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Have finished for the cooler months and will resume in September 2023.

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Club News

Essendon Canoe Club Inc (ECC) is a friendly and well-equipped club catering to the needs of individual and family paddlers. Located in Woods St Ascot Vale, on the Maribyrnong River, the Essendon Canoe Club was established in 1925. Members enjoy all aspects of canoeing (and kayaking) including Touring, Polo, Marathon, Flatwater racing, and of course social!

State News


  • YARRA SERIES SLALOM RACE 3 Dights Falls Sunday 4th June 2023 May 17, 2023
    YARRA SERIES SLALOM RACE 3 Sunday 4th June 2023 Dights Falls, Abbotsford Event Program Saturday 3rd June: 2:30pm – Course set up. Please come and help, the event wont happen without it 4:00pm – Free Practice – Clubs/Individuals to provide own safety Sunday 4th June: 8:00am – Course Closed and Bib Collection (No entries on […]
  • VicSport Child Safe Clubs – Online resources and Webinar May 16, 2023
    A recording of the most recent webinar on 10 May is now available for you to re-watch or pass on to your fellow colleagues and club volunteers. You can find the recording of the webinar here: Vicsport’s Child Safe Sport webpage has now been updated with the latest webinar as well: Alongside this […]
  • Paddle Victoria Volunteer of the Year Award 2022-23 May 11, 2023
    It’s time to show your appreciation for our hard working volunteers. You have probably seen them around your club and at races, always ready to help out, organise events and equipment and go above and beyond what is needed. In addition to Club Volunteer of the Year we also have the Club Coach of the […]
  • 2023 OPACMSC – Marathon Video May 11, 2023
    Watch the highlights and interviews from the 2023 Oceania and Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Championships & SUP Championships. The event was held from Thursday 6th to Monday 10th April 2023 on the Barwon River, at the Geelong Canoe Club in Geelong. Kestrel Media was onsite for the 4 days of racing to capture some of […]
  • Results – Yarra Series Race 2. Fitzsimmons Lane Bridge. 30th April 2023 Apr 30, 2023
    Thanks to everyone that made this event possible: course design, set up/pack up, chief judge, compiling, race volunteers, competitors. It was a great team effort. Results Yarra Series Race 2 30 April 2023 Fitzies Results Beginners Race Yarra Series 2 30 April 2023 Fitzies

National News

RSS Paddle Australia

    Australia have won an historic Men’s K4 500 silver medal on day two of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland. After missing out on qualifying for the A-Final in World Cup one in Hungary a couple of weeks ago, the quartet of Riley Fitzsimmons (NSW) , Pierre van der Westhuyzen (QLD), Jackson […]
  • Aussie Olympic champs confident ahead of ICF World Cup 2 in Poland May 25, 2023
    Australia’s men’s sprint kayaking team have arrived in Poznan, Poland ahead of the second ICF World Cup event of the season. After a strong start to the international racing calendar in Hungary two weeks ago, Olympic champion Jean van der Westhuyzen is targeting a breakthrough season win at this weekend’s regatta. Van der Westhuyzen and […]
    Entries are now open for the 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships and 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing Masters World Championships, to be held in Perth, WA from 27 November – 3 December 2023 with the race window starting from 30 November.  The world’s best ocean racers will compete along the 20km downwind course […]
    “I grew up in a small country town where sport was only possible with community support.” It’s this community mentality that is still instilled in Stand Up Paddling volunteer Darren Pratt. Darren has been involved in the sport at all levels, starting as a volunteer at his local club in Western Australia. These days, Darren […]
  • Paddle Australia launches LGBTQ Inclusion Policy May 16, 2023
    As we recognise and celebrate inclusion on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) today, Paddle Australia (PA) are proud to release its LGBTQ Inclusion Policy. PA’s LGBTQ Inclusion Policy affirms the organisations’ commitment to supporting the inclusion of LGBTQ identifying people in paddling, to ensure we foster a safe, equitable and welcoming environment […]