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

    • 21 May 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Clontarf - Monash Crescent
    • 7
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    Election day is really dull, but it will be better with a paddle and a sausage!  I plan to head out for a morning paddle and get back to Clontarf by lunchtime, leaving plenty of time to vote and eat sausage in the afternoon.  I'll probably eat my lunch at Clontarf after the paddle before heading off to vote.

    Where we'll paddle will depend on the weather but probably south down the Harbour.  We'll have a land stop for BYO morning tea.

    I propose an early start at Clontarf so hopefully we won't have too much trouble parking - 7:30 for 8:00 on the water.

    All paddlers welcome but if you're not signed off at Grade 1 please contact me beforehand and we'll organise to do your Grade 1 on the day.

    Kayaks to grade 2 standard - or anyway as close as you can manage.

    Shoot me an email if you have any questions:  tonym95[at]gmail.com

    • 21 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 May 2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • Port Stephens
    • 0
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    Weekend 21/22 May 2022

    Grade 1-2 and above

    Had enough of the Scomo / Albo show?  Need a break?  Here is the perfect opportunity to cast your pre-poll vote and escape to Port Stephens. Whichever party is elected, we can promise you two days of kayaking around one of Australia's most pristine enclosed waterways.

    Trips will be around 20km each day, at an average of around 6km/h, 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.  

    Accommodation 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 (small charge applies to cover food costs).  You are welcome to arrive on Friday night.  Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow case 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.  We may also do a car shuttle paddle from Tea Gardens on one of the days.

    Please use the Club’s online registration system if you wish to join in.  If the trip is full, please add your name to the wait list as often last minute unforeseen events result in changes.

    COVID guidelines apply and if you end up getting sick in the week beforehand, we would ask that you put the trip off to another day.

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

    • 22 May 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bundeena
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    Helping to prepare for overnight trips:
    When: 22nd May 0830 – 1600
    Where: Bundeena area
    Description:
    A day for those who are new to overnight trips.
    Suggestions on what to take, how to pack & handling a loaded kayak.
    Bring what you would take for a couple of days or longer, pack your kayak and we will head off.
    If you want to keep it real bring some food & extras water.
    No need to buy camping gear you are missing, see what others use.
    We will paddle, however a good part of the day will be on shore.

    Please use the Club’s online registration system if you wish to join in.  If the trip is full, please add your name to the wait list as often last minute unforeseen events result in changes.

    COVID guidelines apply and if you end up getting sick in the week beforehand, we would ask that you put the trip off to another day

    Trip Leader is Stuart Trueman.

    For info email: stuart.trueman[@]hotmail.com
    • 5 Jun 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Bayview
    • 5
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    Grade 2 plus strong Grade 1s


    Here’s an opportunity to paddle in “The finest piece of water I ever saw . . . of sufficient extent to contain all the navy of Great Britain.” (That was how Governor Arthur Phillip described Pittwater in a letter to his benefactor in London, Lord Sydney, after his first visit to the area in early March 1788.)


    We will put-in/pull-out at Bayview and do a circuit along the shorelines of this beautiful waterway with the crossing from Barrenjoey (after a look at the how the resident seal population is prospering) to West Head being the northern extent of the paddle. We’ll take time to duck into one or two of the side bays to add some variety to our route. Distance for the day somewhere between 20 and 25km with a couple of shore breaks along our way.


    Expect to finish around 3:30pm.


    Kayaks to Grade 2 please.  Self-cater food and drink wise.


    Your trip leader is Adrian Clayton. Address any queries to him at gclayton[@]bigpond.com


    • 19 Jun 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sydney Harbour (Northside)
    • 6
    Register

    Grades 1 – 2


    8:30am – 12:30pm 


    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.  The session will enhance your appreciation of the union of the  3Bs (Body, Boat and Blade). Your sweeps and draws will get a really good workout. Edging and support stokes will be covered and, most likely, tested. Push the limits and unintended rescue practice might be on the cards as well. Probably a good idea to dress for immersion -- just in case.

    Meet at Little Sirius Cove, Mosman at 8:00am for 8:30am put-in. Expect to finish round 12:30pm. 

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

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