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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!

Have you always wanted to learn to paddle a kayak? Beginners course dates for summer

INCC’s beginners’ course has been the start for many of our members. The program is run in small groups over three two-hour sessions. In that time you can develop the basic skills and confidence to paddle flatwater kayaks safely.

Dates for this season:

  • December 5, 12 and 19 (places still available but filling fast)
  • January 16, 23 and 30
  • February 6, 13 and 2o
  • February 27, March 5 and 12
  • March 18, 26 and April 2
  • April 9, 16 and 23

More information

Izzie Neilson – Progress Leader Junior Sports Star of the Year

Congratulations to Izzie Neilson who was awarded the Progress Leader Junior Sports Star of the Year award on the 17th of November.

The INCC/MLC paddler was recognised for her amazing results at the Australian National Marathon Championships and ICF  World Marathon Championships earlier in the year where she placed 9th in singles and 11th in doubles.

Her partner Steph Langley, who was also nominated for the award, came 20th in singles in addition to her doubles success with Izzie.

Well done Izzie on your award and congratulations Steph for your nomination !

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Oli James – Australian Junior Canoeist of the Year

Congratulations to INCC member Oli James who won the Junior Conoeist of the Year award at the 2015 Australian Canoeing Awards night held in Sydney on the 14th of November.

At the 2015 Canoe Sprint National Championships, Oli won all but two events across the under 18 category. At the Junior World Championships, Oli finished 7th in the final of the Men’s 1000m K1.

Although the award is for his sprint success, it should able be noted that Oli has also had a fantastic year in the Marathon discipline where he also represented Australia at the ICF Marathon World Championships.

Well done Oli!