Redcliffe Sea Kayak Interclub Olympics and Barbecue

A day of team competition amongst other local clubs, and also socialising, learning from others, and mainly having fun – and a barbecue!

Note that this day is about teamwork, getting to know other paddlers, practicing skills (new and old), and having fun. There are no long paddles as the activities are run as a relay, and take place in a defined area close to the shore. There is time to rest during and between events.

Event ID: 180120S
Last Modified: 2018-01-15 23:23:50
Version: 1

Come along to the interclub Olympics with the Qld Sea Kayak Club, the Sandgate Canoe Club, and the UQ Club. This is NOT Club against Club. Mixed teams decided on the day, but will adjusted for skill levels from beginner to advanced. Fun events and followed by a BBQ.

This is a great chance to meet other local sea kayak paddlers, from beginners through to the very experienced.

Its a great opportunity to learn/practice your sea kayaking skills while the water is warm and cool off from even hotter days

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 20-1-2018
End Date 20-01-2018
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Martin Wynne
Grade 1
Distance(s) n/a
Paddle Outline
  • 6:00 AM Meet club shed – sharp!
  • 6:15 AM Depart for Redcliffe
  • 7:00 AM Meet at Redcliffe
  • 7:30 Event start
  • 12:00 Barbecue
  • 2:00-3PM? Head home
Paddle Duration(s) 4 hrs
Tide(s) Low – 05:06AM (0.43m)
High – 11: 32AM (2.38m)
Moon New on Wed 17th Jan.
Put in Point Cnr Hornibrook Esplanade and Angus Street Clontarf
Take out Point Same
Departure time (put in) 7:30 AM
Alternate Take Out Points Take out points are readily available along the Redcliffe shoreline.
Facilities Toilets, fresh water, and Barbecue available
Put in Point(s)
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Angus St Put in Point


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;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Rough Seas;
✓ 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 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 Coast Guard Redcliffe, Phone: (07) 3203-5522, VMR403, Frequencies monitored VHF 16, 21, 67, 73 and 81
Set your VHF to channel 69 for inter-kayak communication
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts *Redcliffe Hospital, Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe – Phone: 3883 7777
*Scarborough Majellan Medical Centre (107 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough QLD 4020 (07) 3880 1444)
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;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Shoes
Sunsmart clothes
Water (3L)

There will be a barbecue so please bring something to participate – food, plates, drink etc.

Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 19-01-2018 6:30 PM
Boat Loading Location Club Shed
Meet Location Club shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 6:15 AM
Meet time (put in) 7:00 AM
Go Home Time ~4:30 PM
Costs Wear and tear contribution for club equipment use (~$10)
Petrol money (discuss with your driver)
Money for tea/coffee/social stop
Barbecue items.



Register with: Martin Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 19-1-2018 Event ID: 180120S