Terrific Tyros Talent
For the first time in a long while we held a camp for our youngest paddlers, the tyros (kids under 13). The McLaren Falls Park with its beautiful autumn scenery and sheltered lake was the perfect location for this Camp.
NZ Marathon Champs Results
An early start, increasing gusts and a strong flow tested the participants but the challenging conditions didn’t do anything to damper the spirits of the 68 paddlers who turned up ready for action on Saturday. ... More»»
King of the Harbour 2013
The King of the Harbour Ocean surf ski race was held this weekend in Auckland with an altered course running from Brikenhead. Results now in. ... More»»
GP3 Penrith, Sydney
Day Three: Lisa Carrington again showed her dominance in the K1 200 with a comfortable win in the final ahead of Australian Jo-Brigden Jones. Team mate Rachael Dodwell finished 4th ... More»»
Sports and Recognition Awards 2013
Our second annual Sports and Recognition Awards was held on the Saturday night of Nationals in Rotorua with Lisa Carrington naturally featuring throughout the evening. Hosted by comedian Nick Rado the evening was a night full of fun and frivolity with some very well deserved awards. ... More»»
2013 ICF Oceania & NZ Sprint Champs
Photo: Olympic kayaking champion Lisa Carrington on her way to the national K1 500m title at Tikitapu (Blue Lakes) in Rotorua. Photo by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Journalism) Race report Sunday: Day Three of the Oceania Championships dawned with a strong tail wind blowing which made the heats of the 200m racing interesting for the paddlers. As the day progressed the wind dropped leaving a beautiful, sunny, still day and continuing the great weather trend for these championships.
In the open men’s events we saw the continuing dominance of Kenny Wallace from Australia who won both the K1 and K2 200m events
Australian Youth Olympic Festival team news and updates by Team Manager Alison Harris. Photo: The NZ team ... welcome ceremony. ... More»»
Carrington: New Years Honours
What a way to end an exceptional year for Lisa .... she has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to kayaking and was yesterday named as a Halberg finalist for Sportswoman of the Year along with Coach Gordon Walker who was named finalist for Coach of the Year. ... More»»
Blue Lake 2, Lake Tikitapu
In sharp contrast to the Blue Lake regatta held at Lake Tikitapu in October, the weather for the regatta this weekend was an absolute stunner! Racing started on Saturday morning with a light tail wind and a brilliant blue sky creating a festive atmosphere amongst the 151 paddlers who all enjoyed the weekend immensely. ... More»»
Bridges Classic Kayak Race
The wind gods were blowing at full speed for the annual Bridges Classic 16km kayak race. This made conditions a little technical in places but fortunately much of the river is relatively sheltered. ... More»»
Paracanoe is the international canoe competition structure for people with physical disabilities. From 2016 Paracanoe sprint events will be included in the Paralympics in the 200m kayak (K1) and 200m Va’a (V1) *Va’a is the term used for a traditional Tahitian rudderless outrigger Canoe (known in New Zealand as Waka Ama).
Why not have a go? We are running a "have a go day"on Hamilton Lake on Sunday 11 November. ... More»»
Canoe Showdown 2012
The brave and the hardy turned up for the 21st Ocean Kayak Canoe Showdown last Saturday in Warkworth. The morning started off with a deluge of rain but fortunately cleared for a dry start for the 33 paddlers taking part.
Blue Lake: Battle with the elements
Photo: Darryl & Jarrod Fitzgerald K2
It really was a case of "Man vs Wild" on Saturday, the first day of racing at the Blue Lake 1 regatta in Rotorua. With the lake already at it's highest point in 50 years, and a makeshift finish tent erected on two pontoons on the marsh-like point, the whole regatta crew was under no illusions that they'd be doing it tough on Saturday. And Mother Nature really came to the party. ... More»»
Athlete Development Camp Report
The first 2012 North Island Development Camp proved to be a successful event, given the short notice and time of the year. The camp was held over two days, attracting 7 coaches, 14 athletes and 3 officials. The camp ... More»»
10km Champs Rotorua
Photo: Steven Armstrong and James Feathery fight for 1st place, Open Men
The rest of the country was experiencing torrential rain and gale force winds, but Rotorua, remarkably, held back the rain just long enough to get prizegiving out of the way. 69 paddlers ignored the severe weather warnings around the country, and will be pleased they did with plenty of sun peaking through the clouds, and the wind not too gusty. ... More»»
Young People's Survey Report
Sport New Zealand has undertaken a major piece of research into sport and recreation in the lives of young New Zealanders, called the Young People’s Survey.
2012 Nelo Summer Challenge
Day 2 and Nelo put on a round the cans sprint race.
A beach start, 200m to the can then turn, sprint back and then jump off the ski and run to the finish line. Simple. But when some of the fastest paddlers in the world like Ed McKeever, Max Hoff, and our own Lisa Carrington and Teneale Hatton are there it may be a little harder.
London Olympics 2012
21 August 2012: Photo - Lisa Carrington Gold madallist (photo credit Getty Images)
Our own Olympic hero Lisa Carrington arrived home this morning, gold medal in hand, to a warm and rapturous welcome in Auckland. ... More»»
Kayak Krazy 10km Karapiro
Despite waking to heavy rain, competitors from Waitara, Waitemata, Bay of Plenty and North Shore travelled to Karapiro for today’s CRNZ Kayak Crazy 10km event.
The race commenced with a mass start and a mad scramble to get on the best possible wash.... More»»
Kayak Krazy 10km Race Waitara
Taranaki received a huge dump of rain last week almost flooding the Club rooms. Luckily it passed in about 48 hours and the flow settled by the weekend to give great paddling conditions. ... More»»
NZU Blues Awards
Congratulations to Lisa Carrington who was awarded the Supreme Award for Maori Sportsperson of the Year at the NZ Universities Blues Awards... More»»
Juniors in Europe
Updated 30 July... The NZ Juniors medal haul at Czech Nationals was outstanding! Eight Golds, Four Silvers and One Bronze. ... More»»
Canoe Racing features ALM News
The Athlete Life Matters newsletter is a publication put out by High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) and this week features Canoe Racing.... More»»
Winter Racing on Karapiro
The overnight low was minus 3 degrees and the morning was foggy. The topic of conversation at registration was around “where is the lake?” and “how much clothing shall I wear?”. Then Stephen Brown and Terry Newlands from BOP turned up - the former in shorts, the latter in jandals - the fog lifted in sympathy and at 9:00AM racing started in picture perfect conditions. ... More»»
Kayak Krazy 10km Race Wanganui
Aaron Cox reports....
I had a call from Mike Tate at about 11am asking what’s the weather like in Wanganui ? What was I to say?... Hot and sunny as per usual!
By the time athletes started to turn up for racing, we had a slight side wind in otherwise flat conditions on a high tide for racing on the river.
Teneale Hatton off to Olympics
Teneale Hatton has been selected as the sixth member of the New Zealand Olympic Canoe Sprint team and will compete in the women’s K1 500m.
Hatton was named to the team today after convincing selectors she met the tough New Zealand Olympic selection criteria after positive performances on the European World Cup circuit.
For a boy from Windy Wellington this snowy landscape found on the banks of the Avon River in Christchurch was something to behold, and quite simply irresistible. With University closed, havoc on the roads, and getting anywhere was taking your life in your hands... what else was one to do?... More»»
ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup2 Germany
It was pandemonium in the stands during the Women’s K1 200m A final at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Germany on Sunday as New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington flew down the course neck in neck with Hungary’s three-time Olympic champion Natasa Douchev-Janics. ... More»»
World Cup 1 - Poznan
The last day of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup dawned bright and sunny and provided yet another prevailing headwind for the athletes to paddle into. It was a much smaller day completion-wise for the New Zealand Kayak team before they pack up and head to Duisburg in Germany, with just the two K2 crews racing their 500m A finals.
Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor attacked this race with controlled aggression and were rewarded with a 5th place in the A final.
Hawkes Bay - 10km Series Race 1
A strong contingent of young paddlers came down from Poverty Bay along with a good number from Taranaki. As planned Saturday's racing was split between K1 men, and K2 women... More»»
HP Team in Europe
The team arrived in Europe ready to battle in the first two World Cups. They've coped remarkably well with the long haul travel and are enjoying some great summer weather as they get in to training. ... More»»
Scott's Intrepid Journey
News Flash... 18/5/12...Young para-kayaker Scott Martlew’s assault on the Para Canoe World Championship title ended last night in a fiery 200m battle where he placed 5th in a creditable time of 45.743, just 2.84 seconds behind Romanian winner Iulian Serban.
Scott’s Coach Leigh Barker reports:
NZ Olympic Team Annnounced
A change to the Olympic programme is giving New Zealand an additional medal shot at London 2012. Reigning World Champion Lisa Carrington will race the K1 200m which will appear on the Olympic programme for the first time at the London 2012 Olympics. The team of five also includes Olympic silver medallist Ben Fouhy in the K1 1000m, Steven Ferguson and Darryl Fitzgerald in the Men’s K2 1000m and Erin Taylor who will team up with Carrington in the women’s K2 500m.... More»»
2012 Marathon Champs Results
Mana Kayak Racing Club hosted the 2012 NZ Kayak Marathon Championship and whilst the day dawned fine with no wind there was certainly a breeze by race time and throughout the race. The course was set in the Porirua Harbour ... More»»
King of the Harbour
The King of the Harbour Ocean ski race which doubles as the National Ocean Ski championships was raced in rough conditions on the Hauraki Gulf on Saturday with the victory going off shore for the first time in a few years. ... More»»
2012 Canoe Sprint Championship
Kayak paddlers from around New Zealand converge on Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) in Rotorua for the 2012 CRNZ Canoe Sprint National Championships this weekend.... More»»
Blue Lake 2 Race Report
The Blue Lake 2 Regatta was held on Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua over the weekend on calm lake conditions, but with more than a little rain. 128 competitors in 6 age groups competed across 62 different events ... More»»
Blue Lake 2
Blue Lake 2 Programme and Draw are now available. A good field will provide plenty of top knotch competition for those making the trip to Rotorua... More»»
South Island Regatta
The inaugural CRNZ South Island Regatta, held 29-30 October 2011 in Twizel, was a great experience and a whole heap of fun! We tagged along with the Aoraki Rowing regatta on Lake Ruataniwha and... More»»
ICF Canoe Marathon World Champs
The NZ team has arrived in Singapore ready for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships this week. [photo Ben Fouhy winning Open Mens K1 at NZ Marathon Champs in April] ... More»»
Pita Pit 10km Series
Well despite the wintery weather and the changes to day light saving we managed to get 29 quality paddlers on the start line this afternoon for the final race in the Pita Pit 10km Winter Race Series. ... More»»
10km Series Christhchurch
Another very small field of paddlers but instead of the beginnin gof a snow storm to race in, we were basking in perfect blue skies... More»»
Athlete Development Camp 2
The second Athlete Development Camp is being held the first weekend in September. With a focus on racing, and preparing for racing, this is going to fill up fast... More»»
Mana 10km Series Results
The extraordinary storms that have been hitting the West Coast of the North Island did not deter a keen bunch of paddlers from the 10km race held at Mana Kayak Club in Porirua on Sunday... More»»
Kayakers get Blues
The University Blues is one the most prestigious and long standing university awards in the country... More»»
Kayak Krazy 10km Winter Series
Kayak Krazy 10km Winter Series - 10 races around the country. Race as many as you like for fun, or take your best 3 results to win the series.... More»»
Golden girl does it again
The excitement on the banks of the Wedau Race Course, Duisburg, was off the charts as the Kiwis cheered their “pocket rocket” Lisa Carrington to a gold medal in the K1 200m... More»»
Otago 10km Champs
The Otago 10km champs was held Saturday 14 May in perfect conditions on the Dunedin Harbour.... More»»
Takapuna Boating Club vs Royal Akarana Yacht Club
On Sunday 13 February, Royal Akarana Paddlers hosted the second Surf Ski Inter-Club Championships against North Shore based Takapuna Boating Club. A total of 45 surf ski paddlers registered for the 12km race, which was a loop course around the Auckl... More»»
Australian Grand Prix 2
The New Zealand team added to outstanding performances at the regatta with great results across the age groups in the 200m events on the final day of GP2.... More»»
Results - Blue Lake 2 Regatta
Another stunning weekend at the Blue Lake in Rotorua saw our second sprint regatta take off in fine form. The regatta was attended by clubs from Otago to North Shore and we even welcomed a paddler all the way from South Africa.... More»»
Blue Lake 2 Regatta
This weekend will see kayak sprint paddlers from around New Zealand converge on Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) in Rotorua for the second national kayak sprint regatta of the season.... More»»
Paddle for Child Cancer
17 paddlers split into three “pods” paddled from Leigh to Great Barrier (62.7km) to raise money for Child Cancer. Inspired by Chris Dench who at 15 yrs old lost his leg to cancer, and who has been organising fundraising sea kayaking events over the... More»»
Kayaking duo receive Excellence Awards
Kayaking duo Lisa Carrington and Teneale Hatton from North Shore Canoe Club, were awarded top honours for their "International Performance as a Team" at the 18th Annual Massey University Harbour Sports Excellence Awards, held on Friday 12th November... More»»
Situations Vacant - Calling for Expressions of interest in the Coach and Manager roles for Junior World Champs, Canada... More»»
Tuatara Tours Classic River Race
The Arawa Classic River Race is New Zealand’s premiere kayak race for good reason.
The Classic combines the hostility of alpine weather conditions, the perils of a winding, rocky grade 2+ gorge and the rigor of a 67km event in such a way that only... More»»
Four Bridges River Race
The second annual 4 Bridges River Race was held on Sunday 7th November in Wanganui, on the Whanganui River. The conditions were idyllic, considering the day before saw waves surfing up the river with the southerly blast. With a slight breeze and a su... More»»
Aeroplane Island Ocean Race
Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards held their inaugural Ocean Race on Saturday 30 October. The original course was planned to paddle from Raumati Beach, around Aeroplane Island and returning to the surf club in Paekakariki, a distance of 16km. Due to unse... More»»
Kayak Champions Reign in Massey Sports Award
Kayak champions Lisa Carrington and Scott Bicknell were named BNZ Albany sportswoman and sportsman of year at the annual Blues Sports Awards on Monday. They were chosen from 36 Blues Award recipients from the Albany campus representing 20 sporting c... More»»
Blue Lake Regatta 1
The first sprint regatta on the CRNZ season calendar kicked off at Blue Lake (Lake Tikitapu) in Rotorua on 16-17 October 2010. This event saw paddlers from as young as 9 or 10 entering the "Junior" division (year 8 and below). Other age divisions in... More»»