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

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Patonga
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    From Patonga we’ll cruise west past Little Patonga and Juno Point to Dangar Island.  Then across to the south side (Kuring-gai Chase National Park) and east along that shore till we cross back to Patonga.

    Distance about 20km

    Meet at Patonga at 9am, and we’ll be off the water in time to get cleaned up for the AGM.

    Enclosed waters – though it can get rough if it’s windy.

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Patonga
    • 4

    Hopefully you are attending the Club AGM at Patonga are camping at the campground and are interested in getting a paddle or two in to make a weekend of it.

    If so, this paddle is for you.

    Launch details will be emailed closer to the day but it will be a slightly later than usual launch to accommodate travel time. Paddle destination will be weather dependent but there are plenty of options. Bring lunch or a good snack.

    If this paddle is full, use the waiting list as there will be other Leaders attending the meeting who can be pressed into coming along so that the numbers can be increased.

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Patonga, Central Coast

    The AGM will be held at Patonga in the Community Hall on Saturday evening.  Shaan Gresser will be presenting on her super-impressive Bass Strait Direct paddle - essential watching for anyone frustrated by the booking process for the ferry.

    Please come along and support the Committee. If you have suggestions to improve the Club or would like to contribute a little more then consider nominating for a position on the Committee. All Committee positions are spilled at the AGM.  Please note that nominations need to be received at least 7 days prior to the meeting. An email to me would suffice.  If you are interested in further information about the Committee roles then contact me or one of the other Committee members for a chat.  An agenda will be circulated closer to the date.

    Please REGISTER if you plan to attend.

    There are plenty of paddling opportunities from Patonga and a camp ground next to the water so why not make a weekend of it!  There is even a handy Pub and cafe. Paddles  will be listed on both days, dependent as always on the number of leaders that we have attending.

    To book a campsite phone Patonga camping ground on 4379 1287, seven days a week during office hours, contact the Customer Service team on 1300 463 954 from Monday to Friday, or email

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Patonga

    Hopefully you are attending the Club AGM at Patonga, are camping at the campground and are interested in getting a paddle or two in to make a weekend of it.

    If you want to paddle on the Sunday morning, please register so that we have an idea of numbers.

    We will sort out the details once we know who is interested, what you want to do and how many leaders that we have.  Leaders please register on the 'Leader' registration type.
    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wirong Flat, River Avenue, Lane Cove

    We will paddle down the Lane Cove River on our way to Cockatoo Island (24 km) from Wirong Flat, River Avenue, Lane Cove. Meeting at Lane Cove National Park at 8.30 AM.  We will be paddle downstream on a falling tide and return with the rising tide. There will be a number of stops along the way and we will have a break/explore on Cockatoo Island. Probably back at cars about 1 PM.

    John Friedman O4O2384626

    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Fingal Bay

    Guide Training – Fingal Bay, August 2019

     August 17-18 2019

    Note:  Direct registration is disabled for this event.  You will need to submit an application to the training coordinator.  Places are limited and registration will be limited to successful applicants.  Successful applicants will be advised by the end of May.

     Ideally your application should include a recommendation from a current club trip leader, other qualifications you hold (for example Sea Skills), percentage of validated log book experience that would count towards the experience log required and any other information you think relevant to support your application.  Your application should be no more than half a page.

    The qualifications that the training is appropriate for is Sea Guide or Enclosed Sea Guide qualifications.  The overnight camping endorsement is also encouraged which will increase the log book requirement.

    There will be approximately and $80 charge to successful applicants to cover accommodation costs and instructor fuel costs for this weekend.  

    The weekend will involve on water skills review, advanced rescue skills, group management scenarios, multiple rescue management, designing events for different skill levels, incident case studies , leadership training and tips for leading novices.   There will be an assessor attending this training event. 

    Costs associated with candidate subsequent assessment include registration costs payable to Paddle Australia which is currently $170 for 3 years.  Reimbursement is subject to club finance policy.

    More information on club leadership is here.

    • 6 Sep 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • 8 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Bendalong

    Leaders Weekend - Bendalong

    Sep 7-8 2019

    A chance of sea kayaking trip leaders to get together  and get out paddling with peers. 

    This event is open for registration for existing trip leaders.  Other members who have been recommended for leadership development may also attend.

    Group camping (tent sites) will be organised for Friday (6th of Sep) and Saturday night.   Closer to the date  you will need to confirm your intended arrival time.

    Saturday night the plan is for a communal meal such as a BBQ.

    Contact the training coordinator for further information.    Please RSVP early for planning purposes.

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cremorne Orpheum Cinema

    We can meet for a chat/drink/meal after the movie. Registering your attendance on the club site does not provide you with a ticket. Please book your tickets at the Orpheum link below by clicking on "6.30 pm"or purchase them directly from the cinema. Tickets are $18 - $20 each plus booking fee if you purchase online.

    From the Orpheum website -

    The PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL has arrived in Australia for its first national tour! The PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL is like other touring film festivals in that it includes a selection of short films, however, this tour is dedicated entirely to paddle sports such as whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and more.

    The PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL has been running for 13 years based out of Canada and tours more than 120 cities annually around the globe. Audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and gruelling kayak fishing battles.

    Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films. Join us for the inaugural season of the PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL in Australia.

    Facilitated by John Friedman, O4O2 384626

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