identity and sexuality.

The Advisory Group has been established to provide advice and support to the CEO and Managers of PA regarding the development and oversight of the PA LGBTQ Inclusion Strategic Plan and its implementation. Find out more >>>

Festival of Canoe and Kayak Returns to Kangaroo Valley

Hundreds of festival-goers flocked to the Kangaroo Valley in NSW over the weekend for the annual Festival of Canoe and Kayak (F.O.C.K).

The weekend celebrated recreational paddling, the local Indigenous culture, and the inclusive and welcome paddling community, with many interstate paddlers making the journey to enjoy the festivities.

Read more >>>

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Membership renewals

As we head towards the start of the 2023/24 paddling season, many members are about to enter into their membership renewal period.  Please don’t let your membership lapse as, contrary to some beliefs, there is unfortunately no grace period.  As such, all membership benefits including your 24/7 worldwide insurances cease when your membership expires.  Keep an eye out in your email inbox for your renewal reminder email or click here to log into the Paddle Australia Membership & Events Portal (JustGo).
Click here to read more about your membership benefits and membership fees for the 2023/24 paddling season.

Mixed emotions for Aussie duo at Wildwater World Championships

Melbourne’s Robert Janiszewski is optimistic about his form ahead of the Under 23 Wildwater Canoeing World Championships, despite “mixed feelings” about his senior World Championships debut in Germany.

Meanwhile, Western Australia’s Georgina Collin says her own mistake, rather than competing with borrowed equipment, narrowly cost her a spot in the women’s K1 final.

Read more >>>

Countdown to the 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships and Masters Championships

Held in the stunning city of Perth from November 30th to December 3rd, this Championship promises to be the highlight of the ocean racing calendar. Come over early and race in the iconic Perth race week culminating in 'the Doctor' and then roll straight into representing Australia in the World Championships. It’s not just an event for the world’s best athletes; it’s an event where you can line up on the start line next to them! Imagine the thrill of competing alongside the top ocean racing athletes from around the globe, pushing your limits and experiencing the camaraderie of the sport.

Hear more from the PA Ocean Racing Technical Committee >>>

Did you receive our dedicated Ocean Racing newsletter?

As we count down to the 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in Perth from 30 November - 3 December, we recently launched our dedicated Ocean Racing World Championships newsletter.

With issues dropping monthly, we will be bringing you all the latest news, schedule and event information to plan your one-in-a-lifetime adventure in Perth.

Read the first newsletter HERE

2023/24 Events Calendar

  • Canoe Sprint GP1 | 8 – 10 Dec 2023 | Adelaide, SA
  • Canoe Freestyle Championships | 4 Jan 2024 | Eildon, VIC*
  • Whitewater (Slalom, Wildwater, Freestyle) Age Championships | 4-7 Jan 2024 | Eildon, VIC*
  • Canoe Slalom Oceania Championships | 26-28 Jan 2024 | Penrith, NSW 
  • Canoe Slalom Australian Open | 2-4 Feb 2024 | Penrith, NSW
  • Canoe Sprint GP2 / Oceania Championships | 16-18 Feb 2024 | Penrith, NSW
MARCH 2024
  • Canoe Sprint Championships | 7-10 Mar 2024 | Penrith, NSW
  • Canoe Polo Championships | 29-31 Mar 2024 | Canberra, ACT
APRIL 2024
  • Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships | 5-8 Apr 2024 | Adelaide, SA
  • Canoe Slalom Championships | 6-7 Apr 2024 | Brady's Lake, TAS*
*Due to the nature of the discipline, should water availability be limited or in excess in this location, the dates and location of this event may change
Aussies impress as Fox wins Kayak Cross bronze in Slovenia

Jess Fox’s fine form has continued at the Slovenian World Cup, winning bronze in the women’s Kayak Cross final to add to her K1 victory from Ljubljana-Tacen.

Fox's bronze medal overnight is her fifth World Cup medal from three consecutive weeks of World Cup events, which saw her win gold K1 and C1 gold in Prague last weekend, and C1 gold in Augsburg the week before.

Read more >>>

Double gold glory as Fox stamps dominance on World Cup in Prague

Jessica Fox has won back-to-back gold medals at the 2023 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague.

Fox started the weekend off with a win in the women’s kayak final, before backing it up to claim a second gold medal in the women’s canoe final.

On the eve of her 29th birthday, Fox started as the fourth fastest paddler, putting down a very competitive time of 109.13. Andora’s Monica Doria Vilarrubla finished in second, with Czech paddler Gabriela Satkova rounding out the podium on her home course.

Read more >>>

Paddle Pathways - Kaylen Bassett

He originally followed his younger brother into the sport of canoe slalom, but when Kaylen Bassett talks about the support of his Paddle Australia “family”, he’s referring well beyond the immediate Bassett clan.

Kaylen says his sporting highlight was making his first World Cup semi-final in Slovenia last year, in the same event where his younger brother Lachlan made his World Cup debut. It was a special family moment, and the brothers will band together for Australia this year at the Wildwater World Championships in Germany.

Read more >>>

Paddle Pathways - Dylan Littlehales

Dylan Littlehales was watching swimming at the London 2012 Paralympics when it sparked his ambition to become a Paralympian.

He wasn’t yet a teenager, and paracanoe wasn’t even officially a Paralympic sport. But in the space of just four years, Littlehales switched from swimming to paddle, established himself in the national squad, and made his Paralympic debut as a 16-year-old at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Now, still only 23, he’s aiming for an incredible third Paralympic Games at Paris 2024.

Read more >>>

Team Behind the Team - Jimmy Owens

Jimmy Owens has come a long way since he worked as a roofer in his early career, a time in his life long before he coached paddling great Ken Wallace to Olympic gold in 2008.

Having traded his tools and his own Olympic athlete ambitions for coaching at the age of just 27, Owens is now building towards an incredible fifth Olympic campaign in Paris 2024; an achievement reached by only the very best of our Australian High Performance Sport System Coaches.

Read more >>>

Team Behind the Team - Myriam Fox

It’s an age-old debate, does nature or nurture best determine a person’s personality and path? Perhaps there’s a clue in Myriam Fox’s story.

Myriam and Richard Fox are both former Olympic athletes and parents to the most successful Canoe Slalom paddler of all-time, Jess Fox, and world championship gold medallist, Noemie Fox. Seems clear-cut, genetics and nature for the win, right?

Not so fast, because that would greatly under-sell Myriam Fox’s decorated coaching credentials. Indeed, Myriam has nurtured generations of paddlers from pathways to Olympic podiums over more than two decades as a coach with Paddle Australia. Read more >>>

"The harder you work, the luckier you get

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