Date(s) - Sun 15/04/2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Uni boat sheds West Beach
Organiser: Jane Boroky
Meet At: Uni boatsheds, Foreman St West Beach
There will be a kayak basic skills session on Sunday 15 April. You will learn basic skills like paddling forwards and backwards, turning, stopping, support strokes, capsizes and simple rescues. These skills are essential if you want to use the AUMC kayaks in the future or go on a kayak day trip. Those members who went to O-camp do not need to do this course, as you have covered the skills already.
Don’t worry about the weather – it will be a bit cold and windy, but we plan to get wet anyway and it is only a short training course.
As this day is skills based you will get wet, so bring a towel and change of clothes. The club will supply kayaks, paddles and spraydecks, PFDs, and any other equipment required. You will need to bring your lunch and suitable clothing, which includes bathers, shorts or leggings (not jeans), a long sleeved synthetic top or rashie, thermal top if you get cold, old sandshoes or boatshoes that can get wet, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, snacks and maybe your camera in a waterproof bag. A light rain jacket is good to keep off the wind. Cotton t-shirts are not suitable as they become heavy and cold when wet, also thongs, crocs or sandals are useless – they fall off in the water.
We will meet at the West Beach Boat Shed at 9am, pack up the trailer, then head up to the launch point together. We should be back there by 1.30pm. You may also be able to meet at the Cloisters at 8.30am if you need transport. Please notify this in your registration, and also let me know if you have a car, and can transport people from the cloisters or from West Beach.
If you want to catch a bus the J1H leaves stop V2 on Currie St south side at 7.57am, arriving stop 14 Tapleys Hill Rd east side at 8.29am, then just walk through to the boatsheds. Bus H30 leaves the same stop at 8.11am, heading for West Lakes. Get off at Stop 19 Henley Beach Rd and walk through to Foreman St West Beach (off Davis St) – about 2km walk. One of us will give you a ride back to the city afterwards.
Cost will be $5.-. You can pay this on the day or as a $5 trip deposit via the Blacks website – access here: https://www.theblacks.com.au/Clubs/Mountain
Any questions, give me a call!
Bookings are closed for this event.