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Winter solstice – social paddle & fundraising breakfast

To celebrate the shortest day of the year, we invite all members to a social paddle on Saturday June 25 at 9.00 am. Paddle as fast and far as you feel like, then tuck into sausage rolls and hot soup for breakfast.

The event will be a fundraiser for our 2016 World Championship representatives. Tickets are $10 or $5 for full-time students.

Get your tickets now so that we make enough sausage rolls and soup for everyone.

Its on again! The INCC-FCC Team Pursuit on June 19

Race starts at 10.00 am – entries online or on the day

Last year’s Canoeing Victoria Winter Series team race on the Yarra was a great success. The innovative format and the beautiful setting on the stretch between Fairfield and Dight’s Falls made for great competition and an exciting spectator experience.

Put a team together or come along to support your club mates and enjoy the atmosphere

More information

Clubhouse redevelopment dropped from Council draft budget again

After a frustrating couple of years, the INCC committee was delighted to have the opportunity to work with senior managers at the City of Yarra on a solution that would provide sufficient boat storage space and social area for a club of 400 people. The project was in the work plan for the 2016-17 year…until it was dropped (again!!) from the draft budget published last month.

For the second consecutive year, the committee has prepared a budget submission to the council requesting the project be reinstated in the budget and will also appear at the council meeting on May 23rd to speak to the submission. It would great to see a contingent of INCC members at that meeting to support the club. For details of the meeting, go to the council’s website.

The committee is also planning to engage the local media and to use social media to raise awareness in the paddling community and in the local area. If any members are able to help with this, please contact Candice on 0431 106 081 or via email.


Free ‘come & try’ sessions

INCC will again host two free ‘come & try flatwater kayaking’ sessions this summer. The sessions will be conducted from the steps near Fairfield Boathouse on Saturday January 16 and February 20, between 2 and 4 pm.

‘Come & try’ sessions are suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness and provide an opportunity for participants who have never paddled flatwater kayaks to experience paddling on the beautiful Yarra. Participants should be able to swim and be confident in water. Children must be accompanied by an responsible adult.

The session will be conducted by qualified flatwater kayaking coaches and all equipment, including personal floatation devices, is provided.

Wear shorts, t-shirt (merino or polypropylene if its a bit cold), hat, reef shoes if you have them, and sunscreen. Bring a towel and change of clothes as there is a good chance participants will enjoy a refreshing dip in the Yarra!