Advanced Sea Kayak instruction trip
Saturday, 19 May 2012
An overnight training trip with a qualified instructor aimed beyond the beginner. Entries close 4 May.
Full DetailsThe club obtained a government grant aimed at improving members' skills.
This will be an overnight tripto Noosa. Training will focus on group leading, planning, paddling skills, rescues, towing, safety, and possibly surf navigation (depending on destination).
Dates: Saturday (19th May 2012) and Sunday (20th May 2012)
Trip leader: A qualified Queensland canoeing instructor
Paddler Requirements: Participants must be able to paddle a loaded sea kayak up to 20 km at a rate of at least 5 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 06:51 AM, Low 12:55 | Sunday - High 07:28 AM, Low 13:26 PM
How to get to the put in point: Contact organiser
Facilities:: Good. 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 Noosa: VHF 16, 22, 80 & Phone: 5474 3695
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).
Entries close: 4th May
Application and Contact: via this page