Rock'n'Roll-2018

Friday April 6 to Monday April 9, 2018, Currarong  

Our biggest event of the year.  Registration is open.

The club’s next Rock ’n’ Roll will be held at Currarong over Friday 6 – Monday 9 April 2018 based at Currarong Beachside Holiday Park, (Ph 1300 555 515 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) which offers a variety of powered and unpowered camping sites, cabins and studios.  This holiday park will give NSWSKC members a 20% discount when you book.  (Must mention this at the time of booking).

 

The Currarong Beachside Holiday Park (located at 8 Cambewarra Road) is adjacent to the beach and river giving easy access to paddling in the open sea.  Club members need to book their accommodation or campsite, and we suggest booking earlier rather than later to ensure you don’t miss out.

Registration Process

You need to be a current financial club member to register for the event.  If already have club website login you join or rejoin by renewal or joining instructions.  Temporary membership is available for interstate (outside NSW and ACT) sea kayakers who follow the same process selecting the appropriate fee.

The club uses Paypal thus you will need a Paypal account ready prior payment to the club.  We need your contact details and an emergency contact.  

Registration for the event is $50 with the optional Saturday night dinner at the Currarong Progress Hall (BYO drinks) at an additional $45 per head.  You can purchase additional meal tickets for non-members to attend the dinner.  The speakers for the Saturday night function are yet to be finalised.

The registration section on our website also has a facility to purchase raffle tickets for a number of kayaking related prizes kindly donated by our sponsors.  The raffle tickets are: 

  • 2 tickets for $5.00
  • 5 tickets for $10.00
  • 10 tickets for $18.00  

Activity outline

The schedule of events to date:

  • Friday: arrival and registration from 2:00 pm.  informal trips - (no organised trips or training)
  • Friday evening: welcome and light dinner supplied by Expedition Kayaks.
  • Saturday morning: registration, briefing, trips or training sessions
  • Saturday afternoon:  BBQ and off water training sessions
  • Saturday night:  Dinner and speakers at Currarong Progress Hall
  • Sunday morning: Briefing, trips or training sessions
  • Sunday afternoon:  Off water training sessions
  • Sunday evening:  Pogies (paddlers showing videos of their trips – a lot of fun)
  • Monday – informal trips  (no organised trips or training) 

 

Call for Volunteers

This event is run by volunteers who give their time to organise, manage the registration, run the beach marshalling, cook the BBQ, etc.  A few volunteer positions have already been filled but we still need a lot more.  If you are interested in helping with these tasks, please call Simon on 0412 022792 our RNR Coordinator.

 

Equipment

See standard equipment.  If you have additional safety equipment (VHF radio, PLB, flares) bring it along.  A small kayak trolley for access to the boat ramp can be useful for moving sea kayaks to the favoured launch location being adjacent to the campsite.     

A suitable helmet for surf, rock gardens and practising rescue skills at sea is recommended to maximise your paddling opportunities. 

 

Trips and Training Program

There is a great range of paddling opportunities.  Pre-registration of interest is open for some events, mainly specific training opportunities. 

The favoured launch location does not usually have surf.    Nearby there are opportunities for surf practice with waves from a refracted southerly swell or conditions from the east or northeast.  There is also various rocky shorelines in the area.  The north side of Jervis Bay and Crookhaven and Shoalhaven Rivers will provide enclosed sea options for those preferring to paddle in enclosed seas and in case of inclement conditions on open seas.  

If you intend to get on on the water, come to the mornings trip and training registration (at the marquee) prepared to get on the water, including packing snacks and water for the paddle. Some trips could involve car transportation to alternative launch locations with a drive of up to 30 minutes.  

 

  Off Water Training sessions

  • What to look for in purchasing a VHF or PLB  presented by David Fisher on Saturday afternoon at the marquee.

Pre-registration is available for (click on text for further details)

Saturday Morning

Sunday Morning

Possible Sea Trips

  • Currarong Beach, various distances return,  e.g.  
    • Little Beecroft Head, Mermaid Inlet 10km, Gun Getters, Drum and Drumsticks 19km
  • Currarong Beach to Hammerhead Point return 6km (surf practice and training area)
  • Honeymoon Bay to Point Perpendicular return 15km
  • Honeymoon Bay, Target Beach and Boat Harbour 15km
  • Greenwell Point Shoalhaven / Crookhaven Head loop 15km
  • Crookhaven Heads to Currarong 17km
  • Nowra SLSC to Currarong 10km
  • Greenwell Point Shoalhaven / Crookhaven Head loop 15km

Possible Flat Water Trips or Sea Contingency Trips

  • Greenwell Point to Numbaa Island 15-20km
  • North Beach Parking, Bindijine, Red Point - parking for Jervis Bay north.  
  • Callala Bay toCaramaraCreek Return 10km
  • Currajong to Crookhaven Heads 17km
  • Greenwell Point Inner islands loop 7 to 12km
  • Crookhaven River 12 to 16km
  • Comerong and Mangrove Island 8 o 12km
  • Huskisson to Callala 7.5km
  • Currambene Creek (Huskissson) up to 15km

 A kmz file that can be viewed with Google Earth software is here.