Member stories

Vale Lofty

We're devastated to let you know that FCC has lost another of our stalwart and generous members - Michael Loftus Hills passed away on Saturday, 11 June.

Lofty's funeral service is on Friday, 1 July 2022 at 75 Reid Street, North Fitzroy commencing at 10.30 am.  Details and RSVP here.  We'll also have a Lofty memorial paddle on Sunday, 10 July.

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 paddled solo. There were two starts, one from the Hume Dam weir wall at 26km and the other from the Waterworks at 16km.