River Canoe Club to hold a kayaking program

Paddling: The River Canoe Club of NSW out on a trip last year. Picture: River Canoe Club of NSW

Paddling: The River Canoe Club of NSW out on a trip last year. Picture: River Canoe Club of NSW

The River Canoe Club of NSW based in Tempe is encouraging people interested in giving paddling a go to join its up-coming beginners’ program.

Formed in 1935, the club has a long tradition of expeditionary, competitive and recreational kayaking.

The club will launch its beginners’ program on Saturday, February 4.

The program will provide a pathway for people to progress from no experience to paddling in white water, paddling out to sea, or paddling up one of the many great rivers in or near Sydney. Participation is limited to 30 people.  

The beginners’ program involves training and trips across February and March. Training will include correct paddling techniques and safety procedures. Trips will be on the Cooks River, Port Hacking and the Woronora River.

The program is conducted by club members on a volunteer basis. Many club members volunteer their time as the club has a strong commitment to water safety, as well as seeing the program as a way of ensuring the survival of the club.

People can inquire about the beginners’ program through beginners@rivercanoeclub.org.

To take part you need to join the club, which is $122 for a year. The program is free for members plus there is many other trips on offer throughout the year.

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