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QLD State Marathon Champs- Tim Stenlake wins U23 K1


4 club members attended the recent State Marathon Championships. Overall this event was fairly poorly attended, possibly due to the announcement of the

rescheduling next year where the Championships will occur closer to Nationals, possibly in February, Date to be confirmed.


Tim finished an impressive 3rd overall but 1st in the U23 age group. Chris sufferred from his addiction to making boat changes and Daryl had a close finish

with paddlers in different age categories.

Sunday proved to be the least attended races, with 1 Open Mens K2, 1 Open Womens K2, and a few class amalgamations to allow some racing to occur.

 While poorly attended it was good practice for those looking at doing the BV100 later in the year where paddlers will need to back up and paddle the second day.

(it also allowed some “fun” to be had , Mens/Womens K2 Open).

Hopefully we will have better attendance at the next State Championships in 5 months time.

ICC Paddler Results.

Mens U23 K1

1st Tim Stenlake

Mens Open K1

4th Chris Clarke

Mens Vet 45 K1

1st Daryl Stenlake

Mens Open K2

1st Chris Clarke/ Chris Bennett (mdore) (out of 1)

 Mens Open TK2

2nd Nathan Caspford, John Donkersloot (logan)

Club Members at Hare & Hound on Saturday . Tim Stenlake sets new K1 record time


9 ICC Paddlers completed the Hare and the Hound at Brisbane Canoeing on Saturday morning.

For some, this was their last session before heading overseas this week.

There a few new times recorded, a couple of personal bests and a new K1 record time set by Tim Stenlake.

Club members times.


Paddler Craft Time Comment
Tim Donkin & Steve Girard K2 0:24:42 Initial Time
Tim Stenlake K1 0:24:44 PB New Record
Carly Baque & Jacquie Beaver K2 0:26:35 Initial Time
Alex Haas & Jake Donaghey C2 0:27:06 PB
Macauley Stafford-Smith K1 0:27:34 PB
Paul Gardiner K1 0:28:47 Initial Time



Tim Stenlake does it again at Brisbane Canoeing Race


A few ICC paddlers ventured down the river to the Brisbane Canoeing marathon series race.

Tim Stenlake won again. he has now won all of the marathon races he has entered this year and is looking very strong leading up to the State titles in a couple of weeks.

Hopefully a few more club members might venture out as the temperature starts warming up.

ICC Member results.

Mens Open K1

1. Tim Stenlake

2. Chris Clarke


K1 Vet 35

1. Paul Gardner


K1 Vet 45

1. Daryl Stenlake


Four O’Clock Floats


Sal will start these on 4/9 and plan to hold them on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
They are social paddles as a continuation  from Come and Try for novice paddlers. Would be
participants are asked to book for these sessions by the Friday night prior  as she will not
be at the Club on the off chance that someone might turn up. 

Phone 3378 4173    e-mail

QC Awards – Sal Gardner Club Person of the Year, James Mangold Masters Canoeist


The Queensland Canoeing Annual Awards dinner was on Saturday night with 2 ICC club members picking up awards.

Sal Gardner – Club Person of the year.

There wouldn’t be a member of ICC that has not seen the work the Sal does including organising maintenance, taking almost all of the come and try paddlers and the work she does for QC which generates income for the club.

Not only that, she is one of the few ICC members who actually turns up rain or shine to the all of the marathon series races.

James Mangold – Masters Canoeist.

It will be a shame when our (ex) South African champ moves to WA at the end of the month. He put his mark on the marathon series and surf ski races last year winning almost every race he went in including the World Masters Games with James and Tanya winning the K2 for their age group.


2010 / 2011 Membership Forms now available


2010 / 2011 membership forms are now available (click on the links below).

Please note that members must complete an ICC membership form, AND an AC membership form. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or direct deposit. If paying by direct deposit, please enter your surname and first initial in the reference section so that we can match your payment to your form. Details can be found in the bottom left hand corner of the ICC membership form.

KEY CHANGE AND AGM: Wednesday 28 July at canoe shed.
6:30pm – key change and membership renewal
7:30pm – AGM

AGM and 2010/2011 membership


Official notice is given that the Indooroopilly Canoe Club Annual General meeting will be held on Wednesday 28 July at 7:30pm at the canoe club shed (Witton Rd, Indooroopilly).
All members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend. Nominations are called for office bearers who will be elected at this time.
2010/2011 memberships are now due.
The locks to the shed will be changed on Wednesday 28 July. Memberships can be paid on the night of the AGM from 6:30pm. Membership forms will be available at the canoe club, payment by cash or cheque only. If you are unable to attend on Wednesday night, please contact a member of the committee to arrange an alternative (the committee can be contacted through this email).

Indooroopilly River Race – 20 JUNE


Results now available. Click link below.


All paddlers are welcome at our annual race on Sunday 20 June.


The race is the perfect leadup to the BV100 as it travels down the first leg of the BV course.

Start: Wivenhoe Common (travelling from Fernvale on Brisbane Valley Highway, turn left just before the dam wall)
Finish: Twin Bridges (travelling from Fernvale, turn left at Wivenhoe Pocket Rd. Bridge is approx. 200m after turnoff)

Course: 15km; narrow winding river, a couple of Grade 1 runs, with some shallow gravels runs. Trailing rudder and footwear strongly recommended.

Rules: ALL paddlers must CARRY A TYPE 2 or 3 PFD. Paddlers U14 or non-swimmers must wear a PFD. ACF marathon race rules apply

It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that ALL paddlers portage the logjam. It is possible to paddle through, but paddlers do so at their OWN RISK. Paddlers that are poor swimmers, not confident in deep water rescue, juniors, and/or novices, are advised to portage. All other competitors are also advised that the portage is DEFINITELY the FASTER route.

Race fees (includes food and drink after the race)
QC/AC competition member      $20
QC/AC recreation member         $25
Non-member                               $28 (over 18) / $25 (under 18)


Registration from 7:30am

Briefing 8:30am

Start 9am

Entries / questions to Erin Appleton prior to race day at appletonae@gmail.com. See attached flyer for more details.


$100 cash random draw prize

Christmas BBQ Breakfast (and WORKING BEE)


Join us for a BBQ breakfast at the shed on Sunday 12 December, 8am. BYO everything.

This will be followed by a working bee / repair morning to clean up the club boats and the shed in preparation for the new year. If you can spare a few minutes or a few hours, we would appreciate your help in keeping our club tidy and boats operational.

We have also obtained the services of a boat repair-man for a couple of hours. If you have noticed any problems with any of the club boats, please list these on the whiteboard in the shed prior to the 12 Dec.

Contact Erin at appletonae@gmail.com with any questions.

QLD Marathon Champions – Tim Stenlake and Christie Pickup


ICC athletes collected 5 medals at the State Marathon Championships on the Sunshine Coast on the weekend.

Tim Stenlake (U18 K1) and Christie Pickup (Open LK1) were both crowned 2009 State Champions in their respective classes. Both paddlers capitalised on some hard training over the past few months, outclassing the opposition by several minutes.

Chris Clarke came away with 4th place in the Open K1 race, after having a swim early on. He then teamed up with James Mangold on Sunday in the Open K2, and paddled a strong race, coming away with the silver medal.

In the Vet35 K1 class, Rick Fullarton paddled a strong race to the bronze medal position. And Sal Gardner proved that you’re never too old, stepping into 2nd place in the Vet60 TK1 class.

Many of these athletes are heading down south to the World Masters Games in October. We wish them good luck.