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 DetailsCoochieMudlo is a small island with sandy beaches off Victoria Point in Moreton Bay.
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)
Phase 2 (on water on route)
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.
Lunch (at same beach as 'in water' training session)
Phase 4 (trip home)
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.