A weekend whitewater trip to the Nymboida or Clarence river. A great opportunity to develop white water skills and then practice these over the following days! Exact location currently TBA due to low water levels.
Event ID: 190525W
Last Modified: 2019-05-13
We will depart Friday Night from the club shed and be back in Brisbane late Sunday afternoon.
This trip will focus on skill development – so it is best for participants who have good basic skills from either Polo or Sea Kayaking.
Day paddling with the potential for an overnight paddle if certain rivers are at a good height
Saturday and Sunday we will paddle 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 campsite.
✓ 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;
✓ 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
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;
✓ Dry bag; ✓ Helmet; ✓ PFD and paddle; ✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!); ✓ Suitable paddle craft ; ✓ Whistle;
✓ First Aid Kit; ✓ Repair Kit; ✓ Spare Paddle;
✓ Mobile Phone; ✓ PLB/EPIRB; ✓ V-Sheet; ✓ Whistle;