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Whitewater Events 2009

Please check the basic trip requirements and information at the bottom of this page

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.

A great weekend (25-26 Aug) at Goolang (near Grafton in NSW). The perfect next step after Wivenhoe intro day.
Cost: $10/day donation for boat maintenance is encouraged, ?$8 for camping and about ?$40/50 for petrol (~1000 km round trip)
Meet: at the boat shed. Departure times depend on which cars you are going in. Consult with Scott and drivers by email. Most people will leave on Friday.
Return: depart Goolang around lunch time on Sunday.
Contact: Scott Olorenshaw - whitewater representative

Things you'll need -

  • The water will be cold, and you will get wet (i.e. swimming). Bring swimming clothing that will keep you warm (eg thermals or wetsuit). Avoid wearing cotton as it will not be effective in keeping you warm when you are wet. Also bring a towel and a dry change of warm clothing for afterwards.
  • 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 vicious), Water bottle (but you don't need water)
Requirements
  • Basic requirements (bottom of page)
If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact Scott with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for.

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

Pictures: available off-site

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Byron Surf WeekendSat 6 Jun 09 ()
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.

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.

A great weekend (17 & 18 October) at Goolang (near Grafton in NSW). The perfect next step after Wivenhoe intro day.
Cost: $10/day donation for boat maintenance is encouraged, ?$8 for camping and about ?$40/50 for petrol (~1000 km round trip)
Meet: at the boat shed. Departure times depend on which cars you are going in. Consult with Scott and drivers by email. Most people will leave on Friday.
Return: depart Goolang around lunch time on Sunday.
Contact: Scott Olorenshaw - whitewater representative

Things you'll need -

  • The water will be cold, and you will get wet (i.e. swimming). Bring swimming clothing that will keep you warm (eg thermals or wetsuit). Avoid wearing cotton as it will not be effective in keeping you warm when you are wet. Also bring a towel and a dry change of warm clothing for afterwards.
  • 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 vicious), Water bottle (but you don't need water)
Requirements
  • Basic requirements (bottom of page)
If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact Scott with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for.

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

Pictures: available off-site

Note: There is not enough water for this trip. The club is running a surf weekend at Byron instead.

Paddle type: Whitewater kayaking
Requirements: 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
Basic Costs: Petrol money to whoever you get a lift with. A donation to the club to go toward gear replacement (if you are economically able - don't let this stop you coming). Camping fees
Meet: boat shed around 6PM. Drive to Byron.
Destination: Byron Bay - Byron Bay Tourist Park

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