2 weeks ago

Derwent Canoe Club
Huge congratulations to Codie Davidson (NSW) for winning Bronze in the kayak Cross event at the Junior & U23 World Champs.Claire made the quarter finals which put her in the top 16 out of a field of 48 paddlers - a pretty good effort!!I love Paddle Australia's photo of Codie and Claire in their kayak cross boats yesterday. It sums up those two quite nicely. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Derwent Canoe Club
It's not over just yet......last day of competition, and it's Kayak Cross. In late news, Claire has made it through the time trials (20th position in a field of 48 paddlers) and goes into Heat 4 at 9:39pm AEST.Fergus is not competing in this one, but will be cheering the team on I'm sure.Let's get ready to cheer on our #Aussies on the final day of the 2024 ICF Junior and U23 #CanoeSlalom World Championships in the Kayak Cross 💪 First up, time trials 😎JNR WOMEN'S KAYAK CROSS⭐ Ada Mackie - 4:54pm AEST⭐ Claire Clements - 5pm AEST⭐ Codie Davidson - 5:02pm AESTJNR MEN'S KAYAK CROSS⭐ Sevan Billaut - 6:11pm AEST⭐ James Stamp - 6:17pm AEST⭐ Merle Long - 6:20pm AEST⭐ Hunter Florisson - 6:21pm AESTU23 WOMEN'S KAYAK CROSS⭐ Georgie O'Callaghan - 6:56pm AESTU23 MEN'S KAYAK CROSS⭐ Riley Galea - 7:38pm AEST⭐ George Pankhurst - 7:46pm AEST⭐ Mark Crosbee - 7:50pm AEST⭐ Dominic Curtin - 7:58pm AESTWatch LIVE on Planet Canoe Youtube 📺 Australian Institute of Sport Victorian Institute of Sport Inside WAIS Tasmanian Institute of Sport ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Derwent Canoe Club
Action, tension & nervousness watching the finals in the junior kayak finals last night 🫣. This sport can be brutal, with the smallest mistakes having big consequences. Claire had a pretty good run, but two time errors were costly. A miscalculation in line coming down the main chute meant she was too low for an up gate at the bottom of it - as Dan Watkins once philosophically said "It's pretty hard to win when you spend 10 seconds paddling upsteam". Nevertheless her final result was a very respectable 26 out of a field of 50 paddlers. We've got to acknowledge fantastic performances by her team mates:- Codie Davidson (NSW) 24th- Sarah Crosbee (Vic) who finished 11th, missing the final by just one spot; and- A top 10 finish by Merle Long (NSW) in the men's.It's been a big week and we're looking forward to welcoming Fergus and Claire home next week.Tasmanian Institute of SportWhat a night for our #Aussies at the 2024 Junior and U23 #CanoeSlalom World Championships, with a top-10 finish for Merle Long 🙌 and Mark and Sarah Crosbee falling just outside in 1️⃣1️⃣th 💪U23 MEN’S CANOE⭐️ Mark Crosbee - 11thU23 WOMEN’S CANOE⭐️ Georgie O’Callaghan - 20thJNR MEN’S KAYAK⭐️ Merle Long - 10th⭐️ Sevan Billaut - 32ndJNR WOMEN’S KAYAK⭐️ Sarah Crosbee - 11th⭐️ Codie Davidson - 24th⭐️ Claire Clements - 26th📷 Damiano Benedetto Australian Institute of Sport Victorian Institute of Sport Inside WAIS Tasmanian Institute of Sport ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Welcome to the Derwent Canoe Club (DCC) and all things paddling in Southern Tasmania.

To see what’s planned use the Future Planner link below and to enter events use the Calendar menu above noting that events may not be available until closer to the date.

Getting started – Are you a beginner wanting to learn to paddle ? Here are some options:

  • Paddling, Pals and Pizza – A social paddling group for members to meet others in the club, learn paddling skills, play games, make friends and chat over a meal afterwards. Look for it over summer on the events section of our Facebook page.
  • Southern “Under 3” river trips – River trips run by experienced club members on grade 1 or 2 rivers for novice paddlers progressing into the art of paddling on moving water.
  • Paddle Tasmania – Education – Accredited courses run by Paddle Tasmania to learn paddling skills.
  • Slalom Stingers – A great junior development program for slalom (adults also welcome).

Competitions

  • Ocean Ski Racing – Run in conjunction with Next Level Kayaking.
  • Canoe Polo – Weekly roster in terms 2 and 3 along with rolling practice at the Clarence pool.
  • Simple Slalom – Monthly competitions held at Broken Bridge during summer which are open to everyone.

State News

RSS PaddleTAS

  • National Slalom Championships held at Bradys Lake, Tasmania Jun 12, 2024
    Tasmania hosted the nationals in early April, with Olympic athletes Tim Anderson and Tristan Carter attending as a part of their preparation for the Paris Games later this year. As a world class whitewater course the natural challenges and features proved to be an electric and exciting event for the athletes, volunteers and crowd in […]
  • Tasmanian Junior Canoe Slalom Athletes Shine during National Team Selection Jun 12, 2024
    During the 2023/4 summer competition season two local Hobart athletes were selected to represent Australia at the 2024 Junior World Championships in Slovakia in July. We congratulate Claire and Fergus on their selection and wish them luck! Five of the twelve athletes who were selected on to the National Development Squad were also from Tasmania. […]