Fairfield Canoe Club
2019 Centenary Year
History Snippet – “Moomba Madness – a timely Neil Grierson recollection”
You may have watched the Moomba Masters Water skiing events with all manner of skiers being towed behind high performance purpose-built powerboats, but are there alternatives available in these days of global warming?   Answer: Yes! During the course of an interview with Neil Grierson, he ...
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Scouts at FCC
5th Brunswick Scouts attended a "Come and Try" day at the club on 13 February. Eighteen scouts spent more than three hours trying out kayaking, canoeing and canoe polo. Club coaches Caitlin, Wen, Dee and Rowan did a great job running the session. (See photos below.) Hamish E...
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Victorian Sprint Championships 2022 - Race Report
The Victorian Canoe Sprint Championships were held at Nagambie on 29-30 January, with a team of 12 FCC athletes competing, supported by coaches Alex, Wen and Dewi. Full race results are online on the Regattas website, but a snapshot of performances is below....
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The Frank Harrison Memorial race in Albury
The Frank Harrison Memorial race in Albury must be the farthest event in the Vic paddle calendar but was well supported this year. Run as a “State of Origin” event it attracts paddlers from both Vic and NSW. This was to be my second solo race, the first outside Melbourne and the furthest I had [...
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“FCC Recycled – our war on waste”
Right from the earliest days of our original clubhouse build, our club members have been actively involved in recycling materials. Read-on to discover our heroic efforts fighting against waste (or is it simply obtaining unaffordable materials?). The original clubhouse was constructed over the best p...
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“How to check if your watch is waterproof”
Friday, 7 January, 2022. As we older members know too well, “…you only learn by experience but the problem is to survive the experience….”! Well, tonight, I set out at about 5.00 PM, for a 45 minute paddle upstream to that footbridge 250m past the end of Zollie’s straight. I arrived home a...
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“A Yarra Tour Upstream from Fairfield" - 1930
“A Yarra Tour Upstream from Fairfield”, as reported to Victorian Amateur Canoe Association, by H De La Rue (written in about 1930)  "A cruise upstream on the River Yarra from Fairfield to Heidelberg Bridge is a delightful series of pleasant surprises in beauty and the number of bends i...
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End of year celebration
It was lovely to have a bunch of us together for the FCC Christmas party last Sunday.  Fabulous food, conversation, friends, and some great silliness on the river with tug of wars (with ropes attached to the dock due to the flow ... interesting!) walks across the river (well, partly through the...
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Platypus News
I am pleased to attach the current edition of Platypus News & Views (no. 86, November 2021).  In this edition you can read about: ·The Great Australian Platypus Search - some potential limitations in sampling design and use of the resulting data set.  ·Platypus Group Watch - a great ...
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Joe Alia memorial
On Saturday 13 November, 2021, Fairfield Canoe Club celebrated Joe Alia’s life with a paddle to Zoli’s Straight. After the paddle, FCC members and friends shared stories and memories at the clubhouse. The club also unveiled a plaque at the top of the new tinnie ramp - the last of a very long lis...
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