Circumnavigate Macleay island
Sunday, 05 August 2012
A day trip around Macleay island in Moreton Bay, with lunch on Karragarra island. The trip will leave from, and return to, Victoria point. Register by Sun 29th July.
Discipline: Sea kayaking
Grade: 1 (note the distance is a bit longer)
Description: We will be leaving from Victoria Point heading to the southern point of Macleay Island via the protected channel between Garden Island and Macleay Island. We will lunch on Karragarra Island at the picnic area. Following lunch we will head north along the eastern side of Macleay Island via the narrow channel between Lamb Island and Macleay Island. We will follow the eastern shore to Potts Point then cross over direct to Victoria Point.
We will be practicing some skills along the way including edging, towing and navigational skills. It is not intended to have you in the water. We may try some fire lighting skills over lunch without matches or lighters! Toilets are available at the lunch place.
Date: Aug 5th, 2012
Tides: Low 05:46 (0.35m), High 11:34 (1.99m), Low 17:35 (0.44m) Brisbane Bar (For Macleay Island add 30 min to these times)
Costs: Wear and tear contribution for club gear. Petrol money to your driver, and a few extra dollars in case of coffee stop or unplanned ferry trip...
Ability: Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness. Individuals must self assess their, and their equipment's, ability to participate in this level club event and should consult the trip leader if any aspect of their suitability requires clarification. All participants must have demonstrated a wet exit and a sea kayak T-rescue, contact the leader ASAP if you have not done this so it can be arranged while we still have access to the UQ pool.
Risks: Boat traffic, fatigue, marine life, sunburn, hypothermia, dehydration, paddle related injuries.
Safety Equipment: mobile, VHF radio, signal mirror, flares, spare paddle, tow line, repair kit, first aid kit.
Note that there is a separate identical trip being run concurrently by the Queensland Sea kayak club.