Club Trips - Registered Members Only

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Sharon and Rob's Urban Mini-adventure

When: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017
Where: Sydney
Trip distances: around 22 kilometres each day, although a bit of exploring along the way may add to this.
Grade: Open to all paddlers - Grade 1 and up

Sharon and Rob's Urban Mini-adventure
Who says you have to spend hours getting to your launch site, travel well away from the city lights and put hundreds of kilometres under you belt to have a good time? Not these trips. Join us in the first of our "Mini-adventures Series". 

This is an overnight camping trip. We will leave from an eastern suburbs beachside location, cross Sydney's busiest working port, stop for morning tea/lunch at a small bay, cruise alongside an expansive southern Sydney beach before landing at our sheltered leafy overnight campsite where we can look back at the lights of suburbia and share stories, food and laughs.  

We may see whales, deer, dolphin, flying fish, gannets, gulls, godwits, penguins, shearwater, seals and other creatures of the land, sea and air. Our return trip will retrace our journey and deliver us within a short driving distance from home! 

You will need to be self sufficient with all your usual kayaking and camping gear as well as food,etc.  

(If the weather isn't suitable I have a few plan B's) 

Confirmation and further details will be emailed after you have registered. 

PLEASE NOTE: You can't register to this trip through the Club's Registration System. You will need to contact Sharon directly.

Numbers will be limited so register your interest: merceridge5[at]bigpond.com or call/sms Sharon on 0407 247263

 

Marramarra Creek Overnight Camping Trip 10-11/6/2017

Date: 10 ~ 11 Jun 2017
Where: Marramarra Creek
Departing Palm Beach 8.30 AM
Grades: All Grades
Distances: Appox. 60kms
 
Suitable for all paddlers who have previous experience or feel confident at paddling 20 km or more in a day. We will meet at Palm Beach and paddle to  Marramarra Creek via West Head, Dangar Island and Bar Island  The night will be cold so remember to bring suitable clothing. 

Marramarra Creek is a little known tributary off Berowra Creek. It winds its way up into Marramarra National Park to a beautiful campsite, surrounded by towering cliffs. As we will arrive at the campsite at low tide, we may have to walk up the creek for a short distance pulling our kayaks.

This area has changed little since the first settlers arrived in the Hawkesbury area. En-route, we will stop at some isolated beaches and Bar Island to examine its historic past. Paddle distance 30 km each way. Expect to finish our journey about 3 PM on Sunday.

You are expected to be fully self supporting. 
What you should bring with you:  
Sunhat and sunscreen 
Gas or fuel stove and fuel 
Basic map of the area is a plus 
kayak or sailing gloves 
Tent 
Sleeping bag and mat 
Food…drink…snacks 
Eating utensils…cup…plate…bowl…knife, fork 
Matches/lighter 
Torch with new battery  
Basic first aid kit 
 
We will probably transport some firewood in our boats for a campfire.
The trip is weather dependent and may be rescheduled if it appears that significant rain may fall.
 
The trip leader will be John Friedman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 

There she blows! - NSW Island Challenge - Broughton Island Trip

When: Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 June 2017
Where: Broughton Island
Grades: Aspiring Grade 3s and above.

Another great NSW Island Challenge! 
Camping weekend to one of the premier sea kayaking destinations on the NSW coast and sure to see some whales on the way. 

Meet at Jimmys Beach (Hawks Nest) for briefing at 9:00am on Saturday 17 June and return to Jimmys Beach around 3.00pm on Sunday.  

Distances around 20km each way plus an optional circumnavigation of the archipelago of up to 15km on Day 2 (alternatively, we will be able to fit in some skills practice, do some island walks, etc).


We’ll probably throw in a little navigation task (plot your position) along the way.

 

Kayaks and kit to Grade 3, please.  You’ll need to be self-sufficient in terms of food, clothing, camping kit, etc.

Camping fees now apply at Broughton Island -- $35 per site per night including 2 adults.  Additional adults $16.50/night per site.  Actual amount will be finalised once we know how many starters we have and have booked sites.

Your trip leader will be Adrian Clayton (gclayton[at]bigpond.com, reformat as required).

Spaces limited.

 

Bundeena Weekend

Where:   Bundeena - Royal National Park
Dates:    3th and 4th of June 2017
Grades:  2 to 3
Times:   10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Bundeena camp site or gate
I will be camping at Bundeena for the weekend and will be paddling from the camp site Saturday and Sunday. Weather permitting it will be day trips around the cliffs or surfing the bar. Trips will start at 10:00am in the morning and finish around 2 or 3pm. If it's wet windy and cold then a little earlier. If you want to camp there are sites available at the moment. For any questions please contact les (at) lesallenkayaks.com See you there.

 

‘Welcome to the Club’ paddle – Port Hacking

When: 18 Jun 2017
Where: Bonnie Vale, Royal National Park
Grades: 0 to 2 

Are you a new, or newish, member of NSW SKC?  If so, then here is an opportunity for you to find out more about our club while exploring the waters of Port Hacking.  Depending on conditions, we may even head out to sea.  You’ll get the chance to ask questions, and to chat with two long-term club members. 

If you are at Grade 0, we could arrange time for your wet exit and 50m swim.
If you are a Grade 1 paddler, we may be able to work on a few of the skills needed to get to Grade 2.

 Read the club paddler grading system and equipment information.

Spaces are limited. 

 Meet at Bonnie Vale, Royal National Park, picnic area carpark at 9.00am, ready by9.30am

If you don’t have a NSW National Parks permit, you will need to get a day permit ($12 per vehicle).  These can be bought at the servo in Bundeena.
Bring some morning tea and lunch.  We’ll be aiming to stop at a beach or two.

 NOTE: this session could be cancelled if the weather/wind proves to be unsuitable.

Trip to be run by Dee Ratcliffe
Email any questions to me, or if the calendar indicates FULL and you wish to be placed on the waiting list deeratcliffe[at]tpg.com.au

 

 

NSW Island Challenge - Solitary Island(s) Coffs Harbour - 10-12 June

When: 10-12 Jun 2017 Long Weekend
Where: Solitary Islands of Coff's Harbour
Grades: 2 and 3
 
Escape the first part of winter, by heading way up north to Coffs Harbour for a long weekend.
Contrary to what the name suggests, there is not just a single solitary island at Coffs Harbour  - there are about seven...
 
The plan is to paddle out and around 3 or 4 islands over the long weekend. Exact details of which island we will paddle to on each day is subject to a a few variables and will be finalised closer to the time.
 
Kayaks to Grade 3 standard (see club website for details) Some of the crossings to the islands are up to 6kms, so you will need food and water accessible to you from your cockpit. There will most likely be surf landings and possible rock gardens to explore - so helmets are necessary.
We will be doing day trips and camping at cars.
 
If trip is showing full - please send me an email cardren [at] gmail.com to be put on waitlist
 
 
 
 

New members paddle - Pittwater Paradise - 27 August (9am)

This paddle on Pittwater is a great introduction paddle for all members new to the club. Come along to meet a few other like-minded paddlers and find out about how the club operates.
 
We will launch from the protected Station Beach at Barrenjoey (on the PIttwater side of the spit) and head over to the bottom of West Head, along to the Basin for a morning break and after further exploring head back to the launch site on the eastern side of Pittwater.
If conditions allow - we may stick our noses out and have a paddle around Barrenjoey Headland. Bring lunch and water.
 
Meet at 9am, ready to get on the water by 9.30am
 
If trip is showing as "Full" - send an email to cardren [at] gmail.com to be put on the waitlist.
 
 

NSW Islands Challenge - Murramarang Islands – 20-21 May 2017

Grade: Grade 2 or 3 only.

Trip Type: This is an overnight trip that will require you to camp out of your kayak.

When: Be ready to hit the water at 08:30 Sat Morning.

Where: Just north of Batemans Bay. The Murramarang Islands include Brush, Belowla, Dawsons, Grasshopper & Wasp islands. All islands are less than 1 km from shore between Bawley Point and South Durras.

 

 

The Plan: The Club has instigated a challenge to circumnavigate 10 NSW Islands in one year. If this trip is successful we will circumnavigate 5 Islands over the two days.

 

The actual trip plan will depend on the forecast but be prepared for surf lands and launches and camping away from facilities. Options include:

 

  • Launching from South Durras, paddling north, overnight camp near Kiolea, returning to South Durras on the Sunday.

 

  • Launching from Bawley Point, paddling south, overnight camp near Wasp Head, returning to Bawley Point on the Sunday.

 

  • Car shuttle, through paddle, stopping somewhere half way to camp.

 

If the forecast does not allow us to precede with this trip we can re locate to Tomakin or Batemans Bay and run day trips.

 

Distance:  We should not need to paddle more than 35 KM on the Saturday with plenty of options to land for a break.

 

Finish Time: Before 16:00 each day. Hope to land before 13:00 on Sunday to drive home in plenty of time.

 

Gear: Bring Camping Gear, Helmet and all your normal safety gear. Be prepared for surf.

 

 

I will only be taking 4 members but I have opened the registration to 10. Please be aware that by registering you are only registering your interest and are not guaranteed a position on the trip. I will finalise closer to the date. Feel free to email me (josh.andrews(at)defence.gov.au) if you have any questions.

 

Jervis Bay with Les 22-28 May 2017

Location: Jarvis Bay
Date: 22nd May to 28 May
Grades 1 to 3
Contact Les @0419900715
 
After Harry's paddle at Jervis Bay (20-21 May) I will be staying for the week and paddling from one of the Caravan parks each day. If anyone wants to join me they can camp at the park for as long as you like or just do day trips. Paddles will be planned  to suite the group and weather. If the weather is not suited to paddling then I will be mountain biking in the area so if you have a bike bring it. Paddles could vary from cliff line to Bay watching whales and instruction will be offered as requested. If you are a level 1 paddler please ring and discuss how we will cater for your needs or how we will bring you up a level.
 
Most paddles will start at 10.00 to help make it easier for day paddlers and the mornings are colder with the sun getting up later. Days will finish around 3.00 so we have time to shower and get organized for dinner Red Wine and stories in the evenings. If you don't have stories just make one up.
 
The aim is to have fun ( all paddles should be higher than 6 on the fun meter) develop group dynamics and share knowledge. The paddles will be crusey with frequent stops and playing in spots when the opportunity arises. Lunch will long enough to get out the stove and cook up a coffee etc as paddling is a lifestyle not an exercise routine.
 
Ring me any time to discuss.
 

Jervis Bay weekend - 13 and 14 May

  • Camping at Honeymoon Bay Friday and Saturday night.
  • Jervis bay offers some of the best paddling in NSW. If the weather is suitable we'll paddle around Beecroft peninsula and the stunning point perpendicular headland. May is often very settled so we hope to get up close to the cliff line, it's also the start of the whale migration.   Be prepared to paddle 25 km.  We'll paddle both days with full details sent out a few days before the trip. 
  • Bring kayaks to at least grade 2.  Self sufficient car camping including food, water and gas cooker.  
  • group size - 6.  Grade 2 or 3.  
  • Leader Rae Duffy.  Raelduffy(a)gmail.com

Shellharbour to Kiama (or vice versa) on Anzac Day

Date: Anzac Day 25 Apr 2017
@Shellharbour - Kiama
Grades: 2 and 3

An Illawarra classic. This stretch of coast has cliffs, surf, gauntlets, and lovely Bushrangers Bay. Direction will be determined  by the forecast. 
More information will be provided closer to date.
Your Leader will be Nick Gill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Palm Beach to Somewhere

All Grades

Sunday 16 April @Palm Beach

Start 10am - 3:30pm

 

Launching from Palm Beach, hopefully the swell is not too big and we start from the ocean side, so bring helmets and be ready to get wet. We will go somewhere, I would like to attempt to Maitland Bay but we will see what the weather brings.

Register and I will send you more details.

The leader will be Fernando.