Sea Kayak instruction trip
Saturday, 14 April 2012
An overnight sea kayak training/camping trip on the Gold Coast with a qualified instructor. Entries close 31st March.
Full DetailsThe club obtained a Queensland government grant aimed at improving members' skills.
This will be an overnight trip to South Stradbroke island. The destination is not yet decided, but is likely to be the Bedrooms on the north end, or Curragee on the south end. Training will focus on paddling skills, rescues, towing and safety.
Entries close 31st March
Trip leader: A qualified Queensland canoeing instructor
Paddler Requirements: Participants must be able to paddle a loaded sea kayak up to 15 km at a rate of at least 4 km / hr with stops. Please check your abilities while paddling on the river using the local distances as an estimate.
Gear: A general gear list to get you started is here. Adjust according to the needs of this trip.
Tides at Brisbane bar: Saturday - Low 10:43 AM, High 16:33 | Sunday - low 11:45 AM, High 17:42 PM
Put -in point: The boat ramp on Muriel-Henchman Drive, on the Spit, Gold coast.
Facilities:: Toilets, showers (?cold). All tents, water, food, and gear must be brought in and taken out via sea kayak.
Risks: Sunburn, cold/hypothermia, hyperthermia, rain, marine and terrestrial animals, boat traffic, wind, fatigue, weather changes, paddle injuries, capsize.
Emergency contacts: Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777; VMR (TBA); VHF 21, 63, 67, 73, 77, 81, 16 (emergency only)
Costs: Petrol money, boat wear and tear contribution for two days. Camping fees. You will need to bring your own food & paddle snacks (and/or sort it out with other participants). About $40
Application: via this page.