Redcliffe paddle

An alternate trip to the planned Macleay island/Blakesley’s day trip due to forecast windy weather.

Date Sunday 26th April 2015
Description This is a sea kayak trip along the Redcliffe peninsula on Moreton Bay. This is trip replaces the Macleay island/Blakesley’s Anchorage trip originally planned because there are SW winds forecast for Sunday (20-22knots). Therefore we will paddle along the sheltered side of Redcliffe.
Paddle type Sea kayaking (bay)
Grade 1
Duration 1 day
Distance ~16 km
  • 7AM – meet at the shed and load gear
  • 8 AM – depart shed for Redcliffe
  • 9AM – arrive Scotts Point Park
  • 9:45AM – trip briefing
  • 10AM – depart
  • 12-12:30 – arrive Jamieson park (depending on coffee stop on route).
  • Lunch and potential training.
  • 13:30 – depart Jamieson Park
  • 15:30 – arrive exit point
  • 16:00 – depart Redcliffe
  • 17:00 – arrive UQ & clean up.
  • 17:30 – go home!
Trip Leader(s) Martin Wynne
Tides Neap Tides
Low 10:03 (0.82m), High 4:01 (1.63m) (same as Brisbane Bar).
Moon First quarter (50%). Rise 12:34PM, set 11:58 PM
Sunset 5:20 PM
Put in and take out point Scotts Point Progress Park
Along Whytecliffe Parade opposite the end of King St, Redcliffe

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Alt. Take out points and routes Multiple Redcliffe beaches along the route, including the lunch site at Jamieson Park
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Facilities There are toilets available at some parks along the route (bring enough water for the full trip!)
Personal Gear See club grade 1 trip equipment list. It will be windy and it could be cold. Please pack warm gear for ON the water, and other warm gear for OFF the water. A wind jacket and/or thermals are great. A full multiday gear checklist is here Please use common sense in choosing from it as you will not need it all). Water, food, warm paddle and land (dry) clothes. Dress for outdoors.
Required Equipment
  • As per Club Grade 1 requirements
  • Spray decks
  • Hand pump – req. 1 per 2 kayaks
  • Paddle Float – req. 1 per 2 kayaks
  • Sun smart gear-hat/sunscreen etc
Recommended Equipment
  • Minimum 3 litres of water
  • Footwear suitable for paddling and swimming (please NO thongs (ie no flipflops)!)
  • Sun smart gear (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, long-sleeved shirt)
  • Warm clothes for on the water and more for off the water (dry)
  • Wind/spray jacket to protect from wind/cold/rain
  • Food / Nourishment/water for the duration of the trip (some should be accessable)
Check Equipment Suitable craft, spray deck, PFD, paddle, paddle leash, bailing device, medication, water, footwear
Paddler Requirements Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness, this is a trip that requires moderate fitness level. The Bay can be calm but can also change dramatically with winds and tides also playing a factor. Individuals must self-assess their, and their equipment’s, ability to participate in this level club event and should consult the trip leader if any aspect of their suitability requires clarification.

Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit (using spray decks). The trip will follow the coastline and will not be a long distance from the shore so prior T-rescues are not required. However, If you have not previously demonstrated a T-rescue using sea kayaks, you will be required to learn and demonstrate this on the trip (i.e. you will get wet).

Meet UQ Club shed at 7:00 AM sharp to load boats and gear, Depart for Redcliffe 8 AM
Meet time at Put in point 9.00AM – on water at 10:00 AM (or earlier if possible)
Risks and Hazards Sunburn, fatigue, hypothermia, dehydration, Sea sickness, cuts and bruises, Boat capsize, Boat traffic, Rough seas, Paddle related injuries, wind and current (weather), group separation, land and sea fauna.
Steps to reduce risk Dress for the outdoors, Bring wind/ rain proof cag. Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand. Make participants aware of boat traffic. Safety, communication, and emergency gear. Ensure all safety equipment is accessible and basic knowledge is imparted on its use. Group to stay in close configuration.
Safety Gear Spare paddle, tow ropes, paddle float, compass, PFD, bailer, sea kayak with deck lines and sealed compartments, hand pumps, First aid kit, chart, torch, light stick.
Communications Mobile phone(s), VHF radio, PLB, whistles, flares, signal mirror, V sheet
Emergency Contact(s) VMR 403 Redcliffe 3203 5522 (m: 0417 009 265) Channels 16, 21, 67, 73, 81 (closes at 21:00)
Medical Conditions Please advise leaders if you have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible.
Medical Centre Redcliffe Hospital, Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe – Phone: 3883 7777

Scarborough Majellan Medical Centre (107 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough QLD 4020 (07) 3880 1444)

Map of Paddle Route
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Register info

(required prior to the event)

Please register your interest with Martin Wynne by email (first come first served).
Please indicate –

  • your mobile phone number
  • whether you have transport (and how many people you can transport if so)
  • whether you have roof racks for kayaks (and how many kayaks you can carry if so)
  • if you can tow a trailer
  • if you have previously demonstrated a wet exit and/or T-rescue (in sea kayaks) while a member of this club (wet exit training can be done by prior arrangement on the afternoon of Saturday 25th April in a pool in Toowong)
  • what your skills level is to assist planning. It will not be fun if you are not up to it.
Register by 25th December (morning). Places are limited. Participants must register their interest prior to the event.
  • Wear and tear contribution for club gear used.
  • Petrol money for your driver.
  • Contribution to the trailer tower for extra petrol (if needed).
  • A few extra dollars in case of coffee stop, or unplanned expenses.