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

    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Central Coast
    • 2
    Register

    With Marty Vanderpoel I will aim once again for two Sundays a month.  We will plan most paddles on the day depending on the preferences of the paddlers registered and conditions.  Potential destinations include Maitland bay, Lion Island, various beaches up the Hawkesbury and further afield.  I hope to throw in some skills training and practice from time to time. 

    This paddle will suit grade 2 but if you are grade 1 and ready to be signed off for grade 2, contact me to discuss.  Be ready for sea conditions but no surf. Bring lunch.

    Message me (Campbell Tiley) through the website for further information - or simply register and come along. 

    Launch details will be emailed closer to the day.

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Myall Lakes
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    Meandering on the Myall

    23-24 November

    Grades 1 and above

    An overnighter  exploring parts of the Myall Lakes system just north of Newcastle (approximately a 2-hour drive from the start of the F1 at Wahroonga).  A great opportunity perhaps to discover the independence and joy of “living out of the boat” for the first time.

    Day 1: We put-in at Nerong Inlet, venture into The Broadwater and head north up Boolambayte Lake to our campsite (approx. 15kms) with a couple of shore breaks along the way. There is an option for those wanting to do a little more paddling (approx. 12kms) on this day to experience the intimate confines Boolambayte Creek. 

    Day 2: We return to Nerong Inlet via the historic fishing settlement of Tamboy, on the northern end of the Lower Myall River. Distance for the day approx. 18kms with a couple of shore breaks.

    Participants will need to be self-sufficient in terms of shelter, food and water.

    The planned route is subject to suitable conditions.

    Your trip leader will be Adrian Clayton. Contact him at gclayton[at]bigpond.com if you need more info.


    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • McCarrs Creek and Pittwater
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    This will be a relaxed paddle exploring McCarrs Creek, Scotland Island and some of the bays in Pittwater. We will launch at McCarrs Creek (carpark at western end) with an outgoing tide and expect to paddle 15kms depending on the weather conditions at the time. Plan to have lunch on one of Pittwater's beautiful beaches. Bring  water, snacks and lunch.
    This paddle is for all levels but most welcome are grades zero to two. Happy to assess any ungraded paddlers to grade one. I would like to be on the water by 9am and expect to be back washing the kayaks by 2pm.

    • 1 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Central Coast
    • 7
    Register

    With Marty Vanderpoel I will aim once again for two Sundays a month.  We will plan most paddles on the day depending on the preferences of the paddlers registered and conditions.  Potential destinations include Maitland bay, Lion Island, various beaches up the Hawkesbury and further afield.  I hope to throw in some skills training and practice from time to time. 

    This paddle will suit grade 2 but if you are grade 1 and ready to be signed off for grade 2, contact me to discuss.  Bring lunch.

    Message me (Campbell Tiley) through the website for further information - or simply register and come along. 

    Launch details will be emailed closer to the day.

    • 8 Dec 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Clontarf Beach, Monash Avenue
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    We will meet at Clontarf for a morning paddle. 9.00 AM on the water. Probably follow the coast around to Reef Beach, Manly and surrounds. About 13 km.

    Suitable for Grade 2 and strong Grade 1.

    See you on the water, John Friedman (O4O2384626)


    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Davidson Park boat ramp, Killarney Heights
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    We will begin  our journey at Davidson Park boat ramp and head north exploring the tributaries of Middle Harbour Creek. We will get out of the boats at some locations to eat and explore. We might even see wallabies, eagles and lyre birds. Trip suitable to Grade 0 and up as long as you can paddle about 16 km. Bring water, sun protection and snacks. If you have any questions contact me. 

    The trip will be weather dependent.

    O4O2384626, John Friedman

    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sydney Harbour (north side)
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    Boat Control in Confined Spaces – Grades 1 – 2

    Sydney Harbour

    8:30am – 12:30pm Sunday 15 December  2019

    A fun, half-day session where the challenges will be matched with participants’ progress.  Learn to manoeuvre your kayak in tight spaces with the added spice of gentle+  moving water.  Your sweeps and draws will get a really good workout. Your edging will be tested.

    Meet at Little Sirius Cove, Mosman at 8:00am for 8:30am put-in. 

    Kayaks to Grade 2 minimum.  Helmets  must be worn (loan helmets available if required). Gloves highly recommended.   If you are worried about your kayak getting a scratch or two then this is probably not the session for you.

    Your instructor will be Adrian Clayton.

    Maximum group size is 4.

    Register on the Club’s on-line system.

    Email Adrian at gclayton[at]bigpond.com if you have any queries.


    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Central Coast
    • 7
    Register

    With Marty Vanderpoel I will aim once again for two Sundays a month.  We will plan most paddles on the day depending on the preferences of the paddlers registered and conditions.  Potential destinations include Maitland bay, Lion Island, various beaches up the Hawkesbury and further afield.  I hope to throw in some skills training and practice from time to time. 

    This paddle will suit grade 2 but if you are grade 1 and ready to be signed off for grade 2, contact me to discuss.  Bring lunch.

    Message me (Campbell Tiley) or Marty through the website for further information - or simply register and come along. 

    Launch details will be emailed closer to the day.

    • 21 Dec 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Iluka Park
    • 4
    Register

    This is a trip particularly for new grade 2 paddlers who'd like to get a taste of the ocean.  There's about 4km of it each way from Barrenjoey to Box Head.

    We'll launch from Sand Point / Iluka Park at Palm Beach.  It's pay-for parking here but you can drop your boat and drive a short distance away to free parking in the sidestreets.

    We'll hopefully be able to many of the classic landmarks of Broken Bay - Barrenjoey, Box Head, Lobster Beach, Middle Head, Lion Island and West Head.  Phew!

    Kayaks to grade 2 standard please.

    Your leaders will be Sea Guide Tony Murphy (tonym95[at]gmail.com) and Flatwater Instructor Karen Darby.


    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 16 Mar 2020
    • Batemans Bay

    Rock and Roll 13-16 March 2020 Batemans Bay

    The Club will return to beautiful Batemans Bay in March 2020 to

    hold its premier 3-day annual event. Our base will again be the

    Batemans Bay Beach Resort adjacent to Corrigans Beach. The

    resort offers a broad range of accommodation options – from self-

    contained villas to unpowered tent sites. This location provides an

    easy launching to a wide variety of paddling destinations including

    the iconic Tollgate Islands, the natural coastline of Murramarang

    National Park and the Clyde River and its wide, protected estuary.

    The program will follow the usual structure with a welcome event

    on the Friday evening, hosted by the team from Expedition Kayaks.

    Trips will be offered on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings,

    commencing after the usual muster at the marquee. Participation in

    the training activities on offer will be based on registration through

    the Club website prior to the event.


    There will be some off-water training activities and novelty events

    offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

    The traditional R’nR dinner on Saturday night will be held at the

    Catalina Club, an easy stroll from our accommodation. Apart from

    enjoying good company and a decent feed, we will be entertained by

    an eminent guest speaker.


    A BBQ will be run at Saturday lunchtime and a food van will be

    on site for Sunday evening before the screening of entries for the

    Pogies award (please start thinking about your entry now).

    An innovation for R’nR 2020 will be a New Members’ and R’nR

    First Timers’ breakfast on the Saturday morning, hosted by our Vice

    President, Mark Fuller. This will help guide these folk through the

    various R’nR activities, and introduce them to some of other members

    of the Club’s leadership group.


    So, put the dates of 13-16 March 2020 in your diary now, and book

    your accommodation early. The resort is offering a 10% discount

    to Club members, but to achieve this bookings must be done by

    phone, not on the Internet. Our HQ marquee and exhibition area

    will be in front of Cabin 5. Check the resort’s website https://beachresort.

    com.au for its site plan and then call 1800 217 533 to make

    a booking for your chosen option.


    Neil Gow     

    R’nR2020 Co-ordinator


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