The Rock n Roll weekend was a great success once again and reflects the inclusive and friendly nature of our club. The roughly half of our membership who made it to Batemans Bay know how well it went off and how well the weather turned out despite the early forecast. It was great to welcome some 30 interstate paddlers to the event. For the other half of our club who could not make it – think about next year.
Thanks to David, Nerissa, Selim, the tripleaders, the instructors and the volunteers for Beachmaster, Registration and other tasks that made the event work. Thanks also to Fernando for coordinating the training sessions which were very well received. And finally, thanks to our sponsors: Expedition Kayaks, Helinox and Davlin Wealth Management. Please pass on your thanks directly if you are in touch with them.
The Pogie Awards had an impressive start with first class submissions from Fer, Selim, Mark and last years winner Vincent who submitted two awards. View them here:
Pogie Award Winner : Fer with fun at the Tollgates
Runner Up: Mark
You can now view the Basic Skills online resource on this website, following the official launch at the hugely successful Rock N Roll weekend. This resource has been written by the Club instructors and members and draws on years of experience in coaching new kayakers in the Basic Skills.
You can access the resource by clicking on the Basic Skills link from the left-hand menu on the Club pages. The content includes wet exits, rescues and kayak strokes at the Basic Skills (Grade 2) level.
This online resource has been made possible by a grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation, which assisted professional video production. The Club instructors and members have contributed their time as content writers, demonstrators and reviewers on a voluntary basis.
This resource has been made available to the general public to reflect the Club’s training role and encourage sea kayaking. We hope that you will use the resource to learn, refresh, train and review your skills whatever your level.
The NSWSKC was established in 1989 by a group of enthusiastic paddlers to further the sport of Sea Kayaking in NSW.
The most important aspects of the Club are the organised trips, training sessions (day trips and weekend sessions are held with qualified leaders and instructors), social activities and the club magazine, Salt which is published 4 times per year.
Membership of the club puts you in touch with many other paddlers state-wide.
Events and club trips are advertised on our calendar. These trips include training and trips. In order to take part in club activities, you must be a member of the NSWSKC.
The membership year is from March to the end of February (to coincide with the annual event Rock'n'Roll).
Detailed membership costs are set out on the How to Join.
Should you require any additional information please contact a committee member.
The Club's aims and objectives are:
- to act, through the club's magazine, website and social activities, as a contact point for members' paddling related activities.
- to promote, organize and conduct sea kayaking training programs and paddling opportunities for all skill levels.
- to foster safe ocean kayaking and inspire members to explore our ocean environment.
- to encourage respect for our environment and wild places and the practise of minimum impact camping.
- to represent sea kayakers generally in consultations with government departments at all levels.
In a tough and hard fought competition with high quality entries selected for screening from six competitors, including a serious challenge from north of the border, Vincent Weafer blew the opposition away with this video. As the winner he received a 'Chair One' lightweight camping chair, donated by our bronze sponsor Helinox.