CLBC Competitors Excel at 2011 Junior Avon Challenge

Champions at Moore River

Six CLBC families enjoyed a great weekend at Moore River on 19 and 20 November. Kids and parents enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the Willowbrook Caravan Park. Activities include a visit for some to the Gingin Gravity Centre,  others went sandboarding down the dunes, four wheel driving, cricket and a serious game of Nerf warfare with some friends from Ascot Kayak Club.

CLBC was represented by 6 guppy paddlers, one junior and 3 adults with some great results. Daniel Bowen came first in the Guppy Under 12 category, closely followed by Jack Cappendell. Taitiarna brown was third in Division 3.

Jordan Anthony, a CLBC junior, has written a re count of the weekend:

On the weekend we headed off to Moore river for a marathon with the CLBC gang. We stayed at a place called Willowbrook caravan park which is a peaceful, historic property between Moore river and Gingin. We started our weekend with 4wd’ing and a game of beach cricket. Back at camp we played cricket and spotlight with some of the Ascot gang and ended our night with a Italian meal followed by a divine dessert.

The next morning, we had breakfast and headed off to Moore river for the marathon. It was an awesome paddle and the huge sand dune was a lot of fun.
Can’t wait for the next trip so…’BRING IT ON!!’


CLBC celebrates CHOGM in Albany!

 A group of 10 kayakers and 10 CLBC rowers descended on Kalgan River Caravan Park at Albany for a fun weekend. We met with Albany Canoeing Club and Albany Rowing Club plus did some great sightseeing. As you can see from the photos the scenery was superb.


Ben Smiths account of the weekend at Kalgan River, 28-30th October 2011

I thought the Albany weekend was very good. On the way down we stopped at a new playground in Kojonup. Tim and Pierre really enjoyed the spinning wheel. The paddle on Saturday morning was a lot of fun and my dad came paddling for the first time. I enjoyed going to the movies on Friday night, playing spotlight and card games on Saturday night and had a lot of fun the whole weekend. I hope we can go away again another time with more people from CLBC.



2011 Junior Avon Challenge

Fourteen CLBC juniors entered this years 2011 Junior Avon Challenge over 15km. With team names, Champions of the Lake, OK Lakers, the Top Hats, Hot Chocolate and Cool Kayakers we new there was going to be some fun and serious competition on the day. It was great to see Ben Smith and Ben Howard getting into the traditional Avon spirit of adding a few props. The Top Hats looked "speccy" boys!

The Under 12 Team, OK Lakers, consisting of Daniel Bowen, Jack Capendell and Caleb Bushby demonstrated their fitness and determination coming in second in a total of 1:30:47:5. Jacks dad, Peter, valiantly kept up the lightning pace the boys set in his duty as a race escort but he qwill probably pay the price in the days to come recovering!

Tayla Dennett put in a great effort to come fourth in the female Ironperson individual event and so too did Alex Palleschi coming 5th.

CLBC parents worked hard on the day as marshalls and as on water escorts for the juniors providing valuable support to our young competitors and creating a great club atmosphere.

Start training hard for next year!


Thanks for the great pics Sue!