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Flatwater Trips 2012

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

Olympic paddler Amanda Rankin will help improve club members' paddling skills, whether beginners or more advanced. Entries close 17 March.

Market Paddle Easter SatSat 7 Apr 12 ()
A social trip to the markets for breakfast and shopping.

Weekly Wed Night paddlesWed 2 May 12 ()
A weekly two hour after-work night paddle up or down the river starts Wednesday 02 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 Wednesday 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

  • Wednesday evening - 02 May 2012
  • Wednesday evening - 09 May 2012
  • Wednesday evening - 16 May 2012
  • Wednesday evening - 23 May 2012
  • Wednesday evening - 30 May 2012
  • Continues in June, July, and August - email the organisers to let them know you are coming
     
    THESE PADDLES HAVE FINISHED FOR 2012
Contact: Michael with any questions or queries.
Leaders one of : Matt / Michael / Dave / John

LM: May 12
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Olympic paddler Amanda Rankin from Queensland Canoeing Inc will help improve club members' paddling skills, for beginners and more advanced. Entries close 14 June.

For the month of August there will be weekly morning paddle sessions on the river, paddling at 7 AM. This is to give new members a chance to build skills, but is open to all.

A weekly Wednesday afternoon paddle is starting at 4:30 PM. This will operate as long as there is interest (so make sure to go along if you want a weekly paddle).

Noosa RiverSat 15 Sep 12 ()
An overnight trip up the Noosa river into the Cooloola region of the Great Sandy National Park north of Noosa.

Flatwater coach trainingSat 22 Sep 12 ()
Weekend for members training to become flatwater coaches.

A weekend camping trip to Brunswick Heads (next to Byron Bay). We will have access to beaches and to flatwater. This is a social end of year trip for everyone.

A training / paddle day at Wivenhoe Dam. This is a day trip. We will be based at one point within the recreation area to practise paddling and staying 'upright' in racing kayaks.

A flatwater training session is planned for this Saturday morning at the club shed.