White Water Weekend – Nymboida River

A great introductory and novice trip to the Nymboida River! A great opportunity to develop your skills over two days of paddling!

Paddling on the Nyboida

Event ID: 231118W
Last Modified: 2018-11-15 09:11:46
Version: 1

We will depart Friday Night from the club shed and camp at the Mann River Caravan Park

On Saturday & Sunday we will near to the Mann River Caravan Park. Exact locations will be Dependant on water levels and skills of the group.

Paddle Type Whitewater
Start Date 23-11-2018
End Date 25-11-2018
Trip days 3
Depart Date 24-11-2018
Return Date 25-11-2018
Paddle days 2
Trip Leader Henry Friend
2IC Paul Bowtell
Grade Intro/Novice
Distance(s) 2 Days on the river
Paddle Outline Saturday and Sunday we will paddle numerous grade 1 & 2 rapids in both canoes and kayaks.

The emphasis will be on skill development and there will be downtime in the evening to discuss technique and build skills around the campgrounds.

Paddle Duration(s) 2 days of paddling
Tide(s) Mann River at Jackadgery: 0.5 – 1.3m
Put in Point Mann River Caravan Park
Take out Point Jackadgery or earlier exit point depending on skills of group.
Alternate Route Variations If water levels are too low, we might change the plan and the Clarence River
Facilities Mann River Caravan Park – http://mannriver.com.au has all camping facilities

On Saturday night we may be camping on the river, so gear should be light weight

Chart Information Grafton 9438
Extra Files and Links Mann River Caravan Park


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment Tripping while walking; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury);
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury);
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change;
✓ Capsize;
✓ Carrying Boats;
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains;
✓ Dehydration;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Hypothermia;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures);
✓ Sunburn;
Travel Risk Assessment Towing Trailer; ✓ 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;
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 SES: 13 25 00
Emergency Services: 000
Local Police: 02 6649 4144
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts Grafton Base Hospital
02 6640 2222
184 Arthur St, Grafton NSW
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Camping Gear (e.g. tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag);
✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water);
✓ Cooking gear;
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm);
✓ 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);
✓ 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;
✓ 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;
✓ Repair Kit;
✓ Spare Paddle;
Communications ✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ Whistle;
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 23-11-2018 5:00 PM
Boat Loading Location UQCC Boat Shed
Boat Loading Details This will be our meeting and we will leave for the Nymboida once the trailer is packed and all the boats and gear is packed.

Please be on time to the boat load

Meet Location UQCC Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 5 PM
Depart Time (meet location) 5:30PM
Go Home Time Late Sunday afternoon/Early Evening
Costs Petrol for Driver – $20
Wear ‘n’ Tear – $10
Camping Costs – $12 per night
Share in shuttle cost (dependant on number of participants) & Exact trip plans
Additional Comments/Instructions This may be an overnight trip so it is very important you bring wholesome food for Friday night-sunday lunch. You will also be required to bring lightweight camping gear.



Register with: Henry Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 22-11-2018 Event ID: 231118W

Leave a Reply