G1: Intro to Sea Kayaking – Redcliffe Trip

An introductory day from Clontarf Beach (Redcliffe) in Moreton Bay to learn basic sea kayak skills at the beach (Easter Group).

Event ID: 170415S
Last Modified: 2017-04-14
Version: 3

We will put in at along Clontarf Beach at Redcliffe. In the morning we will paddle along the shore next to the beaches to Margate Beach. We will practice sea kayak rescue skills and then have lunch. In the afternoon will we paddle back.

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 REQUIREMENT. 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.

Spaces are limited,so please register early and preference will be given to those members who have not done it before. However, please still register your interest.

Preparation: We will pack the trailer at 4 PM on Friday evening Fri 14th April 2017. We need most people to assist and learn how to pack the trailer.

Meet: Club shed at Sat 15 April September at 6:30am. Arrive at Redcliffe by 8:00 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9:30 am

Please bring along enough water (2-3 ltrs) and food for the trip, together with sunscreen and sun protection.

Limitations: Up to 10-12 people but depends on kayaks and transport.

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331-Clontarf Beach Launch Point.jpg
Park at the end of Angus St, Redcliffe

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 15-04-2017
End Date 15-04-2017
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Maija Raudsepp
2IC Peter Voght
Grade 1
Distance(s) ~12 km
Tide(s) 11:44am at 1.91m
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 understand hazards associated with this exercise.
  • 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
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Route Map

Alternative Route Map (depending on conditions (Plan B) Alternative Route (Plan B)

Put in Point (Contarf Beach Redcliffe


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;
✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ 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; ✓ 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).
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;
✓ Rescue Stirrup;
✓ Spare Paddle;
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Please make sure you bring water (2-3 ltrs), lunch, snacks, sun protection and footwear. You will be getting wet so be prepared with swimming gear, towel and also change of dry clothes. Water and snacks need to be accessible whilst you paddle.
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;
Emergency Contact Information Emergencies only – 000
VMR 403 Redcliffe – 3203 5522
VHF Channels 16, 21, 67, 73, 81 (closes at 21:00)
VMR 445 Bribie Island – 3408 7596
Nearest Medical Centre Redcliffe Hospital, Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe – Phone: 3883 7777
Scarborough Majellan Medical Centre (107 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough QLD 4020 (07) 3880 1444)



Boat Loading 14-04-2017 5:30 PM
Boat Loading Location Club shed.
Boat Loading Details The boats will be loaded from the previous day’s trip.
Meet Location Club Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6:30 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 7 AM
Meet time (put in) 8AM
Go Home Time 3 PM at victoria Point.
Costs $10 wear and tear contribution for club gear. Petrol for your driver. A few extra dollars for a coffee afterwards (if time).
Additional Comments/Instructions It is not essential to have demonstrated a sea kayak T-rescue. However we prefer that the majority of participants have done so at one of our Induction Pool sessions on a Tuesday night. Please inform the leaders if you have not done a T-rescue and/or a wet exit, or if you aren’t sure or confident.



Register with: Peter Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 11-04-2017 Event ID: 170415S

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