Advanced Sea Kayak instruction trip

An overnight training trip with a qualified instructor aimed beyond the beginner. Entries close 4 May.

The club obtained a government grant aimed at improving members’ skills.

This will be an overnight tripto Noosa. Training will focus on group leading, planning, paddling skills, rescues, towing, safety, and possibly surf navigation (depending on destination).

Dates: Saturday (19th May 2012) and Sunday (20th May 2012)

Accommodation: Camping

Trip leader: A qualified Queensland canoeing instructor
Course content: Group and leader equipment, advanced skills, group rescues, rolling sides, trip planning, advanced navigation, group towing, and group management.

Paddler Requirements: Participants must be able to paddle a loaded sea kayak up to 20 km at a rate of at least 5 km / hr with stops. Please check your abilities while paddling on the river using the local distances as an estimate.

Gear: A general gear list to get you started is here. Adjust according to the needs of this trip.

Tides at Brisbane bar: Saturday – low 06:51 AM, Low 12:55 | Sunday – High 07:28 AM, Low 13:26 PM
Moon: New moon (Mon, 21 May)

How to get to the put in point: Contact organiser

Facilities:: Good. All tents, water, food, and gear must be brought in and taken out via sea kayak.

Risks: Sunburn, cold/hypothermia, hyperthermia, rain, marine and terrestrial animals, boat traffic, wind, fatigue, weather changes, paddle injuries, capsize.
Risk reduction: We will keep out of the main channels and follow standard kayak practices when crossing boating channels (tight group / direct route / active lookout). All participants must have demonstrated a wet exit and T-rescue previously. Trip led by a qualified instructor. Require 3L of fresh water per day per person. Warm clothing required while paddling (in case of wind/rain), and separate dry warm gear required while camping. Local knowledge. Extra equipment. Emergency numbers. PFDs mandatory.
Extra equipment (group): spare paddles, marine flares, V-sheet, VHF radio, phone, whistle, PLB, first aid kit, paddle float, compass, extra sunscreen, extra insect repellent, repair kit, tow lines, signal mirror, torch/glow stick.

Emergency contacts: Coast Guard Noosa: VHF 16, 22, 80 & Phone: 5474 3695

Costs: Petrol money, boat wear and tear contribution for two days. Camping fees. You will need to bring your own food & paddle snacks (and/or sort it out with other participants).

Entries close: 4th May

Application and Contact: via this page

Department of Communities

This event was made possible due to a club development grant awarded by the Queensland Government Department of Communities to improve the general skills and knowledge base of the club. The grant was part of the Department’s Sport and Recreation Inclusion Program (Club support category).

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