NSW Sea Kayak Club
2014 Annual General Meeting
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Club is to take place at 6.00pm on Saturday 2nd of August, 2014 at Bundeena RSL, 69-71 Loftus Street, Bundeena 2230
At the AGM, the reports of committee members will be presented along with the financial statements.
See the trips calendar to register for paddles on the Saturday, all planned to finish no later than 4pm to allow time to pack up and get changed. Stay overnight and paddle on Sunday morning. Camping can be booked at Bonnie Vale.
Stuart Trueman will discuss the revised Sea Skills assessment criteria.
There will be dinner available following the meeting at the RSL.
Chronicler Dee Ratcliffe will be presenting on her trek across Bass Strait earlier this year.
If you are planning on coming to the AGM, can you please register for the event via the Club's website under 'Trips' to assist with logistics
Check the event calendar regularly for further information. An agenda has been emailed to members. Contact the president if you would like an agenda emailed to you. We have nominations currently for all committee positions apart from the Training Co-ordinator.
Broken Bay and Environs
23-24 August 2014
By popular demand – a new challenge in a new location.
Conducted on what is arguably Sydney’s finest waterway and designed by our own in-house navigation guru, Russ Swinnerton (Captain RAN ret.), this fun two-person team two-day event will test your kayak navigation skills and definitely help you develop new ones.
Rogaining in sea kayaks best describes the nature of this event. From the broad expanses of Broken Bay and the lower Hawkesbury River and into the cosy confines of the many adjacent creeks, teams will navigate their way from checkpoint to checkpoint, collecting points along the way.
The spice of competition will be the reason for some Club members to enter (prizes are on offer in various categories). Others will regard the event as an opportunity to sharpen their existing navigation skills and to develop new ones. There will also be entries from some just wanting to have a go and enjoy themselves in an environment offering so many visual treats. Whatever the reason for entering, each participant will emerge from the event as a winner.
All graded Club members (i.e. Grade 1 and above) can participate in the event however each team must include a Grade 2 or higher graded paddler. Single person entries are welcome -- in such cases event organisers will assist with establishing suitable pairings. Full Conditions of Entry can be viewed here: Navigation Challenge - Conditions of Entry.
The entry fee is $90.00 per team or $55.00 per single entry (more for entries received after 23 July – see Navigation Challenge - Conditions of Entry). This fee will be used to offset the considerable costs the Club will incur in conducting the event.
Event kits (including a map and information enabling plotting of checkpoints) will be posted to participants 2 weeks prior to the event.
The event HQ and daily put-ins/pull-outs will be adjacent to the campground at Patonga Beach. Campsites have been reserved at the Patonga Beach Camp Ground. Information regarding campsite bookings will be provided to participants soon after they have registered for the event.
We need to confirm that there is sufficient interest in the event as soon as possible to warrant staging it. Please form your team (or let us help you do so) and register on-line as soon as you can to secure your place.
Email the Event Co-ordinator Adrian Clayton (gclayton[at]bigpond.com) if you require more information before registering.
Over the Easter weekend a Mirage 580 was stolen from the North Sydney Council boat shed at the bottom of Willoughby Street Kirribilli. It is white other than a small portion of the front deck which has the gel coat finished in a blue and green panel, which is unusual. If anyone sees a kayak of this description can you please contact David on david (at) accessoryworld.com.au
This event is being hosted by Paddle Capricornia Inc and the Qld Sea Kayak Club. We have a great line up of Instructors & presenters who have offered to attend this year’s event and share their knowledge and experience with us. These include Dave “Crocodile Winky” Winkworth, Rob Mercer, Eddie Safarik, Les Allen, Gary Forrest and others.
The event is limited this year to 50 participants as this will assist with management of the group and due to the fact that the facilities & catering on North Keppel Island are geared for this number of persons. The base for the event is on North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre which is approx. 15 klm off the mainland from the township of Yeppoon.
On offer is a package which includes all meals and accommodation for the duration of the Symposium at a cost is $350 p/person.
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