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All Events 2011 (Flood year - closed 6 months)

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

An urgent cleanup session is organised for Sunday 16th January from 9 AM. We need to clean the mud before it dries. Please could members come along and bring equipment.

Assistance is needed at club shed this Saturday morning (5th Feb) as part of the flood recovery effort.

The Queensland Sea Kayak Club has organised a talk by Stuart Trueman who is paddling past Brisbane on his way around Australia (from Broome in WA). This is a chance to hear the story so far.

UQ Sport Thank you BBQWed 9 Feb 11 ()
UQ Sport is holding a barbecue to say thank you to all the staff and other volunteers who helped out with the clean-up after the recent floods.

Market day stallWed 23 Feb 11 ()
The club has a display in the Great Court on Wednesday 23 Feb 2011 as part of the UQ orientation week's Market Day.

Rosco Demo DaySat 16 Apr 11 ()
Rosco Canoes is having some demo days where you can try out boats for yourself, or potentially for the club. This is a great chance to compare boats.

CANCELLED DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE: The Brisbane Valley 100 is on again in 2011. A 100 km FUN race over two days down the upper Brisbane river.

Details for the race are available at Qld Canoeing (BV100)
This race is subject to conditions. The 2007 - 2009 races were cancelled because the river was blocked by weed.

The club is interested in entering solo or relay teams. The point is primarily to participate and have fun. As a relay team member you don't have to do the full 50 - 100 km. Each day is divided into shorter sections ranging from only 8.5 km to a maximum of 13 km. If you feel able to paddle this much, please consider entering. See if you can spot club members (past and present) and club boats in the photos from the last race in 2006!

Day 1: Wivenhoe Spillway to Kholo Lagoon. Day 2: Repeat of day one (it's so nice up there!).
Purpose:

  • Raise funds to help two charitable, non-profit organisations
    • Hannah's Foundation - Drowning Awareness, Prevention and Support, and
    • Sporting Wheelies - Enhancing the lives of people with a disability through community engagement and education, sport and healthy activity
  • Enjoy a surprisingly beautiful river.
  • Have fun - maybe win some prizes or medals or something...
Time: 21 & 22 May 2011 (subject to conditions)
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Competitions: solo, teams, mens, womens, mixed, and/or relay
Paddle type: Flatwater
Distances: Full (100 km), half (50km)
Location: Brisbane river (many parts upstream are quite beautiful)
Accommodation: Camping (or go home each day if you like travelling). Last time food and live entertainment was available for campers.
Contact: Martin
Cost :TBC. If you are interested but funds are a problem, please let the flatwater representative know.
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The club is slowly getting back to the water after the floods. This Saturday the 21st May, we will have our first river paddle. This is for members from the past couple of years who have renewed for this year.

The insurance claim has progressed and we are looking to sell badly damaged boats for salvage value as organised with our insurers.

Trial of new boatsSun 5 Jun 11 ()
The insurance is coming through, and we are looking to make final decisions on new boats. Here is a chance to try a few.

The 2011 Annual General Meeting of the canoe club will be held at the club shed from 1:00 PM on Sunday 5th of June. We need plenty of financial members to come along to this important annual meeting.

Sem 2 Market dayWed 27 Jul 11 ()
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.

Sem 2 Come and try & BBQSat 30 Jul 11 ()
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 30 July, between 9:00 AM and 12 AM. Prospective members are encouraged to come along.

Go orienteering in Moreton Bay by kayak. An event organised by Queensland Canoeing in conjunction with the Queensland Sea Kayak Club.

Weekly paddles start this week (9th & 10th Aug). Meet every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 6:30 AM (on the water) at the club shed. Night Paddles on Thursday nights from the 18th Aug.

A weekly two hour after-work night paddle up or down the river starts Thursday 18 Aug at 7:00 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 Thursday 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 a single 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

  • 7:00PM (sharp) meet at shed
  • 9:00PM approximate finish time
Paddle type: Flatwater
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Grade: 1
Meeting time: 7:00 PM sharp <-- New time
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

  • Thursday evening - 18 Aug 2011
  • Thursday evening - 25 Aug 2011
     
  • Thursday evening - 1 Sep 2011
  • Thursday evening - 8 Sep 2011
  • Thursday evening - 15 Sep 2011
     
      Meeting time moved to 7 PM
  • Thursday evening - 22 Sep 2011
     
     
  • Night paddles have finished for 2011

Don't Forget
No Glo - No Go!

Contact: Matt with any questions or queries.
Leaders one of : Matt / Martin / Michael

LM: Sept 11
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Training weekendSat 20 Aug 11 ()
A weekend away to Tweed Heads, northern NSW to learn skills important for various kayak disciplines including sea kayaking, flatwater, and whitewater.

A weekend trip up the beautiful Noosa river in the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park.

A day on the Gold Coast developing your skills in white water boats.

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

Rescheduled: A weekend trip across Moreton Bay camping at Blakesley's Anchorage on North Stradbroke Island.