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Whitewater introduction day

Sunday, 10 August 2008
Basic whitewater kayaking techniques at Wivenhoe dam. Your chance to try a bit of whitewater kayaking. Calm water, moving water, and one very optional grade 2 rapid. Don't miss out. Good for other kayaking disciplines.

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Try to take advantage of the basic paddle skills and training you learned in the pool or on the river beforehand.

This is your chance to learn how to paddle the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. The Wivenhoe trip is a beginner trip, and is only 80 km from Brisbane city. It has one class two rapid, plus a small amount of reliable moving water, flowing into a big flat section.
We aim to teach people things like breaking in and out, general safety, a little about river features as well as general boat control skills - especially in moving water (useful in flatwater and sea kayaking too).

It's a great trip to find out if whitewater is for you.

Date: Sun 10 Aug 2008
Duration: All day
Destination: Wivenhoe Spillway
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Numbers: Max 13 people - book soon
Pictures: Pictures from a previous introductory day are available
Additional Requirements (see bottom of the page):

  1. No experience necessary- the club has all the gear you need
  2. Bring your logbook (school exercise book)
  3. Prior bookings are essential
What to bring: The water will be cold, and you will get wet (i.e. swimming). Bring swimming clothing that will keep you warm (eg thermals or wetsuit). Avoid wearing cotton as it will not be effective in keeping you warm when you are wet. Also bring a towel and a dry change of warm clothing for afterwards. Footwear that can get wet (not thongs), lunch, more than enough water, and sunscreen.
Cost: $10 donation toward boat maintenance is the norm, plus petrol money for your driver.
Transport: If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact the trip organiser with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for. If you require transport from the boat shed, please contact the trip organiser. If you have a medical condition or something else that you think should be known about, please let the organiser know.
Meet: 8:00 AM at UQ Canoe club boat shed (building 30) (departing 8:30-9:00AM)
Return: Approx 4:00 PM
Contact/Questions to: Steff (whitewater rep)