G1: Karragarra Island Circumnavigation

A fun sea kayak trip around Karragarra Island in Moreton Bay. This trip is suitable for beginners with suitable fitness.

Event ID: 170910SK
Last Modified: 2017-08-22 19:18:37

A sea kayak trip along the Garden Island to Russell Island and then circumnavigating Karragarra Island. Return will be through the Secret Garden.

We will be packing kayaks on the trailer Saturday Sept 9th at 4 pm.

Please bring water, lunch and review the equipment list. We will get wet at the lunch spot to practice sea kayak skills. You must know how to do a wet exit and T-rescue before the trip (contact the trip leader if you have not done this yet).

Note: This trip is dependent on a car to pull the trailer or enough cars with roof racks to carry the kayaks as our regular trailer towing cars are not available.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 10-09-2017
End Date 10-09-2017
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Maija Raudsepp
Grade 1
Distance(s) 18 km round trip
Paddle Outline Sunday Sept 10, 2017

6:00 am – meet at UQCC shed
6:15 am – depart for Redlands
7:30 am – arrive at the boat ramp and pack boats
8:30 am – trip briefing and start of paddle
morning – paddle around Karragarra
12:00 pm – lunch break near the ferry terminal terminal at Karragarra practice SK skills
1:30 pm – return to Redlands through the secret garden on Garden Island

3:00 pm – off water pack boats
4:00 pm – return to Brisbane
5:30 pm – wash boats at UQCC shed

Paddle Duration(s) 5 hours
Tide(s) Low tide: 6:51 am (0.38 m)
High tide: 12:45 pm (2.13 m)
Low tide: 7:08 ppm (0.6 m)
Put in Point Boat ramp on the Esplanade, Redland Bay (across street from 309 Esplanade)
Take out Point Same as put in point
Alternate Take Out Points Ferry terminal at Russell, Karragarra and Macleay Island
Facilities Toilets and shops at the communities on Russell, Karragarra and Macleay Island
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Planned Route
Put in Point(s)

Road to Put in Point(s)


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;
✓ Dehydration;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Entire Group Capsizing;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Listed Risks Not Applicable;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sunburn;
✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960; ✓ 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.
✓ 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 Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 VHF 16, 73
Emergency 000
VMR 477 / Redland Bay Coast Guard (07) 3206 7777
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts Macleay Island
Bay Islands Medical Service (07)3409 5434
27 Russell Terrace, Macleay Island QLD 4184
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;
✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Costs $10 wear and tear charge (UQCC) plus petrol money for the driver and pocket money for coffee/snacks



Register with: Maija Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 9-09-2017 Event ID: 170910SK


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