Follow this link for: Victorian Slalom Calendar 2020

For upcoming Canoeing Victoria events, possibly including slalom, check out the Paddle Vic Calendar.  See also the following tab “Events”

The Victorian Slalom Technical Committee conducts a range of Races and Training Events each year.

Victoria is able to offer a variety of Slalom events each year to suit the needs of beginning and experienced paddlers.  See below for the events which are conducted each year.  The Victorian Slalom Calendar 2020 (link below) lists specific dates.  Detailed event information such as location, schedule and registration links will be posted on the PV Website in the weeks leading up to an event.  Event details can change due to weather and river conditions so please check there are no last minute changes.

The Committee are always looking for volunteers to help out with the running of events – if you are interested in volunteering or would like further information, email VSTC.

Follow this link for: Victorian Slalom Calendar 2020

 

Yarra Series

The Yarra Series of races is held on the Yarra River in or close to the Metropolitan area. The races are suitable for beginners through to experienced paddlers.

Race dates:

Yarra Series 1, Fitzsimmons Lane – Sunday 22nd March 2020

Yarra Series 2, Warrandyte Bridge –  Sunday 17th May 2020

Yarra Series 3, Griffiths Park – Sunday 21st June 2020

Yarra Series 4, Fitzsimons Lane Bridge – Sunday 2nd August 2020

Yarra Series 5, Dights Falls – Sunday 25th October 2020

Country Races

Races at a variety of country rivers.

Country Slalom 1, Big River – Sunday 19th July 2020

Country Slalom 2, King River – Sunday 16th August 2020

Warburton Slalom Race – Sunday 11th October 2020

Country Slalom 3, Eildon –  Saturday 21st November, 2020

Victorian Juniors/Schools Championships

 

Championships for junior paddlers and school students held in August or September each year.  The event is a suitable event for those who are beginning paddling.

For 2020 it is being held on the 13th September on the Yarra River at the Warrandyte Bridge.

 

National Slalom Development Camp

The NSD camp is designed for junior and developing paddlers, however paddlers of all ages are welcome.  There are usually over 60 paddlers which are broken into many smaller groups to accommodate the differences in paddling experience. The most advanced paddlers are usually paddlers who are trying, or have already made, the junior National Team, while other groups have paddlers that have only just started their paddling careers. Involvement of parents and other adults is very welcome.

For 2020 the NSD Camp is being held in November on the 20th (Fri), 21st (Sat) and 22nd (Sun) on the Goulburn River near Eildon. Country Slalom 3 will be held on the Saturday afternoon (21st).

Victorian Slalom Championships

The 2019 Victorian Slalom Championships are being held on the Goulburn River near Eildon on the 28th Nov (Sat) and 29th Nov (Sun).

National Junior  & Masters Championships (Incorporating Schools)

 

Managed by Paddle Australia. This event circulates around a number of the States each year. 

See the Paddle Australia Website for further information.

National Championships

Managed by Paddle Australia. This event circulates around a number of the States each year. 

See the Paddle Australia Website for further information.

What is Slalom

Kayaking is an exciting watersport which is great fun at all levels and takes us to some of the most beautiful and tranquil rivers and bush settings in Victoria. You can start at a local water course and end up representing Australia overseas including events like the Olympics.

Kayaking is a social sport with children of all school year levels practising together and looking after each other under close supervision from teachers and qualified instructors.

Canoe Slalom is an exciting whitewater paddling discipline that combines the best in paddling technique, skill, fitness and power. The sport consists of up to 25 designated upstream or downstream gates (vertical poles approximately on metre apart) suspended over a course of whitewater rapids along a length of 200 – 300 metres. The paddler must negotiate the gates in numerical order, the correct direction, in the shortest possible time and with the least number of penalties. Canoe Slalom can present challenges and deliver achievable outcomes at all levels from beginners to Elite. It is an Olympic sport and is well supported by the Victorian Institute of Sport.

The Slalom Committee organizes races during the year which are pitched at an entry level to the sport and graduate through to experienced and challenging whitewater as the year progresses.

There is an annual Yarra Series which run concurrently with a Country Series. These series culminate in Country Race 3 and the Victorian State Slalom Championships both of which are held on the Goulburn River, at Eildon in November/December.

Different Craft

What does K1, K2, C1 etc mean ?

K1 are one person kayaks.  C1 and C2 are one and two person canoes which look similar to kayaks but in which the person kneels and uses at single bladed paddle.

Slalom kayaking is an exciting high energy race over several minutes through gates (pairs of poles suspended over the water) in whitewater rapids Downriver.  But kayaking is not just about racing – activities also develop advanced water safety skills and teamwork.

Victorian clubs that do slalom

Paddle Victoria has many affiliated clubs, a number of which specialise in slalom paddling and have club coaches and boats available for their members to use when building their skills. For more information, contact the clubs directly. A list of all Canoe Clubs in Victoria can be found here.  Refer to the next tab “Resources” for links to the two main Victorian clubs involved in slalom racing, Melbourne Canoe Club (MCC) and Canoes Plus Racing Team (CPRT)

Membership of Club & Canoeing Association

To paddle regularly in Slalom Canoeing events paddlers must be a fully registered member of a club that is affiliated with Australian Canoeing, and therefore Canoeing Victoria.  A Membership Card is provided to all members and should be taken to events to demonstrate membership. Membership is not expensive and provides insurance coverage and news, information and additional benefits from both the club and Australian Canoeing.

Membership renewals are due to Canoeing Victoria through your club in July of each year.

 

 

Just Starting? – The come ‘n’ try category is designed for new paddlers to the sport still deciding if they want to get involved.  If you are not a registered member you must pay an additional levy to cover Insurance for the current race.  This category is limited to three races and is not available for any paddler to compete in the State and/or National Championships.

School Membership Category is available at discounted membership rates (Contact Canoeing Victoria for details) that gives individual paddlers from the relevant school full coverage for all events except the State and National Championships. This membership category is only available through a school and is not an individual category.
As a consequence of the above new membership category being introduced the Certificate of Currency option will be no longer available.

It is the responsibility of the individual paddler / competitor to ensure that he/she has up to date membership of a CV affiliated club. Membership details will be checked against the current CV membership list at each race. If the paddlers name does not appear on the CV register they must either be able to provide proof of membership to a CV affiliated club OR pay the additional levy to cover Insurance for the current race.

For any paddler to compete in the State and/or National Championships he/she must be a current member of a CV (or Interstate Association) affiliated club.

Documents:

Yarra Series Race Regulations/Proceedings

Slalom Race Official Role Descriptions

 

Key Slalom Canoe Clubs:

Canoes Plus Racing Team  https://cprt.canoe.org.au/

Melbourne Canoe Club   https://melbourne.canoe.org.au/


Useful links:

Paddle Australia  https://paddle.org.au/

Victorian Institute of Sport   http://www.vis.org.au

2020 Victorian Team

2018-19 Victorian Team

Womens K1

Senior team: Dita Pahl, Zoe Lau, Eliza Singleton

Junior team: Claire Tonkin, Abby Collins, Sarah Crosbee

Womens C1   

Senior team: Madison Wilson

Junior team: Georgie O’Callaghan, Kate Moorhen, Emile McKenna

Mens K1

Senior team: Warwick Draper, Aiden O’Callaghan,Tristan Carter

Junior team: Josh Montalto, Ryan Hughes, Ben Little

Mens C1

Senior team: Kaylen Bassett, Lachlan Bassett, Robert Janiszewski

Junior team: Mark Crosbee, Ben Ross, Luke Anderson

Mens C2

Junior team: D Shamieh/B Mclaughlan, S Montalto/K Crunkhorn, C Flowers/T Ladson

Mixed C2

Junior team: A Berryman/R Galea

Cadets

K1: James Stamp, Tyler Lewellin, Charlie Shamieh

C1: Archie Nelson, Lucas Del Brocco, Seth Hill

2017-18 Victorian Team

Womens K1

Senior team: Dita Pahl, Sally Wright, Maggie Webster

Junior team: Claire Tonkin, Zoe Lau

Womens C1   

Junior team: Madison Wilson

Mens K1

Senior team: Jaxon Merritt, Warwick Draper, Tim Anderson

Junior team: Aiden O’Callaghan, Max McDonald, Samuel Grant

Mens C1

Senior team: Tristan Carter, Kaylen Bassett, Al Anderson

Junior team: Brad McLaughlan, Cam McLaughlan, Lachlan Bassett

Mens C2

Junior team: Speed/Loughran

Cadets

Sebastian Montalto, Mark Crosbee, James Stagoll

2016-17 Victorian Team

Womens K1

Senior team: Dita Pahl, Sally Wright, Maggie Webster

Junior team: Claire Tonkin, Zoe Lau

Womens C1   

Junior team: Madison Wilson

Mens K1

Senior team: Jaxon Merritt, Warwick Draper, Tim Anderson

Junior team: Aiden O’Callaghan, Max McDonald, Samuel Grant

Mens C1

Senior team: Tristan Carter, Kaylen Bassett, Al Anderson

Junior team: Brad McLaughlan, Cam McLaughlan, Lachlan Bassett

Mens C2

Junior team: Speed/Loughran

Cadets

Sebastian Montalto, Mark Crosbee, James Stagoll

2015-16 Victorian Team

K1M

Senior – Max Myers, Warwick Draper, Al Anderson

Junior – Samuel Grant, Robert Janiszewski, Aiden O’Callaghan

C1M

Senior – Christian Fabris, Kaylen Bassett, Tim Lau

Junior – Tristan Carter, Lachlan Bassett, Ashley Hobbs

K1W

Senior – Dita Pahl, Kate Poulier, Hannah McConnell

Junior – Georgie Tonkin, Claire Tonkin, Zoe Lau

C2M

Junior – Ryan Hogg/Daniel Shamieh, McLaughlan/McLaughlan, O’Donaghue Hayes/Josh Montalto

Cadets*

Sebastian Montalto, Mark Crosbee, Ben Strmecki

 

*Cadets are not eligible for Vic points at the National Championships

2014-15 Victorian Team

Vic Slalom Team 2015
Vic Slalom Team 2015. Congratulations to all Victorian paddlers and good luck for the rest of 2015.

WK1

Senior – Dita Pahl, Sally Wright, Eliza Singleton

Junior – Georgie Tonkin, Hannah McConnell, Kate Poulier

WC1

Senior – Leanne Guinea

Junior – Madison Wilson, Zoe Lau

K1

Senior – Jaxon Merritt, Tim Anderson, Warwick Draper

Junior – Aiden O’Callaghan, Samuel Grant, Max McDonald

C1

Senior – Lewis Wylie, Christian Fabris, Alastair Anderson

Junior – Tristan Carter, Ashley Hobbs, Robert Janiszewski

C2

Senior – Andrew Farrance, Jake Farrance, Timothy Lau, Samuel Nightingale, Chris Fegan, Kaylen Bassett

Junior – Jack Brenton, Cameron McLaughlan, Ethan Pride, James LeMottee, Daniel Shamieh, Ryan Hogg

Qualified for C2 athletes but partners selected for alternative class* – Lachlan Bassett, Joshua Montalto, James O’Donoghue-Hayes

Cadets* – Claire Tonkin, Brad McLaughlan, Sebastian Montalto

Team Manager – Leanne Guinea

 

*Cadets and those qualified for C2 but partners chosen for alternative class are not eligible for Vic points at the national championships

If you wish to contact the Slalom Committee, please email: vicslalomtechcommittee@gmail.com.

Chair – Chris Runting – chris.runting@gmail.com

Vice Chair – Lyne Strmecki

Treasurer – Lyne Strmecki / Paddle Victoria

Secretary – Sue Moorhen

Logistics – Chris Galea

Registrations – Laura Montalto

Athlete Development – Warwick Draper

Timing and Compiling – Russell Bassett