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

    • 5 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Central Coast
    • 2
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    If you would like to have a look around the coast and estuaries of the Central Coast then come along.  aiming 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.  I am also hopeful that I can interest another guide or instructor or two in helping out so we can run the paddle more reliably.

    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.

    • 18 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 19 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Jervis Bay
    • 0
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    Sea Skills Training Weekend May 18th – 19th Jervis Bay

    A weekend of Sea Skills Training.

    The weekend is open to all NSWSKC members who wish to attain the Sea Skills Award.

    There will be an assessment opportunity during June for those who are ready.

    This weekend is an opportunity for those who wish to prepare for the assessment.

    Register for one or both of the days.

    • Saturday we will focus on skills and knowledge.
    • Sunday tidy up skills and go for a paddle

    This is a vague itinerary with plenty of wriggle room depending on requests.

    Instructors are Stuart Trueman and Rae Duffy

    Stuart is planning to camp at Honeymoon Bay.  For further details stuart.trueman[@]hotmail.com 




    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Port Stephens
    • 3
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    NAVIGATION FOR SEA KAYAKERS

    Port Stephens, 1-2 June 2019

    Navigation: The art of knowing where you are and how to get to your destination in a safe and timely manner.

    This is a weekend session that focuses on the above definition in a Sea Kayaking context.  By the end of the session participants will be equipped with the knowledge to more than satisfy the navigational requirements of the Paddle Australia Sea Skills award.

    We will be based at the Jimmys Beach Holiday Park, Hawks Nest (on the northern side of Port Stephens).  Participants will need to make their own accommodation arrangements (concessional rates and conditions have been negotiated with the park’s management – details will be advised once you have registered for the event).

    There will be a high level of participant involvement throughout (with the bonus of some nice paddling).  Day One is land-based, both theory and lots of hands-on practical exercises (working with compasses, charts and maps, plotting tools, etc) inside and outside the “classroom”.  Day Two will be exclusively on-water (with a shore break for lunch) putting into practise the lessons of the previous day.

    So  that we can hit the road running on Day 1 of the session registrants will be provided with some pre-learning materials related to working with compasses and charts and maps.

    A cost of $75 (the commercial value of this course would exceed $300) will be required from each participant to cover materials supplied by the Club (such as laminated charts, maps, handouts, Chinagraph pencils, etc) and “classroom” hire.  Participants will be required to bring their own writing materials and a compass (if they have one).  A pocket calculator would be handy.

    Kayaks to Grade 2 as a minimum please.

    Course presenters include: Russ Swinnerton, Campbell Tiley, Caoimhin Ardren and Adrian Clayton.

    Please email Adrian Clayton at gclayton[at]bigpond.com if you have any queries regarding the session.  Otherwise, use the registration facility on the Club’s website to secure your spot (class size limited).


    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Patonga, Central Coast
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    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 PatongaCampingArea@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

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