Kylie Away one more Week
From Monday 12th July to 25th July our lovely Kylie is on holidays. It has been a long while since she has had a break and hopefully has a chance to relax before the start of another busy period. Kylie, thanks for everything you do to keep us all happy.
Beck, our hard working treasurer will be manning the AKC phone over the two weeks for any urgent queries. If your query can wait for a couple of weeks send an email to and Kylie will respond as soon as she is back at work.

Register for Walyunga to Middle Swan 25th July
Avon Seeding Race and part of Paddle WA Wild Water Series

First Aid Course - Sunday 25th July
Paddle WA is running a first aid course at AKC on Sunday 25th July
Cost - $109
AKC would like to offer our regular paddlers and contributing members a $20 subsidy if you would like to register.
Regular volunteers, squad leaders and instructors will have the total cost of the course funded by AKC.
Please contact Beck, Jane  or Tad if you haven't heard already to register for your interest for AKC to subsidise the total cost of the course. 
Please contact the Paddle WA office or email Clare at to register. The subsidy will be organised between AKC admin and Paddle WA
AKC considers water safety a priority and urges you to take up this offer. you never know when you may have to administer first aid or need help from a friend or stranger.
If the offer is oversubscribed additional courses will be organised.

Avon Descent 2021 - Safety and Competency Assessment
Ascot Kayak Club is running Safety and Competency Assessment sessions for the Avon Descent 2021
There is only 1 more sessions before the Avon Descent and they are filling fast!
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 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

Avon Descent Scrutineering 1st August Champion Lakes
AKC co-ordinates the scrutineering for the Avon Descent under the very capable Warren and Doug.
Call for Volunteers Avon Descent Scrutineering, Sunday Aug 1st, Champion Lakes
If you can come along and help with checking boats, life jackets or helmets, please  Doug at

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

Nanga Challenge 2021 - 11th September 
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One of AKC's most iconic races the Nanga Challenge has something for everyone. The Nanga 2021 charity is The Butterfly Foundation
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Supporting men or women, young or old, athletes or otherwise to deal with eating disorders and body image. 
Course options:
'Nice' or ‘Nasty’ as a Solo or in Teams
Duathlon: Paddle & MTB or MTB & Run [Pair or Solo]
Plus New for 2021 'The Adventure Pairs' category, aimed at novices
Nice: 8k Paddle, 15k MTB, 10k Run,
Nasty: 12k Paddle, 23k MTB, 13k Run,
Duathlon: Nice or Nasty lengths.
Adventure Pairs complete the Nice course, craft can be supplied
A Paddle, Run and MTB challenge
Early-bird entries open from July 1, beat the August the price rise ! Camping at Chuditch for the Saturday night post event is included for all entries completed in JULY, or until the campsite is full. Be quick, sites are limited, first in, best... camp spot!
Enter at: 
Questions: and or call 0417 945 577

We are looking for Sponsors and prizes for Nanga Challenge
Ascot Kayak Club is looking for Sponsors and prizes for the Nanga Challenge. If you can help please contact Doug at

Club Time Trial Wednesday from 5.15pm 

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Hot soup and warm fire after the the paddle 
BYO Mug, 4km or 8km, Richard and Joy are supplying the soup this week!
Wave start, Rego from 5.15pm, Wave 1 from 5.45pm

AKC Paracanoe Program 
The Ascot Kayak Club invites you to come and try Paracanoe. It's the perfect sport for anyone wanting to get out on the water and stay active, surrounded by an extremely supportive community.
With experienced coaches offering you four sessions free of charge as an introduction to an activity that can be continued as a hobby or pursued into the Paralympic Pathway
When: Saturday Mornings 0900-1030
Who: Anyone living with a physical disability with an interest in trying Kayaking
What to bring - Water bottle, towel, Swimming appropriate clothes. Carers/Family or Friends are also welcome to come down
What is Included? 4 Sessions free of charge with One to One coaching, Use of paracanoe boats, paddles and a lifejacket
Contact - Mark Daniels - 0408779372 or

Andrew Crothers - Master Squad
If you haven't registered and are participating, please register via the booking link.
Bookings for July   August -
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

AKC Junior Program - Term 3 
The Registration link for Ascot Juniors - Term 3 is now open 
(AKC Members only)  Please register at this link

We start back Wednesday 21st July
Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm
Saturday 8:30-9:30am
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 Tuesday Night Training Groups
All training groups will be paddling on Tuesdays now that the Covid restrictions have been eased so put on your warm paddling gear and get down to the club to keep your fitness up during these colder months.
The AKC Beginners Group hasn’t had any participants in recent times so if you are new to paddling and would like to build on your paddling skills come down to the club by 4.45pm on Tuesday nights. Make yourself know to one of the other club members and they should direct you to where the group is.
The AKC Progressive Racing Group is still going strong with a variety of paddlers taking part in the short race organised and timed by Terry Bolland. So if you are new to paddling ask about this group and you will be welcomed to join in.
If you want a bit more structured training then the AKC Intermediate Group is for you. Currently run by Mike Liddle you will do training designed to improve your fitness and skills. This will help you get more speed and endurance for those longer races particularly if you are looking to have a go at the Avon Descent this year.
The AKC Advanced Group is growing and its participants are changing as paddlers move up from the Intermediate Group



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