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  • Hill shows he is king of the ocean racing waves 19/11/2017
    Australia’s Cory Hill has tamed wild race conditions in Hong Kong to successfully defend his ICF Ocean Racing World title, holding off a late challenge from South Africa’s canoe marathon world champion, Hank McGregor. Fellow Australian Oscar Jones won gold in the men’s U18, with Noah Havard third, while Mackenzie Hynard won silver in the […]
  • Sinclair’s silver a highlight for Australia in Hong Kong 18/11/2017
    NSW teenager Georgia Sinclair has won a silver medal and there were masters gold medals for Katherine Atkinson, Sarah Davis and Julie Jenkinson at the ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in Hong Kong. 17-year-old Sinclair was involved in a tight tussle with South Africa’s Sabina Lawrie in the women’s U18 event, eventually finishing less […]
  • Australians quietly confident of strong showing in Hong Kong 16/11/2017
    Defending champion Cory Hill heads a strong Australian team contesting this weekend’s 2017 ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Hong Kong. The South Australian won gold in Tahiti in 2015, beating the highly-rated South African pair of Jasper Mocke and Sean Rice, which followed on from a silver medal behind Rice in the inaugural World […]
  • Six Australian Canoeing members nominated for World Paddle Awards 13/11/2017
    Six Australian Canoeing members have been recognised for their achievements and investment in paddlesport in Australia by being nominated for the 2017 World Paddle Awards. Congratulation to Ian Beasley, Dean Gardiner, Jessica Fox, Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi, Sue Natoli and Sandy Robson. The World Paddle Awards (WPA) is held annually, celebrating the most remarkable men and women […]
  • 2018 Slalom and Wildwater National Championships Schedule 09/11/2017
    Following discussions with Canoeing Victoria, Australian Canoeing is pleased to confirm that the 2018 Wildwater National Championships will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Slalom National Championships on the Goulburn River, at Eildon VIC between 4 – 12 January 2018. The Wildwater National Championships on the Goulburn will encompass all age categories being Junior, U23, Senior […]


Congratulations to Noel Holmes, Mark O'Brien and David Mausolf on being awarded Paddle SA Life Membership at the Association's AGM last night.
Pictured are Noel (top left) and Mark (below) receiving their Awards from PSA President Jim Murphy. David Mausolf was an apology for the meeting
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Congratulations to Peter Carter (Paddle SA), Jason Dicker (Paddle Tas) & our five-time Australian Olympic Team Dennis Green (PaddleNSW), who were voted in as Life Members of Australian Canoeing at the...

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Australian Canoeing Life Membership: Peter Carter

Congratulations to Peter Carter on being awarded Life Membership of Australian Canoeing (Paddle Australia)

Peter joined the then SA Canoeing Association in 1972, and in 1974 was elected its Secretary, a position he held for 11 years, and was then President for a term in 1987. It was during this period that he became a Life Member of the association.

He was active in the SACA Training Committee, predecessor of the Education and Safety Technical Committee (ESTC), of which he is still a member.

Peter qualified as an Instructor in the SACA scheme, transferring to the ACF scheme when it was formed in 1976. He eventually became a Senior Sea Instructor (assessed in NSW) and is currently a Sea Instructor and Flatwater Instructor (Canoe). He has spent many hours instucting and assessing for Canoe SA and other organisations.

In 1982 he served a term as Secretary of the ACF Board of Canoe Education, and took up the position again from 1993, editing and maintaining the National Instructor Manual, Award Scheme Handbook, and with the revised ACAS, the resource materials. It is only recently that he retired from the AC ESTC.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s period he paddled Sprint (K1) and Slalom (K1 and C1) with some success, and was a member of the Slalom organising committee. At the time, he was qualified as Sprint and Slalom official. He also helped set up the original SA Canoe Polo seasons and played occasionally. More recently, during the 2012–13 Sprint season, he drove rescue boats at local regattas.

With an interest in boats and equipment, Peter developed the Platypus BAT in the 1970s, and it was used in training courses of the period and also in the initial Polo seasons. In the 1980s he developed the Voyager sea kayak, a craft with a number of innovative features.

Peter's main interest has been in sea kayaking, and he was involved in a number of significant early expeditions in this state, including a Kangaroo Island circumnavigation and Port Lincoln to Adelaide crossing.

After being secretary of Investigator Canoe Club for many years, he transferred to Adelaide Canoe Club when ICC was wound up, and became its secretary. For some years Peter was a member of the Canoe SA Board, and represented Canoe SA on bodies such as the SA Trails Coordinating Committee. He served another term as President in 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

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And congratulations to our Canoeist of the Year Jessica Fox - Canoe Slalom Athlete,
our men’s K4 Team of Year,
our Paracanoeist of the Year Curtis McGrath - Athlete,
our Canoeist of the Year - No...

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Canoe South Australia recently re branded to Paddle SA. This change is part of a ‘whole of sport’ strategy by our national body Paddle Australia (Australian Canoeing) to consistently promote and embrace paddling activities at all levels.

Nearly 100 people from the SA paddling fraternity gathered at the Arkaba Hotel on October 21st, for the official launch of Paddle SA.

The evening’s formalities were opened by Phil Jones, the recently appointed CEO of Paddle Australia. Phil emphasised the importance of both state and national bodies to actively engage with all members of the community who enjoy paddling.

During the night there were several panel discussions celebrating the history of paddling in SA.

The responses of the members of the panels, which consisted of elite paddlers in Canoe Polo, Sprint, Marathon and Para- canoeing, were a highlight of the evening. They emphasised the commitment required to compete at the highest level, but also acknowledged the social benefits of their involvement in the sport.

The role of volunteers and the diversity of paddling opportunities were the focus of the final panel.

Ian Heard, who is coordinating the SA sector of the online Waterways Guide resource, provided an overview of the significant progress made with that project. Please visit the website for further information.

It was a great event that provided paddling enthusiasts with the opportunity to share their love of the activity in its various forms, and network with members of Paddle SA clubs, Technical Committees, trainers, instructors and elite level development coaches.

One theme mentioned consistently throughout the night was that paddling is an inter generational activity which lends itself to the involvement of families.

In his closing remarks State President Jim Murphy emphasised that Paddle SA is a Not for Profit organisation predominantly managed by a dedicated group of volunteers. It relies on all members to support it, and to ensure the state executive is informed of any issues that may arise so that they can be addressed in an inclusive manner. ... See MoreSee Less

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Canoe South Australia is undergoing a makeover. From October 21, we will be known as Paddle SA

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