Sea kayak training day (moved to 20th April)
Saturday, 20 April 2013
A training day paddle around Coochiemudlo Island to practise skills learnt previously at the UQ pool or on introductory paddles. This trip is in a Bay environment. The program of activities include both some off water and on water training sessions (below).
Full DetailsThis trip will help you build the skills for sea kayaking
[This trip was originally scheduled for Sunday 14th April, but was cancelled due to a bad weather forecast. It has been rescheduled for Saturday the 20th April 2013]
CoochieMudlo is a small island with sandy beaches off Victoria Point in Moreton Bay.
Tides @ Victoria Pt: High 4:59 AM; Low 11:46 PM; High 5:51 PM | Neap tides on 18th April. (14th April was Low 6:17 AM; High 11:56 PM; Low 5:59 PM)
Paddle type: Sea kayaking
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.
Preparation: We will pack the trailer at 5 PM on Saturday night 13th September. We need 3 - 4 volunteers to assistPacking: We will pack the trailer at 5 PM (or otherwise as agreed) on Saturday afternoon/evening and we need 3-4 people to volunteer to help.
Meet: Club shed, Saturday 20th April at 6.45am with a view to departing at 7.15 AM. Arrive at Victoria Point by 8.45 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9:30 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). You will need to bring lunch with you as there are no shops near the lunch spot.
Phase 4 (trip home)
Risks: sunburn, capsize, rocks, hypothermia, dehydration, boat traffic, paddle related injuries.
Emergency Contact: VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777 (put this in your phone too!). Ambulance, police, fire : 000
Risk reduction: Dress for the outdoors, Warm clothing to et changed into for lunch stop. Advise trip leader of medical conditions
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, footwear, suitable money, hat, towel, warm dry gear, wind and rain proof top and change of clothing as you will be getting wet.
Basic Costs: A wear and tear contribution towards kayak upkeep (in this case: $12) and a contribution for petrol.
Meet: Firday 19th April 5 -6 pm load kayaks. Saturday 20th April. Depart at 7.15 am. Aim to commence training 9:30 am.
Leader: John Simmons
Register by: 7th April 2013
Participants must register their interest prior to the event. There is a participant limit on this trip du to the number of kayaks available so please reserve your place early. Once the trip is full no more bookings can be taken. Depends on availability kayaks and transport.