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We've officially passed the shortest day. From now on the days only get longer, so there is no valid excuse to not bring the boat out onto the water.

Join in for Wednesday's Time Trial - the reward at the end is a warm fire and hot cup of soup.

If you're worried about paddling in the dark grab a club K2, a friend and power around the course.

Rego from 5.15pm
Wave start from 5.45pm

 BYO Soup Mug if you would like to enjoy hot soup afterwards.           

      Warm fire and great company from last week


AKC Club Breakfast - Saturday 26th June

                                         Call in for a bacon and egg burger - $5.00
                                                Cooked breakfast - $6.00
                                                   &  Plunger Coffee (BYO Mug)
                                                       Fundraising for Juniors
                                             Brekky is from around 8.00am onwards




Register Upper Swan Marathon Race
Sunday 27th June 

Last chance to accumulate points for Paddler of the Year !


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.
AKC Juniors will be running a cake stall to keep you fed.

For more info contact Sharna or Kylie on


Avon Descent 2021 - Safety and Competency Assessment

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


Friday 2nd July 9.00am-12 noon

Friday 2nd July 1.00pm - 4.00pm

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

Saturday 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 link

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
Any queries email


Andrew Crothers - Master Squad

Bookings now open for July -          

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 prior to booking.

Bookings essential prior to attending



AKC Adult Intro Course - July 

Learning to Kayak in winter at AKC, despite cooler temperatures, is lots of fun.

Feedback from previous course participants say our dedicated team of instructors is the reason our Beginners course is so good.
July has some spaces left so book in now to start on the 3rd July.

Book here

 If you know someone who might like to learn to paddle please share the booking link


All courses are run in 4-week blocks (include 4 sessions)

Saturday Course - commencing the first Saturday of the month. Saturday morning courses are 8:30am to 10.00am (please arrive at 8.00am on the first session to be on the water by 8.30am)

All ages 16 and up are suitable.

Cost: $100.00 per person

This course is aimed at the complete novice or someone wanting to brush off a few cobwebs, and once completed, should see you with the confidence and knowledge to safely embark on a paddle on the calm waters of the Swan River around Garvey Park, where our club is located.


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 here


Last chance to order your Funky Pants
Orders Close Friday!



The 2021 AKC Funky Pants design featuring our WA floral emblem is ready for pre order.
Get orders in quick as we won’t be holding any stock.

Adult sizes $65.00

This year we have added kids sizes - they are single layer only and non branded AKC - same fabric design
Kids sizes $35.00


Mike Druce Bibbulum Track - Derek's Place

Last Thursday the AKC slalom community welcomed Mike Druce at the end of his 43 day hike.

While Mike was based in Sydney he had a direct influence on many of AKC's slalom paddlers, coaching them to success at both national and international events.
Mike Druce walked the entire Bibbulmun Track to raise funds for the charity ‘Derek’s Place’.


Derek’s Place is a charity that has been formed to raise money for a palliative care facility for families with young children, when one of the parents is at the end of life.

Natasha Welsh (who worked with Paddle Australia) founded the charity after their personal experience realising, existing facilities weren’t able to cater for families with young children.



Slalom Course Official Opening

                                    3rd July 10.00am - 11.30am

All AKC members are invited to the official opening of the new Flatwater course.

To register your attendance and to receive an official invitation (also for catering purposes) please contact the Paddle WA office on 9285 8501 or email

Volunteers Needed for the Slalom Opening

We are looking for some volunteers to help with setting up and serving morning tea. If you would like to volunteer, please email Kylie at


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 with your bid


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.



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



Parkrun - Garvey Park

Parkrun has started up a group at Garvey Park. The group is a free, timed 5 km run, jog or walk around Garvey Park. It starts at 8:00am each Saturday, with briefing occurring just before 8am (if it is your first time aim to be there at least 10min before start to understand course).


Anyone is welcome to join in the running group, with walkers most welcome to join in too! If you want to join please register before you first come along. Just remember to bring a printed copy of your barcode to each event to receive a time.

For more information go to their website

Or go to their Facebook page Garvey Parkrun. 



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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