St. Helena Island

A day trip to St. Helena island in Moreton Bay (Brisbane’s equivalent of Alcatraz).

This moved to Sat December 3 to ensure sufficient leaders were available.

Event ID: 161119S
Last Modified: 2016-11-29 08:36:47
Version: 1

We will leave Wynnum to paddle over to St Helena where we will have a bit of time for lunch and an explore of some of the remaining parts of the prison before returning to Wynnum.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 3-12-2016
End Date 3-12-2016
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Jane Baker
Grade 1
Distance(s) 7km each way
14km in total
Paddle Outline
  • 6:00 AM – Meet at Shed
  • 6:30 AM – Depart Shed
  • 7:30 AM – Arrive put in Point
  • 8:30 AM – Depart for St. Helena
  • 10:30 AM – Arrive St. Helena. Morning tea and early lunch
  • 12:00 – Depart St Helena
  • 2 PM – Arrive back to mainland
  • 3 PM – Depart for St. Lucia
  • 4 PM – Arrive St. Lucia
  • 5 PM – Finish
  • 5:45 PM – Go home!
Paddle Duration(s) About 1.5 hours each way
  • low 5.10 – 0.42
  • high 1143 – 2.31
Moon New Moon
Sunrise – Sunset times 04:45
Put in Point Glenora Street Canoe ramp Wynnum (Greene Park)
Take out Point Glenora Street Canoe ramp Wynnum (Greene Park)
Departure time (put in) 7:45 AM
Alternate Route Variations
  • Stop at Green island on way or way back
  • Shorter option – Manly Harbour to Green Island 5km each way
  • Strong wind option – lota creek upstream from lota canoe ramp
Alternate Take Out Points Manly Harbour
Facilities Toilets
321-Wynnum - St. Helena.jpg
Wynnum to St. Helena Route (optional detour via Green island shown – – – )
Put in Point(s)
320-Wynnum Put in Point.jpg
Greene Park, Wynnum


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;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Group Getting Lost;
✓ 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;
✓ Rough Seas;
✓ 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 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 Coast Guard Manly Ph 33965911 and 000
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 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;
✓ Rescue Stirrup;
✓ Spare Paddle;
✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Bring food, snacks and water that you can access while on the water. Bring some warm gear and wind proof clothes for if it gets windy (wind chill).
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 2-12-2016 5:30 PM
Boat Loading Location Club shed
Boat Loading Details Load trailer and/or cars
Meet Location Club Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 6:15 M
Meet time (put in) 7:15 AM
Go Home Time 5:30 PM
Costs Wear and tear cost (~$10), petrol money for driver, and a few dollars for coffee if we stop somewhere



Event ID: 161119S
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