Photo: Queensland Sea Kayak Club Inc. Photo credit: Cathy Narborough

This is the latest news from Queensland Canoeing. 

We are the peak, state body for QLD and exist to promote,support and coordinate all levels and all types of paddlesport in Queensland.

Latest News 

Finalists for the 2016-17 Australian Canoeing Awards

Finalists for the 2016-17 Australian Canoeing Awards

This year has been an amazing year for Australian paddlers with many fantastic results at National and International events.

There has also been wonderful efforts made by volunteers, officials, administrator, instructors and coaches. After receiving a significant number of nominations and after careful consideration, AC would like to congratulate the following finalists … Read more.

Welcome to our new Board of Qld Canoeing

Welcome to our new Board

We are pleased to welcome some new faces to the Board of Directors at Queensland Canoeing!

For a full list of  Board Directors and their bios … Read more.

Germany to Australia by Kayak

Germany to Australia by Kayak 

Sandy Robson is presenting, Germany to Australia by Kayak on Thursday 2nd November 2017 7-9pm at 
VMR Brisbane, 95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe. 

Come along and hear all about Sandy's adventures paddling 23,000kms across 20 countries by sea kayak  …

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Welcome Elisabet

Welcome Elisabet

Welcome to Elisabet Osk Gudmundsdottir our new Events and Memberships Coordinator at Qld Canoeing.

Elisabet has previous experience in events and sport management and prior to joining Queensland Canoeing, Elisabet worked at 

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Club News & Events

Tingalpa Trot - 5 November

Tingalpa Trot Canoe Marathon

Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club will be hosting the Tingalpa Trot on Sunday 5 November.

Come and compete in a course that winds through the mangroves of Tingalpa Creek. …

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Life Flight Ocean Paddle

Life Flight Ocean Paddle

Ocean racers prepare for Sunshine Coast down winder on Saturday 4 November 2017.

The Life Flight Ocean Paddle will be run either north from Moffats beach or south from Point Arkwright depending on the prevailing wind (17 km downwind). Both courses will finish at the Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club. The race is open to Ocean, Spec and Double Skis, … Read more.

Tweed Tumbulgum Classic

Tweed Tumbulgum Classic

Its on again! Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club is hosting the Tweed Tumbulgum Classic on Sunday 26 November 2017.

The Classic is a 22km Tweed River Marathon Paddle. Open to all experienced paddlers on kayaks, sea kayaks, ocean skis and paddleboards. Read more.

FREE Online training for club volunteers

Online training for volunteers

FREE online training through the Building Active Communities Workshops program are provided by the Qld Government, in partnership with Skills Alliance, to recognise the important role volunteers play in local sport & recreation clubs. …  Read more.

Calendar - Club Events

View our online calendar with all paddle sport events being run by Clubs around Queensland. Read more.

We always welcome news stories & would love to hear from you. If you have any stories, events, photos or general news you wish to share please email them to

Queensland Events & News

Half Day Sprints Regatta Registrations Now Open

Half Day Sprints Regatta #2 - Sat 18 November

Registrations are now open for our Half Day Sprints Regatta to be held on 18 November at Lake Coomera.

Our first Half Day Sprints Regatta was a great success and we look forward to welcoming more participants to this event. Register at … Read more.

2017 QLD Schools Canoe Sprint Championships – Thanks and Results

Qld Schools Canoe Sprint Championships - Results 

Thank you to all 120 competitors from 32 schools across Qld, their coaches/teachers and parents/ supporters for your participation in the 2017 Queensland Schools Canoe Sprint Championships at Lake Coomera on 22 October.

Well done to Pacific Lutheran College who were Overall Schools Champion, followed by  … Read more.

Paddle Log - New Versions

Paddle Log - New Versions

New updated versions of "Paddle Log Desktop" and the "Paddle Log App" are now available for download.

Paddle Log Desktop Extra security has been added to the desktop version of Paddle Log. The new address is If you have been using you will need to export your log from this site and import it into the new  … Read more.

Qld Canoe Marathon Championships - Results

Qld Canoe Marathon Championships - Results

Congratulations to all paddlers - young and not as young, who competed in the 2017 Qld Canoe Marathon Championships at Lake Samsonvale on Saturday 7 October.  

A special thanks to Moreton Bay Regional Council and Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association for their support in hosting both our State and Schools Mararthon Championships at Lake Samsonvale.  … Read more.

Qld State Events Calendar

Check out the Qld Canoeing State Events Calendar for Sprints, Marathon, Canoe Polo and Ocean Racing events.  Thanks to the Technical Committees and clubs for your assistance in hosting events …

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QC Education Calendar

Queensland Canoeing is a National Training Provider for Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) Courses. 

Queensland Canoeing education calendar is now available, including Skills Training, Lifeguard, Guide, etc …  Read more.


National News

2017 World Surf Kayaking Championships

Congratulations to the Australian paddlers, Darren Bason, Liam Thierens, Oliver Burgess-Buxton and Caylan Siddell, who competed at the 2017 World Surf Kayaking Championships in Portrush, Northern Ireland UK from 20th - 28th October 2017. … Read more.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton

Congratulations to our Olympic Champion Ken Wallace, Olympic medallist Lachlan Tame, Paralympic medallist Susan Seipel and 2017 Olympic Hopes team member Carter Brodhurst-Hill, who will share the dream and carry the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton … Read more.

Paddling at the Australian Masters Games

Paddling at the Australian Masters Games

The 16th Australian Masters Games got under way in Tasmania on 21st October with local paddler, Stephen Blizzard of Burnie, setting the pace in the flatwater racing on Lake Barrington. Paddling in the 30 – 35 year age group, Stephen raced into a head wind to achieve times of 43.79 second for 200m and 4 minutes 54 seconds for the 1000m …

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Australian Canoe Announces Competition Dates

2018 National Competition Dates

Australian Canoeing has announced the following 2018 domestic competition dates for Canoe Sprints, Slalom, Polo and Marathon … Read more.

Just a reminder...

Call out for all Paddlesport event calendar dates!

Call out for all Paddlesport event calendar dates!

We would love to keep our online calendar up to date with all paddle sport events being run around Queensland. Read more.     

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