Fraser Preparation Trip – Bongaree to Red Beach (Bribie Island)

A assessment day aimed at members who wish to go on the Fraser Trip but aren’t sure if you’re ready. We paddle from Bongaree beach following the shoreline from inside the Bribie Passage to around the south eastern tip of Bribie. There will be extensive training exercises on this trip as we assess everyone’s readiness for the Fraser expedition paddle.
The Paddle is open to all club members. However, preference will be given to those people who have expressed an interest in the Fraser Trip.

Event ID: 170730S
Last Modified: 2017-07-19 23:36:38
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This trip is a two way trip and although only rated at Grade 1 we will still get in some disturbed water on the southern side of Bribie as it is exposed to the Bay fetch. Small surf could be possible so this will give us a chance to practice our low bracing skills. Very safe environment though.

We will have morning tea at Red Beach. Bring a CAG (rain jacket) in case it gets cold when we stop. Expect to perhaps get wet as we practice some rescue exercises and surf landings and bring a change of dry clothes for after the exercise.

In any event we will need to leave the Club shed by 6.30am to ensure that we are ready to paddle on the water at Bribie by 8.30am. Due to this early start we will load the boats onto the trailer on Saturday afternoon at the club shed.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking; Training
Start Date 30-07-2017
End Date 30-07-2017
Trip days 1
Trip Leader John Simmons
2IC Peter Voght
Grade 1
Distance(s) ~ 15 km
Paddle Outline As above (see map)
Paddle Duration(s) About 5 hrs (including lunch)
Tide(s) Low 0821 0.58m
High 1457 1.87m
Moon New Moon – Sunday, 23 July 2017
Sunrise – Sunset times Sunrise 6:8am
Sunset 5:18pm
Put in Point Welsby Parade, Bongaree. There are some angle parks at the end of Hall Ave and more parks available at the end of Kangaroo Crt in front of the IGA.
Take out Point Welsby Parade, Bongaree.
Departure time (put in) 8:30 AM – however, we have to be ready to paddle at 8.30am SHARP at Bribie as we are joining the other QSKC paddlers
Alternate Take Out Points If needed we can land on the beach we are paddling beside.
Facilities Toilets and shops near the put in point
306-Bongaree to Red Beach Route map.jpg
Planned Route
Put in Point(s)
305-Bongaree to Red Beach Put in point.jpg
Put in/Take out Point
Take Out Point(s)
Same as Put in


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury);
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change;
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping;
✓ Capsize;
✓ Carrying Boats;
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Hypothermia;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rough Seas;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ Sunburn;
✓ Surf;
✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960; ✓ 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 must self-assess their, and their equipment’s ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website. This should be consulted prior to registration, and any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
✓ Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness. This is a trip that requires a moderate fitness level and a minimum sustained cruising speed as required by the {paddle grade
Emergency Contact Information VMR Bribie island (3408 7596). VHF 16, 73 Also 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 – 3L per day (4L if camping);
✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling;
Kayak Equipment ✓ Dry bag;
✓ Helmet;
✓ 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 Dress for the outdoors
Bring wind/ rain proof cag/ jacket and fleece to change into as it could be cool if you get wet.
Have water readily accessible and have regular water breaks.
Food/ snacks adequate for the trip duration
Minimum 2 litres water for drinking
Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming
Food / Nourishment for the duration of the trip. MORNING TEA
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 29-07-2017 4:30 PM
Boat Loading Location Club Shed
Boat Loading Details All Participants are asked to assist with boat loading.
Meet Location Club shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6:30 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 7 AM
Meet time (put in) 8 AM
Costs Wear and tear contribution (~$10)
Petrol money for your driver
?Coffee afterwards?
Additional Comments/Instructions Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand.
Make participants aware of the potential of encountering marine stingers/ ‘jelly fish’.
Need to stay in a group.

Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness, although this is not an arduous trip. This part of the Bay is exposed to winds/ wave fetch over the southern and middle part of the Bay and therefore will be at the maximum wave heights commensurate with the wind strength.
Individuals must self-assess their, and their equipment’s, ability to participate in this level club event and should consult the trip leader if any aspect of their suitability requires clarification.

There maybe very small surf – ideal for an introduction to it.



Register with: Peter Voght Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 27-07-2017 Event ID: 170730S

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