Macleay Island Circumnavigation
Saturday, 05 April 2014
Start from Victoria Point to Karragarra Island for lunch via the northern tip of Macleay Island then return via the western side of Macleay Island.
Full DetailsWe will be leaving from Victoria Point heading to the northern point of Macleay Island. We will then paddle south with Macleay Island to our right then through a narrow channel between Lamb Island and Macleay Island to lunch at Karraggara Island on its northern side.
Following lunch we will paddle along the western side of Macleay via a protected channel between Garden Island and Macleay Island. Towards the northern section of Macleay Island we will paddle west across the channel to Victoria Point.
We will be practicing some skills along the way including edging, towing and navigational skills. Toilets are available at the lunch place.
Distance: 13NM (about 24km) max. Note that we will have the tide with us on most legs of this trip.
Required equipment As per Club Grade 1 requirements (long tow lines if you have one please)
Paddlers Requirements Recommended equipment
Facilities: Change facilities/ toilets at Victoria Point and at the lunch place.
Alternate course and takeout points: The trip follows the coastline of Islands so there are numerous rest places and take out points on route. There are also passenger ferries and a vehicular ferry to the southern end of Macleay Island and Karragarra Island in case of emergency.
Risks: Boat traffic, fatigue, sunburn, hypothermia, dehydration, paddle related injuries, marine life
Costs: Wear and tear charge (about $10), Petrol money for your driver, we will probably stop at a shop for a coffee or cold drink just prior to lunch
Packing of Boats: Meet 6:00 PM on Friday afternoon at the club shed to pack the trailer
Leader(s): John Simmons. Liam Byrnes (2IC).