Gold coast training day – whitewater

A day on the Gold Coast developing your skills in white water boats.

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Meet: Club shed, Saturday 8th October 2011 at 7AM
Destination: Tallebudgera or possibly Currumbin (to be decided). We will take white water boats, safety gear, and a few balls for some polo skills.
Meet time: 7:00 AM
Depart: 7.30-8ish

You will need: warm dry clothes, towel, swimming gear (you will get wet), wet paddling gear. Lunch. Hat, sunglasses, long sleeved shirt, sunscreen.
Costs: petrol contribution (including a bit extra to whoever takes the trailer if it is taken), boat/gear wear and tear contribution ($10), some extra dollars for potential coffee stops etc.

Tides (Tallebudgera beach): moon is four days before full moon.

  • 5:42 AM high
  • 11:44 AM low
  • 17:55 high

We will do training on the water near the put-in point
Morning session: 2-2.5 hour
Afternoon session: 2-2.5 hour

Rough training program:

  • Whitewater paddling
  • strokes
  • edging/railing
  • rolling

White water rescue skills

  • difficult entry/exit to bank/ladder/wall
  • basic towing (slings possibly cowtails if we have any)
  • barrel rolls
  • t rescues
  • wet re-entry
  • assisted ferry/ rafting up
  • rope skills over lunch 2:1 and 3:1/z drags (off water)


  • catching/throwing
  • drills/games
  • hand roll

This is a rough plan, and it will evolve on the day according to the interests and skills of the participants.

Please register ASAP by sending an email to James AND Cora.
Please include a contact phone number (time is short and we may need to call you), and also if you need transport or can provide some. If you can bring a car, please indicate if you have roof racks & how many other people and whitewater boats you can carry.

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