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Whitewater Events 2007

Introduction to whitewater day - Sun 12th March 2007
Basic Whitewater Skills (Goolang Ck) - Sat/Sun/Mon 7-9th April
Introduction to whitewater day (semester 2) - Sun 19th August 2007
Beginner Surf trip - Sun 9 September
Club Christmas trip to Byron Bay - 24/25 November 07
Intro to Whitewater Day - Sun 25th March
This is your chance to learn how to paddle the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. The Wivenhoe trip is a beginner trip, and is only 80kms from Brisbane city. It has one class two rapid, plus a small amount of reliable moving water, flowing into a big flat section.
We aim to teach people things like breaking in and out, general safety, a little about river features as well as general boat control skills.

It's a great trip to find out if whitewater is for you.

Date: Sun 25th March 2007
Duration: All day
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. You must be able to swim (as with ALL club kayak activities)
  4. Bring your logbook (school exercise book)
  5. Prior bookings are essential
What to bring: You will get wet - very wet - think swimming. Therefore bring swimming gear and a towel, plus shorts and a shirt. It can get chilly in the water, so if you have thermals, you can bring them, but not necessary. Footwear that can get wet (not thongs), lunch, more than enough water, Sunscreen
Cost: $10 donation toward boat maintenance is the norm, plus petrol money for your driver.
Transport: If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact the trip organiser with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for. If you require transport from the boat shed, please contact the trip organiser. If you have a medical condition or something else that you think should be known about, please let the organiser know.
Meet: 8:00 AM at UQ Canoe club boat shed (building 30) (departing 8:30-9:00AM)
Return: Approx 4:00 PM
Contact/Questions to: Steff (whitewater rep)

Basic Whitewater Skills at Goolang Ck - Sat-Mon 7th - 9th April

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.

Goolang Creek is 35 kms west of Grafton. It has about 2kms of grade 1-3 rapids (to compare, the little rapid at Wivenhoe was Grade 2). It is about a 4-5 hour trip each way from Brisbane.

Date: Sat 7th to Mon 9th April 2007
Paddle type: White water

Duration: 3 days
Destination: Goolang creek
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Numbers: Max 8 people
Cost: $10/day donation for boat maintenance plus $8 for camping is encouraged, and about $30/40 for petrol (~1000 km round trip)
Meet: at the boat shed at 4.30 PM in the afternoon. (I won't get there til 5.00, but others will be around, and you can start packing the trailer). We will leave from there after packing.
Return: Monday night - LATE
Contact: Stephanie Looi - whitewater representative or 0421 135 477 (mob)
Things you'll need -

  • You will get wet - very wet - think swimming. Therefore bring swimmers and a towel, plus shorts and a shirt. It can get chilly in the water, so if you have thermals, bring them. Re Clothing - try not to bring cotton to wear on the river as you will get cold. A rashie, thermal, or something similar is a much better idea.
  • Footwear that can get wet (not thongs).
  • Normal camping clothing (don't forget the jumper).
  • Camping gear - the club has some gear (tents, stoves, sleeping mats, bags), so let me know what you need, and we can arrange it. Torch
  • Food - you will be doing plenty of exercise, so bring plenty of food. If you can get into small groups for cooking, it may be easier
  • Sunscreen, Insect repellent (the bugs can be viscous), Water bottle (but you don't need water)
Requirements
  • Be able to swim (essential).
  • Basic fitness.
  • Be a current financial member of the club (ie make sure you've paid your 2007 membership renewal)
  • You must have signed the club waiver and agree to abide by the club's rules
If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact me with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for.

If you have a medical condition, allergy or something else that you think I should know about, please let me know.

Intro to Whitewater Day - Sun 19 August
This is your chance to learn how to paddle the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. The Wivenhoe trip is a beginner trip, and is only 80kms from Brisbane city. It has one class two rapid, plus a small amount of reliable moving water, flowing into a big flat section. We aim to teach people things like breaking in and out, general safety, a little about river features as well as general boat control skills.

It's a great trip to find out if whitewater is for you.

If you have basic paddle skills, you will have more fun (ie be able to paddle in a straight line), but this is not essential. It is useful to have attended some training sessions beforehand - particularly Polo pool training sessions, sea kayak training sessions, or just Saturday morning introductory sessions.

Date: Sun 19th Aug 2007
Duration: All day
Destination: Wivenhoe Spillway
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Numbers: Book soon - limited places
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. If you have a medical condition or something else that you think I should know about, please let Steff know beforehand.
  4. You must be a fully paid-up club member to come on this trip
  5. You must be able to swim (as with ALL club kayak activities)
  6. Bring your logbook (school exercise book) if you keep one
  7. Prior bookings are essential
What to bring: You will get wet - very wet - think swimming. Therefore bring swimming gear and a towel, plus shorts and a shirt. It can get chilly in the water, so if you have thermals, you can bring them, but not necessary. Footwear that can get wet (not thongs), lunch, more than enough water, Sunscreen
Cost: $10 donation toward boat maintenance is strongly encouraged, plus petrol money for your driver.
Transport: If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact the trip organiser with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for. If you require transport from the boat shed, please contact the trip organiser. If you have a medical condition or something else that you think should be known about, please let the organiser know.
Meet: 8:00 AM at UQ Canoe club boat shed (building 30) (departing 8:30-9:00AM)
Return: Approx 4:00 PM
Contact/Queries to: Steff (whitewater rep)

Beginner Surf trip - Sun 9 September
An introductory surf skills day for whitewater. We will go to Snapper rocks or Currumbin, depending on conditions.

** UPDATE **
THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS

Currently (Wednesday 5th Sept) the swell prediction is for 5 foot swell on both the Gold and Sunshine Coast. Unless this prediction drops, the official club trip will have to be cancelled.

My apologies, but for the fun and safety of everyone involved, I hope you understand.
Steff

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Date: Sun 9th September 2007
Duration: All day
Destination: Either Snapper Rocks or Currumbin depending on conditions
Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Numbers: Book soon - limited places
Requirements:
  1. Basic boat control skills
  2. Basic fitness - if you have a medical condition or something else that you think should be known about, please let the organiser know.
  3. If you have a medical condition or something else that you think I should know about, please let Steff know beforehand.
  4. You *must* be a fully paid-up financial club member to come on this trip
  5. You must be able to swim (as with ALL club kayak activities)
  6. Bring your logbook (school exercise book) if you keep one
  7. Prior bookings are essential
What to bring: You will get wet - very wet - think swimming. Therefore bring swimming gear and a towel, plus shorts and a shirt. It can get cold in the water, so if you have thermals/wetsuit top or something similar, you can bring them, but not necessary. Footwear that can get wet (not thongs), lunch, more than enough water, Sunscreen
Cost: $10 donation toward boat maintenance is strongly encouraged, plus petrol money for your driver.
Transport: If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact the trip organiser with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for. If you require transport from the boat shed, please contact the trip organiser.
Meet: 7:00 AM at UQ Canoe club boat shed (building 30)
Contact/Queries to: Steff (whitewater rep)

Club Christmas trip to Byron Bay - 24/25 November 07

This trip is open to all members
Details are located here

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