An introductory day to Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay to learn basic sea kayak skills at the beach (Coochie Group). Moved to April 14.
This trip was originally planned for Sat 18th March but was postponed to 2 April and then to April 14th due to bad weather
Coochiemudlo is a small island with sandy beaches off Victoria Point in Moreton Bay. We will put in at Victoria Point (about 50 mins drive from Brisbane). In the morning we will paddle through the mangroves to a beach on the north side of the island. At this beach will will practice sea kayak rescue skills and then have lunch. In the afternoon will we paddle back to Victoria Point.
|Event ID: 170318S
|Last Modified: 2017-04-13 18:50:04
During this trip we will be swimming so please bring a bathing suit, towel and warm clothing with you.
Prerequisites: PLEASE ATTEND GENERAL POOL SESSIONS on Tuesday 7 or 14th of March 2017 TO LEARN TO USE A SPRAY DECK (i.e. complete a wet exit). PLEASE MAKE THE LEADER AWARE, IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS REQUIREMENT. In addition, before attending this trip it is helpful, but not required to have practiced T-rescues in a sea kayak on the UQ pool.
Spaces are limited,so please register early and preference will be given to those members who have not done it before. However, please still register your interest. We may do a Sunday trip if there is sufficient interest. When you register please indicate if you have a preference for Sat or Sunday. If you can make Sunday and not Sat, please indicate this too.
Preparation: We will pack the trailer at 4 PM on Friday evening 13th April 2017. We need most people to assist and learn how to pack the trailer.
Meet: Club shed at Sat 14th April at 6:30am. Arrive at Victoria Point by 8:00 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9:30 am
Please bring along enough water (2-3 ltrs) and food for the trip, together with sunscreen and sun protection.
Limitations: Up to 10-12 people but depends on kayaks and transport.
If you are unable to make the Saturday, this trip is also being run on Saturday, 15 April 2017. If you would like to switch to the Saturday group, please contact Peter
|Paddle Type||Sea kayaking|
|Trip Leader||Peter Voght|
|Paddle Outline||Phase 1 (prior to on water activity)|
- Standard Trip and activity briefing
- Seat adjustment/ posture
- Paddle strokes - forward/ reverse/ stop
- Bracing - low brace, high brace.
- Turning/ keeping straight/ 'leaning' to turn
- Basic tide/ current knowledge - how this impacts on our trip planning/
- ferry gliding
- Rules of the pod/ paddle signals
- What to take (for a day trip) and where to stow it (basic intro)
- How to identify hazards/ dangers (basic intro)
Phase 2 (on water on route)
approx. 4-5 km paddling in morning
- Demonstration and assistance with execution of paddle strokes, turning/ keeping straight/ ferry gliding/ leaning.
- Reinforcement of knowledge conveyed at briefing prior to getting on water.
Phase 3 (arrival at IN WATER skill training session)
At this stage this activity will occur on the northern side of Coochiemudlo Island off a sandy 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.
- Demonstrate and execute wet exit and understand hazards associated with this exercise.
- Assisted rescue - 'T' rescue
- Self rescue - paddle float rescue, cowboy rescue
Lunch (at same beach as 'in water' training session). You will need to bring lunch as there is no shop nearby.
Phase 4 (trip home)
approx. 5-6 km to paddle back to Victoria Point
- Towing and continued execution of learned skills
- Pack tailer for return trip and clean boats at shed.
Day should be finished by 5:30 pm but be prepared for potential delays.
|Paddle Duration(s)||5 hours for paddling and rescue practice; 1 hour for lunch|
|Tide(s)||At Brisbane Bar|
Add 20 min for Victoria Point.
- High tide at 11:10 pm (2.01 m) Neap tides
- Low tide at 5:18 pm (0.49m)
|Moon||Last Full Moon on the 11th|
|Sunrise - Sunset times||Sunset 5:32 PM|
|Put in Point||Victoria Point boat ramp (on the northern point of the reserve). Access via the end of Colburn Street, Victoria Point.|
|Take out Point||Same as put in|
|Departure time (put in)||9:30 AM|
|Alternate Route Variations||We may stop on the Eastern beach, if the tide gets too low.|
|Facilities||Toilets near the lunch stop point.|
|Put in Point(s)|
Victoria Point VMR
Risks and Management
|Sea Kayak Risk Assessment||UQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury);
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury);
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change;
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping;
✓ Carrying Boats;
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ 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;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures);
✓ Tripping while walking;
|Travel Risk Assessment||UQ 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;
|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 need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
|Emergency Contact Information||Emergencies only - 000 |
VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717
Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777
VHF 16, 67, 73, 82, 81
|Nearest Medical Help and Contacts||VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717|
|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;
✓ 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);
|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;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ VHF Radio;
|Additional or Emphasised Equipment||Please 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.|
|Check of Paddlers' Equipment||✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
|Boat Loading||13-04-2017 5:30 PM|
|Boat Loading Location||Club shed.|
|Boat Loading Details||All attends are required to assist with loading the trailer. Please come and learn how.|
|Meet Location||Club Shed|
|Meeting Time (meet location)||6:30 AM|
|Depart Time (meet location)||7 AM|
|Meet time (put in)||8AM|
|Go Home Time||3 PM at victoria Point.|
|Costs||$10 wear and tear contribution for club gear. Petrol for your driver. A few extra dollars for a coffee afterwards (if time).|
|Additional Comments/Instructions||It is not essential to have demonstrated a sea kayak T-rescue. However we prefer that the majority of participants have done so at one of our Induction Pool sessions on a Tuesday night. Please inform the leaders if you have not done a T-rescue and/or a wet exit, or if you aren't sure or confident.|
Event organisers and leaders: Check registrations here (copy the event ID first). Login required.
|Register by: 12-04-2017
|Event ID: 170318S|
- Basic fitness (if water based activity)
- You must be a current financial member to participate (except for come and try events). Polo is open to members of Australian canoeing (i.e. members of most AC affiliated canoe clubs).
- You must be able to swim (if event takes place on water)
- You must have signed the club waiver and agreed to abide by the club's rules
About UQCC trips
- Minimum and maximum numbers exist for club trips. Don't miss out, please book your place early.
- Details are subject to change. Please check this web site regularly.
- All trips may be changed due to circumstances or conditions, and trip leaders have the final decision on whether it goes ahead or not, and who goes (they will contact you if this happens).
- Where there is an option to paddle double kayaks, then the first in get singles, and the last ones paddle doubles, unless people specifically want to take double kayaks or the trip leader decides differently.