Whitewater Events 2008
Basic whitewater kayaking techniques at Wivenhoe dam. Your chance to try a bit of whitewater kayaking. Calm water, moving water, and one very optional grade 2 rapid. Don't miss out. Good for other kayaking disciplines.
Full DetailsTry to take advantage of the basic paddle skills and training you learned in the pool or on the river beforehand.
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 80 km from Brisbane city. It has one class two rapid, plus a small amount of reliable moving water, flowing into a big flat section.
It's a great trip to find out if whitewater is for you.
Date: Sun 10 Aug 2008
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)
A great weekend (23-34 Aug) at Goolang (near Grafton in NSW). The perfect next step after Wivenhoe intro day.
Full DetailsGoolang creek is a great place to develop your skills in a kayak (particularly for moving water). 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.
It has about two kilometres of rapids (grades 1-3). There are many grade 2 rapids (the little rapid at Wivenhoe is grade 2), with access along the creek at all points (so any rapid can be avoided). There is one optional grade 3 rapid in the middle (only for those with sufficient skill).
Goolang Creek is 35 kms west of Grafton. It is about a 4-5 hour trip each way from Brisbane.
Date: Sat 23th to Sun 24th April 2007
Things you'll need -
If you have a medical condition, allergy or something else that you think I should know about, please let me know.
Pictures: available off-site