REGULAR EVENTS

These are regular paddles, usually weekly, offered by the Club's most dedicated Trip Leaders. You will need to register interest  to join these trips.  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 the Club here.

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Upcoming events

    • 28 Feb 2023
    • 22 Oct 2024
    • 87 sessions
    • Little Manly


    Please note: This is a weekly repeating paddle.
    You can't register to this paddle via Club Registration System. To participate please follow the instructions below.

    About the Trip: This is a trip for those who like kayaking in the sea and who enjoy coffee breaks with cake.

    Please join me and Nicci (on days that she can escape work) to paddle up or down the beautiful Sydney coastline from Little Manly.

    Typical trips would be 15 to 20 kms and may be north to Shelly Beach, south to Diamond Bay, or to a harbour beach if it is not considered safe for the group to go out the heads.

    Requirements for this paddle are that:

    • you are happy to paddle as part of a team (taking on a safety role consistent with your skill/experience level);

    • you bring a cake on your birthday

    Please email Bill directly to express your interest in being placed on an invitation list billraffle1(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @). For those who are not known to Bill, in your email to him would you please provide details of your recent paddling experience, and the names of any leaders in the club or other Tuesday paddlers that you have kayaked with.



    • 2 Jan 2024
    • 24 Dec 2024
    • 52 sessions
    • Sydney Harbour

    Please note: This is a weekly repeating paddle.
    You can't register to this paddle via Club Registration System. To participate please follow the instructions below.

    About the Trip: The group launches from an Eastern Suburbs location or Port Hacking (exact location and times vary) for a training paddle that includes skills practice and safe exposure to the 'outside' sea. Paddle duration usually is 2-3 hours. Lights to Waterways specifications are required.

    NOTE: Contact Rob directly regarding this paddle. Please contact Rob directly to be placed on an invitation list.

    Contact Rob Mercer (Senior Sea Instructor) on 0417 227 627 or (02) 9398 8209 or by email robmercer[at]balancedboater.com


    • 6 Jan 2024
    • 28 Dec 2024
    • 52 sessions
    • Sydney Harbour

    Please note: This is a weekly repeating paddle.
    You can't register to this paddle via Club Registration System. To participate please follow the instructions below.

    About the Trip: Established in 2010 with a focus on keeping kayaking fun, the Saturday group launches from the eastern side of Sydney Harbour or the foreshore of Botany Bay, or Port Hacking, and occasionally further afield. 

    The paddle combines socialising, keeping fit, building skills in a safe and supportive environment, and enjoying each other's company as well as the natural beauty of Sydney's Harbours and coastline. 

    The exact mix of what we do and where we go depends on the weather and conditions on the day and the skill level of the group. 

    The length of the trip is around 15 kilometres with a stop for morning tea usually close to a cafe. We are finished by lunch time, but often some members of the group remain on the water to learn new skills and refine old ones. For those who like to stay on later, we often go for lunch at a nearby eatery, or sometimes have a picnic in the park.

    (If you haven't been signed off for your Grade 1 "wet exit" and "swim", let me know and I can organise this.)

    To register your interest, please do not register through the club's online booking system, but contact me direct: Sharon Betteridge (PA qualified Sea Leader and Enclosed Sea Instructor) either by email merceridge5 [at] bigpond.com or phone 0407 247 263.


    • 30 Jan 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 1 Jan 2025
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sydney, Clontarf or Northern Beaches
    WEEKLY PADDLE WITH OWEN'S FRIDAY GROUP
    LOCATION:
    • Normally from Clontarf but sometimes from elsewhere on (Sydney) Northern Beaches.
    • We paddle coastlines "outside" Sydney Heads or Sydney Harbour or Middle Harbour.
    OUR GROUP:
    • We have been paddling Fridays continuously (except Covid) since start of 2009.
    • I (Owen) am the founder and facilitator of the Group, but, our ongoing success is based on a welcoming and inclusive culture, with long-time "regular" participants inclusive of lots of helpful guides, instructors and leaders.
    EACH PADDLE:
    • Usually between 18 and 23 kms distance. Often in "at sea" conditions.
    • Although considered a Club Grade 1 or Grade 2 Paddle, prior paddling experience is necessary including capability to paddle at constant pace of not less than 6.5 kms per hour.
    • Coffee break mid-way at suitable  landing.
    TIMING:
    • Generally meet at 8am. Finish paddling  between 1.30pm and 2pm ( but may be later)
    • Option to stay later for mutual skills development (recommended) and /or picnic lunch.
    PLEASE CONTACT:
    • Owen Kimberley (AC Sea Instructor since 2011) re inclusion on the "Friday Group List" at:-    okimberley(at)bigpond.com
    • (substitute @ for (at) and note that you must be on the List to participate in our  Paddles.

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