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Date: Sunday 15th December
Distance: Approx. 35 kms, open ocean paddling
Paddler Grade: 3 (Sea skills)
An early Sunday morning start needed for a car shuffle. Bring food for the day, though we will probably stop at Kiama harbour part way. Rocky shorelines, swell rebound and surf landing/s should be expected. Trip direction maybe reversed and plans altered to accommodate the conditions.
Register using the club system. Trip leader is Sea leader Megan Pryke. Expect trip clarification by the Thursday or Friday before the trip. Here is a trip report of this route: http://nswskc.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/paddling-along-a-basalt-coastline-shellharbour-to-gerroa-2/
Rock n Roll 2014 – Friday 7th through to Monday 10th
Batemans Bay Beach Resort, Batemans Bay
Registration open in January.
Rock n Roll is a great opportunity to learn about the ever increasing scope of what ocean kayaking means. Be sure to come along, bring your family, friends, neighbour and introduce them to the great sport of ocean kayaking in a controlled and safe environment.
Our theme for 2014 is “Get Connected” and each activity or trip will have a component to meet other paddlers particularly those in your area. If you’ve never been to a Rock n Roll, make sure to come along and “Get Connected” so you have an opportunity to join a weekly paddle, paddle trip or a paddling buddy in your local area.
Saturday December 14th 2013 Grade 3
Your leader will be Tony Murphy.
Grade 2s working towards sea skills – drop an email to tmurphy[at]cochlear.com with details of your recent ocean paddling if you are interested in joining this trip.
We'll launch from Bundeena and head north or south depending on the wind conditions. With a normal summer northeastely we'd head up towards Wanda (possible surf landing), Boat Harbour and Cape Baily, then hope to find some downwind conditions on the way home. With a southerly we might wander down to Little Marly (possible surf landing) and Wattamolla. Distance approximately 25km.
Boats to grade 3 standard, and helmets required. Bring all your food and water for the day - there ain't no shops!
24th of Nov
Basic Skills: Rescues and Towing
Grade 0 -1
Saturday Nov 23rd
The trip is aimed at new paddlers wanting to get a taste of rougher water. We will do some training covering rescues and towing in a sheltered location and then head out for a paddle in some more challenging conditions. Destination will depend on sea conditions and the skills of the group. Distance to 15km.
We will meet at Clontarf at 8.30am for a 9.00 start. You will need a sea kayak to club standards, preferably at least a Grade 2 fit out.
Grade 1 signoffs will be completed at the start of the session. The day will allow signoff of part of the Grade 2 skill set. Check the club's website for description of paddler grading system. http://www.nswseakayaker.asn.au/homepage/about-the-club/paddler-grading-system
Preference will be given to Grade 0-1 paddlers. Newer Grade 2 paddlers should email if you wish to come on the trip.
Your trip leaders will be Sea Guide Tony Murphy and Flat Water Instructor Karen Darby. Email karenbdarby[at]gmail.com if you have any queries.
Towards Grade 2.
Would like to get your Grade 2 skills signed off to get ready for a summer of paddling.
A one day opportunity to practice, amongst other things, rescues, basic boat control, understanding the weather.
Actual skills to be covered will be tailored to the needs of the registrants.
Raewyn and Neil Duffy will be your instructors.
If the event is full please email rlduffy (at) optusnet.com.au to go on the waiting list.
Date: Saturday 7th December
Time: 8.00 am
Location: Clontarf. Monash Reserve.