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Ladies Beginner Lessons


Tuesday 31 May, 2  and 9 June 2011, 9.30-10.30am 


Cost: $ 70. (includes boat and safety equipment)

All bookings and payment before Friday 27 May 2011

Bookings are essential


Contact: Champion Lakes Boating Club

Robyn Brown, mob: 0401 311 817


NOTE: It is a requirement that

participants must be able to swim 50 metres

Clean Up Australia


CLBC members clean up the lake!

Eighteen CLBC members, mostly kayakers, spent 1.5 hours collecting rubbish around Champion Lakes as part of Clean Up Australia Day on 6 March. Christiena Bluett, a local resident  who regularly cleans around the lake, gave the members some tips and information about hazards they might meet.  We all set off with bags and some curiosity about what we would find. The most interesting find was a discarded bike wheel, obviously one peeved off cyclist! Other items collected in the 25 bags of rubbish  included course buoys, plastic water bottles, cans, plastic bags, cigarette butts.  Michelle did her part managing to sign up a couple of new members who were curious abouut what we were all doing. Many other community members walking or cycling stopped to say what a good job we were all doing. We finished off with a photoshoot and a good cup of tea and cakes!

 Thanks to everyone who helped out to keep our lake pristine!

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CLBC members win gold at State Championships

Local kayakers win gold at state championships!

Canoeing WA State Flatwater Championships were held at ChampionLakes on Saturday 19 February and three local paddlers, who are members of the Champion Lakes Boating Club, won gold medals. Samantha Thomason, 16 years old, from Armadale and who attends KelmscottSenior High School won gold in the K1 200m, K2 200m and K2 500m classes. Samantha is a very dedicated paddler and trains 6 mornings a week. Daniel Bowen and Jack Cappendell, both 10 years old and from Darling Downs, paddled together to take out the under 12 doubles 200m and 500m titles. Individually Samantha, Jack and Daniel won either bronze or silver in all their other classes. Jack and Daniel have only been paddling since October but have really taken to the sport.  They have made rapid progress under the expert eye of their coach, ex-ArmadaleSenior High School student, Taitiana Brown, who trains the boys twice a week.  Jack and Daniel are best friends, live next door and are very similar in ability! The friendly rivalry between them spurs them on to keep improving their performance. However, when they are paddling as a double this all disappears as they work together. Their classes are all Olympic events, so who knows what the future will hold!

Fun lessons for Juniors


Juniors Summer Holiday Kayaking Lessons


 If you are aged 8-12 years and want to have some fun on the water over the school holidays in January 2011 then enrol in our fun kayaking lessons. These are one off lessons, that will give you a range of fun experiences from deck walking to canoe polo.

Pre requisite: You must be able to swim at least 50 metres

Cost: $20 per lesson, including all equipment.

Instructor: Guy Power

Time: 9.00-10.00am


4, 11,18, 25 January 2011


 Contact;  Robyn Brown, email: or mob 0401 311 817




Are you aged 8-14 years?

Can you swim at least 50 metres?

Come along and have some great fun on the water at Champion Lakes!

Date: Wednesday 29 September and 6 October ( More dates will be offered if classes fill)

Cost: $20 per session

Qualified Level One Flatwater Instructor: Guy Power

Boat and safety gear provided.

Payment required before 25 September

Email: Robyn Brown, secretary Champion Lakes Boating Club, for full details.

A win for club members!

Avon Descent Success for Champion Lakes Boating Club Members

Dave Boldy, Taitiarna Brown and Rowan Berger, CLBC members joined with Ross Lambert to tackle the 2010 Avon Descent.

It turned out to be more about running and dragging rather than paddling at this years event as the water levels were at an all time low.  It was very disappointing for Taiti and Rowan who were competing in their first Avon and looking forward to the thrills of tackling whitewater for the first time but nevertheless it was still a thrill for them to work in a team with two experienced Avon campaigners and share the thrills of participating and finishing such a great event! Over 500 paddling craft started the event with less than half completing the course so this was a fantastic effort by our members.

Another CLBC member Lindsay Wiland also competed in a team of four, finishing in 3rd place in the Open Teams of Four category in a time of 14 hours 5 minutes


Beginners Lessons



Juniors Beginners Kayaking Lessons

2,9,16,23 September, 7,14,21,28 October, 4,11,18 and 25 November


Adults Beginner Kayaking Lessons

Would you like to get fit and try a low impact aquatic sport? Champion Lakes Boating Club is offering a series of kayaking lessons for adult beginners . You will attain the necessary skills to paddle safely and confidently on placid water.

Pre requisite: You must be able to swim at least 50 metres

Cost: $75 for 4 x 1 hour lessons which includes all equipment.

Instructor: Guy Power

Time: 6.30-7.30am

Dates:    Wednesday – 14, 21, 28 April, 5 May……………….1, 8,15,22,29 Sept, 6, 13, 20, 27 October and 3,10,17, 24 November

To book for these lessons please contact CLBC Secretary, Robyn Brown

Payment should be received before start date


A TID paddlers view

A TID paddlers view on the 4th Sprint Regatta at Champion Lakes

At the regatta on 9 January (my first as an official member of CLBC, along with 4 other TID paddlers) we experienced some of the worst conditions I have ever paddled in. There was a plus side to the howling tail winds and that was they did most of the work whilst we were racing. I did pretty well taking out first place in the K1 200m and 100m but was closely .followed by Bryce who got second in all his races. In the K2, Bryce and myself came second in both the 200m and 100m behind Sam and Mandy (who we let win so they wouldn’t get embarrassed) The rest of the TID paddlers all did well in both the K1 and K2 races even though there were a couple who went for a swim due to the ridiculous waves, myself being one of them. All in all it was a great day and we all had fun.

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