FCC Paddling Camp Jan 2018

FCC Junior Paddling Camp 2018

We held our first Junior Camp at Fairfield for young paddlers aged 8-14 during January 2018  ...  And it was a HUGE success.  We had 15 young paddlers aged 8-13, we had the entire group up on the knee (high kneeling canoeing) at one stage or another, all participants played canoe polo, every paddler stretched to paddling boats much harder than they had ever paddled before (14 paddlers paddled our "mini sonic" K1s and several are now paddling regular K1s).  We did a couple of long paddles including one past Studley Park and back.  And the young paddlers kept coming back for more each day - even those who had only expected to join in for the first couple of days decided they wanted to continue.  Thanks to the parents for ensuring that our young paddlers all had plenty of sleep, thanks to our young paddlers - and huge thanks to our talented coaching team: Pat, Alex, Rowan, Brigit, Macgregor, Monika, Dasha.  See photos below - "C4" in action and Pat, Mac, Alex and Dasha doing some land technique work.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:00 to Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 16:00

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.

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.