CURRENT EVENTS

These are paddles offered mostly on Weekends and Public Holidays by Club Trip Leaders. You will need to register to take part.  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 here.

Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Palm Beach
    • 5
    Register

    A very hot day forecasted for Saturday, lets go paddling!

    Going out throught the surf at Palm Beach we will paddle north. No clear destination but maybe we get to Maitland Bay. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice rolling with this temperature. Not speed records to brake it will be a lazy paddle.

    Hopefully we catch the NE as we paddle back.

    Helmets required and kayaks to grade 3. Bring plenty of water and lunch.

    Expect to be back around 3pm but maybe later.

    If trip is full or you have questions send an email to:

    ferkayaking( at )gmail.com to enter the waiting list

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Illawarra
    • 5
    Register

    Thursday 3rd of December 2020

    Start:  Car park off Charles Ave Minnamurra near the River Mouth

    Distance approximately 15 km.

    We will hitch the rising tide to Swamp Road bridge.  High tide approximately 11am.  After this there are some tunnel challenges.  Then return with hopefully the ebb current, though there is not a lot of strong current expected.

    It is a beautiful river with flooded mangroves and crystal clear water.

    If there is energy left at the end of the paddle we may paddle out to Stack Island from the river mouth and play in some small ocean waves.

    Trip leader is Megan Pryke (Sea Instructor).




    • 5 Dec 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Port Hacking
    • 1
    Register

    Saturday 5th of December 2020

    Time:  9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

    Be ready to launch by 9:30 a.m.

    Where:  Car park opposite 1 Matson Cres, Miranda NSW 2228.  Link here.   This car park opens by 9:30am on weekends, sometimes earlier. 

    Location may not be suitable in a strong southerly wind and may change or require a 20 minute paddle from the start location.

    Although it can be fun to paddle around in circles paddling forwards is what we do to get to A to B.  Good technique will minimise risk of injury and also help you to sustain paddling as as a long term activity.  This workshop is aimed at increasing your understanding of the principles of forward stroke, acquiring some drills and tips to help you get the most out of your body, kayak and blade.

    If you have a waterproof camera I will try to supply you with some video to take home.  You will need of course your usual sea kayaking kit.  

    Instructor is Megan.  Email me if you have any questions or if I have not paddled with you before.

    • 6 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Tench Reserve, Penrith
    • 3
    Register

    Our trip will be on the Nepean River. The departure point will be Tench Reserve boat ramp (old ramp) https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tench+Reserve/@-33.7592187,150.6678871,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf017d68f9f19500!8m2!3d-33.7592187!4d150.6678871. The river traverses through steep forest on both sides with the chance of seeing some feral goats. We will meet at 8.00 and depart at 8.30 AM. Expected distance is 33 kms to Megarritys Creek on the Warragamba River and we will be paddling at 5-6 km/h. Bring morning tea and lunch. The trip is weather dependent and will be confirmed the night before.

    If you have never paddled up river, I recommend the experience.

    if the event is full, please add your name to the waitlist so that I can locate a second guide to assist.

    Contact me for any further information - John Friedman

    STANDARD COVID GUIDELINES – NSW SEA KAYAK CLUB, as at 31 August 2020

    Before the Club Trip

    • Are you feeling fit and well?  Just don’t come if you have ANY of the symptoms, or have had close contact with someone else that does
    • Don’t share cars with others unless you are in the same household
    • Be prepared and self-contained – no sharing of sunscreen, hand-pump, etc.  Do you have something like a neck buff to use as a mask on the water if required?  Do you have your own hand sanitiser?
    • Greet fellow paddlers from a distance
    • Good time to use that sanitiser after helping others unload and move kayaks to the beach

    During the Club Trip

    • Observe social distancing – especially whilst waiting to launch and during briefings and breaks
    • How good is your self-rescue?  If ever there was a time to practise your rolling or other forms of self-rescue now is it
    • If you are required to be part of an assisted rescue think it through and try to maintain the 1.5m distancing as best you can.  Also consider PPE that can be used at the time – neck buff as a mask, and sunglasses.  Sanitiser available for when the rescue is complete
    • No spitting or nose clearing on or off the water
    • Don’t share food or drink

    After the Club Trip

    • Be prepared and self-contained – washing stools, buckets, towels etc
    • Remember the social distancing – including when washing kayaks
    • Good time to use that hand sanitiser after assisting others with kayak carries and car loading



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