Club Trips - Registered Members Only

These are the current club events. To attend club on water event you need to a financial member. To become a financial member click here.

If you are a financial member and have logged in an cannot register for a trip here is a FAQ Page.

Before registering for a club event, please review the full trip description.

 

Wonderful Wollongong Weekend

A weekend camping at Corrimal Tourist Park and two paddles -
Saturday - Five Islands from Port Kembla
Sunday - Coledale to Wollongong Harbour
 
Sunday's trip is a one-way.  The direction will be determined according to the weather.  There's usually surf on Coledale Beach, so helmets required.
 
The days may be swapped around if that works better for the weather.
I plan to spend two nights at the caravan park (Friday and Saturday).
I have a tentative booking for a few sites.  Once you register for the trip please email and let me know what you're thinking re camping (especially if you'll be camping one night or two) and I'll try to put you together with someone to share a site.  Campsites are $28 per night for two people.
 
If the trip shows full you can drop me an email and I'll see what I can do.
 
* Grade - This is a trip for Grade 3s and Grade 2s with some ocean and surf experience.
* Date of Trip/Training - 6 and 7 May.  (arrive Friday 5th if you like)
* Approx Times of Trip/Training - 8am departure from camp
* Contact E-mail address - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 

Swansea, Moon ISLAND and environs

Moon Island from Swansea - Sunday April 9

Grades 2 and 3

Another one for the Islands Challenge!

Arrive by 0930.  Bring snacks, lunch, kayaks to grade 3. We will launch from Swansea

We will have a sheltered launch, paddle around Moon Island and explore the coastline with details depending on conditions on the day.  There may be optional surfing on the bar if conditions are suitable - bring a helmet if interested.  We will aim to stop for lunch, but may need to eat on the water, and will return by 1430.

 Your leaders will be Campbell and Caoihmin   You can contact Campbell on camtil99[at]gmail.com

Club paddling Weekend - 20-21st May, Jervis Bay

When: 20-21 May 2017
Where:  Jervis Bay
Grades 2 and 3

Based in Honeymoon Bay - the pearl of Jervis Bay - the paddlers will explore the magnificent features of the area over two days of paddling. Seals and dolphins often make appearances here; whales may well add to the excitement this time of the year!  

Should if fit the group and conditions, we may choose to mix in some engaging training exercises to mix things up; or, we may simply choose to cruise and enjoy the sea.  The emphasis will be on paddling and working together, perhaps brushing up on some skills but definitely gaining some 'sea' time. It's not about racing to the end. 

 

Paddling is on the menu for both Saturday and Sunday.  If you can only make one of the days it will probably be OK but please email organiser prior to booking.  

Grade 2-3 welcome.  Note: all need to present kayak to Grade 2 minimum (check club website); note that paddling along long exposed stretches of cliffy coastline for may be expected.  If this sounds intimidating, contact organiser to discuss. If you're Grade 1, but think you're up to it, contact the organiser (before booking).

Come along to make this a classic Club weekend. Car based camping and socialising on both Friday and Saturday nights - should be fun.   Bring cooking gear, food, nibbles and drink to share; good humour - and willingness to risk getting wet.

Note: camping in Honeymoon Bay cannot be booked beforehand; it is on first-come basis on the day.

 

Gear: all the paddling gear you have, including a helmet, first aid, rescue aids, etc.  Camping gear to be self-sufficient.

Your leader will be Harry Havu, You can contact Harry by e-mail harryhavu (at) gmail.com

 

 

Yarra Bay to Little Bay / Long Bay - Sun 2 April

Where: Yara Bay - Long Bay
When: Sun 2 of April
Grade 2 and above
Start: 8:30am on water by 9:00am
Finish: 2:00pm
 
We will head out from Yarra Bay (Sailing Club) out to sea and possibly have lunch break at Little Bay or Long Bay depending on weather conditions and group composition. Distances between 15 to 20kms depending on where we want to go. As a plan B, if the conditions are not favorable we will have a paddle inside the bay and possibly do some self and assisted rescues.
 
Kayaks minimum to Grade 2. Bring some lunch and dry apparel.
 
Your trip leader will be Les Allen supported Harry Havu.  More information will be provided before the trip. You can contact Les by e-mail: les (at) lesallenkayaks.com
 
 

Islands of the Hawkesbury River - NSWSKC Island Challenge

When: 1 / 2 April 2017

Grades 2 and 3. Spaces limited.

This is a great opportunity for those that have not had a chance to participate on any of the Island Challenge trips – come along and tick off a whole bunch in one foul swoop.

We will be launching from Parsley Bay (Brooklyn) on both days and staying Saturday night at a club member’s house. Some will be able to sleep inside, others will be able to pitch tents in the yard.

We plan to head upstream on the Saturday and pick off quite a number of islands including Spectacle, Snake, Peat, Milsons, Bar Islands, maybe also Friendly island if the tide is working well.

 On Sunday we will circumnavigate Dangar island before heading out into Broken Bay to circle Lion Island.

Kayaks and kit to Grade 3, please.  You’ll need to be self-sufficient in terms of food, clothing, safety kit, etc. Overnight camping gear and Saturday night dinner can be left in the car

Your trip leader will be Caoimhin Ardren. If we have high demand, there is another leader offering to assist – so if the trip is showing as Full – send me an email to put you on the wait list [cardren at gmail.com]

 

Last Minute Sunday Paddle

Ettalong, Sunday March 5

Grades 2 and up

Meet 0830 for launch without delay at the Kourung St ramp

Destination and plan will be weather dependent but we will dodge the showers and aim for some moving water.  Plan for morning tea or early lunch along the way.  We can throw in a few practice or training opportunities as debated at the briefing. Your leader will be Campbell Tiley.

Stack Island, Minnamurra - NSW Island Challenge

Saturday 1st of April 2017

Distance:  20 to 30km of coastal paddling

Start:  be ready to be on the water 8:30 am.

Bring lunch for the day.  Finish by 3 pm.

Location start:  Possibly Minnamurra or Shellharbour area.

We may encounter surf or get close to the rocky shoreline so helmets should be packed.  Equipment to as close to club grade 3 as possible.   Sea Skills (grade 3) and aspiring grade 3 paddlers welcome.  If you are not signed off for grade 2 though believe you have the right stuff, let me know.

If the trip is showing as FULL on the registration system and you would like to get on a waitlist, or you have any questions contact Megan Pryke via the club messaging system.  The registration system has been set to handle more than I intend to take.  

Weekly Saturday Morning Annandale to Manly paddle with Matt

Grade 1 and higher

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.

 This is primarily aimed at those who aspire to do long distance paddling trips and races such as The Hawkesbury Classic along with paddlers that enjoy getting fit in a fun and social group. We’ll paddle 30 to 40 km with a generous coffee stop at either Manly or Shelly Beach. With such a lot going on in The Harbour this trip is always engaging and is a great way to stay paddle fit.

 Leaving soon after sunrise we usually finish somewhere  between 12 & 2PM.

 To find out more or register for the trip email Matt (Sea Instructor) directly to make sure it’s on and to check your suitability. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (replace [at] with @ ).

 

 

NSW Island Challenge Trip - either Fingal Island or Cabbage Tree, Little and Boondelbah Islands

NSW Island Challenge Trip - either Fingal Island or Cabbage Tree, Little and Boondelbah Islands
 
Saturday 18th of February 2017
Location start:  Shoal Bay
Paddler Grade:  Strong grade 2 plus.
 
Distance:  20-25km
Time:  Be ready to be on the water by 8:30am.  Finish around 3pm
 
Expect open ocean, wriggly, rocky coastline, surf and possibly getting close to the rocks.  Bring a helmet.
 
A sea kayak to at least grade 2 standards needed and your usual safety gear. 
 
We will aim to complete circumnavigation of one of the NSW Island Challenge trips.  Either:
  • Fingal Island (Fingal Bay) 
  • Cabbage Tree, Little and Boondelbah Islands
Trip options will depend on forecast conditions on the day, including swell and wind speed.  Be prepared not to be in your kayak a while if we take option 2.
 
Trip leader is Megan Pryke.   You can contact me when logged into the club website if you have any questions about this trip or if it is showing as FULL and you wish to be on a waitlist. See http://nswseakayaker.asn.au/index.php/faq/749-how-to-contact-a-club-member

Saturday morning Sutherland Shire area

Saturday 11th of February 2017

Location:  Gunnamatta Bay, Cronulla.  Meeting location may depend on the number of interested participants.

Start time:  7:00 meeting. Beat the heat and the crowds.

Finish:  by Lunchtime.  Bring snacks and water.

A trip to suit Sea skills aspirants, thus suitable for those with equipment to club grade 2 standard, those that want to practice a few skills when the climate is warm.  If you want to get grade 2 signed off for RNR let me know what you need observed.

With a high tide around 9:30am we will use the sandy base for rolling instruction to suit participant needs then afterwards seek some sea exposure by a circumnavigation of Jibbon Bombora or Shark Island.  Expect skills practice and training for assisted rescues and towing and a paddle of up to 15kms.  Bring lunch, water, sunscreen and your usual safety equipment.

Instructor is Megan Pryke.  You can contact me when logged into the club website if you have any questions about this trip or if it is showing as FULL and you wish to be on a waitlist. See http://nswseakayaker.asn.au/index.php/faq/749-how-to-contact-a-club-member

St George Head Circumnavigation - Mar 2017

Where: St George Head -  Jervis Bay

When : 25 - 26 Mar 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) 

Grade: 3 and Strong Grade 2.               

Strong ungraded paddlers may be considered after completing a pre paddle in Sydney.
Approximately 46km over two days.


A two day expedition paddle to circumnavigate St Georges Head from Erowal Bay to Hyams Beach.

Paddle will involve bays, tidal rivers, exposed coast and camping.

Come and explore this fantastic bit of coast. Further details will be sent out once you register.

Register via the club website as an Expressions of Interest

Trip leader – Matt Bezzina mattbezzina[at]bigpond.com 0418166508

 

North West Tasmania, February 2018

Where: NW Tasmania
When: In Feb 2018. Exact dates to be determined later.
Grade: 3

A trip to one of the most exciting areas for Sea Kayaking in Australia.

A chance to paddle for a week (exact dates yet to be determined) amongst the wonderful Islands of North West Tassie.

We will be exploring the Hunter Group while managing strong tidal currents and the weather brought up from the Southern Ocean.

An opportunity for those with AC ‘Sea Skills’ Award to expand on their kayaking experience.
'Some Training Days' will be organised before end of 2017 to give you the idea and ensure you are ready.

Register your interest on line.  Numbers limited.

Your trip leader will be Stuart Trueman.  For more information email Stuart.trueman[@]hotmail.com (uncontactable from 4 February until 15 March 2017).