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All Events 2014

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Grade 1 sea kayak trip leader training weekend to South Currigee, South Stradbroke island. Please register interest soon so places can be secured.

Paddle the length of the Brisbane river from the river mouth to Colleges Crossing in a day. This is a long paddle only for the more able paddlers. Option to start/stop at the UQCC shed.

Working beeSat 8 Feb 14 ()
The club relies on volunteers. Join us to get the gear repaired and cleaned up, ready for the new semester.

Market day 2014 Sem 1Wed 26 Feb 14 ()
The club has a display in the Great Court on Wednesday 26 Feb 2014 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 1st March, 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 (open to old members too!).

Club induction morning ISat 8 Mar 14 ()
Club induction sessions will be run starting at different times through the morning. Register during market day and/or come and try day.

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 (open to old members too!).

Club induction morning IISat 15 Mar 14 ()
Club induction sessions will be run starting at different times through the morning. Register during market day and/or come and try day.

Wivenhoe Dam Training DaySun 16 Mar 14 ()
A one day training event at Wivenhoe dam for flatwater (TK and K1s) training. A chance to learn new skills and try new boats.

The third and last 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!).

A social trip down the river to the West End Markets. We'll stop for some coffee and maybe a bite to eat. 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.

Canoe Polo RestartsTue 25 Mar 14 ()
Canoe polo restarts on Tuesday 25th March. General Pool training starts 1st March.

Learn to rescue someone who has come out a sea kayak (sea kayak T-rescues) at the UQ pool. Members need to have demonstrated this to come on sea kayak trips.

This will occur alongside canoe polo at the UQ pool on the evening of Tuesday 25th of March.

Pool details, costs, and what to bring are here.

Registration: Places are limited. Please email Martin

Start from UQCC shed paddling with the tides to Sherwood arboretum for BBQ and games. Return on the turn of the tide back to shed after lunch.

A second training session at the UQ pool.

Learn to rescue someone who has come out a sea kayak (sea kayak T-rescues) at the UQ pool. Members need to have demonstrated this to come on sea kayak trips.

This will occur alongside canoe polo at the UQ pool on the evening of Tuesday 1st of April.

Pool details, costs, and what to bring are here.

Registration: Places are limited. Please email Martin

Start from Victoria Point to Karragarra Island for lunch via the northern tip of Macleay Island then return via the western side of Macleay Island.

Club camping multi-discipline trip to Tweed Heads, NSW.

Spend your Easter weekend on a multiday white water trip down the Nymboida River.

Spend your Anzac Weekend doing whitewater day trips to the Nymboida river or its surrounds.

A camping trip (2 nights) to South Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay (changed from Tangalooma/Moreton Island due to ferry issues). Includes a short night paddle on the bay.
Grade: 1 - 1.5
Dates: Friday night - Sunday 4th May) - overnight Friday and Saturday nights
Accommodation: Camping

Further details to come

Contact: John Simmons

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Playboating at the poolTue 6 May 14 ()
In addition to the regular Tuesday night activities at the pool, Niall will be teaching interested members a few play boating skills (freestyle) in whitewater boats.

Paddle from Victoria point to Peel island and back for the day.

The club is having its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 7th June. 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.

Swiftwater rescue training (not on water). This is a rare chance to learn some more advance whitewater theory and practice. If you have any interest in moving water don't miss it!

The club has organised a competition next Tuesday evening at the pool against other local clubs (Brothers, Springfield, or any other clubs' members). Please come along and play or just support the team.

The club has organised a competition on the evening of Tuesday 29th June at the UQ pool. The competition is against other local clubs (Brothers, Springfield, or any other clubs' members). Please come along and play or just support the team.

Market day 2014 Sem 2Wed 30 Jul 14 ()
The club has a display in the Great Court on Wednesday 30 July 2014 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 2nd August, between 8:00 AM and 12 AM. Prospective members are encouraged to come.

Club induction morning ISat 9 Aug 14 ()
Club induction sessions will be run starting at different times through the morning. Register during come and try day and/or by email now.

The first of 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 who want to learn or brush up too!).

Please note that the date of this event has changed to a week later than originally planned.

Club induction morning IISat 16 Aug 14 ()
Club induction sessions will be run starting at different times through the morning. Register during come and try day and/or by email.

The second of 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 wanting to refresh their skills too!).

Meet the Coach & CoachingSat 23 Aug 14 ()
The club has a new coach starting. This is a chance to go for a paddle and meet him, and for him to find out what you are interested in. There will be a coaching sessions afterwards.

A day at Wivenhoe dam aimed at improving your paddle technique and trying out tippier TK1 and K1 kayaks.

Weekly Polo RestartsTue 26 Aug 14 ()
Weekly Canoe Polo restarts at the UQ pool on Tuesday evenings.

Learn to rescue someone who has come out a sea kayak (sea kayak T-rescues) at the UQ pool. Members need to have demonstrated this to come on sea kayak trips.

This will occur alongside canoe polo at the UQ pool on the evening of Tuesday 26th of August 2014. If you are around earlier, please come and help load sea kayaks at the shed at 7:30 PM.

Pool details, costs, and what to bring are here.

Registration: Places are limited. Please email Martin

Coaching sessionsSat 30 Aug 14 ()
Flatwater coaching sessions are planned for every Saturday starting from the 23rd of August. This will be reviewed after a month and the session dates/times could potentially change depending on the interests of members.

A day trip to Coochiemudlo island in Moreton Bay to learn the basic skills needed for sea kayaking.

The club is trying to organise a group discount to this film series. Register by 1st Sept.

Learn to rescue someone who has come out a sea kayak (sea kayak T-rescues) at the UQ pool. Members need to have demonstrated this to come on sea kayak trips.

This will occur alongside canoe polo at the UQ pool on the evening of Tuesday 2nd of September 2014. If you are around earlier, please come and help load sea kayaks at the shed at 7:30 PM.

Pool details, costs, and what to bring are here.

Registration: Places are limited. Please email Martin

A leisurely paddle from Scarborough Beach tracking along the shore down to the Redcliffe Jetty/ Harbour to view the fireworks show associated with the Redcliffe Festival. This paddle will be set against the back drop of the Redcliffe Peninsular festival lights and an almost full moon.

A two hour evening workshop covering weather and navigation for sea kayaking.

A day long competition between local polo playing clubs. Prizes for participants and spectators. Barbecue lunch available. Please come and support the clubs.

A late afternoon/evening polo demonstration at Yeronga Pool as part of a community fundraising event.

A day trip in the bay, either from Scarborough to Shorncliffe, or across to Blakesley's Anchorage in Moreton Bay.

Upper Noosa RiverSat 4 Oct 14 ()
A three day trip up the Noosa river and the Noosa Everglades - a favourite club destination.

Green Island is a coral based island, surrounded by banks and at high tide turtles and other sea life is common. It's a pleasant trip and will probably take about 4-5 hours including breaks.

A training session at the Gold Coast Varsity Lakes.

Canoe and kayak movements are prohibited (ie not allowed for club boats) on the Brisbane River between the Go-Between Bridge and the Story Bridge between 6am, Thursday 13 November and 5pm, Monday 17 November.

A trip whitewater paddling in the Surf (depending on water levels). Getting on this trip and out of town could be the smartest thing to do for the G20 holiday!

Working BeeSat 29 Nov 14 ()
A chance to help fix up the gear after a busy semester and have a bit of a social day.

Upper Brisbane RiverSat 6 Dec 14 ()
A two day trip paddling down the Upper Brisbane River. Its quite nice up in these parts, but then it is where our drinking water comes from!

Club members will be paddling to the West end market for breakfast, leaving from the shed at 8 am this Saturday 13th December.