Bongaree to Welsby Day trip - wind on tide
Saturday, 26 September 2015
A day trip in windy weather along the side of Bribie island. Alternative weather trip for the St. Helena day trip.
Full DetailsA day spent paddling along the inside of Bribie island. We aim to take advantage of the wind and swell generated by 15 -20 knot S, SE, ESE forecast winds. We will do a bit of sailing and with luck surf the swells. We will have strong tides against strong winds so expect rougher conditions.
We will travel to a take out point north (downwind) of the put in point and use a car shuttle to return to the start. If time and interest there is the option to repeat all or part of the paddle
This is a trip to challenge grade 1s and gain exposure to grade 2 conditions. We will put in at Bongaree and paddle with the wind and swell to an downwind take out point at Welsby on the shore of Bribie where we will leave a car.
If conditions are sheltered and wind is not a significant issue we may paddle to Gallaghers day area and then paddle back to the take out point.
Date: Sept 26th, 2015
Meet time: 6:30 AM at the shed (sharp). Depart St. Lucia 8:00 AM.
Depart point: Bongaree. Arrive 9:00AM. Depart 10:00 AM
Paddle duration10:00 AM to 3:00 PM depending on interest
Return to shed : ~4-5PM
Tides:Sun - High 7:47 AM (2.04m), Low 1:57 PM (0.26m) (low is 15 mins earlier at Bongaree)
Food: Lunches - Bring your own. We may buy locally, but depending on where we have lunch there may not be the opportunity. Snacks when paddling and morning tea. Water!
Costs: Wear and tear contribution for club gear ~$10/day. Petrol money to your driver (~$10), Bring some extra dollars for coffee etc
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.
Risks: Boat traffic; fatigue; sunburn, hypothermia; dehydration; paddle related injuries; cuts,sprains and strains; getting separated from group; sea sickness; enter/exit boat; separation from boat; sinking boat; broken paddle; rough seas; drowning; dehydration; Major/minor injury from animal/plant; capsize; carrying boats; ineffective rudder; tripping while walking; medical conditions; bad weather/weather change; equipment failure
Safety Equipment: mobile, VHF radio, signal mirror, flares, spare paddle, tow line, repair kit, first aid kit.
Leader: Martin Wynne
Event ID: 150926S2
Put in point