TK1 and K1 flatwater trip

A small morning group to build TK1 and K1 stability and confidence on calm waters with a friendly bank nearby at Regatta Lake in Springfield. Also practise flat water rescues.

This is an opportunity to improve your skills in the tippy kinds of flatwater boat in cleaner water than the Brisbane river. This will take place over the morning only. Limited places.

Note this trip has now moved to Wivenhoe dam.

  • Meet at the club shed at 7.45am to select kayaks and load them on cars.
  • Depart 8 am or before for Logan Inlet on Wivenhoe dam.
  • Meet in Fernberg opposite the bakery to buy snacks/lunch if needed.
  • Travel in convoy to Logan Inlet. Arrive about 9.30 am
  • Depart Logan Inlet and return to Brisbane when we have had enough.


  1. Drive 28 km from club shed across Centenary Highway and along Ipswich Rd Motorway
  2. At about 28 km after leaving the club and before you get to Ipswich take the Warrego Highway towards Toowoomba
  3. After 14 km turn right onto the Brisbane Valley Highway going to Fernvale and Esk
  4. After another 14km Meet up in Fernvale at popular bakery where we can buy snacks
  5. Continue 9km to cross Wivenhoe Dam Wall
  6. Continue 5 km and turn right into Hay Rd – its signposted to “Logan Inlet”
  7. After 1 km turn left into Logan Inlet Rd.
  8. Drive 3.2 km to Logan Inlet Day Area (don’t go to camp site). We will find a spot here.

Trip details


18th August 2013

Trip Leader(s)

Michael and/or 2nd in command (TBA)


Meet at 8am to load kayaks. Depart 8.30 am, Paddle from 9 am to 12 am then return.

Paddle outline

  • 8:30 AM Depart from club shed
  • 9 AM Arrive Regatta Lake
  • 12 midday Depart Regatta
  • 12.30 PM Arrive back at shed (optional stop)


Half day

Paddle type

Flat Water



Paddle duration

3 hours intermittent paddling

Put in point

Regatta Lake at 9 AM


There are water and toilets available about 2 km away at main Springfield Lake. Bring a water bottle and some snacks

Personal Gear

Hat, kayaking gear, sunscreen, snacks. Towel and dry clothing. You will get wet.


Wear and tear contribution for club gear $5


UQ Club shed

Meet time

8 AM, Depart 8.30 am

Meet time at Springfield Lakes

9 AM to unload boats then briefing and paddle


12 midday

Risks and Hazards

Sunburn, fatigue, hypothermia, dehydration, cuts and bruises, Boat capsize, Boat traffic, Tendonitis, Paddle induced injuries, group separation.

Safety Gear

PFD, mobile phone, First aid kit Briefing on how to right a TK, and empty it.

Medical Conditions

Please advise leaders if you have health issues or injuries that may affect participation

Map Launch Point

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Register info

Please register your interest with Michael. Please indicate whether you have transport and if you have roof racks for kayaks. Please indicate where you are at in your paddling.

Register by

12th August 2013 and after that contact Michael to see if space.

Bad weather alternative

If raining heavily or cold may cancel…


$5 wear and tear fee. Petrol money for driver

Leader and registration:

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