G1: Intro to Sea Kayaking – Second Group

An introductory day to learn basic sea kayak skills at the beach. Second Group (original trip was cancelled due to poor weather).

Due to demand we are running second introduction to sea kayaking trip. Due to bad weather this is rescheduled AGAIN! for Saturday 15th October. The trip plan will vary from the original Sunday trip here due to tides. We are currently planning to do the trip in Currumbin creek on the Gold coast.

Details (below) to be updated soon.

Event ID: 160903S
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G1: Intro to Sea Kayaking – Coochiemudlo island Trip – Second Group

If you are unable to make the Sunday date, or were unable to get into this trip, or would like to switch to the Saturday group, please contact Peter (below)

Coochiemudlo is a small island with sandy beaches off Victoria Point in Moreton Bay. We will put in at Victoria Point (about 50 mins drive from Brisbane). In the morning we will paddle through the mangroves to a beach on the north side of the island. At this beach will will practice sea kayak rescue skills and then have lunch. In the afternoon will we paddle back to Victoria Point.

During this trip we will be swimming so please bring a bathing suit, towel and warm clothing with you.

Prerequisites: PLEASE ATTEND GENERAL POOL SESSIONS TO LEARN TO USE A SPRAY DECK (i.e. complete a wet exit). PLEASE MAKE THE LEADER AWARE IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS. In addition, before attending this trip it is helpful but not required to have practiced T-rescues in a sea kayak on the UQ pool.

Preparation: We will pack the trailer at 5 PM on Friday evening 17th September. We need most people to assist and learn how to pack the trailer.

Meet: Club shed at Sat 18th September at 6:30am. Arrive at Victoria Point by 8:00 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9:30 AM

Limitations: Up to 10 people but depends on availability kayaks and transport.

Peter and Steff are running this trip as a trainee trip leaders and will be supervised by Martin Wynne.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking; Training
Start Date 3-9-2016
End Date 3-9-2016
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Peter Voght
2IC Steff Linde
Grade 1
Distance(s) ~10-12 km
Paddle Outline Phase 1 (prior to on water activity)

  • Standard Trip and activity briefing
  • Seat adjustment/ posture
  • Paddle strokes – forward/ reverse/ stop
  • Bracing – low brace, high brace.
  • Turning/ keeping straight/ ‘leaning’ to turn
  • Basic tide/ current knowledge – how this impacts on our trip planning/
  • ferry gliding
  • Rules of the pod/ paddle signals
  • What to take (for a day trip) and where to stow it (basic intro)
  • How to identify hazards/ dangers (basic intro)

Phase 2 (on water on route)
approx. 4-5 km paddling in morning

  • Demonstration and assistance with execution of paddle strokes, turning/ keeping straight/ ferry gliding/ leaning.
  • Reinforcement of knowledge conveyed at briefing prior to getting on water.

Phase 3 (arrival at IN WATER skill training session)
At this stage this activity will occur on the northern side of Coochiemudlo Island off a sandy beach. Upon arrival at this location there will be the opportunity to change into other clothes for in water activities. There are public toilets there.

  • Demonstrate and execute wet exit and hazards associated with this.
  • Assisted rescue – ‘T’ rescue
  • Self rescue – paddle float rescue, cowboy rescue

Lunch (at same beach as ‘in water’ training session). You will need to bring lunch as there is no shop nearby.

Phase 4 (trip home)
approx. 5-6 km to paddle back to Victoria Point

  • Towing and continued execution of learned skills

Phase 5

  • Pack tailer for return trip and clean boats at shed.

Day should be finished by 5:30 pm but be prepared for potential delays.

Paddle Duration(s) 5 hours for paddling and rescue practice; 1 hour for lunch
Tide(s) At Brisbane Bar

  • High tide at 10:29 am (2.28 m)
  • Low tide at 4:45 pm (0.22m)

Add 20 min for Victoria Point.

Moon Full Moon on the 17th (Saturday)
Sunrise – Sunset times Sunset 5:42 PM
Put in Point Victoria Point boat ramp (on the northern point of the reserve). Access via the end of Colburn Street, Victoria Point.
Take out Point Same as put in
Departure time (put in) 9:30 AM
Alternate Route Variations We may stop on the Eastern beach if the tide gets too low.
Facilities Toilets near the stop point.
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Trip Route
Put in Point(s)
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Victoria Point VMR


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment #45934
✓ Animals and Plants (major injury)
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury)
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping
✓ Capsize
✓ Carrying Boats
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains
✓ Dehydration
✓ Drowning
✓ Enter / Exit Boat
✓ Equipment Failure
✓ Fitness / Fatigue
✓ Getting Separated from Group
✓ Hit by Paddle
✓ Hypothermia
✓ Ineffective Rudder
✓ Medical Condition(s)
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters
✓ Panic / Fear
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects
✓ Sea Sickness
✓ Separation from Boat
✓ Sinking Boat
✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures)
✓ Sunburn
✓ Tripping while walking
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960
✓ 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
✓ Towing Trailer
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements ✓ 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 need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
Emergency Contact Information Emergencies only – 000 VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777

Nearest Medical Help and Contacts VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water)
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm)
✓ Equipment Requirements for Grade
✓ 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)
✓ Review potential equipment
✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc)
✓ Water – 3L per day (4L if camping)
✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling
Kayak Equipment ✓ Dry bag
✓ PFD and paddle
✓ Paddle tie
✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float
✓ Sea Kayaking Required Equipment List
✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!)
✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking)
✓ Whistle
Safety Equipment ✓ First Aid Kit
✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats)
✓ Paddle Floats (at least 1 per 2 boats)
✓ Repair Kit
✓ Rescue Stirrup
✓ Spare Paddle
✓ Torch / Glow stick
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Please make sure you bring water, lunch, sun protection and footwear. You will be getting wet so be prepared with swimming gear and also dry warm gear. Water and snacks need to be accessible while you paddle.
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 2-9-2016 5:30 PM
Boat Loading Location Club shed
Boat Loading Details Please come and learn how.
Meet Location Club Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6:30 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 7 AM
Meet time (put in) 8AM
Go Home Time 3 PM at victoria Point.
Costs $10 wear and tear contribution for club gear. Petrol for your driver. A few extra dollars for a coffee afterwards (if time).
Additional Comments/Instructions It is not essential to have demonstrated a sea kayak T-rescue. However we prefer that the majority of participants have done so. Please inform the leaders if you have not done a T-rescue and/or a wet exit, or if you aren’t sure what either of these are.



Register with: Peter Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 31-8-2016 (full from previous trip registrations – contact peter for waiting list) Event ID: 160903S

Note that this trip is now full. To get onto the waiting list, please email Peter.