Official Club Trips (off campus)
The club regularly organises trips to destinations off campus. These can be one day, weekend, or multi-day trips located in Queensland or interstate. Destinations are typically rivers, lakes, estuaries, islands, and bays around south-east Queensland. Sometimes they even include artificial beaches (aka South Bank) for competitions or exhibitions.
Private Unofficial Trips
There aren't always enough places in official trips for all members to learn as much as they would like. Additional, unofficial trips are often organised amongst individual club members on a private basis, without the involvement of the club committee. Instead, enthusiastic members put together their own trip where they can spend more time learning from each other. Because private trips are among friends, they can more quickly respond and adapt to prevailing weather conditions and circumstances.
To find out about any private trips, come to the regular paddle sessions, meet people, network, and make friends with club members who have similar interests.
Organise your own Trips
If you are an experienced paddler, you might consider going on your own trip somewhere, preferably with other paddlers. Better still, you could organise an official club trip if you have sufficient competence (this requires committee approval). The club may also help subsidise any accredited training that you undertake which will help you to organise trips (prior approval of the committee is required for this too).
LM: Mar 06
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