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Brisbane River Barefoot Bowls Paddle

Saturday, 27 May 2017
We will paddle from the Amazons Place Park in Jindalee back to the UQ Canoe Club and go for a one hour barefoot bowl at the Toowong Lawn Bowls Club.

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Event ID: 170527F
Last Modified: 2017-05-09 19:17:35
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We will pack our boats on the trailer, drive to the put in point in Jindalee and paddle back to the UQCC boat shed. After we have cleaned the boats, we go for a 1 h barefoot bowl at the Toowong Bowls Club and have some food and drinks. The distance is about 18 km, but we will have tidal assistance and the paddle will take about 4 h.

Paddle TypeFlatwater
Start Date27-05-2017
End Date27-05-2017
Trip days1
Trip LeaderSteff
2ICnot known yet
Distance(s)18 km with tidal support
Paddle Outline9:00 AM - meet at shed to pack trailer, drive to put in point
10:00 AM - unpack boats, trip briefing and start paddling
11:30 AM - raft up to have a snack
12:30 PM - have a 30 min to1 h lunch break in Graceville Park
14:00 PM - raft up to have a snack
15:00 PM - arrive at boat house, clean boats and do car shuttle to get the trailer, pack trailer
16:15 PM - walk/drive to bowls club
17:00 PM - bowl for an hour, have some drinks and food
Paddle Duration(s)~ 4 h (5h incl 1 h break)
Tide(s)BOM at Brisbane Bar:
High tide at 10:31AM, Low tide at 16:40PM
WillyWeather Jindalee:
High tide at 12:12PM, Low tide at 6:55PM
MoonNew moon - strong tides
Sunrise - Sunset timesSunrise at 6:27 am
Sunset at 17:02 pm

Put in PointAmazons Place Park (park at 60 Thomas Macleod Avenue Sinnamon Park)
Take out PointUQCC boat ramp
Departure time (put in)10:30 am
Alternate Take Out PointsThere are several take out points at the route (e.g. Fig Tree Pocket Park, Harace Window Reserve, Graceville Park, Long Pocket).
FacilitiesToilets and shower at UQCC boat shed and toilets at Amazons Place Park


Complete Route
Put in Point(s)

Amazon Place Put In Point
Take Out Point(s)

UQ Canoe Club
Bowls Location

Toowong Bowls Club, Corner of Gailey Road and Heroes Avenue, Toowong (left at the end of Sir Fred Schonell Drive/left of the Shell Service Station)


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk AssessmentUQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Algae; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury); ✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury); ✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change; ✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping; ✓ Capsize; ✓ Carrying Boats; ✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains; ✓ Dehydration; ✓ Drowning; ✓ Enter / Exit Boat; ✓ Entire Group Capsizing; ✓ Equipment Failure; ✓ Fitness / Fatigue; ✓ Getting Separated from Group; ✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia; ✓ Hit by Paddle; ✓ Hypothermia; ✓ Ineffective Rudder; ✓ Medical Condition(s); ✓ Missing / Broken Paddle; ✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters; ✓ Paddling in the dark / Night Paddling; ✓ Panic / Fear; ✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects; ✓ Sea Sickness; ✓ Separation from Boat; ✓ Sinking Boat; ✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures); ✓ Sunburn; ✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk AssessmentUQ Assessment #57960; ✓ Becoming Lost; ✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area; ✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol; ✓ Drowsiness while Driving; ✓ Incident or Accident while Driving; ✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle; ✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident; ✓ Towing Trailer;
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements✓ Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with winds and tides contributing significantly to this.
✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must self-assess their, and their equipment's ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website. This should be consulted prior to registration, and any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
✓ Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness. This is a trip that requires a moderate fitness level and a minimum sustained cruising speed as required by the {paddle grade
Emergency Contact InformationEmergency Contact: 000

Nearest Medical Help and ContactsThe Wesley Hospital - 451 Coronation Dr, Auchenflower, (07) 3232 7000
Mater Hospital Brisbane - Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane QLD 4101,
(07) 3163 8111
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link)✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water); ✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm); ✓ Food adequate for trip duration; ✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land; ✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag); ✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc); ✓ Water - 3L per day (4L if camping); ✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling;
Kayak Equipment✓ Dry bag; ✓ PFD and paddle; ✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float; ✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking); ✓ Whistle;
Safety Equipment✓ First Aid Kit; ✓ Repair Kit; ✓ Spare Paddle; ✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications✓ Mobile Phone; ✓ PLB/EPIRB; ✓ V-Sheet; ✓ Whistle;
Check of Paddlers' Equipment✓ Footwear (covered); ✓ Medication; ✓ PFD; ✓ Suitable Craft; ✓ Sunsmart Gear; ✓ Water;



Pre-trip Meeting27-05-2017 9:00
Pre-trip Meeting LocationUQ Canoe Club Boat Shed
Pre-trip Meeting DetailsPack the trailer, load the boats
Boat Loading27-05-2017 9:0
Boat Loading LocationUQ Canoe Club Boat Shed
Meet LocationUQ Canoe Club Boat Shed
Meeting Time (meet location)9:00 am
Depart Time (meet location)9:45 am
Meet time (put in)10:00 am
Go Home Time18:00 pm (or later)
CostsThe costs for the bowling depends on the number of participants. It will be at most $10, but probably less. You need to bring additional money for food and drinks as well as for the car shuttle.



Register with: Steff
Leader Email Address Location: Inductors Contacts Page
Register by: 25-05-2017
Event ID: 170527F
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