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G2: Scarborough to Bongaree and return (Leader Training Paddle)

Sunday, 26 February 2017
A training trip for club leaders and more experienced paddlers (trip leaders/ Inductors)

Full Details
Event ID: 170226S
Last Modified: 2017-02-23 10:23:21
Version: 1

This is a Grade 2 Trip for Trip Leaders and experienced paddlers only. We will depart from Scarborough Beach and head north towards Bongaree, or if conditions permit, Red Beach (on the Southern tip of Bribie Island) for some Surf Skills practice. We will look to do some rescue skills and other training, on route, which will include towing participants.

Paddle TypeSea kayaking; Training
Start Date26-2-2017
End Date26-2-2017
Trip days1
Trip LeaderMartin Wynne
2ICPeter Voght
Grade2
Distance(s)~28 km
Paddle Outline
  • 6:30 - Meet at UQCC Shed (sharp) to load gear.
  • 7:00am - Leave UQCC Shed
  • 8:00am - arrive Scarborough
  • 8:30AM - depart Scarborough (ready to paddle by 8:15 AM)
  • 12:30PM - Arrive Bongaree for Lunch

Return
  • 1:30PM - Depart for Scarborough
  • 4:00 PM - Return Scarborough
  • 4:30 Depart for UQ Shed
  • 5:30Arrive St Lucia
  • 6:30 PM Head home
Paddle Duration(s)6 hours for paddling and rescue practice; 1 hour for lunch
Tide(s)At Brisbane Bar
  • High Tide at 9:31am (2.49 m)
  • Low tide at 4:05pm (0.45m)
MoonNew Moon on the 27th (Monday) - Stronger tides
Sunrise - Sunset timesSunset 6:22 PM
Put in PointOn the beach south of the rock groyne at the north end of Scarborough Beach. The area of the beach next to the car park of Pirate Park. The park is off the north end of Landsborough Ave Redcliffe (between Bunton St and Rock St).
Take out PointBeach beside Pirate Park, Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough
Departure time (put in)8:30 AM
Alternate Route VariationsPartially completing the route to Bribie island before returning to the put in point. If circumstances change sufficiently it is possible to paddle to Bribie and return to Redcliffe by car/public transport.
Alternate Take Out PointsRed Beach (Depends on Surf Conditions)
Bongaree
Western sections of Deception Bay although but these are a considerable distance (7 to 8 km) away.
FacilitiesToilets near Pirate Park, Scarborough or at Bongaree
Maps

Planned route depending on conditions
Put in Point(s)

Scarborough Put in point
Take Out Point(s)
Same as put in

 

Risks and Management

Risks
Sea Kayak Risk AssessmentUQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Surf; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury); ✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury); ✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change; ✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping; ✓ Capsize; ✓ Carrying Boats; ✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains; ✓ Dehydration; ✓ Drowning; ✓ Enter / Exit Boat; ✓ Entire Group Capsizing; ✓ Equipment Failure; ✓ Fitness / Fatigue; ✓ Getting Separated from Group; ✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia; ✓ Hit by Paddle; ✓ Ineffective Rudder; ✓ Medical Condition(s); ✓ Missing / Broken Paddle; ✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters; ✓ Paddling in the dark / Night Paddling; ✓ Panic / Fear; ✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects; ✓ Rough Seas; ✓ Sea Sickness; ✓ Separation from Boat; ✓ Sinking Boat; ✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures); ✓ Sunburn; ✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk AssessmentUQ Assessment #57960; ✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area; ✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol; ✓ Drowsiness while Driving; ✓ Incident or Accident while Driving; ✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle; ✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident; ✓ Towing Trailer;
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements✓ Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with winds and tides contributing significantly to this.
✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit and T-rescue (in a sea kayak) while a member of the club.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
Emergency Contact InformationEmergencies only - 000
VMR 403 Redcliffe - 3203 5522
VHF Channels 16, 21, 67, 73, 81 (closes at 21:00)
•VMR 445 Bribie Island - 3408 7596;
Nearest Medical Help and ContactsRedcliffe Hospital, Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe - Phone: 3883 7777; Scarborough Majellan Medical Centre (107 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough QLD 4020 (07) 3880 1444)
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link)✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water); ✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm); ✓ Equipment Requirements for Grade; ✓ Food adequate for trip duration; ✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land; ✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag); ✓ Review potential equipment; ✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc); ✓ Water - 3L per day (4L if camping); ✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling;
Kayak Equipment✓ Dry bag; ✓ Helmet; ✓ PFD and paddle; ✓ Paddle tie; ✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float; ✓ Sea Kayaking Required Equipment List; ✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!); ✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking); ✓ Whistle;
Safety Equipment✓ First Aid Kit; ✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats); ✓ Paddle Floats (at least 1 per 2 boats); ✓ Repair Kit; ✓ Rescue Stirrup; ✓ Spare Paddle; ✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications✓ Flares; ✓ Mobile Phone; ✓ PLB/EPIRB; ✓ Signal Mirror; ✓ V-Sheet; ✓ VHF Radio; ✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised EquipmentPlease make sure you bring water (2-3 ltrs), lunch, snacks, sun protection and footwear. You will be getting wet so be prepared with swimming gear, towel and also change of dry clothes. Water and snacks need to be accessible whilst you paddle (just in case we have lunch stop on the water.
Check of Paddlers' Equipment✓ Bailing Device; ✓ Footwear (covered); ✓ Medication; ✓ PFD; ✓ Paddle Leash; ✓ Spray Deck; ✓ Suitable Craft; ✓ Sunsmart Gear; ✓ Water;

 

Logistics

Boat Loading25-2-2017 4:30 PM
Boat Loading LocationClub shed.
Boat Loading DetailsAll attends are required to assist with loading the trailer.
Meet LocationClub Shed
Meeting Time (meet location)6:30 AM
Depart Time (meet location)7:00AM
Meet time (put in)8:00AM
Go Home Time4:30 PM at Scarborough
Costs$10 wear and tear contribution for club gear. Petrol for your driver. A few extra dollars for a coffee afterwards (if time).

 

Registration

Event organisers and leaders: Check registrations here (copy the event ID first). Login required.

Register with: Peter
Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 24-2-2017
Event ID: 170226S