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Seakayak Intro - Coochiemudlo island training

Sunday, 02 September 2012
An introductory seakayak trip around Coochiemudlo island in Moreton Bay. For members interested in starting sea kayaking.

Full Details
CoochieMudlo is a small island with sandy beaches off Victoria Point in Moreton Bay.

Grade: 1
Destination: Coochiemudlo island, Moreton Bay
Date: Sunday, 2nd September, 2012
Purpose: Introductory paddle and training
Distance: About 10-12km.
Duration: All Day. We will plan to leave the club by 7.15 am, be at Victoria point 8.15 am and commence training at 9 am. We should be off the water by 4 pm and back at the shed by 5.30pm.
Tides: High 10:30 AM
Paddle type: Sea kayaking
Requirements:Basic skills and fitness are required. You should be able to paddle at a reasonable speed (about 4 km/hr for 45-60 min)

Prerequisites: To attend this trip, you need to have learned and demonstrated wet exits and assisted rescues (T-rescues) in a sea kayak on the UQ pool. Check the Polo calendar for scheduled T-rescue dates. Don't miss one of the sessions on the 14th or 21st August or you may miss out.

Preparation: We will pack the trailer at 5 PM on Saturday night 1st September. We need 3 - 4 people to assist

Meet: Club shed, Sunday 2nd September at 6.45am with a view to departing at 7.15 AM. Arrive at Victoria Point by 8.15 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9 AM

======= PROGRAM =======

Phase 1 (prior to on water activity)

  • Standard Trip/ activity briefing
  • Seat adjustment/ posture
  • Paddle strokes - forward/ back (reverse)/ stop
  • Bracing - low brace, high brace.
  • Turning/ keeping straight/ 'leaning' to turn
  • Basic tide/ current knowledge - how this impacts on our trip planning/
  • ferry gliding
  • Rules of the pod/ paddle signals
  • What to take (for a day trip) and where to stow it (basic intro)
  • How to identify hazards/ dangers (basic intro)

Phase 2 (on water on route)

  • Demonstration and assistance with execution of paddle strokes, turning/ keeping straight/ ferry gliding/ leaning.
  • Reinforcement of knowledge conveyed at briefing prior to getting on water.
Phase 3 (arrival at IN WATER skill training session)
At this stage this activity will occur on the northern side of Coochiemudlo Island off a sandy clear beach. Upon arrival at this location there will be the opportunity to change into other clothes for in water activities. There are public toilets there.
  • Demonstrate and execute wet exit and hazards associated with this.
  • Assisted rescue - including 'T' rescue, 'all in rescue', rescue with a sling, Eskimo rescue,
  • Self rescue - paddle float rescue

Lunch (at same beach as 'in water' training session)

Phase 4 (trip home)

  • Towing and continued execution of learned skills
Safety: Sea kayaking on Moreton Bay can be hazardous. The trip may be modified or cancelled if conditions are unsuitable.

Emergency Contact: VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777 (put this in your phone too!)

Equipment: Sea kayaks, skirts, paddle leashes, bailers and PFDs. Dry bags if you have them else from the club. You will get wet. Bring dry paddling gear to change into after the training session. Bring a picnic lunch, snacks, at least 2L WATER, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, money, hat, towel, warm gear, wind and rain proof top and change of clothing as you can get wet.

Basic Costs: A wear and tear contribution towards kayak upkeep (see book on desk for costs per item but under $10) and a contribution for petrol.

Meet: Saturday 1st September 5 pm load kayaks. Sunday 2nd September Depart at 7.15 am. Aim to commence training 9 am.

Leader: John Simmons

Organiser & Registration: Email Michael . Please register your interest with Michael at "treasurer" followed by"@uqcanoeclub.net" by email. Please indicate whether you have transport and if you have roof racks for kayaks.

Limitations: Up to 10 people. Depends on availability kayaks and transport.