Ben Ward Race Report 2017

Proud members race at Cobram.

The Ben Ward race from Yarrawonga weir to Cobram was held Saturday December 9th.  A number of members competed from our club as either singles or as part of pairs or in relay teams; it is great to see Fairfield Canoe Club represented so enthusiastically, both on the water and in the landcrew contingent.  

The entire race accounts for a huge 66km on water distance with paddlers starting from Yarrawonga from 9am with stops at “alpha” 25km from the start and “bravo” a further 17km downstream.  The event was organised by a small crew from Cobram-Barooga Canoe club in perfect weather and a fun atmosphere.

River Level Gauge

The normal FCC river level gauge (RHS of homepage) is AWOL due to the bridge works at Chandler Hwy.  We are assured that things will be back online within a week or so.

In the meantime, here's a photo of the river Tuesday 12 Dec.  As of Tuesday 12 Dec, river level is at 0.5m (water below sloping section of dock, above upper step) and falling.  There's a large snag just off the dock.


Murray Marathon Report 2017

The Massive Murray Paddle was held 20 to 24 November this year. It’s the traditional 404 km course, but held over 5 days held in November instead of the traditional Christmas-New Year period due to fire risk mitigation and insurance issues apparently. This year it included Day 2 through the Barmah forest, which it sometimes doesn’t for all manner of weather related reasons. The weather was kind.