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

    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Davidson Reserve Forestville (most northern end)
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    I will be in Sydney this weekend so thought I would host an event. This will be catered towards our newbies, ungraded paddlers and grade ones wishing to progress skills, confidence and/or just getting a paddle in before RocknRoll. Others also welcome. I am happy to assess to grade one and maybe beyond.
    This will be a casual paddle likely downstream, expected distance 15k (ish) and take in Flat Rock beach, Bantry Bay and other parts of Middle Harbour. This may change depending on the conditions.
    Contact me initially by email if you need to discuss. You'll need to arrive before 9am at the most northern end of Davidson Park so we can get on the water by 9:15 and off the water by about 2pm. Be advised that National Parks fees are applicable. Kayaks must be fitted to Club standards. We will be strictly following all Covid restrictions and guidelines.  More details to follow but coffee and a break at Echo Point is highly desirable.
    Mark Fuller 0414 878306
    markfuller1956@gmail.com
    • 28 Feb 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Sydney Harbour

    THE INNER ISLANDS OF SYDNEY HARBOUR

    Sunday 28 February

    Strong Grade 1 and above

    Starting out from Greenwich Point soon after an 8:30am briefing, we’ll wend our way around the islands on the western side of the Harbour Bridge and duck into a couple of the side bays along our route. Lots of interesting history (some of it salacious) and sights.  Many interesting watercraft as well – from old steam tugs to maxi yachts with Sydney-Hobart form. Lengthy lunch stopover on Cockatoo Island (café food and drink available) for a wander around to soak up the atmosphere of this iconic site. 

    Approximately 20 kilometres for the day. Could be a late afternoon finish.

    Register online.

    Any queries to Adrian Clayton (trip leader). Email gclayton[at]bigpond.com


    • 5 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 8 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Currarong
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                           Rock ’n’ Roll 2021

    Rock’n’Roll is the Club’s premier annual event. The extended weekend draws sea kayakers from near and far to join in on a full program of trips, training and social activities.

    The appeal of R’n’R is broad ranging: participants have the option of embracing the event full on or treating it as relaxed weekend to chill out with a leisurely paddle or two, catch up with mates and make new friends.

    R’n’R 2021 will be held from 5 to 8 March 2021 at the coastal hamlet of Currarong, a comfortable two-and-half hour drive south from Sydney’s CBD (much less from Canberra). The event base will be the Holiday Haven Resort situated on Currarong Inlet.

    What to expect

    Sea kayaking trips will include a wide range of half day and full day trips –– on coastal and enclosed waters. Iconic destinations include the rugged cliffs and rock stacks (Drum and Drumsticks) of the spectacular Beecroft Peninsula and the sea caves and rock gardens along the northern shores of Jervis Bay.

    On-water and off-water training sessions will cover a broad range of kayak related skills.

    The social side of the event kicks off on Friday evening with the long-established Expedition Kayaks hosted nosh-up of local fare washed down by liquid refreshments. A selection of DVDs from the Club’s extensive library will be screening well into the night.

    The Saturday evening event will be held around the club's marquee. You can bring your own meal or go with the chicken, salmon or vegetarian dinner which need to be ordered as part of a registration package or purchased through the on-line shop prior to R'n'R.  All drinks will be BYO. At this stage no after dinner speaker has been organised but there will be some form of optional activity following dinner.

    Sunday evening’s entertainment will be in the marquee with the screening of entries in the prestigious Pogies Awards. (member’s own kayaking videos with massive bragging rights being awarded to the winner)

    Accommodation options

    The Holiday Haven Resort (phone 02 4429 5415) offers plenty of choices: cabins, studios, and powered and unpowered campsites. Attendees at R’n’R 2021 will need to make their own bookings.

    We recommend securing your accommodation sooner rather than later as it’s a popular destination. When booking, make sure you mention that you are attending R’n’R in order to get the 10% discount that we have negotiated with the resort’s management.

    Raffles

    Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we have an array of prizes to be raffled.  You can buy raffle tickets when you register or at the event itself.

    Please be generous with your support of the raffles. The revenue they raise helps us continue to maintain a moderate registration cost for the event.


    • 27 Mar 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Apple Tree Bay, Cowan Creek
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    This is a round trip of approximately 25 kms. Our paddle launches from the kayak steps at Apple Tree Bay Boat Ramp. This is a beautiful and serene area, surrounded by bush and with places to swim at our stops. We will head north from Apple Tree Bay and stop at the charming Cottage Point Cafe for coffee for those who need a caffeine hit.

    From here we will aim for lunch at Fishermans Beach, or LIttle Shark Beach depending on the group and conditions on the day. Expect to be able to swim from a sandy beach. No toilets here, just bush and beach. Then do it all again on our return trip, with a chance for a quick stop at a sandy beach on the way home.

    Suitable for strong Grade 2s, if you have paddled this type of distance before.

    Note: A National Parks fee applies for parking.

    Trip leader: Cathy Miller. Please contact cathy@boathouseproductions.com.au for any further queries.

    Note: Limit of 10 paddlers, you can go on a waitlist after that.

    COVID-Safe procedures to be followed at all times. Please cancel if you are not well.




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