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Whitewater Novice River Trip

Saturday, 18 November 2017
This is a trip for those who have completed the 'Into to WW' trips run earlier this semester or for those with basic white water experience. It's a good chance to continue to develop your skills (only four places).

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Event ID: 171118W
Last Modified: 2017-10-31 19:20:51
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This trip will continue where the intro trip left off, by continuing to develop more paddling skills in grade 2 water.

This trip is a great chance to paddle a variety of different rapids and feel great after completing a river section.

During the trip we will be swimming so please bring clothes that you can get wet.

Pre-requisites: you should have either attended an intro to white water trip or have the requisite skills for grade 2 white water

Paddle TypeWhitewater
Start Date18-11-2017
End Date18-11-2017
Trip days1
Trip LeaderHenry Friend
2ICPaul Bowtell
GradeNovice
Distance(s)Dependant on choice of river, however overall trip length should not exceed 15kms
Paddle OutlineThe river section we paddle will be Dependant on water but we will be 'river running' down a length of different rapids.

Specifically we will work to develop Edging, Linking moves and refining the previously learn skills in a safe and fun environment.

The river sections are Dependant on rainfall, but we will either go to the South Pine River, the Upper Brisbane River or the Oxley River.
Paddle Duration(s)~ 5hr
Tide(s)n/a
Put in PointAs per route determined by trip leaders
Take out PointAs per route determined by trip leaders
FacilitiesNone of the location put in and take-outs have any facilities, however they are all close by town-centres and we can stop there for any items
River Grade 2

 

Risks and Management

Risks
Sea Kayak Risk AssessmentUQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Algae; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury); ✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury); ✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change; ✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping; ✓ Capsize; ✓ Carrying Boats; ✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains; ✓ Darkness falls / Stranded Overnight; ✓ Dehydration; ✓ Drowning; ✓ Enter / Exit Boat; ✓ Entire Group Capsizing; ✓ Equipment Failure; ✓ Fitness / Fatigue; ✓ Getting Separated from Group; ✓ Group Getting Lost; ✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia; ✓ Hit by Paddle; ✓ Hypothermia; ✓ Medical Condition(s); ✓ Missing / Broken Paddle; ✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters; ✓ Paddling in the dark / Night Paddling; ✓ Panic / Fear; ✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects; ✓ Separation from Boat; ✓ Sinking Boat; ✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures); ✓ Sunburn; ✓ Surf; ✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk AssessmentUQ Assessment #57960; ✓ Becoming Lost; ✓ 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;
Risk 1Hidden obstacles under water
Risk 1 ContextGet pinched or stuck under water
Risk 1 Management / ControlsHave a guide who knows the river at different water levels. Paddle with a group so help is available to get out of the water (e.g. throw rope, knife to cut loose). Remind paddlers to be look out for submerged objects. Wear life jacket, helmet, and whistle.
Risk 1 Before ManagementMod
Risk 1 AFTER ManagementLow
Risk 2Injuries while carrying boats around obstacles.
Risk 2 ContextThe river might be blocked by an obstacle (fallen tree) or rapids might be to dangerous to paddle requiring paddlers to leave the river and carry the boats around the block. When exiting and entering the boats it is always possible to tip and fall into the water. Also rocks might be slippery and one might slip and get hit by the boat.
Risk 2 Management / ControlsHave a guide that has assessed the ability of the group members and chooses a safe part of the river and knows safe spots to carry boats around obstacles. Wear suitable shoes with a grip sole. Wear the helmet at all times. Remind paddlers to take care when walking and carrying boats. Carry boats with two or more people, if possible.
Risk 2 Before ManagementMod
Risk 2 AFTER ManagementLow
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements✓ 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 self-assess their, and their equipment's ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website. This should be consulted prior to registration, and any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
Emergency Contact InformationEmergency Contact: 000
Off-Water Club Contact: Martin Wynne & Peter Voght
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link)✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water); ✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm); ✓ 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); ✓ 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; ✓ 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; ✓ Repair Kit; ✓ Spare Paddle; ✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications✓ Mobile Phone; ✓ PLB/EPIRB; ✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment
  • Suitable covered footwear with grip sole, that can get wet.
  • Take a head torch and a change of warm dry clothes with you at all times during the paddle.]
  • Water and snacks accessible.
  • Lunch
  • The water will be cold, and you will get wet (i.e. swimming). Bring swimming clothing that will keep you warm (eg thermals, wetsuit, spray jacket, and/or cag).

Additional Equipment
  • Pin Kit
  • Stern Inflation Bags
  • Spot Gen3 emergency message/tracking unit.
Check of Paddlers' Equipment✓ Footwear (covered); ✓ Medication; ✓ PFD; ✓ Spray Deck; ✓ Suitable Craft; ✓ Sunsmart Gear; ✓ Water;

 

Logistics

Boat Loading LocationUQ Canoe Club Boat Shed
Boat Loading DetailsBefore departing UQ shed on the morning of the paddle
Meet LocationClub Shed
Meeting Time (meet location)6 AM
Depart Time (meet location)6:30 AM
Go Home Time5:00 PM
Costs
  • $10 Wear & Tear/Petrol Cost (may go up depending on location - you will be advised)
  • Incidental coffee/snacks
Additional Comments/InstructionsBring enough food, snacks, and water for a 3-4 hour paddle, there is the option for stopping for a later lunch in a town close to the river.

  • Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness. This is a trip that requires a moderate fitness level.
  • Participants need to have basic paddling skills for the intro trip, details found here
  • Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with rain, wind and weather conditions contributing significantly to this.
Participants must self-assess their ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website and should be consulted prior to registration. Any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
  • Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit while a member of the club.
  • 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.

 

Registration

Register with: Henry
Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 15-11-2017
Event ID: 171118W