CURRENT EVENTS

These are paddles offered mostly on Weekends and Public Holidays by Club Trip Leaders. You will need to register to take part.  Registration of interest does not guarantee a place on the paddle.  The leader has the discretion to select paddlers to suit conditions and the trip plan. Non-members can join here.

Upcoming events

    • 1 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Tench Reserve, Penrith
    Register

    Our trip will be on the Nepean River. The departure point will be Tench Reserve boat ramp (old ramp) https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tench+Reserve/@-33.7592187,150.6678871,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf017d68f9f19500!8m2!3d-33.7592187!4d150.6678871. The river traverses through steep forest on both sides with the chance of seeing some feral goats. We will meet at 8.00 and depart at 8.30 AM. Expected distance is 33 kms to Megarritys Creek on the Warragamba River and we will be paddling at 5-6 km/h. Bring morning tea and lunch. The trip is weather dependent and will be confirmed the night before.

    If you have never paddled up river, I recommend the experience.

    if the event is full, please add your name to the waitlist so that I can locate a second guide to assist.

    Contact me for any further information - John Friedman

    STANDARD COVID GUIDELINES – NSW SEA KAYAK CLUB, as at 31 August 2020

    Before the Club Trip

    • Are you feeling fit and well?  Just don’t come if you have ANY of the symptoms, or have had close contact with someone else that does
    • Don’t share cars with others unless you are in the same household
    • Be prepared and self-contained – no sharing of sunscreen, hand-pump, etc.  Do you have something like a neck buff to use as a mask on the water if required?  Do you have your own hand sanitiser?
    • Greet fellow paddlers from a distance
    • Good time to use that sanitiser after helping others unload and move kayaks to the beach

    During the Club Trip

    • Observe social distancing – especially whilst waiting to launch and during briefings and breaks
    • How good is your self-rescue?  If ever there was a time to practise your rolling or other forms of self-rescue now is it
    • If you are required to be part of an assisted rescue think it through and try to maintain the 1.5m distancing as best you can.  Also consider PPE that can be used at the time – neck buff as a mask, and sunglasses.  Sanitiser available for when the rescue is complete
    • No spitting or nose clearing on or off the water
    • Don’t share food or drink

    After the Club Trip

    • Be prepared and self-contained – washing stools, buckets, towels etc
    • Remember the social distancing – including when washing kayaks
    • Good time to use that hand sanitiser after assisting others with kayak carries and car loading



    • 7 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Batemans Bay
    • 18
    Register

    If you a NSWSKC member and live on the South Coast, then this event is for you. Following a difficult year on the South Coast this is a great opportunity to connect with fellow club members. All Paddler Grades.

    The aim is to have a social paddle in Batemans Bay and then reconvene for a BBQ and general social event. It will be a relaxed opportunity for you to meet fellow NSWSKC members on the South Coast who you may not have seen for some time. You can also just come for the BBQ event.

    We will be based for the day at Maloneys Beach on the North side of Batemans Bay which has good parking and launch point, toilets and electric BBQ.

    There will be upto three trips organised subject to the weather conditions, but some possible destinations may include Tollgate Island Circuit, North Head and Oaky Beach return, Cullandulla Creek and Snapper Island Circuit. These trips will aim to show you some of the great sights around Batemans Bay and will be approx. 12-15km long.

    For those that are interested in making a weekend of it there will be at least one NSWSKC Club Trip organised for next day i.e. Sunday. This will be a full day trip and will aim to paddle a different location in the Batemans Bay area. This trip will be posted separately and have its own registration.

    Meet at Maloneys Beach at 9:00am for 9:30am on water. The trips will be timed to finish at 12:00 which will give time for packing up and changing before the BBQ.  BBQ lunch will be available from 12:30 and you are welcome to stay as long as you want afterwards.

    Register for this event on the Club’s on-line system. Due to Covid restrictions at this point there will be a limit of 20 but you will be added to a waitlist if this number is exceeded. Register early to confirm your spot.

    For those that just want to attend the BBQ on Saturday you still need to register for this event but please let us know your preference after you register.

    Further details will be e-mailed to registrants nearer the time.

    Kayaks to Grade 2 as far as possible.

    STANDARD COVID GUIDELINES – NSW SEA KAYAK CLUB, as at 31 August 2020 will apply to trips.


    • 7 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 8 Nov 2020
    • 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Port Stephens
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Weekend 7-8 November 2020

    Grade 1-2

    Get away for the weekend and enjoy two days kayaking around faboulous Port Stephens.  Trips will be around 15-20km each day and aimed at grade 1-2 paddlers who are looking to have fun on the water and develop a few skills at the same time.  Port Stephens is famous for its resident dolphins and we would hope to see a few pods during our paddles.

    Accommodation for the weekend will be at Mark Fuller's place in North Arm Cove.  Space is available for up to eight people and we will plan to have a communal dinner on Saturday night.  You are welcome to arrive on Friday night.  Please bring a sleeping bag and food for breakfast lunches and on-water snacks.  

    There are plenty of options for trips each day depending on the forecast, including heading south to Soldiers Point east to Corrie Island or west towards Karuah.

    Please use the Club’s online registration system if you wish to join in. Also, please note the Club's COVID guidelines below.

    Any queries to Richard Hackett (trip leader) via richardhackett[at]tpg.com.au

    STANDARD COVID GUIDELINES – NSW SEA KAYAK CLUB, as at 31 August 2020

    Before the Club Trip

    • Are you feeling fit and well?  Just don’t come if you have ANY of the symptoms, or have had close contact with someone else that does
    • Don’t share cars with others unless you are in the same household
    • Be prepared and self-contained – no sharing of sunscreen, hand-pump, etc.  Do you have something like a neck buff to use as a mask on the water if required?  Do you have your own hand sanitiser?
    • Greet fellow paddlers from a distance
    • Good time to use that sanitiser after helping others unload and move kayaks to the beach

    During the Club Trip

    • Observe social distancing – especially whilst waiting to launch and during briefings and breaks
    • How good is your self-rescue?  If ever there was a time to practice your rolling or other forms of self-rescue now is it
    • If you are required to be part of an assisted rescue think it through and try to maintain the 1.5m distancing as best you can.  Also consider PPE that can be used at the time – neck buff as a mask, and sunglasses.  Sanitiser available for when the rescue is complete
    • No spitting or nose clearing on or off the water
    • Don’t share food or drink

    After the Club Trip

    • Be prepared and self-contained – washing stools, buckets, towels etc
    • Remember the social distancing – including when washing kayaks
    • Good time to use that hand sanitiser after assisting others with kayak carries and car loading



    • 8 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Batemans Bay
    • 3
    Register

    Follow up day trip to the South Coast Social paddle and BBQ on Sat 07 Nov.

    All Paddler Grades.

    This trip will be in Batemans Bay area and will aim to paddle a different area to the Saturday social paddles. I will aim to do a longer but cruisy paddle so we can do some exploring along the way. The exact itinerary will be dependent on the group and weather conditions on the day. I will aim to paddle for about 15-25km with stops along the way and a land break for lunch somewhere.

    Some possible trips options are Durras to Maloney’s, Durras to Kioloa and Broulee Bay.

    Register for this event on the Club’s on-line system. If the trip is full contact me to be put on a waiting list.

    Further details will be e-mailed to registrants nearer the time.

    Kayaks to Grade 2.

    STANDARD COVID GUIDELINES – NSW SEA KAYAK CLUB, as at 31 August 2020 will apply to trips.

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