G1: Intro to Sea Kayaking – Coochiemudlo island Trip – Sunday Group

An introductory day to Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay to learn basic sea kayak skills at the beach. Sunday Group.

Event ID: 160904S
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If you are unable to make the Sunday date, or were unable to get into this trip, or would like to switch to the Saturday group, please register for the Saturday group and contact Maija

Coochiemudlo is a small island with sandy beaches off Victoria Point in Moreton Bay. We will put in at Victoria Point (about 50 mins drive from Brisbane). In the morning we will paddle through the mangroves to a beach on the north side of the island. At this beach will will practice sea kayak rescue skills and then have lunch. In the afternoon will we paddle back to Victoria Point.

During this trip we will be swimming so please bring a bathing suit, towel and warm clothing with you.

Prerequisites: PLEASE ATTEND GENERAL POOL SESSIONS TO LEARN TO USE A SPRAY DECK (i.e. complete a wet exit). PLEASE MAKE THE LEADER AWARE IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS. In addition, before attending this trip it is helpful but not required to have practiced T-rescues in a sea kayak on the UQ pool.

Preparation: We will pack the trailer at 4 PM on Saturday evening 3rd September. We need most people to assist.

Meet: Club shed at Sunday 4th September at 6:30am. Arrive at Victoria Point by 8:00 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9:30 AM

Limitations: Up to 10 people but depends on availability kayaks and transport.

Extra notes: Maija and Caitlin are running this trip as a trainee trip leaders and will be supervised by Martin Wynne.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking; Training
Start Date 04-09-2016
End Date 04-09-2016
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Maija Raudsepp
2IC Caitlin Johns
Grade 1
Distance(s) ~10-12 km
Paddle Outline Phase 1 (prior to on water activity)

Standard Trip and activity briefing
Seat adjustment/ posture
Paddle strokes – forward/ reverse/ stop
Bracing – low brace, high brace.
Turning/ keeping straight/ ‘leaning’ to turn
Basic tide/ current knowledge – how this impacts on our trip planning/
ferry gliding
Rules of the pod/ paddle signals
What to take (for a day trip) and where to stow it (basic intro)
How to identify hazards/ dangers (basic intro)

Phase 2 (on water on route)
approx. 4-5 km paddling in morning

Demonstration and assistance with execution of paddle strokes, turning/ keeping straight/ ferry gliding/ leaning.
Reinforcement of knowledge conveyed at briefing prior to getting on water.

Phase 3 (arrival at IN WATER skill training session)
At this stage this activity will occur on the northern side of Coochiemudlo Island off a sandy beach. Upon arrival at this location there will be the opportunity to change into other clothes for in water activities. There are public toilets there.
Demonstrate and execute wet exit and hazards associated with this.
Assisted rescue – ‘T’ rescue
Self rescue – paddle float rescue, cowboy rescue
Lunch (at same beach as ‘in water’ training session). You will need to bring lunch as there is no shop nearby.

Phase 4 (trip home)
approx. 5-6 km to paddle back to Victoria Point

Towing and continued execution of learned skills

Phase 5
Pack tailer for return trip and clean boats at shed.
Day should be finished by 5:30 pm but be prepared for potential delays.

Paddle Duration(s) 5 hours for paddling and rescue practice; 1 hour for lunch
Tide(s) Low tide at 5:32 am (0.37 m)
High tide at 11.25 am (2.03 m)
Put in Point Victoria Point
Take out Point Victoria Point
Departure time (put in) 9:30 am
Facilities Washrooms and water available at the Victoria Point (put in) and at the beach at Coochiemudlo. Please pack your own lunch.
MAPS 213-Coochie training trip 2013.jpg
Coochiemudlo route
MAPS 206-VMR boat ramp Victoria Point.jpg
Put in Point. The northern Jetty near the 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
✓ Entire Group Capsizing
✓ Equipment Failure
✓ Fitness / Fatigue
✓ Getting Separated from Group
✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia
✓ Hit by Paddle
✓ Hypothermia
✓ Ineffective Rudder
✓ Listed Risks Not Applicable
✓ Medical Condition(s)
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects
✓ Sea Sickness
✓ Separation from Boat
✓ Sunburn
✓ Tripping while walking
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960
✓ Becoming Lost
✓ Drowsiness while Driving
✓ Incident or Accident while Driving
✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle
✓ Listed Risks Not Applicable
✓ 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.
Emergency Contact Information Emergencies only – 000 VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777

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)
✓ 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
✓ 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
✓ Rescue Stirrup
✓ Spare Paddle
✓ Torch / Glow stick
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Equipment provided: Sea kayaks, skirts, paddle leashes, bailers and PFDs, dry bags if you have them else from the club.

Equipment required to bring:
You will get wet. Bring dry paddling gear to change into after the training session and for lunch. Bring a picnic lunch, snacks, at least 2L water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes, money, towel, warm gear, wind and rain proof top and change of clothing as you will get wet.

Optional equipment:
Insect repellent, waterproof camera, thermos with a warm drink

Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 02-09-2016 5:30 PM – please come and learn how / help
Boat Loading Location UQ Canoe shed
Meet Location UQ Canoe shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6:30 am
Meet time (put in) 8:00 am
Go Home Time 3:00 pm
Costs Basic wear and tear cost ($10) plus gas money for driver



Register with: Maija Raudsepp Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 31-08-2016 Event ID: 160904S

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Note this trip is now full. Please email Maija to join the waiting list (in case of cancellations).