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Whitewater Events 2006

Introduction to whitewater day - Sun 12th March 2006
Basic Whitewater Skills (Goolang Ck) - Sat/Sun 1st-2nd April
Nymboida River (Easter Weekend) - Fri-Mon 14-17 April
Introduction to whitewater Day - Sun 20 Aug 2006
Beginners Surf/Whitewater weekend 26 Aug 06
Tully trip 22-30 Sep 06

Intro to Whitewater Day - Sun 12th March 2006
This is your chance to learn how to paddle the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking.

Date: Sun 12th March 2006
Duration: 8.30 AM return around 5 PM
Destination: Wivenhoe Spillway
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Numbers: Max 13 people - book soon!
Pictures: Pictures from a previous introductory day are available
Requirements:

  1. No experience necessary- the club has all the gear you need
  2. Basic fitness
  3. Bring your logbook (school exercise book)
  4. Prior bookings are essential
Cost: $10 donation for boat maintenance
Meet: At UQ Canoe club boat shed (building 30) at 8:30 AM sharp!
Contact: Paul Bates (via email) or 0413 586 551 (phone)

Trip Report
We had a very successful trip to Wivenhoe Dam with 17 people turning up for the trip (a few more than had booked, but it worked out just fine). Pictures are available off-site

Basic Whitewater Skills at Goolang Ck - Sat/Sun 1st-2nd April
NOTE: If you are already a confident whitewater paddler (can roll in moving water etc...) and don't need instruction, and are willing to use the boats we don't need, then feel free to come along. It will be great to have you guys there!!! (There are some great play waves!!!)

Goolang creek is the best place to develop your skills in a Kayak. This weekend is for people of all skill levels to get out and play or learn. Some of the senior club members will be teaching you the important skills required to paddle whitewater safely. We will camp right next to the river.

Date: Sat 1st and Sun 2nd April 2006
Duration: 2 days
Destination: Goolang creek
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Numbers: Max 8 people - book soon!
Cost: $10/day donation for boat maintenance plus $8 for camping and about $15 for petrol
Contact: Simon Vos - whitewater representative

Prior bookings are essential - maximum of 8 people

Pictures: available off-site

Nymboida River - Easter Weekend Fri-Mon 14-17 April
We will be kayaking/rafting down the Nymboida River from Platypus Flat to the Junction. People who can't make the whole duration of the trip can arrive on Saturday evening and meet us at the Codhole.

Date: Fri 14th to Mon 17th April 2006 (Easter weekend)
Duration: 3-4 days
Destination: Nymboida River
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Numbers: Max 6 persons on raft and about 6 kayaks. - book soon!
Cost: $10/day donation for boat maintenance about $20-$30 for petrol and a little more if you want to get on the raft
Contact: Simon Vos - whitewater representative

Prior bookings are essential - maximum of 6 or 12 people

Introduction to White-water Day - Sun 20 Aug 2006
Anyone interested in white-water kayaking is encouraged to come on this training trip. Details will be posted soon. Check back here.

Time: Sun 20 Aug
Duration: 1 day
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Requirements: Basic fitness. Prior bookings are essential
Gear: Swimming clothes, shoes you can get wet, sunscreen, hat, towel, water (2L), food (we will visit the local bakery on the way up)
Meet: UQCC Canoe Shed at 8AM, return about 4:30PM
Destination: Wivenhoe Dam
Contact: Simon Vos (whitewater kayaking rep)

Beginners Surf/White-water weekend 26 Aug 06
A semi-social trip to Byron Bay to train/play in the waves. This trip is sea-kayaking friendly, and confident sea kayakers are welcome. This is a chance for white-water and seakayak folks to meet up, compare skills, and share the odd beer.

Fri 25th: Drive down in the evening (or the next day if you can't make it Friday)
Sat 26th: Camp, Surf, Sea kayak, sit by fire and have a good time.
Sun 27th: Camp, Surf, play and head home at a reasonable hour.

Time: 25/26-Aug 2006
Duration: 2 days/1-2 nights
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking (competent sea kayakers welcome)
Requirements: Basic fitness. Prior bookings are essential
Gear: Camping gear, kayaks, food, hat, sun protection, towel, swimming gear, water bottles, safety gear (life-jackets, helmets, etc), 2L water
Meet: Friday 25th Aug (evening) at boat shed around 6PM. Drive to Byron.
Destination: Byron Bay
Contact: Simon Vos (whitewater kayaking rep)

Tully trip - 22-30 September 2006

Time: 22-30 September
Duration: 9 days
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Requirements: Basic fitness. You must be able to roll competently to go on this trip. Places are limited, so book in advance.
Gear:
Meet:
Destination: Tully
Contact: Simon Vos (whitewater kayaking rep)

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