November News – Come n try Day – SOLD OUT!


Hi Paddlers,

Here are a few news items of interest.


As the headline suggests the 2nd Come n Try event which was run at West Lakes on Sunday was a sell out!  We had 20 new paddlers out on the water under the watchful eye of Peter Carter, Megan Holmes and Bernard and Siobhan Goble; backed up by a team of ACC volunteers.

Half of the new paddlers have come from a new joint initiative between ACC and the Adelaide Bush Walkers Club (ABW), the other half from the various Meet Up Groups we are starting to make contact with.

We received a lovely thank you via email which sums up how the day went:

Hi Ian

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all your instructors and volunteers at the ACC come and try day yesterday.

It was very well organised and run, and great fun! I was in Siobhan and Megan’s group and they were very good instructors – very informative, approachable and patient. And thanks to the volunteers too – Rob and Mark.


ABW member

Well done to all those who took part, the new paddlers will be contacted with an invite to come to our Thurs evening skills session at West Lakes and hopefully a few will become regular paddlers with ACC.  to see some photos (thanks Mark Loram) click the link (let us know if the link doesn’t work, sometimes plays up for people that don’t have a Gmail/Google account):

UPCOMING DATES – check Facebook/Club Website/Eventbrite for details:

This Thurs 30th November – Evening Paddle from Sellicks Boat Ramp

Sun 3rd December – Cape Jervis to Victor Harbor

Thurs 7th December – Evening Skills Session then pub tea – West Lakes

Thurs 21st December – Club Xmas Paddle – Adelaide Sailing Club, West Beach



ACC usually gets involved in Clean Up Australia Day on the Onkaparinga River. Each year somebody from the club takes on the job of coordinator.  Please contact Ian Brunning if you would like to organise the event this year please?


We will be emailing everyone via the CA database on the following:

Special Offers for ACC members from Sea to Summit

Database to log member loan boats that new Club paddlers can use as a ‘try before you buy’

ACC launches the ‘Explorer’ Holiday Program for 10-14 year olds to be run in January