Club Trips - Registered Members Only

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

 

The NSW Islands Challenge - A Midweek Sydney Harbour Island Explorer

 Grade 1-2

Mid-week 29-30 March 2017

A cruisy trip with an historical theme circumnavigating the islands of Sydney Harbour and camping overnight on Cockatoo Island.  We’ll be passing by (or under) some of the harbour’s iconic sites and checking out some of the historic craft in a few of the bays along the way.  Day One distance is approximately 17km.  Day Two approx. 15km (including a 6.5km pre-breakfast paddle option from Cockatoo Island to Rodd Island and back).  One or two shore breaks on harbor beaches each day plus generous “exploration” time on Cockatoo Island.

Accommodation options on Cockatoo Island include BYO tent and gear or “glamping” in on-site tents with stretcher beds with mattresses (see http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/stay for options).

Put-in and pull-out will be Little Sirius Cove, Mosman (where there is free on-street parking, toilets and tap for boat washing). Kayaks to Grade 2 minimum, please.

Register your interest on the Club’s online system.  Numbers limited.

 

If you have any queries please contact Adrian Clayton -  gclayton(at)bigpond.com.

Mid-week Circumnavigation of Five Islands

From Wollongong Harbour (Belmore Basin, not Port Kembla) boat ramp, we will aim to circumnavigate the Five Islands off Wollongong - or as many as possible at least. On the right day this trip can deliver seals, bumpy water, and surfing between Big Island and Red Point.

Date: Wednesday 30 Nov

Meet for 9am, start at boat ramp in the harbour.

Grade 2 and above.

 

 

Pittwater Paddle

Sunday 27th November 2016
 
Time: 8am for an 8.30am start
Location: Starting in Bayview and exploring beautiful Pittwater
Grade 0-3
 
Plan is to do a circuit around Pittwater exploring the bays and beaches. Distance around 15km. Option for some skills practice depending on interests of group. Contact Karen Darby (karenbdarby[at]gmail.com) if you have any questions.
 
 

Magnificent Montague Island

Name: Magnificent Montague Island – 10 & 11 Dec 2016.

 Grade: Grade 2 or 3 only.

 When: Be ready to hit the water at 08:30 sharp, Sat and Sun Morning.

 Where: Montague Island is about 10km SE of Narooma on the South Coast. Ask any seal, they all seem to know where this island is.

 The Plan: The Club has instigated a challenge to circumnavigate 10 NSW Islands in one year. To get the ball rolling I intend to run a trip to Montague Island.  See NSW Island Challenge for other upcoming challenge events.

 I have allowed two days for the trip so we have more opportunities for a weather window. On the “off day” we can conduct a local trip or go to the island twice. If you only come for one of the days you have less chance of making it to the island.

 We would launch from Mystery Bay (36°18'14.7"S 150°08'12.6"E - Cut and Paste into Google Maps) and go out and back, clockwise around the island.

 Overnight Accommodation: I will be camping at the Mystery Bay Council Camp Ground (36°18'02.2"S 150°07'53.9"E) a very short drive to the launch site. I intend to get there on the Fri afternoon. Mystery Bay is about 5 Hours from Sydney and 3 a half hours from Canberra.

  Distance:  It is a 26 km trip, with no opportunities for stopping on land (you are not allowed to land on the island). We may be able to stop briefly in the shallows for a stretch if conditions allow.

 Finish Time: Before 16:00 each day.

I will only be taking 4 members per day but I have opened the registration to 10. Please be aware that by registering you are only registering your interest and are not guaranteed a position on the trip. I will finalise closer to the date. Feel free to email me (Josh Andrews)  (fjandrews(at)outlook.com) if you have any questions.

Box Head Tour and Training

November 27, 8am for 0830 launch, return 3pm, 20-24km

Location: Umina area

Grade 2 considering sea skills, grade 3 refresher

The day will combine a paddle to Maitland Bay with skills training in boat control, rescues and rolling tune up. Launchpoint, destination and plans may change with conditions and will be confirmed by email to participants. Bring lunch, snacks, water and kayaks to grade 3.

If the trip is full and you would like to be on a waiting list or if you have questions about the day contact Campbell (see FAQ on website on how to contact a member here)

Your instructors will be Campbell Tiley and Rae Duffy

Camping Myall Lakes - Violet Hill

27th-30th October 2016
Camping Myall Lakes - Violet Hill
Grade 1-3
Cost $8 / day + National Park entry pass which a Ranger will collect. (Multi Park or Country Pass)
 
I will be conducting trips daily from Violet Hill in the Myall National Park from 27th to 30th Oct.
Destinations will depend on weather conditions. Members are welcome to attend one or more of these trips
Violet Hill has toilets but bring your own drinking water, camping gear and food. No shops nearby.
 
Trips will depart Violet Hill at 9:30am each day.
Note: Be prepared for wet weather.
I may not have mobile phone coverage from Wednesday onward.
You can contact me by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but please note I may not be able to reply.
 
 

Terrific Tomakin

Terrific Tomakin – 12 & 13 Nov 2016.

 

Grade: Preferably 2’s and rusty Grade 3s, but any skill grade is welcome.

 

When: Be ready to hit the water at 09:00 sharp, Saturday 12 November.

 

Where: Tomakin is just south of Batemans Bay, about 4 hours south of Sydney, about 2 hours east of Canberra. I will be based at Tomago Tourist Park. We will paddle somewhere between Batemans Bay and Tomakin TBA – depends on the weather. Options include, Tomaga River mouth for surf practice, Tomaga River to Guerilla Bay to look at the seals and out to the Tollgate Islands.

 

The Plan: I intend to run a training and/or guided activity. You can come for either of the days or just one of the days. I will tailor the activity to the participants (and the weather), depends if you want to do training or just explore this great bit of NSW. If we meet at the camp site or the nearby Social Club on Friday night we will work it out then.

 

Overnight Accommodation: I recommend Tomago Tourist Park 55 Sunpatch Pde, Tomakin 02 4471 7235. I will use an unpowered site, happy to share if required. This Caravan Park has access to lagoon (20m portage!), that is connected to Tomago River, so it is about a 2km paddle from theCaravan Park to the open ocean.

  

Distance:  No more than 20 km per day.

 

Finish Time: Before 16:00 each day, earlier on Sunday if you need to get away.

 

Gear: bring Lunch, Helmet and all your normal safety gear. Be prepared for mild surf and rocks.

 

Before the day: Check the weather and have a look at Google maps. Think about any training or skills you want to develop.

 

I will only be taking 4 members per day but I have opened the registration to 10. Please be aware that by registering you are only registering your interest and are not guaranteed a position on the trip. I will finalise closer to the date. Feel free to email Josh Andrews (fjandrews(at)outlook.com) if you have any questions.

 

 

HARBOUR EXPLORER and FITNESS PADDLE

SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER

GRADE - OPEN to all grades.

Annandale to Manly Return

TOTAL DISTANCE 30 KM

 

We'll enjoy the varied sights and conditions of our great harbour whilst honing our long distance paddling technique and having fun.

 

Paddling from 7AM, back around 1PM with up to two stops.

Further details will be provided close to Trip date.

Trip Leader Matt Bezzina mattbezzina[at]bigpond.com

 

Weekly Friday Paddle with Owen

Grade 1 - 3

Please Note: This is a regular paddle. You can't register to this paddle via Club Trip Registration System. Please follow the instructions below.

The Friday Group is well established, having started in Jan 2009.  Please note that it was also known for some time as "oandora". It meets weekly at a Sydney Northside venue at 9am for 9.30am start. Finish time may vary to suit conditions and participants on the day, but we are often back at around 1.15pm / 1.45pm. It is not unusual, particularly in nice weather, for the keener folk to hang around for skills/ rolling practice.  
Paddling distance varies but is generally in the region of 15km to 20 km, vith a coffee break.
 We may also have periodic "extra" paddles (maybe of longer distance),  at other times of the week / weekend.
Usual venues are Clontarf, Little Manly (out the Heads and around to Shelley Beach is usually good) and Freshwater (smallish surf). Other venues (generally for "extras") may include:- Fishermans Beach Collaroy, Basin Beach Mona Vale, Palm Beach, Umina.
Although most outings are destination based, we do have an emphasis on skills development and enjoyment.
 
To find out more and to join the Group (internet) "mailing list" go to http://nswseakayaker.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/oandora_nswseakayaker.asn.au
 
Please note that you may be contacted by the facilitator before being accepted to the list. 
 
 

Weekly Saturday Morning Paddle with Sharon

Grades 1 to 4

Please note: You can't register to this paddle via online Club Registration System.  To participate please follow the instructions below.

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, 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 (AC qualified Sea Leader and Enclosed Sea Instructor) either by email merceridge5 [at] bigpond.com or phone 0407 247 263.

Here is a photo from a Saturday morning paddle.

 

Cronulla Coastal Paddle - 09 Oct 2016

Sunday, October 92016
Time:  Meet at 8:00 to be ready to launch by 8:30 am
Distance:  25kms open coast
Paddler grade:  2 plus. If you need something signed off let me know.
 
We will head out to sea.  Possibly down the Royal National Park coast towards Wattamolla.  Alternatively, if conditions allow and participants agree we may head along Cronulla surf beach for surf practice surf up to 1m, so bring a suitable helmet as well.
 
The Trip Leader is Megan Pryke.  If you have any queries or the trip is showing as FULL, and you wish to be put on a waitlist you can contact Megan using the club messaging system when logged in.
 
 

Tallowa Dam Overnight Camping Trip - 1-2/10/2016

Distance: approx 25kms.
Suitable for grade 1 paddlers and above. We will meet at Tallowa Dam in Kangaroo Valley at 11 AM on Saturday at the Tallowa Dam car park, unload the kayaks and paddle 12 km to Fossickers Flat or another camping spot and then return on Sunday to the car park by 11.30 AM. The night will be cold so remember to bring thermal clothing. If you plan to attend, please register and contact me by email.  You are expected to be fully self supporting including tent and sleeping gear. photos of the gorge we will be paddling through are at https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g528974-d7116808-i173116512-Tallowa_Dam-Kangaroo_Valley_Shoalhaven_New_South_Wales.html
The trip leader will be John Friedman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).