Sandgate Propellers are the flat water training and racing division of Sandgate Canoe Club. We meet up to four times a week throughout the year for training exercises, mainly in the reaches of Nundah Creek and Cabbage Tree Creek.

Many of us enjoy competing at some level whether it be socially as part of our famous in-house King Billy Cup Time Trial Series, or more seriously at inter-club, state and national marathon events.

Our motivated, enthusiastic group follows structured programs aimed at building race fitness and boat skills. Within our ranks are qualified coaches and highly experienced paddlers. They give freely of their time and knowledge to assist members in meeting their goals and are adept at involving paddlers of all levels and craft (K1’s, TK1’s, open skis etc).

Sandgate Propellers are a great paddling option for busy, active people who like a challenge, but perhaps do not have half a day to commit to sea kayak adventuring. An average training session takes between 1- 1.5 hours.

We are a social and inclusive bunch, and are proud of our group that ranges in age from 13 to 80-something! Come down and see us at Yundah St ramp or get in touch by email!

What’s On: Training and Racing

The Sandgate Propellers currently meet on the following days for paddling training sessions. A variety of times are available to suit differing schedules. All sessions leave from Yundah St Boat Ramp unless otherwise indicated.

Day Session/Event Details
 Tuesday 5:15am group – Race Training
6:30am group – 12km return paddle to bridge
 Thursday 5:15am group – Race Training
6:30am group – 12km return paddle to bridge
Saturday 6:30am – All training session: endurance/x training
2nd Sat/month 6:30am – All craft: 12km time trial
3rd Sat/month 6:30am – X-training paddle, run paddle
4th Sat/month 6:30am – Technique Session
Sun 6:30am – All racers recovery paddle

Home Grown Racing Events

King Billy Cup Time Trial Series

Through the Spring and Summer months, Sandgate Propellers conduct a series of 10 handicap time trials known as the King Billy Cup. The heats are contested on every second Saturday morning at 7:00-7:30 in Cabbage Tree and Nundah Creeks over a 5km course. The King Billy Cup
is open to paddlers of all craft and abilities, both members and non-members. Everyone is welcome!  Read more…

Wetlands Wander

Set against the backdrop of Brisbane’s famous Boondall Wetlands (and home of the Sandgate Canoe Club) the Wetland Wander is our premier annual marathon racing event. Paddlers come from as far as Maryborough to Coffs Harbour to contest the race, which is held in May and forms part of the competitive Northern Marathon Series. Read more…