Event Details

Event Name
Club Paddle - Yarra River Dights Falls to CBD 
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Essendon Canoe Club 
Canoeing Victoria 
Club Members Only
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Event Finish Time
Yarra River 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Participants Gender
Type of Event
Accepting Entries

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Tony Lawrence 
Organiser's Email Address
Event Registration Manager
Tony Lawrence 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Event Description

Club Paddle            Yarra River  -  Dights Falls to CBD


                        Sunday 20th May        8.30 am – 12pm


                        Beginner with some experience (others welcome too)


          Start              Turner St Abbotsford

DescriptionStarting just below Dights Falls we’ll paddle to Herring Island for lunch (9.6km) then into the city to the ramps just east of St Kilda Rd. Our timing means the tide is helping us most of the way.

Transport    Your own, or some spots might be available if some people can take 2 kayaks, or we can use the club trailer. If we need the trailer meet at ECC at 7.30am to help load the boats. This will involve a car shuffle, at the start and finish. Parking is unlimited time on the weekend, unless it’s changed. We will finalize details as the numbers firm.

          Distance       13 km  

Level            You need to be able to do Canning St return in under 2 hours.

                                    If you’re not sure contact Tony to discuss

            Time              Meet at 8.30 (Turner Street) for a 9 am start on the water, after a                                                 paddle briefing. Approximate travel times; 30 mins from ECC to

                                    Abbotsford; 20 mins Abbotsford to CDB.

            Finish            12 pm at Boathouse Drive. This is an estimated time

and depends on paddler experience. We won’t get back to ECC until 1.30 ish (if the trailer is used)


If you would like to participate please respond on the FB Group page or contact Tony Lawrence on Lawrence.tony.m@gmail.com and indicate

- paddling experience

- membership key no.

- whether you need an ECC boat; type/number you usually paddle

- club boats will be allocated according to date of acceptance

- medical conditions which might affect paddling

- emergency contact name and phone number


-          please note: no cotton clothing

-          clothing for all weather conditions

-          a windproof/waterproof jacket

o   shower resistant is not acceptable

-          change of clothing

-          dry bag or similar to store clothing, equipment

-          lunch, water, snacks

-          sunscreen, medication, personal needs

-          a tow rope if you have one

If the weather forecast is for poor weather you will be notified via the FB page or email of cancellation or changes to the paddle.