G1: Intro to Sea Kayaking
Sunday, 30 August 2015
A day trip to Coochiemudlo island in Moreton Bay to learn the basic skills needed for sea kayaking. This may be to North Currigee on South Stradbroke island, but the tides will probably mean we will do this at Coochiemudlo.
You do not have to have completed the sea kayak training sessions on the pool before registering.
CoochieMudlo is a small island with sandy beaches off Victoria Point in Moreton Bay. We will put in at Victoria Point (about 50 mins drive from Brisbane).
Prerequisites: PLEASE ATTEND GENERAL POOL SESSIONS TO LEARN TO USE A SPRAY DECK. PLEASE MAKE THE LEADER AWARE IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS OR NOT. To attend this trip, you need to have learned and demonstrated wet exits and assisted rescues (T-rescues) in a sea kayak on the UQ pool. Check the Polo calendar for scheduled T-rescue dates (Contact the trip leader if you have not completed T-rescues).
Preparation: We will pack the trailer at 4 PM on Saturday evening 29th August. We need most people to assist. Training includes trailer packing.
Meet: Club shed, Sun 30th August at 6.45am with a view to departing at 7.15 AM. Arrive at Victoria Point by 8.45 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9:45 AM
======= PROGRAM =======
Phase 1 (prior to on water activity)
Phase 2 (on water on route)
At this stage this activity will occur on the northern side of Coochiemudlo Island off a sandy clear beach. Upon arrival at this location there will be the opportunity to change into other clothes for in water activities. There are public toilets there.
Lunch (at same beach as 'in water' training session). You will need to bring lunch as there is no shop nearby.
Phase 4 (trip home)
Hazards: Rocks, boat traffic, sunburn, hypothermia, capsize, dehydration, paddle related injuries
Emergency Contact: Emergencies only - 000 VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777 (put this in your phone too!)
Saftey equipment: PLB, Flares, spare paddle, tow line, repair kit, first aid kit
Communication: Mobile phine, VHF radio, whistle
Equipment: Sea kayaks, skirts, paddle leashes, bailers and PFDs. Dry bags if you have them else from the club. You will get wet. Bring dry paddling gear to change into after the training session and for lunch. Bring a picnic lunch, snacks, at least 2L WATER, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, money, hat, towel, warm gear, wind and rain proof top and change of clothing as you can get wet.
Basic Costs: A wear and tear contribution towards kayak upkeep (see book on desk for costs per item but under $10) and a contribution for petrol.
Meet: Sat 29th August 5 pm load kayaks. Sunday 30th August Meet 6:45 AM. Depart at 7.15 am. Aim to commence training 9:45 am.
Leader Martin Wynne
Limitations: Up to 10 people. Depends on availability kayaks and transport.
Alternative destination (e.g. bad weather/wind): Wivenhoe Dam