The AGM of the Marathon Canoe Club of SA will be held on Tuesday the 11th August 2015  at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at the Spotless Office 290 South Road, Hilton SA 5033.

We invite all Members to attend.  The AGM will be followed by a general and committee meeting.

Please direct any enquiries to Andrew Stoodley.

We have just finished the preparation for the 2015 RPM and we ask that everyone review the Starters list

RPM-2015 Starters List

If there are any changes or corrections – we will be doing this at Registration.

See everyone on Saturday for the Coolest Paddling Marathon!

Congratulations on entering the Coolest Paddling Marathon for 2015 – the RPM!

We have a fair bit of information for you so please do take a few minutes to read!

First off, if you have not already done so, you can download the 2015 Race Book at theRPM Website

The River is at normal winter levels with minimal flow, but the weather is looking to be pretty good – with temperatures in the 5-18 range for most of the time, and the wind is predicted to be around 10km/h with up to 25km/h gusts across the 3 days.  Saturday will be cloudy, and we hope there is no rain in it and the rest of the weekend should be clear.

Yes there will be a Race Dinner on Sunday Evening and this year we are trying a new venue – the Cobdogla Club – it is $25/pp and please let us know at registration on Saturday morning the numbers attending – Take a look at the Menu now and decide on what you want – we hope you can join us.

We have done the first pass of the boat numbers and sorting out the entries.  If there are any changes please let us know ASAP so we can update them.  We have already made a few small changes that may not be in the list already.

At the end of each day we will be uploading the provisional times to the MCC website Just look for the blog post under “News”

During the weekend we will also be commenting on Facebook – so please feel free to join in!

*** IMPORTANT ***

All Paddlers at registration are required to sign off that they have read the 2015 Competitor briefing which contains the main changes this year.

At Registration, please assist us by coming up as a team – that is all paddlers – as boat numbers will not be provided until all team members have signed off.  Please ensure that once you have your boat number to notify one of our scrutineers to check your craft.

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For those travelling, have a safe trip and we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday (and Sunday for the single Day Paddlers)

Let’s all have a safe and fun weekend

See you all on the Water

Bob Phillips
on behalf of the MCC-SA committee and Martin Finn, Race Director.

The 2015 Back2Back has been run and won!

Saturday saw 41 boats across the start line in fair to good conditions – the Weather was quite nice with wind around 15-20km/h and clear sunny skies.  Unfortunately this also brouth out the wake-boarders which did cause a few capsizes.

We ran a short course (approx 8km) and a long course – consisting of 2 laps between the Swanport bridge and Town bridge to bring up a distance of just over 20km.

Sunday Morning at Swanport just after sunrise

Sunday Morning at Swanport just after sunrise

Sunday morning was near perfect – with the wind well under 10km.  We had a total of 24 starters on Sunday Morning.  We ran the same short course again and the long course was upstream to Avoca Dell and return for a total distance of just under 21km.

B2B 2015 Provisional Results – if you have any questions/queries please email us and we will review.

Bob On behalf o the MCC-SA

 

It is only a few short weeks until the 2015 Back2Back on the first weekend in May.

We would love for you to join us in Swanport (Murray Bridge) for one or both days of paddling

Let us know you are coming by completing the form at https://secure.corra.com.au/mcc-ep/ and selecting Back2Back

There is cabin-style accommodation available – $60 per cabin and each cabin sleeps 6 people – please let us know of you would like a cabin.

Full details – Back2Back Flyer 2015

Please assist the registration process by completing the Back2Back Entry form 2015 and bringing it with you.