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Event List

Summer Racing Series 07
A series of fun river races for club members of all skill levels. The races are handicapped, so anyone has a decent chance to win the prize, no matter how good a paddler they aren't.... It's held on Wednesday afternoons over the summer period. All members are encouraged to participate.

Race times, details, and results (so far) are available here


Duration: January-March-or more
Paddle type: Flatwater

Night Paddle to the Park

Ever paddled in the dark? Well here's a chance to try.

The plan is to paddle up-river to the park at Long Pocket (a bit beyond the radio tower). We'll stop there for some food and a picnic, then paddle back to the shed.

GRADE: 1
PADDLE TYPE: Flat water
WHEN: Friday the 27th of April
WHERE: Meet at the club shed at 6:30 PM
TIME: 6:30PM till about 9:30PM
DISTANCE: Approx 5km each way (yes, that's 10 km total)
DURATION: ~3 hrs WHAT TO BRING

  • LIGHTS - bring lights for the front AND back of yourself/your boat.
    LED Bicycle lights/headlamps are good (front & back). The higher they are fixed, the more visible they are. Make sure they are securely fixed.
  • Food to be negotiated depending on interest.
  • Mosquito repellent!
  • Some prior experience required.
RSVP: 20th April 2007 - but get in quick, as boats may fill up quickly.
CONTACT: Jitka - flatwater rep

No lights = No go!

A flyer is available for this trip

Rous River, Tweed Valley NSW
Get into the semester with paddle from Tumbulgum (on the Tweed River), travelling up the Rous River (pronounced "Russ") with the tide to the limit of the tidal range (just past the boat harbour bridge (~20 km). There are exit points after 10 km and 15 km if needed. We will be taking sea kayaks, and slower paddlers will use Rosco kayaks.

Distance: 19.5 km (exits at 10km and 15 km if needed)
Date: Sat 21 July - the weekend between O-week and the start of semester
Duration: 1 Day
Grade: 1 - note 19.5 km is 5 km longer than a normal grade 1 trip. However, it is with the tide. Paddle type: Sea kayaking / Flatwater
Requirements:

  1. Basic fitness
  2. Skills training session. You must have already attended a training session at the St Lucia Shed
  3. Prior bookings are essential
Gear: sunscreen, hat, warm clothes, organise transport and food
Basic Costs: Kayak usage donation / petrol money
Meet: Club shed - Time to be announced here
Destination: Rous River, NSW
Contact: Michael Wynne

Southbank social paddle - Sat 1 Sept 2007
A social kayak down to Southbank for coffee/brunch, and then returning with the tide after 10 AM.

Paddle type: Flatwater
Distance: 12 km (2x 6km)
Grade: 1
Meet: 8:30-9:00 AM at Club shed - after the normal 7:30 AM saturday paddle
Duration: a bit over an hour paddling each way (plus however long brunch takes).
Contact: Arlene (social representative)

Club championships - Sat, 6 Oct 07
Thanks Anaconda
The inaugural UQ Canoe Club Championships will be on Saturday 6 October at 8.45am at the shed (after the midsemester break). It will be a fun day with a range of races including sprints, novelty races and relays. There are also restricted categories for the beginners. After the races we will have a barbeque (~12:30 PM).

Anaconda has generously sponsored the day with some fantastic prizes including -

  • A Denali hike tent
  • A Mountainsmith backpack
  • A Tactical headlamp

An information flyer is also available with all the details
Hope to see you there!


Date: Saturday, 6 October
Meet: 8.45 AM at the Club shed
Cost: $5
Sponsor: Anaconda
Contact: Paul (President)


Spring Racing Series - second semester 07
A series of fun river races for club members of all skill levels. The races are handicapped, so anyone has a decent chance to win the prize, no matter how good a paddler they aren't.... It's held on Wednesday afternoons over part of second semester. All members are encouraged to participate.

Race times, details, and results (so far) are available here

Duration: Starts Wed Aug 22
Contact: Dave Loveridge (vice president)

River cleanup paddle - Sunday 21 Oct 07
Fresh-clean-river / Save some marine life / Lets-get-out-the-Canadian-canoes trip... and Barbeque!
Everyone is invited to come on this paddle with a purpose. We've all seen (and collected) rubbish that floats down the river. It's ugly, degrades the environment, and harms the animals that have to live amongst it. This paddle aims to tidy up our bit of the river, collect as much rubbish as we can, and have a bit of a fun and exercise while doing it. We plan to start at Oxley Creek and paddle down to the UQ club shed (with the tide). Afterwards there is an option for a swim in the Uni pool.

Later in the day there is also a barbeque a few suburbs away - it's BYO (drink and food).

RSVP by Saturday to Fiona.
This will help with the organisation of boats and/or barbeque.


killed turtle
Sick or dead marine and bird life that have ingested rubbish are regularly found in Moreton bay. Not all survive. To see what killed this little green turtle, click here.
More infomation about plastic in the sea is here and here
Sealed fate!
Data collected about river litter will be used to help compare what's found in the river to what is washed up in the bay. A litter data bank is run by Dunwich State School and Secondary Dept Marine Science Students to collect information and increase public awareness of the problem of the growing amount of litter occurring on Moreton bay island beaches.

 

Date: Sunday 21 October
Time: 7 AM at the club Shed
Distance: 7.25 km
Duration: ~3 hrs
Route: Oxley Creek to UQ shed.
Barbeque: Later on Sunday evening 5pm BYO food & drink (contact Fiona for details)
Contact: Fiona (membership officer)

End of year market paddle - Saturday 8 Dec 07
A social trip down to the West end markets. Coffee, breakfast, shopping, fruit and vege. Sticky-beaking...

Bring some money for coffee and any other goodies you may want!

Date: Saturday 8 December
Time: 7:30 AM at the club shed
Distance: 3.25 km each way
Duration: ~3 hrs (including time at the markets)
Contact: Fiona (membership officer)

LM: Jan 08