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Hobart based slalom canoeists Kate Eckhardt and Daniel Watkins have performed brilliantly at the senior world cup event at Augsburg, Germany. Eckhardt, 19 , has raced at her best ever at a senior level placing 6th in the final of this race in her first year as a senior paddler.
Watkins was also brilliant in finishing 12th against a quality field in the mens canoe. This is also his best ever result in this event.
The highlight for the Aussie team was the dominant performance of Jess Fox who executed a flawless run to win the womens canoe race by 10 seconds
This race is the second of five world cup events for the team this season. Eckhardt and Fox will be team mates at the U23 World Championships in Slovakia in July and then the senior World Championships in France in September.
Eckhardt and Watkins are local TIS canoeing program paddlers. Eckhardt has been a won silver and bronze medalist at Junior World Championships in 2014 and 2015.This is her first season on the Australian Senior Canoeing team.
She competes in both kayak and canoe, she placed 42nd in her kayak race after placing 37th last weekend in the first world cup in Prague.
Eckhardt and Fox raced against 43 paddlers in this event from 30 countries. The event has also been included in the Olympic program for the first time at the 2020 games in Tokyo.
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Here are the results from today's race at Bellerive. Also some pictures and video of the Div 1 start thanks to Ben Langford. Big shout out to Phil, MJ and the water safety crew 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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Derwent Canoe Club Winter Series Race 2
This Sunday 25th
10am Start three divisions
Long and Short courses
Start at Kangaroo bay boat ramp next to Rosny College
9.15 entries
$10 entry

Phil Watkins
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Vale Margaret Mollison

Today the Tasmanian canoeing community lost Margaret Mollison who died peacefully this morning after battling pancreatic cancer.

Margaret was well known and loved throughout the canoeing community and a long-time member, with her family, of the Derwent Canoe Club. She was a regular presence at Forth, the Mersey and Brady’s and at local southern events and at numerous national slalom championships over more than 20 years, supporting with her husband Andrew their paddling girls, Rosie and Kate. Margaret officiated, helped, encouraged and supported numerous paddlers (and provided much appreciated impromptu physiotherapy when needed) and was always a friendly and happy presence at the various canoeing campsites around the state.

Margaret enjoyed paddling, often cruising over a calm Brady’s Lake in the early morning in her estuary boat, taking in the peace and serenity.

She was also a keen sailor, sailing all of southern Tasmania’s waters and also taking an extended expedition up Australia’s east coast and out to New Caledonia and Vanuatu with her husband Andrew and various friends who joined them at different times. Margaret was also a keen bushwalker and conservationist who contributed to many environmental causes.

Margaret will be greatly missed by all her knew her – she was loved by so many.
Our thoughts are with Andrew, Rosie, Pierre, baby Huon, Kate and Chris.

John Borojevic
Chair - Canoe Tasmania

Thanks John for this sad news. The DCC offers heart felt condolences to Mollie and the girls.
Peter Eckhardt
DCC Commodore
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Hi guys, I left a spraydeck at canoe polo a few weeks ago (just before the long weekend) but wasn't able to find it on Monday night. Does anyone know if it's likely to have been picked up? It's a brown/grayish solution one. Cheers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Canoe Polo Ladder after the 1st 6 rounds .
The top 2 teams in each grade, after 9 rounds, will play in the grand final on the last night. The other teams will play a consolation final.
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Canoe Polo Tonight
7:40 Hobart College v GYC
8:05 Rosny College v B1s
8:35 Matts Team v Wards Wood
9:00 Old Farts v Younguns

Duty desk is Old Farts for 1st 2 games then Rosny College last 2 games

Reminder that teams on first game need to get gear out and teams playing last game need to pack up.
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If you would like to stay a little warmer whilst you are training in your K1 then a spray deck is the way to go. These Jantex ones are only $95. Contact me if you are interested. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello, has anyone got any playboats up for sale small/medium? ... See MoreSee Less

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Social events

DCC social gatherings general occur alongside events and are advertised on the Calendar, DCCFlash and Facebook.
Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month.
Contact one of the executive if you would like assistance organising a social event or would like to raise an issue at a Board meeting.

Browns Races

The DCC Browns Races are legendary!
There is something for everyone at Browns – race hard, take on a personal challenge, or relax with friends after a long day.
When the weather is nice, the famous post-race BBQ’s are not to be missed.
Races are held roughly bi-weekly, check the News Items and/or Calendar.

DCC Paddle Flash

DCC Paddle Flash is the clubs ‘web group’ that has been established as an email news service to club members. If you join this group, you can choose to go and view messages on the Paddle Flash board via the Web, or get the messages delivered to your email address.

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Junior Development

The Derwent Canoe Club runs a comprehensive junior development programme including involvement in the TIS Development Squad.
New for this Summer is the River Rats program for 10 – 12yr olds interested in trying canoeing

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Southern 'Under 3' Trips

The Derwent Canoe Club runs monthly beginner trips guaranteed to be under grade 3 for rusty, aspiring or social paddlers. A great way to meet other members and just mess around in boats.

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