Club Trips - Registered Members Only

These are the current club events. To attend club on water event you need to a financial member. To become a financial member click here.

If you are a financial member and have logged in an cannot register for a trip here is a FAQ Page.

Before registering for a club event, please review the full trip description.

 

Lake and Ocean Antics - Mid North Coast Region - 15-16 Oct 2016

15-16 October 2016
Grade 2-3
An overnight car-based camping trip at beautiful Seal Rocks (a comfortable 3-hour drive from the start of the M1 at Wahroonga). Day One will be spent exploring the interesting nooks and crannies of the inshore coastal waters around Seal Rocks. Lunch will be taken on a remote beach (if sea conditions permit a safe landing and break-out).

Day 2 will have us paddling on the tranquil waters of either Smiths or Myall Lakes (choice determined on the day according to conditions). Expect to finish around 3pm.

Please bring boats equipped to the Club's Grade 2 requirements. Helmets to be worn if intending to play in the surf zone and rock gardens (loan helmets available if required). You will need to carry lunch, nibbles and water in your kayak both days.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.  However, it’s likely that most participants will be camping at the Seal Rocks Holiday Park (http://www.sealrocksholidaypark.com.au/). 

Adrian Clayton will lead the trip.  Contact him at gclayton[at]bigpond.com if you have any queries or the online system indicates the trip is full.

 

"EXTRA" PADDLE ON WED 21ST SEPT

Suitable for, currently fit, advanced grade 2 paddlers i.e. nearing Grade 3 standard, inclusive of “regular” oandorians. If you are currently not on the oandora (Friday Group) group email list, please contact Owen Kimberley asap via email :- okimberley(at)bigpond.com. I will be in touch with more detail closer to the date.... Probably out of Palm Beach again, but actual location is subject to weather and feed-back from Friday attendees.
 

Cronulla to Little Marley Return - Sun Sep 18 2016

Sunday September 18 2016
Time:  Meet at 8:00 to be ready to launch by 8:30am
Distance:  25kms open coast paddling
Paddler grade:  2 plus. If you need something signed off let me know.
 
The Royal National Park coastline just south of suburbs is always great to paddle along.
 
Specific start location to be advised to trip registrants.  Bring your lunch.  Expect to finish by 2:30pm and one off water stop for lunch.
 
Trip leader is Megan Pryke.  You can contact Megan using the club messaging system when logged in if you have any queries.
 
 

WED 7TH SEPT, PALM BEACH TO MAITLAND BAY OR ETTALONG AND RETURN

Distance: approx 30kms.
Suitable for, currently fit, advanced grade 2 paddlers i.e. nearing Grade 3 standard, inclusive of “regular” oandorians. If you are currently not on the oandora (Friday Group) group email list, please contact Owen Kimberley asap via email :- okimberley(at)bigpond.com. Meet at 8.30 am and return to Palmie by 2.00 / 2.30 (but, as always, allow for extra contingency time just-in-case). Actual destination will be decided on the day but the Ettalong option may include surfing “the Bar”. Boats and paddlers to be kitted out to Grade 3 standard and helmets please for surfing.

Broken Bay Explorer - Grade 2 and 3 Saturday 27/Aug/16

A tour of Broken Bay starting and finishing at Ettalong.  Distances about 20km.  Quite a bit of ocean exposure on two crossings of Broken Bay.  Hopefully we’ll get to tour Box Head, Lion Island and Barrenjoey.  Kayaks to at least Grade 2 standard, grade 3 preferred.  You’ll need all your food and water for the day – we’ll be stopping on an isolated beach.  Grade 2 paddlers please drop me an email with a few details of your paddling background especially any ocean paddling.  The trip leader will be Tony Murphy (tmurphy[at]cochlear.com). if the trip is full, let me know your interest and I will see if I can organise something.

New and Old Members Paddle – Cowan Creek Sun 14 Aug

The tide is favourable for a trip down Cowan Creek with the ebb tide, then back with the flood.  This is a paddle for all club members – but particularly for anyone who’s joined the club but not managed to get started.

We’ll start and finish at the boat ramp at Appletree Bay near Bobbin Head.
Distance a little over 20km … but tide assisted.

Anyone who’s not yet signed off at grade 1 – no problem, we can work that out on the day.  But please get in touch with me by email :  tmurphy[at]cochlear.com

Yarra Bay to Greenhills surf beach return

Pre-AGM Coastal Paddle 30th July 2016 
Distance:  25-30km
Exposure to surf will depend on conditions on the day, bring a suitable helmet in case.  Alternative group landing point is Boat Harbour if surf too large.  Equipment to as close to club grade 3 as possible.   No shops so bring all you need for the day.
Access to Yarra Bay is TBA.  Alternate start point Frenchman's Bay.
Start: be ready for a 9am launch.
Return by 3:30pm, 4pm at the latest.

If the trip is showing as FULL on the registration system and you would like to get on a waitlist or you have any questions contact Megan Pryke via the club messaging system.

Cronulla to Wattamolla RTN - Sunday 7th August

Grade 2 +

30 KM

 

Paddle along a great bit of wild coast. Bring a good lunch to have at either Little Marley or Wattamolla and be in no hurry to get back.

An 8 for 8.30 AM launch will ensure a parking spot and give us plenty of time to achieve the day’s objectives and thoroughly explore this great destination.

 

Register here. Trip organised by Matt Bezzina (SG) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre AGM coastal jaunt – Botany Bay and beyond 30th July 2016

Saturday 30 July

Grade 3

A relaxed paddle out of Botany Bay and along the coast smelling the roses along the way. The route will be determined by the conditions on the day but we’ll be taking the option that has us coming home with the wind. Around 20km return if we head north and end up in Long Bay for lunch, slightly longer if we head south to Boat Harbour (lunch) and back.

Meet at Yarra Bay Yacht Club and prepare to be on the water immediately after a 9:00am pre-trip briefing. Expected return to Yarra Bay around 3:00pm.

You’ll need to pack lunch in your kayak. Kayak and equipment to Grade 3, please.

Grade 2 paddlers contemplating taking up Sea Skills assessment opportunity on offer later this year are welcome.

Your trip leader will be Adrian Clayton. Register online or email Adrian at gclayton[at]bigpond.com if you have any queries.

Pre AGM coastal jaunt – Botany Bay and beyond 30th July

Saturday 30 July

Grade 3

A relaxed paddle out of Botany Bay and along the coast smelling the roses along the way. The route will be determined by the conditions on the day but we’ll be taking the option that has us coming home with the wind. Around 20km return if we head north and end up in Long Bay for lunch, slightly longer if we head south to Boat Harbour (lunch) and back.

Meet at Yarra Bay Yacht Club and prepare to be on the water immediately after a 9:00am pre-trip briefing. Expected return to Yarra Bay around 3:00pm.

You’ll need to pack lunch in your kayak. Kayak and equipment to Grade 3, please.

Grade 2 paddlers contemplating taking up Sea Skills assessment opportunity on offer later this year are welcome.

Your trip leader will be Adrian Clayton. Register online or email Adrian at gclayton[at]bigpond.com if you have any queries.

Central Coast in July

Saturday July 9

Central Coast Somewhere

Grade 2, aspiring Grade 3

Launch location and destination will depend on conditions

Meet 0830 ready to launch 0900.

Join me for an ocean paddle, likely from Ettalong, heading to Maitland Bay or elsewhere depending on wind direction and conditions.  Details will be emailed as the day approaches.

Bring helmets and kayaks to Grade 2, lunch, snacks, water and warm gear.

Your leader will be Campbell Tiley.  Contact Campbell on camtil99[at]gmail.com if you want more information about the day.

Sea Paddle Minnamurra / Kiama area Sunday 26th June

Sunday 26th of June 2016

The objective is for a coastal paddle along this beautiful section of coast.  Volcanic deposits make this area picturesque and wriggly.  Depending on conditions we may encounter surf or get close to the rocky shoreline so helmets recommended.

Equipment to as close to club grade 3 as possible.   Sea skills (grade 3) and aspiring grade 3 paddlers welcome.

Distance:  20 to 30km coastal paddling

Start:  be ready to be on the water 9am

Bring lunch for the day.  Finish by 3pm.

If the trip is showing as FULL on the registration system and you would like to get on a waitlist or you have any questions contact Megan Pryke via the club messaging system.