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

A day sea kayak trip from Victoria Point to Peel island and back (via Coochiemudlo island).

An Australia Day whitewater weekend is planned at Goolang (near Grafton in NSW).
Cost: $10/day wear and tear charge for boat use, $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 Niall and drivers by email. Most people will leave on Friday 25th January.
Return: depart Goolang around lunch time on Monday.
Contact: Niall - 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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Potts Point tripSat 9 Feb 13 ()
A day sea kayak trip on Moreton bay from Victoria point, around Coochiemudlo island, then across to Potts point on Macleay island and back.

Polo restarting earlyTue 19 Feb 13 ()
Canoe polo will be restarting at the UQ pool before the beginning of semester.

Market day stall 2013Wed 20 Feb 13 ()
The club has a display in the Great Court on Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 as part of the UQ orientation week's Market Day.

Come and Try day & BBQSat 23 Feb 13 ()
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 23 February, between 8:00 AM and 12 AM. Prospective members are encouraged to come.

The first of three general pool training evenings on the UQ pool. Learn basic and more advanced paddling and rescue techniques in a clean warm environment. New members don't miss out.

QC Polo competitionSun 3 Mar 13 ()
There is a canoe polo competition this Sunday, 3rd March 2013 organised by Queensland Canoeing.

The second of three general pool training evenings on the UQ pool. Learn basic and more advanced paddling and rescue techniques in a clean warm environment. New members don't miss out.

Wednesday beginners paddle sessions are extended for all of March - Wednesdays: 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th of March.

The third of three general pool training evenings on the UQ pool. Learn basic and more advanced paddling and rescue techniques in a clean warm environment. New members don't miss out.

A flatwater training weekend at Wivenhoe dam mainly for those getting into TK and K boats.

A second Sea Kayak training day at Paradise Point / South Stradbroke island. Practise skills learnt previously at the UQ pool or on introductory paddles. This trip is in a Bay environment. The program of activities include both some off water and on water training sessions (below).

There is a night Paddle to the city this Friday night.

An overnight trip from Cabbage Tree Point across to North Stradbroke island, and then up the Canaipa passage to Blakesleys Anchorage to camo for the night. Returning the next day via Karragarra and Long island.

A training day paddle around Coochiemudlo Island to practise skills learnt previously at the UQ pool or on introductory paddles. This trip is in a Bay environment. The program of activities include both some off water and on water training sessions (below).

Anzac Day paddleThu 25 Apr 13 ()
UQ sport is closed tomorrow, but we are having an Anzac day paddle at the shed at 8 AM where there will be access to the shed.

There will be a roll training session in the shallow end of the UQ pool this Tuesday evening.

South Stradbroke WeekendSat 4 May 13 ()
A relatively short paddle on Saturday to a beautiful campsite at Tipplers Passage on South Stradbroke Island (northern end of the Gold Coast). We will return via the same way or the long way depending on the weather and paddlers abilities/ fitness. Environment is paddling within estuary waters.

The University of Queensland canoe club is very lucky to present a talk by renowned New Zealand Kayaker (and UQ alumni) Paul Caffyn, ONZM.

A Qld canoeing course to train members to become level 1 flatwater coaches. Register by 16th April.

The club is having its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18th of May. This is an important meeting for the club so please put it in your diaries and come along. There is a paddle beforehand and a barbecue afterwards.

Qld Canoeing is running a polo competition on Sunday the 26th of May at the Sleeman Complex. Please contact Jason ASAP if interested.

This is an extended 8 day self sufficient trip along the northern section of the west coast of world famous Fraser Island. The paddling environment will be protected with clear blue water and white sandy beaches. The trip is graded at 1.5 and suitable for the more advanced beginner to intermediate paddler.

The club has a display in the Great Court on Wednesday 24th July 2013 as part of the UQ orientation week's Market Day.

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 28 July, between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Prospective members are encouraged to come along.

The first of only two general pool training evenings on the UQ pool. Learn basic and more advanced paddling and rescue techniques in a clean warm environment. New members don't miss out (open to old members too!).

Improve your flatwater technique. Increase your speed and reduce pain and fatigue. Move to more rewarding boats such as TK1s or even K1s. Join the program and learn to get more out of your paddling.

A morning of on-water inductions for new members.

The second of only two general pool training evenings on the UQ pool. Learn basic and more advanced paddling and rescue techniques in a clean warm environment. New members don't miss out.

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.

Weekly Polo RestartsTue 13 Aug 13 ()
Polo restarts every Tuesday evening at the UQ pool from Tue 13th Aug. Please come and help during the general pool training sessions (20th Jul & 6th Aug).

TK1 and K1 flatwater tripSun 18 Aug 13 ()
A small morning group to build TK1 and K1 stability and confidence on calm waters with a friendly bank nearby at Regatta Lake in Springfield. Also practise flat water rescues.

Your chance to learn the basic skills needed for sea kayaking and experience a little part of Moreton Bay.

Roll training at the PoolTue 27 Aug 13 ()
A limited opportunity to get expert training in how to do an eskimo roll from a qualified instructor.

Kayaking Pumicestone passage from Bribie Bridge, camping at Mission Point, and finishing at Coochin Creek. A grade one paddle suitable for beginner sea kayakers who meet basic requirements.

Roll Training at UQ poolTue 3 Sep 13 ()
A limited opportunity to get expert training in how to do an eskimo roll from a qualified instructor.

Queensland Canoeing is running an orienteering competition on Moreton Bay. Enter teams and test your sea kayak skills.

An introduction to moving water and whitewater techniques. A day trip to the Brisbane valley to find out if whitewater is right for you.

Noosa Everglades WeekendSat 14 Sep 13 ()
A popular trip up the Noosa River that includes a walk to the sand blow in the Great Sandy National Park.

Paddle up the Brisbane river using the tides in both directions to go further than you normally do.

A 2 to 4 day weekend on the Clarence river (grade 2).

A long weekend (Labour day) at Amity and Dunwich on North Stradbroke island.

A social day at Currumbin practicing and learning different types of sea kayak rescues with a qualified sea kayak instructor.

Depart from Cleveland for a beautiful trip across to Peel Island where we will lunch, swim, snorkel and explore before returning home.

End of semester paddleFri 22 Nov 13 ()
Mark the end of the semester, and the departure of members for the holidays, by joining a social paddle on Friday 22 Nov. After the event members will go to Guyatt Park in St Lucia for dinner.

Pink Paddle (Redcliffe)Sun 15 Dec 13 ()
A 19km sea kayak paddle along the Redcliffe peninsular. We join another club and other paddlers to show support and pay tribute to women and their families affected by breast cancer.