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With the rain continuing to fall the water levels have been extremely high and the current strong. Please be aware of hazards in the river. It's more important than ever to paddle with a buddy as there are countless large branches and logs floating past.


Avon Descent Scrutineering this Sunday 1st August Marshalling Avon Descent Weekend 14th & 15th August

We are still looking for volunteers for scrutineering and marshalling duties.

It's a great way to participate in the event if you're not competing.

Times will be fast this year and safety a priority. If you can volunteer for a few hours AKC needs your help.

 Scruitineering volunteers contact Doug at

Marshalling contact Tad Sieczka on 0419 321 333 or

Marshalling Volunteers for the Avon Descent
Meeting this Saturday 31st July

For those that are volunteering for the Avon Decent Marshalling, please come along to the meeting this Saturday 31st July at AKC

Time: 10.00am at Ascot Kayak Club (upstairs in the hall)
Please text or email Tad if you can attend 0419 321 333 or


Hot Water

Thanks everyone for your patience while we get the hot water system sorted. We have temporary hot water at the moment, it's limited and does run out very quickly.

Joe (our plumber) who has McGuivered the solution recommends not showering with too many friends.

Unfortunately we had two systems die at once. Our storage tank on one system and the Gas Instant on the other died within a week of each other. In addition the extra rain has caused leaks in the electrical system so the backup Instant hot water system electrical switch was not functioning.

We are getting closer and currently the plumbers are designing a system that is efficient and cheaper to run and also takes advantage of all the solar panels we have. These were installed after our HWS was set up.


Water Leakage

Due to the extra rain there has been water leaking down the foyer wall. City of Belmont is well aware of the problem and are implementing a few quick fixes to get the water to drain away quickly.

This has also caused the Roller Door RCD to trip. If you have been to the club lately you will see an extension cord from the gym to the roller door. Keep an eye out to make sure it's covered with the mat.

If there is an extra large puddle in the foyer, please let Kylie know.

Please be careful when entering the foyer for the trip hazard.


Nanga Challenge 2021 - Saturday 11th September 

Nanga update

All permissions for the 2021 Nanga Challenge have been received. 

You have to the end of July to get free camping at the start / finish location included in your entry. 

I know many of you are focussed on the Avon water levels and which boat to paddle this year, but get in now to avoid missing out. 

Sponsors on board for this year so far are:

Action Laser
Protective Cases
Cage Free Egg Farms
Realty Landscapes
Jeanette the Coffee Lady
Water Wanderers Kayak Tours
Barchetta Cafe
Alarm Systems WA
Canoeing Downunder
Perth Paddle Sports
Epic Kayaks
Body and Mind Personal Training
Live Fit Gym

The water is also looking good on the Murray River. Although almost 7 weeks away, the little rapids may not be seen this year. 

Lube your Mtb chain, locate the running shoes and get your entry sorted now...


                                     The Nanga 2021 charity is The Butterfly Foundation


Supporting men or women, young or old, athletes or otherwise to deal with eating disorders and body image. 


First Aid Course

Thanks to all that came along to the Paddle WA First Aid Course on Sunday 25th July. We had quite a few members who attended and successfully completed the course. It was also lots of fun as you can see from the photos (thanks Phil Edwards for the pics)


First Aid is worthwhile and a great skill to have.  You never know when you may have to administer first aid or need help from a friend or stranger.
AKC considers water safety a priority and urges you to think about participating in the next First Aid Course. Paddle WA are planning on running another course soon.
If you a regular volunteer, squad leader or instructor at AKC then you will have the total cost of the course funded by AKC.

AKC regular paddlers and contributing members will receive a $20.00 discount.
If you are interested in registering for the next course, please contact Paddle WA office or email Clare at to register. The subsidy will be organised between AKC admin and Paddle WA


Andrew Crothers - Master Squad

Andrew Crothers Master Squad - Bookings for August are now open here -

 Andrew is a very well regarded coach and AKC is looking forward to having his involvement for AKC members to help out with paddling technique and fitness.

Andrew will deliver a continual directed programme, regardless if you are looking to compete at Masters Games, technique or fitness sessions. 

While this programme has been referred to as the Masters group, participants unders Masters age are also very welcome to register.

Sessions: 2 coached sessions a week

When: Monday evening and Thursday evening

Time: commencing at 5.30pm (through winter, subject to change during summer).

Cost: $125.00 / month (Regardless of the number of sessions you can or can't attend or how many Mondays or Thursdays in the month)

Prerequisite: Minimum skill levels required to participate - if you are unsure if you have the skills for this squad please email prior to booking.

Bookings essential prior to attending


Notification of Access to Private Property
and Restricted Areas along Avon & Swan Rivers


Everyone accessing the river and adjacent land whether paddler, powerboater, camper or support personnel - either competitive and recreational - are asked to respect landholders, restricted access ways and national park areas at all times.

Only access the river from publicly accessible locations.


  • ‘Glen Avon’ – Situated on private land and must not be be accessed without explicit landowner permission
  • Extracts/Williamson Weir – Access via Millard’s Pool only. Adjacent farmland is strictly private property and you must have landowner permission to do so.
  • Ti Trees on Day One (otherwise known as ‘Deepdale’, ‘the Drainpipes’ or 'Orange Grove') – Access only via Wetherall Reserve. All areas downriver of Wetherall Reserve until Cobbler Pool road are situated on private property and are strictly prohibited. Much of this area includes sensitive biological control areas and police will enforce attempts at trespassing.
  • Cobbler Pool – this is public land and is freely accessible.
  • Walyunga Pool – National park area and rules apply, a fee is applicable on entry
  • Bells Rapids – Public access area but may be closed to vehicles if river conditions are treacherous. One way road access only.
  • The Valley Road – This area is not accessible to the public, only to authorised vehicles. There is a high level of train traffic making it very dangerous.

Landowners will be collecting information of those accessing areas unlawfully and have indicated they will start taking action against those found doing so.

Thank you for your cooperation. 0428 560 580


AKC Club Breakfast is this Saturday 31st July 


Call in from around 8.30am onwards for a bacon and egg burger - $5.00 Fundraising for Juniors



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