The new Australian Canoeing online registration system is now available. All INCC members who have not renewed for 2014-15 are reminded to do so. Renew your membership now.

New members are welcome. Please read the information on the ‘Join‘ and ‘2014-15 membership‘ pages first, then follow the links to register online.

Please note that INCC only accepts online payment (by credit card). If you don’t have a credit card, please email the treasurer.

All members, friends and family are invited to attend the 2104 Club Night on October 17 at the West Ivanhoe Sporting Club.

The evening will commence at 6.30 pm with the Annual General Meeting which will be followed by dinner. Guest speaker, Ian Penrose, the Yarra Riverkeeper will share his insights on the health of the Yarra and how the community can help look after the river. He will also talk about the work of Yarra Riverkeepers and the worldwide Waterkeeper movement.

Club awards will be presented to the outstanding performers of 2013-14.

Members are encouraged to nominate for the 2014-15 committee. If you have ideas to improve the club or just want to give back, please nominate now.

For catering purposes, we need you to confirm your attendance and tell us about any dietary requirements via email.

AGM documents


The club wants to know if members want regular coaching sessions (over and above the programs and groups already available). Possible options include:

  • Technique and skills course
  • Preparation for racing
  • Preparation for specific events such as the Murray Marathon
  • Regular women’s group
  • Other?

Would you be prepared to pay extra for these sessions? How much?

If you are interested in further coaching, please make a comment to this post.

Clubhouse redevelopment

Thanks to the members who have given their comments regarding the plan for the redevelopment of the clubhouse planned for 2015 (see earlier posts for the details). The comment facility on this website has been closed but if you want to share your thoughts, you can email them.

Following feedback from the committee, the Council has provided an updated design for the clubhouse redevelopment planned to commence in May 2015. All INCC members are encouraged to give feedback on the design by adding a comment to this post (look for ‘leave a reply’ at the bottom).

The key differences between this version and the initial concept are:

  • repositioning the accessible toilet to provide more space in the change rooms
  • decking on the western side to provide a more even level when moving boats in and out
  • access ramp from the path

We are still in the early stages of the design process and there are likely to be several aspects that need further thought. The committee will collate members’ feedback and discuss with the Council and/or architect. Download pdf

INCC is delighted to congratulate six outstanding young members for their selection in the Australian Marathon Team for the World Marathon Championships to be held in Oklahoma in September 2014. After stand-out performances at the National Championships in Ballarat at Easter, not only did Victorians dominate the overall selection, but half of the Victorians selected are members of INCC!!!

  • Logan Dutton and Penny Young were selected for the men’s and women’s under 23 K1 event
  • Oliver James and Ed Lovick were selected for the men’s Junior K1 and Alexander Neilson for the men’s Junior K2
  • Andrew Holloway was selected in the under 18 Canoe Marathon Emerging Team


Canoe Victoria announcement

The committee is pleased to advise that our clubhouse will undergo a major redevelopment in 2015. The City of Yarra has budgeted at total of $420,000 over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years to upgrade and adapt the historic building for use as a kayaking club. While detailed design work will commence shortly, the concept design (see below) offers considerable benefits to the club, including:

  • increased boat storage capacity, with access via roller doors on the western side of the building
  • a new social area, kitchen and deck overlooking the river
  • a new gym area in the basement with windows overlooking the river
  • new shower, toilet and change facilities and a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the ground floor
  • additional storage space in the basement

The committee has provided preliminary feedback to the Council on the concept design and will have input into the final plans. Further details regarding the redevelopment will be made available to members as soon as possible, including opportunities for comment.

The redevelopment is expected to commence in May 2015 and will be completed over the winter. The work will be staged to ensure members can continue to the use the clubhouse facilities. Temporary storage arrangements for club and private boats will be required for a period during the redevelopment, however every effort will be made to minimise the impact on members.

The clubhouse has seen little change since it was built in the 1920′s as a swimming pavilion. It sits on precious public land adjoining one of the most tranquil and beautiful stretches of the Yarra – 5km from Melbourne’s CBD and well served by public transport and parking. While the redevelopment will not address the issues associated with access to the river, the club greatly appreciates the support given by the City of Yarra to bring the facilities up to date, adapt the building to our use and facilitate the ongoing growth in our membership and programs.

Membership renewals for 2014-15 are now open with a $10 early bird discount available till the end of July. The lock on the clubhouse will be changed on Saturday June 28.

Full details regarding membership categories and fees for 2014-15.

Renew your membership by Friday, June 27 and come along between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, June 28 to collect your new key and enjoy the sausage sizzle with other members.

INCC’s juniors, the Crusaders, are gearing up for some races over the coming months. The events include sprints and longer distance in single and double boats.

The kids have had great fun (and more than a little competitive success) in races in recent years, so come on, have a go! More information

The club will be hosting two free ‘come and try kayaking’ sessions for people of all ages.

The session will be supervised by a qualified coach and experienced paddlers. Life jackets and equipment will be provided, with a sausage sizzle going for those who work up an appetite.

Participants should wear shorts, t-shirt and reef shoes and bring a change of clothes as there is a good chance they will take a swim in the Yarra!

2 – 4 pm Sunday February 9

2 – 4 pm Sunday February 23

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