NSW Sea Kayak Club
2016 Annual General Meeting
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Club is to take place at 5.30pm on Saturday 30th of July, 2015 at Yarra Bay Sailing Club, 67-69, Yarra Rd, Phillip Bay NSW 2036
If you have an item of business that you would like to raise at the meeting, please let me know. The agenda will be posted on the website in coming weeks.
Please register on the trips calendar so we have an estimate of numbers.
Dinner will be available after the meeting and Rae Duffy will present her travelogue of enviable paddling destinations the length and breadth of Tasmania.
The Committee has received no nominations as yet for the positions of President, Trips Coordinator, Magazine Editor or RnR Coordinator. Please consider taking on one of these roles. If you are interested or even just wondering but unsure, please contact me to discuss (president[at]nswseakayaker.asn.au). Ruby Gamble will continue to do the magazine layout and this has taken a significant load off the Editor.
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 January to the end of December.
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.
Sea kayaking is by its nature dangerous. The sea does not suffer complacency kindly. Paddlers should aim to minimise their own risk, and the risk they expose others to.
Paddlers should be aware that paddling on the ocean is generally more physically demanding than on sheltered waters, and that a reasonable fitness level may be required for even moderate distances. The formal Paddler Grade qualification that you have achieved at a point in time does not necessarily mean that you are able to paddle at that level today. Being unfit, or out of practice, may reduce your ability to safely take part in a proposed trip. You must be candid with the trip leader when discussing your participation in a trip. If you have any doubts about your fitness or ability to paddle at the expected level, you must fully disclose all of your concerns. If asked, you must be ready and willing to demonstrate your skills.