Brisbane River Barefoot Bowls Paddle

We will paddle from the UQCC shed to the boat ramp on Ross St in Newstead (near Newstead Park) and go for a 2 h barefoot bowl. We will take cars back to the shed.

Event ID: 161016F
Last Modified: 2016-09-29 22:43:48
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We will paddle from the UQCC shed to the public boat ramp on 68 Ross St Newstead, pack the boats on the trailer and then go for a 2 h barefoot bowl at “”The Boo””. The distance is about 16 km, but we will have tidal assistance all the time and the paddle will take about 3 h.

Paddle Type Flatwater
Start Date 16-10-2016
End Date 16-10-2016
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Steff
2IC not known yet
Grade 1
Distance(s) 15 ~ 17 km with tidal support
Paddle Outline 11 AM – Drivers meet at shed to bring trailer and/or cars to 68 Ross Street in Newstead
11:30 AM – Drivers meet at Ross Street to leave trailer/cars.
12:00 Meet at the shed. Select and adjust boats
12:20 PM Standard trip briefing
12:30 PM Put boats into water and start paddling
~ 13:30 PM Raft up to have a snack or stop below the cliffs opposite the city (depending on time).
~ 14:30 PM Raft up to have a snack.
15:30 PM Arrive at boat ramp and pack trailer
16:15 PM walk/drive to bowls club
4.30 PM until 6.30 pm bowling
18:30 PM Drive back (20 min)
19.00 PM unpack and wash boats
19:30 PM Depart for home
Paddle Duration(s) ~ 3 h
Tide(s) High tide at 10:54 am at Hill End
Low tide at 4.20 pm at Newstead
Moon Full moon – strong tide
Sunrise – Sunset times Sunrise at 5:11 am
Sunset at 5:55 pm

Put in Point UQCC boad shed
Take out Point Boat ramp at Breakfast Creek (68 Ross Street, Newstead)
Departure time (put in) 12:30 p m
Alternate Take Out Points There are several take out points at the route (e.g. Orleigh Park, South Brisbane Riverside Lands Park, Heath Park, Newfarm park, Vic Lukas Park).
Facilities Toilets and shower at UQCC boat shed and toilets at “”The Boo””
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Route to Breakfast Creek
Take Out Point(s)
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Take out point


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Algae;
✓ 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;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Paddling in the dark / Night Paddling;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures);
✓ 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 need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
Emergency Contact Information Emergency Contact: 000

Nearest Medical Help and Contacts The Wesley Hospital – 451 Coronation Dr, Auchenflower, (07) 3232 7000
Mater Hospital Brisbane – Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane QLD 4101,
(07) 3163 8111
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water);
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm);
✓ 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;
✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float;
✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking);
✓ Whistle;
Safety Equipment ✓ First Aid Kit;
✓ Repair Kit;
✓ Spare Paddle;
✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications ✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ Whistle;
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Pre-trip Meeting 16-10-2016 11:00
Pre-trip Meeting Location UQ Canoe Club Boat Shed
Pre-trip Meeting Details Do the car shuttle to “”The Boo”” bowls club and take out point.
Boat Loading Details No boat loading necessary – we start directly from the shed.
Meet Location UQ Canoe Club Boat Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 12:00 pm
Depart Time (meet location) 12:30 pm
Go Home Time 08:00 pm
Costs The costs for the bowl depends on the number of participants. It will be at most $10, but probably less. You need to bring additional money for food and drinks as well as for the car schedule.
Additional Comments/Instructions Either have an early lunch before we leave and have snacks on the way, or have something you can eat fairly easily. We may stop at the cliffs opposite the city where you will have a chance to eat it.



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Register with: Steff Leader Email Address Location: Inductors Contacts Page
Register by: 15-10-2016 Event ID: 161016F

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