Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nationals Coffs Harbor 11/12th December trip notes.

The trip. We left Echuca for Queensland at 6am on Thursday 9th December with our new Inland Outrigger canoe trailer in tow with singles and double on board. Our mission, to be in Tweed Heads by midday on Friday then onto Coffs Harbor that evening to compete at the National OC1/2 Ocean Racing titles on Saturday and Sunday. We picked up our new folding Mirage six person outriggers canoe and arrived in Coffs Harbour at 5.30pm. We were worn out from the traveling. The car crew consisted of Tony Bond, Alex James, Dillon Guascoine and Rod Clark. Our fifth member, Yvonne Stansfield, flew to the event.

Racing started on Saturday morning with the junior events. Dillon had prepared well for his 16&Under race which was to be held inside the harbor. To our surprise the race director, Mike MillsThom, was of the opinion that these kids needed something more challenging. The result was a 6km course out through the harbor then around a small island and return through the harbor. A daunting task for a young man from the Murray. Dillon attacked the race with power and precision paddling but unfortunately his inexperience in the ocean resulted in three huli’s (capsizes). He passed several canoes then overturned, got back on and passed some more then overturned, got back on and passed some more then overturned. The end result was immaterial, the experience gained immeasurable. It was a fanstastic effort.

The senior paddlers were waiting for the weather gods to behave and give us some downwind conditions but it was not to be. Yvonne and I were racing singles in the 25km event from Woolgoolga to Coffs Harbor. Our good friend Notto also joined us for the paddle. Yvonne paddled with strength and consistency to complete the grueling course which was mostly into a headwind! I was in medal contention early but the wheels fell off at 10km where Notto paddled past. It was a long haul to the finish for us both.

Saturday evening we had the opportunity to ‘talk story’ with our friends during the dinner and presentations. Then to everyone’s shock my name was called. I had finished second in the senior master OC1 25km event. “I must admit I knew something was wrong and mentioned it as I accepted the medal” Five minutes later the real winners were announced and the medals returned as Mike MillsThom had read out the second three paddlers and not the first three! We had a few beers and a few laughs over it.

Sunday morning came around too soon, we would of liked some more sleep!
There were a few surprises in store for us this day. Alex was like a cat on a hot tin roof. He was paddling OC2 with Tony who wasn’t helping his nerves any by telling him how hard it was going to be today. There was a breeze. We were going to get a downwind race today. 12km from Coffs Harbor to Sawtell.

Before the senior race the juniors were racing OC2 in the Harbor. Mike MillsThom came looking for Dillon, Kai Bartlett wanted to paddle doubles with him as an exhibition in the 14&Under event. Now Kai Bartlett is the ocean racing world champion! Dillon went very quiet and very white! Two laps of the harbor on Tony’s OC2 made Dillon the envy of everyone at the Regatta. People were paying $50 a head for a group clinic and Dillon was getting a personal 30minute tuition from a paddling god. The highlight for Dillon was the second lap when Kai asked him to lean right and keep paddling, Kai lifted the ama out of the water and they paddled towards the pier on the incoming swell flying the ama for a hundred metres. To top it off Mark Kennedy took Dillon out on the V1’s (Singles without a rudder) for another lesson and a free T shirt. One happy camper!!!!!

Now for me personally I was not happy with the way things went on Saturday so I needed to put in a decent performance so I could go home happy. Matt Carter (Rowdy) told me the Hawaiians were paddling stand up boards in the race so I would be able to use my new canoe. I had bought the canoe Kai had imported to race on. My excitement was tempered with the news that we would have to paddle back through a break at Sawtell. I had visions of busting up my new XM Scorpious on my first paddle! All our crew apart from Dillon were racing.

We lined up across the harbor, the SUP’s had gone earlier. There was a total of 180 craft in the race. The flag dropped and we were away. I sat on the back of Steve Viney and his flying Pueo. As we neared the rock wall at the entrance to the harbor Kevin Long joined us. I was in very good company. These guys really know what they are on about so I followed Steve’s very tight line around the rocks driving in with the wave and catching the rebound. Kevin came up the inside and gave me some instruction on what I should be looking for. Coming off the wall I was in great position and the new canoe was firing so I decided to have a crack and I tried to keep up with Kevin as best I could. Unlike the day before only a couple of canoes passed me. Notto caught me towards the end. He is really firing at the moment, fortunately I am a bit older and not in his section. It was amazing how 180 paddlers can just melt into the horizon as the field spread across the ocean only to congregate close to the finish buoy. I had a couple of paddlers who looked like they could be in my age bracket, I had no idea if I was in medal contention but I knew I was doing well so I gave it everything at the end to finish in front of those guys just in case there was a medal pending. Meanwhile Tony and Alex were making their way through the middle of the field paddling sensibly and finished the race without a huli, well done Alex at your first Nationals. Yvonne put in another strong performance on her Zepher.

The break at Sawtell was very small and easily negotiated and after packing up our canoes we drove back to Coffs to load up some more canoes for the long drive home. I said to Tony, “Can we hang around for presentations, I probably finished fourth but there is an outside chance I might get a medal”. We finished loading and waited, they were still working out the results. Finally my class was called and I had won silver, I did ask Mike if it was correct, I didn’t want to give this one back. So my first National Ocean medal and the first for Inland Outriggers, a big thrill and an honor to represent our club at Nationals. Our Inland Outriggers displayed great sportsmanship and camaraderie and have established a standard which we hope others will follow.

So the road trip was all that was left. From 4pm to 11am the next morning we drove straight through to Echuca beating Notto home and he flew! Unloaded and then collapse.

The blessing. The most important part of our trip was the transportation of our new canoe to Echuca. It was blessed by Rick Ronnan of the Yorta Yorta Nation on Wednesday evening before being paddled in the club handicap race. It is a thing of beauty and must be respected. Paddle in her with great pride!


Clarkie
(Paddlenuts Incorporated)


Follow the link to Rambo's video of the 12km race, look for Tony and Alex in the background at the 48 second mark.






Friday, November 27, 2009

VicSuper YMCA 2009 Murray Marathon Relay Teams.

Team Murray Princess – Inland Outriggers.

Crew 1. Geelong-Patto Flyers

Steve Vegh
Maggie Vegh
Lisa Clarke
Kerry Miers
Janine Shaw
John Shaw (The Hammer)

Crew 2. Team Turbo

Brad Hunter (Grunter)
Jane McMullen
Jeff Watson
Yvonne Stansfield (Stansy)
Troy Clymo
Pat Schram

Crew 3. Legends

Dennis Scammell
Tony Kewish
William (Bill) Dunn
Bevan Florence
Norm Braine
Shane Scammell

Crew 4. Team Phillips

Tim Phillips
Peter Phillips
Mark Oman (Sharky)
Ruth Phillips
Anna Phillips
Narelle Hunter (Mrs Grunter)



Team Dhunglang Madhang-Inland Outriggers

The Kids

Shantelle Keech
Peta Clark
Hayden Larcombe
Fedor Balabanov
Adrian Rose
Amy Foster
Katina Hawken (Kat)
Alexis Hawken (Lexy)
Dylan Guascoine
Kate Phillips (Little Kate)
Joshua Hanson (Josh)
Ashley Bell (Ash)
Nicole Calleja
Brayden Serpell
Maddie McCormack-Hall (Mad dog)

The Coppers

Simon Overland (aka The Chief)
Bernadette Cowley (Bull dog)
Rod Pell (P!@#$)
Anthony Kavanagh (Kav)

The Paddlesteamer Captain, the teacher and the elder

Peter Garfield
Kate Gready (Big Kate)
Rick Ronnan

The Parents

Judi Clark
Jenny Larcombe
Don Larcombe
Roz Keech
Irena Balabanova (The Russian)
Sonja Scammell

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Outrigger Connection Folding Mirage.

I can’t say it’s not a Mirage because it is, it’s a folding Mirage! With the legality issues of OC6 trailers here in Australia a hot topic at the moment Peter and I put our heads together to see what we could come up with.
With our previous experience in 2 & 3 piece Mirage construction for export we saw that a two piece Mirage would solve the overhang problem, but we wanted to go one step further and make it easy for clubs to put the canoe together and rig it.
Why not just hinge the join so the rear piece can fold up and sit on top of the forward section for safe storage and transportation? So that’s exactly what we did. Clarkie from the Inland Outriggers wanted a new 2 piece Mirage so I pitched the idea to him and he said go for it. And here it is Hot out of the mould, Clarkie’s new folding Mirage!
To add strength to the hinges Pete inserted 2 large stainless steel plates into the iako spreaders, the stainless steel hinges are then screwed into these plates. There is no load on the hinges when the canoe is rigged and the rear section is bolted into position, nor when the canoe is folded and strapped down for transport. The only time the hinges are under load is when the canoe is being folded. Once on the ground the canoe can easily be unfolded and bolted together by 2 people in 5 mins.
When folded and placed on a shorter trailer (Clarkies building one) we’ve calculated the distance from the tow ball to the rear of the trailer will be about 9.6m. The canoes will need to be transported on the trailer the right way up though.
Clarkie will be taking delivery of his folding Mirage in early December and heading down to the National Titles at Coffs Harbour with it in tow so if you’re there make sure to check it out.
Peter and I hope that this could be one solution to the trailer legality issues facing clubs, let me know what you think?
Cheers
Barts













Monday, October 19, 2009

YMCA Echuca Mini (50km) Marathon

50km canoe marathon on the mighty Murray River on the NSW/VIC border in Australia home of the Inland Outriggers.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Echuca Mini Results

Results for YMCA Echuca Mini Marathon
17 Oct 2009 Outrigger and Canadian canoes - 50kms

1 Bond, Tony & Oman, Mark OC2 77 3:53:20 12.86 Km/h

2 Clark, Rod OC1 3:59:18 12.54 Km/h

3 Bowie, Jim & Sherwin, Peter OC2 4:06:01 12.19 Km/h
4 Shepherd, Jason OC1 04:06:36 12.17 Km/h
5 Vautier, Wade OC1 4:13:35 11.83 Km/h

6 Phillips, Peter OC1 4:14:26 11.79 Km/h

7 TeAwarere(The river swift) Inland Outriggers OC6 4:15:24 11.75 Km/h
8 Team Murray Princess Inland Outriggers OC6 4:16:37 11.69 Km/h

9 McGuiness, Rod & Carr Peter OC2 4:20:50 11.50 Km/h

10 Stansfield, Yvonne OC1W 4:30:48 11.08 Km/h

11 Dinkgreve, Michael C1 4:33:32 10.97 Km/h

12 Shaw, Janine & Noonan, Wendy OC2W 4:34:47 10.92 Km/h
13 Punch & Judy OC2W 4:39:02 10.75 Km/h
14 Kerr, Eleri 4:39:30 10.73 Km/h

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Teams for the Echuca mini 50km relay.

YMCA Echuca Mini Marathon 2009

Team TeAwarere (The river swift)
Leg 1.
1. Tim Phillips
2. Rod Pell
3. Brighton Moore
4. Marg McMullan
5. Tayelor Herman
6. Shane Scammell

Leg 2.
1. Fedor Balabanova
2. Alex James
3. Roz Keech
4. Irena Balabanova
5. Alexis Hawken
6. Hayden Larcombe

Leg 3.
1. Maddison McCormack-Hall
2. Nicholas Carr
3. Geoffrey Watson
4. Brayden Serpell
5. Mark McQuillan
6. Kate Phillips


Team Murray Princess
Leg 1.
1. Anthony Kavanagh
2. Jenny Larcombe
3. Trevor Archibald
4. Joshua Hansen
5. William Dunn (Bill our living legend)
6. Patricia Schram

Leg 2.
1. Peta Clark
2. Bernadette Cowley
3. Luke Jopich
4. Ruth Phillips
5. Mariah Andrews
6. Dennis Scammell

Leg 3.
1. Kate Gready
2. Ashley Bell
3. Troy Clymo
4. Jane McMullan
5. Shantelle Keech
6. Donald Larcombe

First emergency
Amy Foster.

All paddlers except Brayden Serpell, Mariah Andrews, Alex James, William Dunn and Trevor Archibald must meet at the Echuca/Moama canoe club at 8am sharp where you will get into as few cars as possible and travel to Barmah. On arrival you must set up the outrigger canoes and enter so be on time. Bring food, drink, sunscreen, hat, (a drink bladder to sit in the bottom of the canoe) and a change of clothes.
Your teams have been selected carefully so you must paddle in the leg and seat you have been allocated. So know where you are sitting before the canoe arrives for your leg.

Changeovers: The canoe will not be turned around to change over, it will be gently steered into the bank, this is where the new crew will be waiting standing IN the water to change over. The new crew will stop the canoe whilst the paddlers disembark then the new crew will get in whilst the canoe is held steady by the crew that have just paddled their leg.

The most important rule when paddling with the Inland Outriggers is HAVE FUN!




Tony and Rod.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Daylight Saving Time is here.

This means the Echuca/Moama Canoe Club handicap race is on. Every Wednesday at 6pm sharp.

Other training times for the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club are as follows.

Juniors : Straight after school on Mondays.

Tuesday : Men’s training at 6pm.

Thursday : Women’s training at 6pm.

Sunday : Women’s training at 9am. Men’s training at 10.30am.

Handicap race : Be at the canoe club no later than 5.45pm for a 6pm sharp start.
Handicapper Ken McMullen. If you own your own canoe paddle it so those without a craft can use the outrigger canoes!

Make sure you give your mini entry forms to Don ASAP.

Clarkie
(Paddlenuts Incorporated)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

If Today Was Your Last Day or Notto and Clarkies Spring Break!

Outrigger Canoe adventure on Port Phillip Bay from Mentone to Frankston in 30knot northerly wind. Just turning to spring but the water was still very cold as Notto found out! Shot with five Hero3 Go Pro's using AVS4You software.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Echuca Mini Training Day!!!

Sunday's training day mimicking the upcoming Echuca 50km Mini Marathon shows just how far we have come as a club. You know it was only last January Tony Bond and I submitted the Incorporation papers. Starting just using his OC6 we have grown so quickly. Our trailer plans are progressing, we have 3/4 of the new canoe fund (a brand new two piece Mirage), 17 paddles, 19 lifejackets. A swag of privately owned OC1's and OC2's. It is very exciting for the core group who have worked hard to raise money and provided support wherever it is needed. You know who you are, thanks heaps.

As of today we have 44 financial members, our "Upstream with a Paddle Project" is going gangbusters and we will field two relay OC6 teams at this years YMCA Murray Marathon. Thanks to all our wonderful juniors for turning up rain, hail or shine to training on Mondays. Our sport has so much to offer paddlers of all ages so phone a friend and recruit some more, bugger 50, lets make our next target 60 members!

Now you know what it's all about we will see you on the water for the Echuca Mini on 17th October, 2009.







Echuca Mini Training Day.
















Sunday, August 16, 2009

Training Day 6th September, 2009


INLAND OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB TRAINING RUN.

On Sunday 6th September, 2009 the club will be running a training day and will be paddling from Barmah to Echuca.

This training day is tailored to give new paddlers an introduction to the course for the Echuca Mini marathon and the YMCA Murray Marathon. It will also cater for the experienced paddler who has their own outrigger canoe.

We will use one six person outrigger canoe for this paddle. I would hope as many people as possible will attend. Everyone who has a single or double outrigger canoe is encouraged to bring it. There will be paddlers who do the full distance in a combination of six person, 0C1 and 0C2 and others who do one leg in the six.

Please be at the canoe club at 8.30am where we will pile into as few cars as possible and drive to Barmah, put the canoe together and paddle down to Echuca. We will change at check points on the Vic side that will be used in this years marathon.

We will be off the water by 2pm.

Mark it in your diary now as this type of training is crucial to your preparation and confidence in your ability to paddle at Christmas.

Rod Clark
Secretary Inland Outrigger Canoe Club

PS, a big congratulations to Tony in the US. He won the USCA 500m 50+ sprint C1 and C2 titles last week. Awesome!

Newsletter #3

Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Newsletter #3

Echuca mini 17th October, 2009

Names and payments are now being taken for the YMCA Echuca mini marathon to be held on 17th October, 2009. We are entering two teams of 18 paddlers in the six person outriggers. Don Larcombe is taking names and the $20 entry fee now from interested paddlers. We are hoping everyone in the club will support this event and paddle with us.. Please catch up with Don at training.


Registered members.

We are proud to announce we have 37financial members of the club. If you know anyone who would like to join then bring them down to training. We need more paddlers to participate in the YMCA Murray Marathon.


Upsteam with a paddle program!

Training for all junior paddlers is at 3.30pm after school on Monday nights. The mission for all our juniors is to bring down one friend and introduce them to our great sport. There are heaps of places for kids to compete in the relay at Christmas. The ultimate aim of the program is to enter two six person relay teams in this years YMCA Murray Marathon. This will include all our senior paddlers who wish to participate. So join us and have a go. We will be compiling a list of paddlers for those teams in the very near future.


World sprints in Noumea 2010

The AOCRA National Sprints Titles in February at Bond University in Qld will act as a selection event for the World Titles. Several of our members intend to compete for qualification. If you think you have what it takes perhaps you should send us an email and we can assist you with preparation and training. Of particular interest is the singles racing which must be done in a V1 (rudderless single) to qualify. They are hard to paddle. If you are fair dinkum consider buying one from Zulu.

Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.
AGM 2/8/09 Minutes.
Time : 11.30am

Members Present. Rod Clark, Judi Clark, Troy Clymo, Glenda Duke, Anthony Kavanagh, Don Larcombe, Ken McMullen, Marg McMullen, Mark Oman, Peter Phillips, Dennis Scammell, Shane Scammell, Yvonne Stansfield.
Juniors. Tim Phillips, Kate Phillips, Steven Scammell, Josh Foster.

Apologies : Tony Bond President, Alex James.

Meeting opened by Vice President Ken McMullen.

Agenda.
Election of office Bearers.
Fees for financial year.
Constitution amendment.

Office Bearers.

All positions up for re election.


LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2009/10 season.

AOCRA ID. SURNAME Given name DOB Address
PRESIDENT
3138 BOND Tony
SECRETARY
3136 CLARK Rod
VICE PRESIDENT
3932 McMULLAN Ken
TREASURER
3194 KAVANAGH Anthony
REGISTRAR
3161 CLARK Judi
COMMITTEE 1
4217 OMAN Mark

COMMITTEE 2
4675 LARCOMBE
COMMITTEE 3
3237 STANSFIELD Yvonne

Motion: To elect listed office bearers as no further nominations have come forward.
Ken McMullen.

Seconded: Judi Clark

Carried: Unanimous.

Fees for season 2009/10.

Fees : Motion Rod Clark, keep them as they are. No charge for juniors, $20 for seniors due when AOCRA membership is renewed.

Seconded: Ken McMullen

Carried: Unanimous.

Change to Constitution.

Constitution : Motion Rod Clark. To amend our constitution to reflect the current banking system which is online. At present our constitution only allows for a Cheque account.

15.2 All accounts due by the Club shall be paid by cheque after having being passed for payment at the Management Committee Meeting and when immediate payment is necessary, account/s shall be paid and the action endorsed at the next Management Committee Meeting.

TO

15.2 All accounts due by the Club shall be paid by cheque or electronic funds transfer after having being passed for payment at the Management Committee Meeting and when immediate payment is necessary, account/s shall be paid and the action endorsed at the next Management Committee Meeting.



Seconded : Ken McMullen.

Carried: Unanimous.

Financial report will be forwarded to members after an audit which will be organized by the Treasurer Anthony Kavanagh.

A General Meeting will be called in the near future to discuss further general business, please provide the secretary with any items you wish to put on the agenda.

Meeting Closed.
Time: 11.55am



How to join (all membership applications must be done online through the AOCRA website).

New Members.
First go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members
Click on Member sign in/Join as a new member.
Then click on the yellow word APPLY to be a new member.
Fill out the page with your details, the zone is NSW and the club is Inland Outrigger Canoe Club.

After you have filled out this page click on proceed, follow the prompts and payment must be made by credit card online. An email will be generated notifying IOCC that you have made application for membership. IOCC will then accept your application. For Juniors once this is done your membership is completed. For Seniors you are required to pay a club fee of $20 payable into IOCC account. The $20 is due when you renew your membership or transfer from another club.

Existing members.
You will have to log on, go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members
Then place pointer over the Member sign in box then click on the drop down box marked Club Transfer. It will ask you to log in. Log in using your password and then follow the prompts to transfer from your club to IOCC. If you have a current membership with another club no further payment to AOCRA is required. An email will be generated to your old club asking them to approve the transfer. Once your old club do this your membership with IOCC will be complete. You will be required to pay a $20 club fee if you are a Senior member, there is no further charge for juniors.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR JOINING DATE IS YOUR RENEWAL DATE, membership is 12 months from date of joining.

Bendigo Bank
Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.
BSB no. 633-000
Account. 136107828
If you deposit money into this account make sure you put your membership ID number as reference. Eg: ID 1234.

TRAINING

Sunday 9am Women.
Sunday 10.30am Men.
Monday after school, Juniors.
Tuesday 5.30pm Men.
Thursday 5.30pm Women.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Murray Princess!

Our beautiful "Murray Princess" has undergone a restoration and transformation into a two piece racing canoe.

Seen here complete with our sponsors upgrade. Her new Channel Master ama is still under construction. Enjoy the ride and treat her with respect and she will reward you with many hours of pleasure.

She is now where she belongs back on the waters edge!







Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Newsletter #2

INLAND OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB NEWSLETTER # 2

Housekeeping for June, great to see so many paddlers on the water on Sunday morning. 17 in total!

Training.
Sundays Women 9am, Men 10.30am.

Tuesday Men 5.30pm.

Wednesday Womens training suspended for about six weeks due to cold weather and low attendance, see you Sunday’s.

Juniors: Junior training for all juniors (members of Inland Outrigger canoe club or Echuca/Moama canoe club).
After School Mondays.

Dry Dock and refurbishment of recently purchased OC6.
After training next Tuesday the OC6 will be taken to Vic Park boat ramp and transported by semi to my driveway where it will be made into a two piece canoe, process will take about three weeks. This is the reason for split sessions on Sundays as we will only have one six available.

Want to learn how to make a canoe and the art of fiberglass manufacture and repair.
We need to build a new channel master ama for the six so Tony and I will be teaching anyone that is interested the process and how to use fiberglass. Please ring Tony if you are interested. There is a lot of preparation needed and man-hours required so if you can spare some time after school or after work ring Tony and come around and give us a hand. The ama will be built in Tony’s shed. Tony and I will cut the canoe in my driveway. I will need a few spare hands on Wednesday and Thursday to clean and polish the six ready for sign writing!
Ring Tony on 54801940.


Recruiting!
Be proactive and bring some new people down for a paddle on Sundays. We need members to be viable as a Outrigging Club to secure our future.

Paddle and Bumpad Offer.
Hi Clarkie,
I would be happy to offer you Xylo paddles at a discounted rate for your members, I have a lot of paddles in stock so if you get a few orders early I should be able to supply straight away. Let me know if they would like other brands as I am happy to supply all brands as part of your bulk order.

Xylo P2 Zero G $280.00 RRP $295.00
Xylo P2 Zero G Carbon Face $295.00 RRP $315.00


Gel paddle seat and bottle holder $65.





Ph 0424929667
PO Box 7294
Sippy Downs QLD 4556

How to join (all membership applications must be done online through the AOCRA website).

New Members.
First go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members
Click on Member sign in/Join as a new member.
Then click on the yellow word APPLY to be a new member.
Fill out the page with your details, the zone is NSW and the club is Inland Outrigger Canoe Club.

After you have filled out this page click on proceed, follow the prompts and payment must be made by credit card online. An email will be generated notifying IOCC that you have made application for membership. IOCC will then accept your application. For Juniors once this is done your membership is completed. For Seniors you are required to pay a club fee of $20 payable into IOCC account. The $20 is due when you renew your membership or transfer from another club.

Existing members.
You will have to log on, go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members
Then place pointer over the Member sign in box then click on the drop down box marked Club Transfer. It will ask you to log in. Log in using your password and then follow the prompts to transfer from your club to IOCC. If you have a current membership with another club no further payment to AOCRA is required. An email will be generated to your old club asking them to approve the transfer. Once your old club do this your membership with IOCC will be complete. You will be required to pay a $20 club fee if you are a Senior member, there is no further charge for juniors.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR JOINING DATE IS YOUR RENEWAL DATE, membership is 12 months from date of joining.

Bendigo Bank
Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.
BSB no. 633-000
Account. 136107828
If you deposit money into this account make sure you put your membership ID number as reference. Eg: ID 1234.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cold Water Boot Camp.

http://rambos-locker.blogspot.com/2009/06/cold-water-boot-camp.html

Do yourself a favor, with all the cold weather paddling we are doing at the moment the use of a lifejacket as a survival tool cannot be underestimated!

Follow the link.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inland canoes in form.


An article from the local Riverine Herald today. Single click to enlarge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Patterson Lakes Canoe Race by Ella.



Re: Patterson Lakes Canoe Race 17th May.
by Ella on Mon May 18, 2009 3:01 pm
Okay. Well we had 10 outriggers line up for the PLCC Winter Series race 2. Two OC6s, two OC2s and six OC1s. Got off to a very late start as the flood gates into the canals were shut, and they really wanted to get them opened to run the full course, rather than everyone doing laps of the river. Eventually they got it sorted and we were on our way. All the outriggers started together in start 3. The OC6s did a 15km course - 3 laps of the river section. Everyone else did 18km - 3 laps of a 6km course including a section in the canals. We decided it was probably a bit dangerous to send the OC6s through the canals - not much room in there means a high chance of squishing a kayak!! The girls OC6 got a good start, sitting right next to the boys crew (literally, we were rubbing their ama!!).
The attempt to put young Dylan off didn't work - he calmly held his line and the boys powered away!! The OC1s and 2s turned off to go through the canals and the OC6s had the river mostly to themselves for most of the first lap - just a few kayak relay teams up the top end, as everyone else went through the canals. Got to cheer everyone on as they came out of the canals as we headed back down to the start line and again as we headed back up on each lap. Made sure to scream at Notto on every lap to stop slacking and get back up with Wade! The boys OC6 kept pulling away from the girls crew (sorry Dan, you're a girl now!!), and Clarkie and Bondy would pass us right at the end of each lap, despite paddling an extra km per lap. On the last lap, Janine made a $5 bet with Al Opie and his TK2 partner that we would beat them to the finish, right before he turned the closest buoy to head back - we still had almost another km to go before our turn around!! We tried to fire the crew up to beat them back anyway, but there wasn't much energy left by then (we had three novices in our crew who had been slightly misled about the distance involved in this race. They did a great job sticking out that extra 9km they weren't expecting!!). Coming past the exit from the canals on the last lap, we saw Clarkie and Bondy again. Told the crew we were not letting them beat us to the finish!! We tried hard, but they just pipped us on the line. Oh, well, it was a big ask for a crew going 9km further than they would've liked to beat a crew going about 90km less than they would've liked!! So OC6s: Inland Outrigger boys, PLOCC/IOCC combined girls crewOC2: Bondy/Clarkie, Maya/HelenOC1: Steve Vegh, Notto, Wade, Lisa, Brian, Stefan (think that's the right order)Ella










Monday, May 11, 2009

Kauai World Challenge Action

The editor of OC Paddler riding the Pueo, not yet available in Australia, a seriously nice ride!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

How to join the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club!

Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.

How to join (all membership applications must be done online through the AOCRA website).

New Members.
First go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members
Click on Member sign in/Join as a new member.
Then click on the yellow word APPLY to be a new member.
Fill out the page with your details, the zone is NSW and the club is Inland Outrigger Canoe Club.

After you have filled out this page click on proceed, follow the prompts and payment must be made by credit card online. An email will be generated notifying IOCC that you have made application for membership. IOCC will then accept your application. For Juniors once this is done your membership is completed. For Seniors you are required to pay a club fee of $20 payable into IOCC account. The $20 is due when you renew your membership or transfer from another club.

Existing members.
You will have to log on, go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members
Then place pointer over the Member sign in box then click on the drop down box marked Club Transfer. It will ask you to log in. Log in using your password and then follow the prompts to transfer from your club to IOCC. If you have a current membership with another club no further payment to AOCRA is required. An email will be generated to your old club asking them to approve the transfer. Once your old club do this your membership with IOCC will be complete. You will be required to pay a $20 club fee if you are a Senior member, there is no further charge for juniors.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR JOINING DATE IS YOUR RENEWAL DATE, membership is 12 months from date of joining.

Bendigo Bank
Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.
BSB no. 633-000
Account. 136107828
If you deposit money into this account make sure you put your membership ID number as reference. Eg: ID 1234.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Upstream with a paddle project!

Upstream with a Paddle Program
An initiative of the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club
What is the Program all about?
The Inland Outrigger Canoe Club, in partnership with the Echuca Police, Echuca Regional Health and various other
local community groups, has initiated an exciting Program to be known as ‘Upstream with a Paddle’.
This program has been developed in response to a growing community need which has been identified by
members of the local police force, those at Echuca Regional Health and teachers at our local schools. It has
become evident that there is a significant increase in the number of youth in our region who are either
disadvantaged or have become disengaged from education, skills training or employment. The Upstream with a
Paddle program will aim to assist these youth and re‐engage them with mainstream society before they slip
through the cracks.
Who will the Program target?
Specifically, the Program will target local disadvantaged and disengaged youth aged between 12 and 17 who need
some support to get their lives back on track. As part of the Program, participants will have the opportunity to
become part of an exciting sporting club where they will be trained in outrigger canoeing and assessed on their
swimming and canoeing ability, all in preparation for the renowned annual YMCA Murray Marathon.
The Marathon has been running for some 40 years and is a 5 day, 404km canoe race along the Murray River. The
experience of being involved in the Marathon is both challenging and empowering, and by getting some of our
local youth involved, we are giving them a task to focus on that will teach them some invaluable life skills along the
way.
What will participants learn?
At any one time, there will be six paddlers in each canoe, all learning how to work as a team. Each paddler must
learn the different positions of the canoe, of which each has a different function, role and responsibility to the
success of the team. Participants will learn important skills such as leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork and
respect for others.
All participants will also have the opportunity to paddle alongside some very respected members of the local
community, including police, those in the health services industry and teachers, all of whom can mentor these
youth to ensure they do make the most of the opportunity given to them. This networking opportunity will also
serve them well in the future when the participants are seeking training or employment positions.
As an added bonus, all participants will have the opportunity to train and compete in outrigger canoeing,
improving their health, wellbeing and fitness levels.
Who is involved in the Program?
The Program is an initiative of the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club, in partnership with the Echuca Police and Echuca
Regional Health. It is also hoped that other community orientated organisations such as yours will provide support
for the Program to ensure that it can get off the ground.
What does the project involve?
Before the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club can commence the Upstream with a Paddle Program, some crucial
equipment must be purchased, including a customised lightweight 6 person canoe, life jackets, paddles, a canoe
trailer, camping gear and funds to contribute to the entry costs involved in competing in the Murray Marathon.
Applications for funding for these items are currently being made, but require your support!
How can you help?
By providing us with a letter of support for the Upstream with a Paddle Program to include with our applications
for funding! If you are able to provide any other form of support that would also be greatly appreciated!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hawaiian Action


Click on the image to enlarge and read it.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.

The “Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc” is now affiliated with the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association under the New South Wales Zone.

After Easter I will be working with AOCRA to have our club placed on the website so people can join. If you have friends out there who are not associated with a club and would like to join us please forward this email to them. I will create a mailing list of interested paddlers after Easter. There are lots of email addresses I do not have so get them off your mates and send them to me.

We will have a six man training program operating from Echuca. It will not be necessary for paddlers who do not reside in Echuca to train with us to be part of this program. If you have access to your own one man canoe or can train in a kayak etc we will ensure you get a ride at the events we attend.

I am particularly interested in recruiting paddlers who have a one man and want to race but find club membership too expensive. If you have your own canoe you can do your own thing and turn up to races and paddle as an Inland Outrigger member.

Membership: AOCRA fee ($65 at present) + $20 club fee (cover admin costs) = Total senior membership $85. That is the lowest membership fee in Australia.
Junior: AOCRA fee $35. There will be no club fee for juniors, our club is focused on junior participation.

Fundraising: If you can tap into any resource on our behalf please do so. I have several funding grant applications in the pipeline but to date it has been hard going and no one is giving any money away. I am selling chocolates at work just to pay the affiliation fees.

Clarkie
Secretary Inland Outrigger Canoe Club
clarkies01@bigpond.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Great Adventure.


DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US? Double click on the image.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Look out for the landing.


A snap from Bondy of the Woolgoolga beach and the finish of the 2008 National downwind title race. This guy was actually paddling backwards and wiped out just after the photo was taken.
Double click on the picture.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

News.

The Teddy Bears picnic was a great success, the two piece classic was put to good use with our gun junior flatwater steerer Dillon put through his paces by Grumps and his band of merry men. They were very impressed with his ability on the bumps for a first timer. He could be our secret weapon steering a men's or mixed crew.

Geelong Outriggers turned up with two sixes and a four man. Kai Opua girls also turned up for a paddle. That meant we had three sixes out there training together with half a dozen singles. Everyone else went home after lunch but we stayed for another paddle. After a three hour drive to get here we were not wasting the opportunity. First time Ocean paddlers, Peter, Tim and Sharkey had a great time. Tim got a bit ahead of himself and went out a fair way then hulied, his father was keeping a sharp eye on Tim whilst we were out in the six. Lena our German exchange student went out with the boys for the last run and had a ball. She is very quiet but the smile on her face said it all.

All in all a very productive day with some old friends visiting and joining in the fun.

Now the big news, I sent away our affiliation application to AOCRA for the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc. Due to some very generous support with some interest free loans we have purchased an old classic from Melbourne and it now sits on the banks of the mighty Murray River awaiting some serious training sessions. The old classic showed its style at our Wednesday night handicap race running fast and true. It is the perfect canoe for the river. Soon I will be off to the Kaua'i World Challenge for my Hawaiian adventure and when I get back we will start our schools and indigenous youth program. Our mission is to engage youth in the sport and our goal is to field a relay OC6 team in this years Murray Marathon. There is much to do but with the support of the community I think we can achieve our goals.

If you would like information on how to join our club or be involved in the Murray Marathon relay email me at clarkies01@bigpond.com

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Inland Outriggers: INLAND OUTRIGGERS TEDDY BEAR PICNIC.

Inland Outriggers: INLAND OUTRIGGERS TEDDY BEAR PICNIC.

INLAND OUTRIGGERS TEDDY BEAR PICNIC.

INLAND OUTRIGGERS TEDDY BEAR PICNIC.

Williamstown Beach, Sunday 8th March, 2009. 9am till mid arvo.

Due to the cancellation of the Adelaide regatta the Inland Outriggers have decided to have a beach picnic and training day at Williamstown Beach on Port Phillip Bay.

ANYONE is welcome to join us for a paddle and a picnic. Bring your own Teddy Bears, I like the chocolate coated ones.
Please respect local marine laws and wear a lifejacket. We will have the six and our flotilla, if you have a canoe bring it, if not, get in the line for a paddle in the six.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Inland Outriggers: Outlaw Surf Coast

Inland Outriggers: Outlaw Surf Coast

Outlaw Surf Coast

25km Surf Coast downwind Ocean Race from Anglesea to Torquay.   Part of the Outlaw Surfski and Outrigger canoe racing series hosted by Outrigger Clothing.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Outlaw International - Results

Open Ocean Ski:1st ADAM McKANE >1.44.49 (QLD)2nd TIM ALTMAN > 1.44.59 (VIC)3rd. KARL TREACHER. > 149.02 (NSW)4. JAROD KOHLAR. > 149.02 5. PETER MCDONLD. > 1.51.396. NICHOL WYLIE. >1.53.14
7. Tim Schleiger. > 1.59.25
8. BRENT ENTICOT. > 2.01.079. GRANT SUCKLING. > 2.01.3010. ANDREW NASH. > 2.06.1611. BEN SILVERSTON. > 2.06.42
JAY WATSON. > DNSSteve Davison. > DNSMaster Ocean Ski. 1st BRUCE DUNLOP. > 1.52.24 (VIC)2nd DAVID McDONALD.> 2.05.48 (VIC)3rd GARY SIMONDSON. > 2.07.25 (VIC)4 DAVID HUNTER. > 2.08.135 ANDREW PAUL. > 2.31.086 MARK NOTHEAST. > 2.37.34CHARLES DRUMMOND. DNFPETER TREMAIN. > DNS
Open Outrigger Canoe OC1.1st PAUL SLOMAN. > 2.00.11 (QLD)2nd WADE VAUTIER > 2.08.50 (VIC)3rd GARY JONES > 2.18.17 (VIC)DAVID THORNTON. > 2.18.44JASON SHEPHERD. > 2.19.09CULUM TOWNSEND. > 2.32.34CHRIS MCWATERS > DNSMasters Outrigger Canoe OC1.1st STEVE VINEY > 1.058.42 (NSW)2nd KEVIN LONG > 2.06.35 (NSW)3rd IAN NEWLAND > 2.10.34 (QLD)ROD CLARKE. > 2.16.30STEVE NEWSOME. > 2.18.17PAUL NOTTAGE. > 2.19.09AWA PERENE. > DNFBRIAN HAWIRA. > DNFTONY BOND. DNFOutrigger Canoe Relay Men’s OC1.1ST LEIGH PAINE & SHAWN JOHNSON > 1.59.57 ( TAS)2ND SCOTT ALLWOOD & THOMAS MERLOTTI > 2.17.23 (TAS)3RD CHRIS MCKERNAN & GRANT McGUIRE > 2.17.57. (VIC)STEVE VEGH & PAUL NEWBERY. > 2.27.55Outrigger Canoe Relay Women’s OC11st Eleri Kerr & Helen Wallace. 2.47.06 (VIC)Open Women’s Ski1st WENDY WILSON 1.58.11 (VIC)Master Women OC11ST Yvonne Stansfield 2.32.54 ( VIC)Open Double Ski:1ST DAVID PROVAN & ANDREW WESTON > 1.43.15 ( VIC & QLD)2ND BRENDON GRAIL & ANDREW CONNOLLY > 2.25.56 (VIC)Open Surf Ski1ST BEN MARSHAL. > 2.03.002ND MICHAEL DONOVAN. > 2.18.44Masters Surf Ski1ST PETER CURRIE. > 2.04.222ND CAMERON MCGILL. > 2.03.223RD PAUL KING. > 2.07.25SHAUN CONNOLLY. > DNFOPEN MEN SEA KAYAK.
DAVID DUNCAN. > 2.31.28

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

International Outlaw Race

Below is my race report. For a comprehensive cover of this race go to "The Big One" thread on ausoutrigger.

It was a pissa of a downwind race. I am sure most of you have paddled great downwind courses but how many have occurred on RACE DAY. This one was a pearla. With the wind above 20knots and increasing throughout the race the whitecaps got bigger and the troughs deeper. :twisted:

The so called beach start up to your knees turned into a free for all as everyone mounted their canoes and paddled forward. I was 10 metres behind the guys who snuck ahead and I reckon Rambo was at least thirty. The flag dropped and we paddled through a small break. The bluff protected the start area and most of the field headed straight out to sea looking for the whitecaps we could see in the distance. After 500metres I started to turn and head down the course. Rambo paddled straight out for an eternity. I decided he had led me astray once too often and I wasn't following him this time. :roll:

The girls started first followed by the surf ski's and outriggers 10min later. The Red7 and Fenn's, Epics etc were last to leave another 10 minutes later.

I hadn't been on the ocean since the Northern Beaches on 9th November, 2008 so I was abit rusty and finding my way in the bumps, I went out wider than most looking for those big whitecaps hoping I could make up some ground surfing. Rambo went heaps wider and somewhere along that first part of the course he surfed past me without me noticing. I can't believe I missed that mug going past. :o

To my surprise I found the rhythm of the ocean and everything just clicked into place, I found some wind runners consistently running across the swell, I had been taught to use these to get the speed to catch the swell. Once I was on a wind runner I just hooked left and caught some nice runs down the face of the swell. I was on cloud nine, wasn't even aware of anyone around me, just doing my own thing and enjoying every second of it. :k: I did notice the boys from Melbourne on a double in my vicinity, I would catch a wave and link up another one and be right behind them only to fall behind again as they caught the swell coming through. :P

I started to look around and take in the beautiful coastline, Australia's premier surf coast, and realised what a special place we were paddling in. I was conserving my energy as my old sensei had taught me only making a serious effort when the nose dropped. Rambo also showed me how to follow the back of a wave when you were dropping off so I didn't stall too many times maintaining speed to catch the next runner.

We were nearing Point Addis, I was having a chat to the Melbourne boys about how to get in. I could see Steve Vegh in front of me cutting the reef. We were told to go in their at our own peril. Well I was on too big a high and decided if he was going in there I was going to try and catch him before the portage. I closed the gap to four boat lengths as we entered the break zone. I was dropping in on a decent wave when I realised Steve was at the bottom of it and I was going to drop right on top of him. I hooked left to avoid him and the rest is history, I was flying and could hear the rumble behind me, looked to my right at the curling breaker which promply smashed me into the reef. No boat damage, I grabbed the rear aiko as I went over and kept the canoe high in the water. I stood up and I was waist deep standing on the reef. Jumped back on quickly only to be picked up by another wave, this time I was screaming down the front of it watching the water disappear from the nose of the canoe, I levered over the back of the wave and hulied again. It was that or smash the nose off on the reef. This time when I stood up the water was below my knee, my drinked bladder was ripped from the bungee and my ZRE hat was gone. I let another decent wave go by then jumped on and caught some nice LITTLE runners into the portage area.

For the paddlers the portage was a pain in the arse, but for the landcrew and families watching it was a great spectacle and something worth considering for other races as spectators are never catered for.
I must of looked like a drowned rat as I ran around the shoot, Stew from Geelong kindly grabbed me a bottle of drink to continue my journey. I paddled straight out again until I was in whitecaps. As I paddled out I notice a few nicks on my ankles were leaking some red stuff that was good for attracting fish. I was not fishing so I was not happy to see blood tricking down into the footwell which was draining into the ocean. I decided it was better not to look behind me. Maybe Jaws would take Notto or Danger as they were in the berley trail. :twisted:

Now I was in familiar territory as I could see Bells. I plotted a straight line course for Point Danger and the wind runners and swell were both firing in the same direction. The wind had picked up and the swell was breaking heavily. All the ingrediants for a fast ride home. For once in my life I passed canoes and moved up the field instead of fading, Kevin's secret formula of waxie maise must of being paying off. Rambo's boot camp and all the information I had gleaned from this site was all starting to kick in together. I started linking run after run. I had to lift the ama dropping into the face of the steep swell to stop it digging in which gave me rudder control to move around the face and drop the nose into the hole of the next forming wave.

As I got to Point Danger I met a guy on a paddle board doing the full distance, we made our way safely around the huge break. Surf rescue had warned us everyone was cutting too close and were getting smashed. China Polly had served me well so she deserved better treatment than I had given her at Point Addis. I caught the last of the break in toward Fisho's and then a few small runners to the finish. Kevin Long ran up to me and congratulated me on my finish.

So Grahame, if you wanted a race report, there is mine, hope you could stay awake to read it and your soup didn't get cold. To all the novices on big oceans like me I hope you enjoyed my story. Get the right coaching and have a crack, a race is the safest time to have a go. :?: And to ocean warriors like Thor who go out for the thrill and to test their courage in conditions no one will ever let you race in, you have my utmost respect. :?: :blk: :D

There will be a video to follow when I get a chance to edit it!

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