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.

 

Sea Paddle Minnamurra / Kiama area Sunday 26th June

Sunday 26th of June 2016

The objective is for a coastal paddle along this beautiful section of coast.  Volcanic deposits make this area picturesque and wriggly.  Depending on conditions we may encounter surf or get close to the rocky shoreline so helmets recommended.

Equipment to as close to club grade 3 as possible.   Sea skills (grade 3) and aspiring grade 3 paddlers welcome.

Distance:  20 to 30km coastal paddling

Start:  be ready to be on the water 9am

Bring lunch for the day.  Finish by 3pm.

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 N.S.W. (aka Newcastle - Sydney - Wollongong) Challenge: Austinmer to Wollongong - Finale!

Saturday 18th of June 2016
Distance:  18km one way. 
Start time:  8:30am meeting.  Expect to finish for a celebratory lunch
Paddler grade:  2 plus 
Trip leaders: Megan Pryke
 
Join up for a bit of a celebration!  To date the majority of challenge trips have not been postponed, so fingers crossed this the trend will continue.  Winter is a great time to paddle along the NSW coast.  Along this particular section of coast whales are occasionally seen in winter.
 
Bring along equipment to as close to grade 3 standards as you can.  There could be an opportunity for surf practice along the way so pack in a helmet.  As the trip involves a car shuffle carry a dry bag for the clothes you intend to put on at the end of the trip.  It is also a great idea to carry in your kayak straps and keep in your car rinsing water.
 
More information about this challenge is here:
 
 
You can message the Megan Pryke using the club "User Contact" list which is available to logged in members if you have any questions or if the trip is showing as FULL on the system in case someone pulls out or an extra leader can help.

The N.S.W. (aka Newcastle - Sydney - Wollongong) Challenge: Norah Head to Terrigal

Saturday 21st of May 2016
Distance:  25km
Start time:  8:00am meeting.
Paddler grade:  grade 3 and grade 2 with ocean experience
Trip leader Tony Murphy
 
This will complete the central coast section of the challenge.  
 
It's a one-way and a car shuffle is required.  We'll do it north-to-south or vice versa depending on the weather forecast.
 
More information about this challenge is here:
 
 
Email any questions to me, or if the calendar indicates FULL and you wish to be placed on the waiting list 
tmurphy[at]cochlear.com
 
 

The N.S.W. (aka Newcastle - Sydney - Wollongong) Challenge: Cronulla to Wattamolla


Sunday 6th of March 2016
Distance:  15km 
Start time:  8:00am meeting.  Expect to finish by lunch time.
Trip Leader is Raewyn Duffy
Paddler grade:  2 plus 
 
The northern section of the Royal National Park coast offers views of majestic cliffs.    
 
More information about this challenge is here:
 

 

You can message the trip leader using the club "User Contact" list which is available to logged in members if you have any questions.

The Silly Season -Thursday 14/Jan

Thursday 14/Jan   Grade 1 to 3

 

The silly season starts on January 4th this year.  It’s the time of year when you have to go to work, but the roads are empty so you can get out and do stuff beforehand.

OK, so the plan is – meet at Balmoral at 5:45, and start paddling at 6:00 (we won't wait for stragglers).  Head out for a 10k loop (we’ll need to maintain 7kph).  Back at Balmoral at 7:30.  There’s hot showers if you don’t have a shower available at work.  There’s coffee if you do have the option of showering at work.

 

Another week and the silly season will be over till next year …

Weekly Tuesday Night Training Group Paddle Led by L3 Sea Instructor Rob Mercer

The group launches from an Eastern Suburbs location (exact location and time varies) for a training paddle that includes skills practice and a safe exposure to the 'outside' sea. Paddle duration is normally 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 on 0417 227 627 or (02) 9398 8209 or email lrobmercer[at]balancedboater.com