Launching from Victoria Point we will head directly to Karragarra Island for lunch and return to Victoria Point
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.
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
✓ Carrying Boats
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains
✓ Enter / Exit Boat
✓ Equipment Failure
✓ Fitness / Fatigue
✓ Getting Separated from Group
✓ Hit by Paddle
✓ Ineffective Rudder
✓ Medical Condition(s)
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters
✓ Panic / Fear
✓ Sea Sickness
✓ Separation from Boat
✓ Sinking Boat
✓ 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
|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
|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)
|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
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ VHF Radio;
|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);
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
|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
|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.
Event organisers and leaders: Check registrations here (copy the event ID first). Login required.