Night Paddle to Southbank

A night paddle to Southbank and back.

Paddling safe
Paddling at night has extra dangers. You must have adequate lights (it is critical that other boats see you easily from a distance). Basic lights consist of a front white light (e.g. head torch) and a rear WHITE light. Glo-sticks alone or one unidirectional light are not sufficient (but a good addition to your PFD). Red bike lights are not acceptable. Bring warm gear in case it is cold. Remember – NO GLOW = NO GO!


  • Lights! – front and back and bright and white (spare batteries too)
  • PFD – you will be required to wear a PFD at all times
  • Group – we need to keep together as a group
  • Sides – we need to stay to the sides of the river as much as practical to reduce exposure to other (bigger) boats.
  • Warm gear – it may be cold… bring sufficient warm gear. Keep additional dry gear in your backpack/car in case you get wet!
  • Towel and swimming gear if you want to swim in the Southbank lagoons
  • Money for food (or bring your own).

Remember there are warm showers and a changing area in the shed complex.

Date: 22nd March 2019


  • 4:30 PM Leave UQ Shed
  • 5:45 PM Arrive Southbank
  • Food (? Swim )
  • 7PM Leave Southbank
  • Clean boats 9 – 9:30 PM

Paddle type: Flatwater
Duration: ~5 hours (2.5 hrs paddling)
Grade: 1
Meeting time: 4:00 PM
Distance: 13 km
Tide: Low Tide ~ 5:30 PM
Location: University of Queensland

Leader: Steff

Leader Email Address Location: Inductors’ Contacts Page

Register by: 20-03-2019Event ID: 190322F

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