Macleay Island Day Trip

A day trip around Macleay Island in Moreton Bay

Trip will be concurrent with the Queensland Sea Kayak Club

G1: Macleay Island Trip

Circumnavigation of Coochiemudlo Island, stopping on Macleay Island for morning tea

Event ID: 180325S
Last Modified: 2018-03-11 23:12:41
Version: 1

We will launch from Orana Espanade and paddle on the north side of Coochiemudlo Island, with a morning tea stop at Pats Park on the North side of Macleay Island. Participants will have the opportunity to relax on Macleay Island or participate in some training drills of the beach at Pats Park, Macleay Island.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 25-3-2018
End Date 25-3-2018
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Peter Voght
2IC Martin Wynne
Grade 1
Distance(s) ~10-12 km
Paddle Outline 6:30am meet at UQ Canoe Club Shed at 6:30am
7:30am Arrive at Orana Esplanade Victoria Point
8:30am Launch Paddle
10:30am – Morning tea of Pats Park Macleay Island
10:30am – 11:15am Training off Macleay Island
11:15am – Return paddle to Orana Esplanade
1:00pm – Arrive at Departure Point, Victoria Point
3:00pm – Arrive Back at UQ Canoe Club shed
3:00pm – 4:00pm Wash Boats
Paddle Duration(s) 4- 5 hours
Tide(s) At Victoria Point

  • Low tide at 11:06am (0.77m)
  • High tide at 16:44 (1.29m)
Moon First Quarter Moon on the 23rd (Monday)
Sunrise – Sunset times At Victoria Point

  • High 3:47am (2.19m)
  • Low 10:34am (0.80m)
  • Hight 4:18pm (1.7m)
Put in Point Orana Esplanade (Cnr Orana Street), Victoria Point
Take out Point Same as put in
Departure time (put in) 8:30 AM
Alternate Route Variations We may stop on Coochiemudlo Island (North East Beach) or circumnavigate Macleay Island
Alternate Take Out Points Coochiemudlo Island
Facilities Toilets at Pats Park, Macleay Island
Toilets western side of Coochiemudlo island
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Paddle Route
Put in Point(s)
376-Orana Esplanade Victoria Point - Launch Point.jpg
Orana Esplanade, Victoria Point
Take Out Point(s)
Same as put in point


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 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 Emergencies only – 000
VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717
Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777
VHF 16, 67, 73, 82, 81
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717
Victoria Point Medical Centre 349-369 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point 07 3401 9555
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;
✓ 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;



Boat Loading 24-3-2018 5:30 PM
Boat Loading Location Club shed.
Boat Loading Details All attends are required to assist with loading the trailer. Please come and learn how.
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 3pm at Club Shed
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 or wet exit. However we prefer that the majority of participants have done so at one of our Induction Pool sessions on a Tuesday night or attended the Introduction to Sea Kayaking paddle. 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: 22-3-2017 Event ID: 180325S