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All Events 2010

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

O-Day Display - WedWed 24 Feb 10 ()
The club has a display on Wednesday 24 Feb 2010 as part of the UQ orientation week's Market Day.

Come and try & BBQSat 27 Feb 10 ()
Want to try kayaking? Do your friends want to try? This is your chance. The beginning of semester come and try day is scheduled for Saturday 27 February, between 8:00 AM and 11 AM. Prospective members are encouraged to come.

Pool Skills night ITue 2 Mar 10 ()
General club skills session in the UQ Pool. One of three skills nights for the semester. Don't miss out! HEATED POOL (27 deg.)

Club BarbecueTue 9 Mar 10 ()
An evening barbecue next to the river for all club members. Please come along to kick off the semester. We'll probably end up at Second Degree (aka the Red Room) near the UQ Pizza cafe afterwards.

Basic Skills on the RiverWed 10 Mar 10 ()
A basic skills session on the river - with an emphasis on sea kayaking. This includes T-rescues (ie you will get wet) in sea kayaks. Other rescues may be tried if desired.

Market paddleSat 13 Mar 10 ()
A social trip down the river to the West End Markets. We'll stop for some coffee and back to semester get-together. Open to all Saturday morning paddlers, and a chance for members to meet each other. If you aren't able to paddle, please meet us at the markets anyway.

Time: Sat 13th March 2010
Distance: 6.5 km
Grade: 1
Duration: ~ 2-4 hrs
Bring: some dollars for money and/or shopping
Paddle type: Flatwater
Gear: Any kayak you can make the distance in
Meet: At the club shed 7:30 AM
Destination: Green flea Markets
Contact: Karena

Macleay Island day tripSun 14 Mar 10 ()
A paddle to Coochiemudlo and Macleay islands.

Pool Skills night IITue 16 Mar 10 ()
General club skills session in the UQ Pool. One of three skills nights for the semester. Don't miss out! HEATED POOL (27 deg.)

Skills WeekendSat 20 Mar 10 ()
A weekend at Somerset lake practicing skills in all types of kayaks.

Pool Skills night IIITue 23 Mar 10 ()
General club skills session in the UQ Pool. One of three skills nights for the semester. Don't miss out! HEATED POOL (27 deg.)

Weekly Polo restartsTue 30 Mar 10 ()
Polo games restart at the UQ pool on Tuesday evening 30 March at 7:45 PM.

This semester they will continue WEEKLY. However, this depends on numbers - so keep coming! Polo follows three weeks of Tuesday night general club pool training - don't miss out on these training days!

Market PaddleSat 10 Apr 10 ()
There will be a paddle to the markets on Sat 10 April. Please register by email or risk missing out on the day.

See the Saturday morning calendar for more details

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.

Noosa River weekendSat 17 Apr 10 ()
An weekend camping trip up the Noosa River in the Great Sandy national park

A paddle from Mullumbimby to Brunswick heads along the Brunswick river. After lunch we will return to Mullumbimby

A great long (labour day) weekend (1st - 3rd May) 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 Breck and drivers by email. Most people will leave on Friday.
Return: depart Goolang around lunch time on Monday.
Contact: Breck - 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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Night paddlesMon 3 May 10 ()
A weekly two hour after-work night paddle up or down the river starts Monday 03 May at 7:15 PM

Looking for a paddle in the evenings but it's too dark? Do you have trouble getting to the Uni for afternoon paddles due to work? Maybe you just like the idea of paddling under the stars and city lights. For the next month or few, we are running a weekly night paddle on Monday evenings.

Paddling safe
Paddling at night has extra dangers. You must have adequate lights (it is critical that other boats see you easily from a distance). Basic lights consist of a front light (e.g. head torch) and a rear WHITE light, or a raised bright 360 degree white light. Glo-sticks alone or one unidirectional light are not sufficient (but a good addition to your PFD). Red bike lights are not acceptable. Bring warm gear in case it is cold.

Requirements

  • Lights! - front and back and bright and white (spare batteries too)
  • PFD - you will be required to wear a PFD at all times
  • Group - we need to keep together as a group
  • Sides - we need to stay to the sides of the river as much as practical to reduce exposure to other (bigger) boats.
  • Warm gear - it may be cold... bring sufficient warm gear. Keep additional dry gear in your backpack/car in case you get wet!
Remember there are warm showers and a changing area in the shed complex.

Outline

  • 7:15PM (sharp) meet at shed
  • 9:30PM approximate finish time
Paddle type: Flatwater
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Grade: 1
Meeting time: 7:15 PM sharp
Distance: 7-14 km (depending on speed, time, and ability)
Location: University of Queensland building 30 - UQ Canoe club boat shed
Address: North river end of Sir William MacGregor Drive, St. Lucia

Schedule

  • Monday evening - 03 May 2010
  • Monday evening - 10 May 2010
  • Monday evening - 17 May 2010
  • Monday evening - 24 May 2010
  • Monday evening - 31 May 2010
  • Monday evening - 07 June 2010
  • Monday evening - 14 June 2010
  • Monday evening - 21 June 2010
  • Monday evening - 28 June 2010
  • Monday evening - 05 July 2010
  • Monday evening - 12 July 2010
  • Monday evening - 19 July 2010
  • Monday evening - 26 July 2010
  • Monday evening - 02 August 2010
  • Monday evening - 09 August 2010
  • Monday evening - 16 August 2010
  • Monday evening - 23 August 2010
  • Monday evening - 30 August 2010
     
  • Email to check
Contact: Matt with any questions or queries.
Leaders one of : Matt / Martin / Michael / Jonathan

LM: July 10
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Rolling session at PoolTue 4 May 10 ()
There will be a rolling course running this Tuesday night, 4th May for club members only, at the UQ Pool (during polo). There will be instruction from a qualified instructor, at a cost of $25 per person.

New boat try outSat 8 May 10 ()
We plan to have five different sea kayaks at the shed by 9am on next Saturday 8th and we would like interested members to come down, try them out and tell us what they think of them.

South Stradbroke weekendSat 15 May 10 ()
An overnight camping sea kayak trip to South Stradbroke Meander on the weekend of the 15th and 16th May

Whitewater surf trainingSat 22 May 10 ()
An introductory whitewater surf skills day at Snapper rocks, Currumbin, or Tweed heads, depending on conditions.

Club champs Sem1 2010Sat 29 May 10 ()
This year's club championships are on Saturday afternoon of 29 May at the shed. Fantastic Prices courtesy of Rosco canoes. It will be a fun day with sprints, novelty races and relays, as well as a barbecue at the end. There are also restricted categories for the beginners.

2010 AGMWed 2 Jun 10 ()
The 2010 Annual General Meeting will be held at the club shed at 5:30 PM on Wednesday 2nd of June. We need many financial members to come along to this important annual meeting.

The indooroopilly canoe club is holding a 15 km race from Wivenhoe dam to Twin Bridges (upper Brisbane river) on 20th June 2010.

Sem 2 Market dayWed 28 Jul 10 ()
New to the university and want to find out more about the sport and the club? Come along and find out at this year's second semester O-week Market Day.

Come and try & BBQSat 31 Jul 10 ()
Want to try kayaking? Do your friends want to try? This is your chance. The beginning of semester come and try day is scheduled for Saturday 31 July, between 8:00 AM and 12 AM. Prospective members are encouraged to come.

Pool Skills night ITue 3 Aug 10 ()
General club skills session in the UQ Pool. One of three skills nights for the semester. Don't miss out! HEATED POOL (27 deg.)

To help some new members, an introductory paddle session is being held this Thursday morning. It's for new members unable to make a Saturday session, or who are keen to do one sooner than Saturday - or who would like to avoid a potential rush this Saturday in particular.

Pool Skills night IITue 10 Aug 10 ()
General club skills session in the UQ Pool. One of three skills nights for the semester. Don't miss out! HEATED POOL (27 deg.)

Pool Skills night IIITue 17 Aug 10 ()
General club skills session in the UQ Pool. One of three skills nights for the semester. Don't miss out! HEATED POOL (27 deg.)

Basic skills sessionThu 19 Aug 10 ()
A basic skills session is sheduled for Thursday 19th Aug at 6 AM <--- revised time.

Road ClosureSun 22 Aug 10 ()
Sir William MacGregor Drive will be closed Sunday, August 22nd from the Sir Fred Schonell roundabout up to the Tennis Courts (basically right past the boat shed) from about 4:00 am to 12:00 noon for the Australian Road Walking Championships.

Brisbane Canoeing (another great local club) is running a marathon race up the river from us on Sunday August 22.

Polo restartsTue 24 Aug 10 ()
Weekly Polo restarts on Tuesday evening 24th August.

Weekend Training tripSat 28 Aug 10 ()
Due to strong winds this weekend, this trip has been changed to a two day training trip on Currumbin Creek.

A weekend at Wivenhoe dam practicing skills in all types of kayaks. Great for beginners to any discipline to build essential skills.

An overnight trip from Bribie Bridge to Mission Point (camping) and then up to Caloundra.

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.

Goolang Creek weekendSat 9 Oct 10 ()
A weekend 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 Breck and drivers by email. Most people will leave on Friday.
Return: depart Goolang around lunch time on Sunday.
Contact: Breck - 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)
If you can drive, and take passengers, or take boats (ie have roof racks), please contact Breck with how many passengers (excluding you), you have room for.

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

Pictures: available off-site

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Bremer RiverSun 17 Oct 10 ()
A day trip in preparation for the BV100 race in November. This is a ~24 km paddle along the Bremer river from Ipswich to its end at the Brisbane river.

Queensland Canoeing is organising the third National Sea kayak symposium at the Gold Coast over the weekend (starts Friday evening).

Penrith WeekendSat 23 Oct 10 ()
A weekend at the 2000 Olympics whitewater stadium at Penrith, Sydney. Build your skills on what you learned at Wivenhoe dam and Goolang creek. This is a great way to learn to master grade 3 rapids.
Cost: TBA
Meet: TBA
Return: TBA
Contact: Breck - whitewater representative

Things you'll need -

  • The water will be relatively 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).
  • Accommodation: TBA
  • Transport: TBA
  • Food: TBA
  • Sunscreen, Insect repellent (the bugs can be vicious), Water bottle (but you don't need water)
If you have a medical condition, allergy or something else that you think Breck should know about, please let him know.

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