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Whitewater Trips 2010

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

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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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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