The NSW Islands Challenge

The Challenge is for the club to complete 10 island trips in one year.

Caoimhin Ardren has been busy checking the charts and identified up to 20 different island trips spanning almost the whole NSW Coastline.  Each trip will aim to circumnavigate at least one, or possibly multiple islands.  

There are no rules, other than - you have to circumnavigate the island. Multiple trips to the same island through the year is permitted (and encouraged for local islands).

As trip leaders take up the challenge, individual trips will appear on the club event list.  

Read more: The NSW Islands Challenge

THE FINISH! Germany to Australia by Kayak

Sea Kayaker Sandy Robson has arrived.  A link to ABC News is here.  

Sandy paid tribute to Mick MacRobb, a Victorian sea kayaker, who sadly passed away while Sandy was planning her final crossing.  Mick was known to many in the NSWSKC as a regular RNR attendee and owner of Flat Earth Kayak Sails.

Sandy's sea kayaking stories are inspirational.  More information about Sandy's journey, following the steps of German Adventurer Oskar Speck, can be found on Sandy's website.  Many have been following Sandy's progress on Facebook.  

Renew in Advance

Renew your membership in advance prior to the 31st of December expiry.

Read more: Renew in Advance

Renewal Instructions

For most members, the steps to renew are:

  1. Login if not already logged in
  2. Go to Your Current Subscriptions.
  • Active subscriptions show in Green,  expired in Red.  If membership is not showing here, purchase a fresh subscription from here).
  • If an additional family member is showing here, do not renew if you are not logged in as that member
  • If you believe you are eligible for half-price membership, follow these instructions

3.  Click on the membership text (green text prior to 31 Dec, red text after) to bring up the option to Renew or renew in advance.  (note you can check here if you have a current membership by reviewing the subscription date range)

From here, you can follow the prompts.  The remaining steps are:

4.  Review the purchase information.  If a discount applies, select the reason.  Agree to Terms and Conditions and click Renew

5.  Complete the payment via PayPal.


Presidents Bull - August 2015

Greetings all - just a few items of Club news and some pleas for assistance follow.

The AGM was held last weekend.  Thanks to those who could make it.  We heard a typically excellent presentation from Stu Trueman complaining about coastal camping options in the UK - and a few other observations from his most recent circumnavigation.  Thanks also to Tony Murphy for joining the committee as Vice President and to those who renominated.  The AGM minutes will be posted on the website shortly when complete.

We still have a Committee vacancy for the treasurer/secretary role.  Please consider whether you could take on this important role and email or ring me if you would like to discuss what the role entails.

The next Rock n Roll will be at Jimmy's Beach Port Stephens March 11-14, 2016.  Block this out in your diaries immediately.

We will need a new Rock n Roll coordinator after next years' event.  If you might be interested in taking this on for 2017, please consider putting your hand up to assist Dave Linco for the 2016 event so you know what needs to be done the following year

The website upgrade remains in the 'incomplete' tray.  The next job is to upgrade the backbone of our site to the current Joomla version.  If the latter statement is not goobledegook to you and you have some experience with Joomla, please consider volunteering to assist.  We also have the beginnings of a social networking platform on a development website courtesy of Tim Wolstonecroft.  To develop this further we need a moderator who will manage the contents when we go live.  If you would be interested in this role or in discussing what it might entail, please drop me an email

Experience tells me that few members read this far down the emails so I will save the rest for next time.

Regards and see you on the water
Your President for one more year (and no more), Campbell Tiley (president[at]