Category Archives: Events

The motley crew of Team Fat Paddler for this year's Classic

Team Fat Paddler enter Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2010

Despite promising I’d never attempt the Hawkesbury Classic again unless in a much faster craft, for some crazy reason I thought I’d try to put the fun back into the…

FP - Large and In Charge (Image: SYdney Morning Herald)

Large and In Charge – Sydney Morning Herald

When I was asked to speak about kayaking at the Sydney International Boat Show,  I wasn’t quite expecting the media attention that came with it.  A conversation with a journalist…

Team Fat Paddler chasing down their competitors. Look at the fear on their faces. Smell their terror! (again, thanks to Pete Morgan and Mitchell Gailbraith for the pic)
Different paddle craft prepare for Paddle for Pete

Video Post: Paddling Unity on Pittwater

UPDATE: Results from the P4P now available on the Blast Paddlers Website. Local surf lifesaver Pete was seriously injured during a surfing accident at Easter. Local clubbies, paddlers & business’…

Kayak upgrade - a composite BD Nanook for the Hawkesbury Classic

Happy Bday – Fat Paddler Turns One

This time a year ago the website was launched. It’s initial goal was to document my personal journey to the Hawkesbury Classic, but quickly became a much greater adventure…

And they're off! Teams start the Lifestart Kayak for Kids 2010

More Team Fat Paddler video from Kayak for Kids

Team Fat Paddler does Kayak For Kids from Sacha Ward on Vimeo. Awesome footage of Kayak for Kids from TFP member Sacha. Cheers mate!! – FP

Thanks to everyone who donated from Team Fat Paddler!

Race Report: Lifestart Kayak for Kids 2010

Arriving in the dark at 5.30am, Team Fat Paddler assembled what boats we had and all our gear before enjoying the breaking sunrise over Sydney Harbour. Like the Bridge to…

Sydney Harbour at Dawn

Video: Onboard with Fat Paddler for the Lifestart Kayak for Kids

At the recent Lifestart Kayak for Kids I strapped a camera to the kayak to give you a view as seen from my seat! I kinda liked the view, but…

Clockwise from top left: Timbo, Ned, FP, Sacha, Alan, Grummett

Team Fat Paddler raise over $8000 for Kayak for Kids

Bravo fellas, a sterling effort! Cheers – FP

And we're off! Hundreds or paddles churn up the Harbour.

Bridge to Beach 2010

Timbo and I met up at Blues Point a little after 5.30am to start the logistics for competing in the Bridge to Beach event on Sydney Harbour. We had to…

SBS Dragon Boat Paddlers - 6 billion strokes and counting

Dragon Boat Racing with the SBS Paddlers

Chinese New Year festivities include the incredible spectacle of Dragon Boat racing, a colourful race where crews of 20 sprint for about 90 seconds in a blur of colour, beating…

Balmoral Blast at Sydney Harbour Kayaks

I took my new kayak out for it’s maiden voyage on Saturday down at the Spit at the same time as the Balmoral Blast combined with Sydney Harbour Kayaks to…

Team Fat Paddler – 2009 HCC Landcrew Award Winners

Last night the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic held their 2009 Presentation Dinner, which Team Fat Paddler and their poor suffering wives attended in the hope of winning something (we certainly weren’t…

Hawkesbury Classic Colour and Fun

As much as the HCC turned into a gruelling night of sleep deprivation and pain, for many it’s a paddling festival of colour and fun. My land crew (Team Fat…