Karragarra Island/Macleay Island Circumnavigation

Launching from Victoria Point we will head directly to Karragarra Island for lunch and return to Victoria Point

Event ID: 240716S
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We will be leaving from Victoria Point heading to the southern point of Macleay Island, via the protected channel between Garden Island and Macleay Island. We will lunch on Karragarra Island, at the picnic area. Following lunch we will return along the Western side of Macleay island, then cross over direct to Victoria Point. We may vary this and paddle through the “secret garden” and return along the western side of Garden island.

The trip will be concurrent with the Queensland Sea Kayak Club Trip (QSKC) led by John Simmons who is also a UQCC member. It will be a good opportunity to mingle with other paddlers from the QSKC as we will have lunch with them.

Bring a Cag (rain jacket) in case it gets cold when we stop for lunch.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 24-07-2016
End Date 24-07-2016
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Peter Voght
2IC Steff Linde
Grade 1
Distance(s) ~ 13NM (about 24kms max). We will have the tide with us on all legs of this trip. Depending on weather, the trip can be shortened by returning to Victoria Point direct from our lunch stop (Karragarra Island).
Paddle Outline
  • 6:30 Meet at shed
  • 7:00 Depart Shed
  • 8:00 Arrive Put in Point
  • 8:30 Launch from Victoria Point
  • 11:30 Lunch at Karragarra Island
  • 12:30 Return
  • 15:30 Arrival and pack gear
  • 16:00 Depart for Brisbane
  • 17:00 Arrive shed and wash gear
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Finish
Paddle Duration(s) About 6 hrs (including lunch)
Tide(s) Brisbane Bar ( 30mins to these times) Low 0647 (0.41m) High 1236 (1.98m) Low 1835 (0.48m)
Moon Full Moon (20 July 2016)
Last Quarter (27 July 2016)
Sunrise – Sunset times Sunrise 0633 Sunset 1714
Put in Point Victoria Point Boat ramp on northern end of reserve (Access via the end of Colburn Avenue Victoria Point)
Take out Point Same as Put in
Departure time (put in) 8:30 AM – however, we have to be ready to paddle at 8.30am SHARP at Victoria Point as we are joining the other QSKC paddlers
Alternate Route Variations Return to Victoria Point via the “secret garden” and along the west of Garden island.
Alternate Take Out Points If needed we can land on the beach we are paddling beside.
Facilities Toilets and shops near the put in point
Put in Point(s)
206-VMR boat ramp Victoria Point.jpg
Victoria Point (near VMR)


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment #45934
✓ Animals and Plants (major injury)
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury)
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping
✓ Capsize
✓ Carrying Boats
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains
✓ Dehydration
✓ Drowning
✓ Enter / Exit Boat
✓ Equipment Failure
✓ Fitness / Fatigue
✓ Getting Separated from Group
✓ Hit by Paddle
✓ Hypothermia
✓ Ineffective Rudder
✓ Medical Condition(s)
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters
✓ Panic / Fear
✓ Sea Sickness
✓ Separation from Boat
✓ Sinking Boat
✓ Sunburn
✓ Tripping while walking
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960
✓ Becoming Lost
✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area
✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol
✓ Drowsiness while Driving
✓ Incident or Accident while Driving
✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle
✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident
✓ Towing Trailer
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements ✓ Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with winds and tides contributing significantly to this.
✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit and T-rescue (in a sea kayak) while a member of the club.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
Emergency Contact Information VMR Victoria Point (3207 8717). VHF 16, Also 000
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts Redland Hospital 3488 3111
Redlands Clinic 3207 7299
Bay Islands Medical Service, Macleay Island 3409 5434

Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water)
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm)
✓ Equipment Requirements for Grade
✓ Food adequate for trip duration
✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land
✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag)
✓ Review potential equipment
✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc)
✓ Water – 3L per day (4L if camping)
✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling
Kayak Equipment ✓ Dry bag
✓ PFD and paddle
✓ Paddle tie
✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float
✓ Sea Kayaking Required Equipment List
✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!)
✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking)
✓ Whistle
Safety Equipment ✓ First Aid Kit
✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats)
✓ Paddle Floats (at least 1 per 2 boats)
✓ Repair Kit
✓ Spare Paddle
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Dress for the outdoors
Bring wind/ rain proof cag/ jacket and fleece to change into as it could be cool if you get wet.
Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming
Minimum 2 litres water for drinking
Food / Nourishment for the duration of the trip. MORNING TEA and LUNCH
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Pre-trip Meeting 0:0
Boat Loading 23-07-2016 5:00 PM
Boat Loading Location Club Shed
Meet Location Club shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6:30 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 7 AM
Meet time (put in) 8:00 AM
Go Home Time 3:30pm from Victoria Point (ETA to club shed 1 hr)
Costs Wear and tear contribution (~$10)
Petrol money for your driver
?Coffee afterwards?
Additional Comments/Instructions Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand.
Need to stay in a group.

Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness.
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.



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Register by: 22-07-2016 Event ID: 240716S

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