Although the 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Championships were cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions we wish to acknowledge the following paddlers who qualified for selection to the 2021 Victorian Canoe Marathon team.
|Aidan Han||Fairfield||K1 M U16||K2 M U16|
|Andrea Szkibik||PLCC||K2 X V55-64|
|Bradley Buissink||PLCC||K1 M U14||TK2 M U14|
|Deborah Bennett||INCC Yarra Paddlers||K1 W V65+|
|Dominic Scarfe||INCC Yarra Paddlers||K1 M V55-64||K2 M V 45-54|
|Hamish Young||INCC Yarra Paddlers||K2 M Open|
|Isaac Johnson||INCC Yarra Paddlers||K2 M Open|
|James Miller||Shepparton||C1/UC1 M Open||TC2 M Open|
|John Young||INCC Yarra Paddlers||K2 M V45-54|
|Karen Merlo||Bendigo||TC1 W V35+|
|Lachlan Dal Sasso||Fairfield||K1 M U16||K2 M U16|
|Nathan Jones||Fairfield||K1 M U18||K2 M U18|
|Neil Tattersall||PLCC||K2 X V55-64|
|Rachel De Kretser||INCC Yarra Paddlers||K1 W U23|
|Rebecca Mann||Mercantile||K1 W Open||K2 W Open|
|Thomas Creed||Goldfields Paddlers||TC1 M U16|
|Tony Bond||Echuca Moama||C1 M V65+|
Team manager: Peter Jones
Selection was based on each paddler’s performance at the 2021 Victorian Canoe Marathon Championships held at Geelong on 27th and 27th February, according to criteria explained in the 2021 Paddle Victoria Marathon Team Selection Policy (published on the Paddle Victoria website on 4th February 2021). Paddlers in doubles events were selected on an individual basis (hence a paddler may qualify for team selection for doubles even if their partner did not qualify).
A number of other paddlers performed very well at the Victorian Championships but either did not seek selection or had not qualified by paddling in sufficient Victorian races over the preceding twelve months of racing (extended from the normal year due to COVID-19 disruptions to racing in 2020).
Although the 2022 competition is still some way off we encourage all paddlers aim for the Victorian Championships, likely in late February or March, and the Australian Championships, expected to be held in Queensland from 21st to 24th April.
On behalf of the Paddle Victoria Marathon Committee