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  ASCOT KAYAK CLUB
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There are many activities planned at AKC in the coming weeks, despite the lockdown. For our members who live close to water, have access to a boat and can paddle - please enjoy.

For our members who can't get out onto the water, we hope you are able to keep active. 

At this stage, the club will be open from 12.01am Saturday 3rd July and all events and activities listed in this newsletter will be going ahead, pending health advice and updates.

We will communicate any changes via a newsletter and AKC Facebook page.
 



A great opportunity to clear a boat or two, paddles or gear that doesn't fit anymore.

Find the event on the AKC Facebook page and share it to all your paddling friends.
Wear your paddling gear, there's guaranteed to be a boat to try out.
 
CAKE STALL

AKC Juniors are running a cake stall and would appreciate any donations of cakes, slices and treats.

                                            


They are raising money for 2 x high back seats for the AKC Paracanoe programme.

These seats are expensive and are interchangeable with the kayaks and are one of the much needed pieces of equipment that will allow the programme to get more parathletes on the water.

We thank you in advance for your donation.
 
We will also have a sausage sizzle (what is a bring and buy day without a sausage sizzle?) and fresh bacon and egg sandwiches.

                                                 

School Holiday Fun

White Water Discovery course 8th, 9th and 11th July for Junior paddlers

Water levels are perfect  for junior paddlers with little or no moving water experience. Gradually build confidence in a supported environment with Leo and AKC junior coaching team.

Great opportunity to gain skills  to help paddling and have lots of fun

     
    Photographs by Scott & Rebecca Florisson - S R Florisson Photography (https://www.srfphoto.com.au)


DETAILS: 3-day introduction to whitewater kayaking.


Learn how to navigate yourself through moving water, run rapids and put those slalom skills in to practice!

Designed for junior paddlers who have had either some experience, or little to no experience on whitewater.

All equipment provided. As this course is run on moving water, helmets and PFDs will be compulsory for all paddlers. 

WHEN: 8th, 9th and 11th July 2021

TIME: 8:30am-10.00am

WHERE: Walyunga National Park
 
COST: $30 AKC Members $60 Non-AKC Members 

Bookings are essential https://bookeo.com/akcintrocourse?devent=233E6M6NJ17A518BEAC6_2021-07-08_KIasI4ndkCq0


Please note: Walyunga has a park entry fee https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-entry-fees
 


 

Save the Date
11th September - Nanga Challenge 2021


One of AKC's most iconic races the Nanga Challenge has something for everyone.

Complete the nasty or nice course individually or in a team.

A Paddle, Run and Ride challenge

While you are waiting for more details - start the conversation, grab a few friends and talk them into being part of this fun day.

More information to come soon!

                           


 

Slalom Course Official Opening


 
The slalom course is complete. The final cross wire was hung last Saturday and is an extensive structure that is sure to reinvigorate the interest in slalom paddling in WA.

There are still compliance checks to complete and surveys to carry out, but as far as using it - absolutely go for it. The slalom paddlers were planning to test the electronic timing system today (Wednesday), but unfortunately lockdown has got in the way.

So close, yet so far - only another few days and it can be paddled. Planning is underway for increased slalom sessions and opportunities to participate. If you would like to improve slalom skills come down to the course on Wednesday evening from 6pm, there is usually a training session happening that anyone can join in.

Tuesday morning 6am - White water Girls session - for more information contact Clare on paddleacademy@paddlewa.asn.au

At this stage the Slalom Course Official Opening will be going ahead in a modified format.
This will be subject to change and more information will be released as soon as we know any information with change of restrictions.

 

Commemorative T'Shirt for Slalom Opening
Orders Close 5pm Today

To commemorate the official opening of the State Slalom Flatwater Course AKC has produced a T'Shirt.


   

Cost is $22 each and available in Dk Grey Marle or White

We've kept orders open until 5pm this evening.

Order at this link https://bookeo.com/akcintrocourse?devent=233TKCPPK17A5BB34264_2021-06-30_Ki0NSMl2IeNX



                

Avon Descent 2021 - Safety and Competency Assessment

Ascot Kayak Club is running Safety and Competency Assessment sessions for the Avon Descent 2021

Due to lockdown the courses scheduled to run on 2nd and 3rd have been reschedule to 4th July (Pending further restrictions, we will notify changes when we know more)

We have spaces available on 4th July 9.00am - 12.00 noon. If this session is unable to be run, the booking can be transferred to another session.

Sessions: 

Sunday 4th July 9.00am - 12.00 noon (pending health advice and updates)

Saturday 3rd July 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Saturday 3rd July 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Sunday 11th July 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 17th July 9.00am - 12 noon

Saturday 17th July 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Friday 13th August 9.00am - 12.00 noon


Cost: $60.00 club members / $120.00 non club members 
Location: Walyunga (subject to water levels)
What to Bring: Your own kayak and gear

Book at this linkhttps://bookeo.com/akcintrocourse?type=233JXX4LU1644033D7DB


Please note the sessions are subject to water levels at Walyunga.  If there are any changes we will advise 24 hours prior.

 
Walyunga Park Fees apply https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-entry-fees
 
Any queries email akcadministration@gmail.com
 

 

Avon Descent Scrutineering
1st August Champion Lakes

AKC co-ordinates the scrutineering for the Avon Descent under the very capable Warren and Doug.

Time am TBC - 1st August for 2-2.5 hours

We are looking for approximately 20 people - many hands make light work to help out. You will be trained on the job.

Register your with Doug at akcwebby@gmail.com

                                  
 

Avon Descent Volunteers required for
Marshalling and Checkpoints - 14th & 15th August

AKC provides the check-point marshalls for the Avon Descent start and finish lines.

We need approximately 50 volunteers for check-point marshalls

Please volunteer if you can . 1 day or 2 days, work in pairs or teams.
 
Contact Tad Sieczka on 0419 321 333 or tad@tadka.com.au

              
                                  

Andrew Crothers - Master Squad

Bookings now open for July -  https://bookeo.com/akcintrocourse?devent=233J7T7RN17A32A1DC89_2021-07-01_63wllhMYJSzB          
 

Andrew Crothers 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 akcadministration@gmail.com prior to booking.

Bookings essential prior to attending

           

 

Australian Masters Games Sprint Day
Volunteers Needed

Wednesday 13th October 2021
Champion Lakes Regatta Centre

Hi All,

This is an all-day sprint regatta for 35y-and-over Masters athletes. The event needs volunteers and many of the personnel that usually run the regattas are racing on the day. So we need help!

We realise this is a weekday, many are working, or studying/exams. However, if you are able to help, PLEASE let us know by registering on the sheet below. We need to know who can help in advance, so please put your name down early. If you're unsure this far in advance, but may be available, please indicate.

Many roles can be developed with training prior to race day. THANKS from all the older sprint folk. Sprint Technical Committee
Register herehttps://tinyurl.com/4rxk5v9w?fbclid=IwAR3IO4qY7nzmVbCN5eK3oEMedjyXfgja0B5nzGTzv3OsV6fBMRyt8uc43kQ


 

Looking to buy a K4? Register your Interest Now!

AKC has purchased a Nelo Quattro K4 which is more comfortable and adaptable to paddlers of different sizes than our current Vadja models.

We have to move one of the Vadja's on before we bring the new one into the shed and would like to call for expressions of interest from members who would be interested in purchasing a K4 for their personal boat fleet.

If you are interested in purchasing a Vadja K4 please email Kylie akcadministration@gmail.com with your bid


              

Club Boat Maintenance

Forward Notice - Over the next few weeks we will be pulling some club boats out of service for some much needed maintenance.

Please be patient - if the boat you usually paddle is not there, it won't be long and it will be back.

Club boats are a shared responsibility. If you find something missing or broken and it's an easy fix, a few minutes of maintenance will make the next member who paddles that boat next - smile.

If you would like to learn some basic boat maintenance tips register your interest with Kylie akcadministration@gmail.com

 

                               

Ascot Kayak Club Office Hours

                                                              Office hours
                                                      The club office is open
                                           1st & 3rd Wednesday evening 5-7pm
                                           2nd & 4th Saturday of each month 8-10am     


                                  

Upcoming Club Events and Activities

 
Official Opening State Slalom Centre of WA - Sat 3rd July 
Bring and Buy for all paddling related gear FREE EVENT - Sat 10th July
Nanga Challenge - 12th September 2021
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