Kayaking basic skills

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Date(s) - Wed 25/04/2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Uni boat sheds West Beach

Organiser: Jane Boroky
Meet At: Uni boatsheds, Foreman St West Beach
Cost: $5


There will be another kayak basic skills session on Wednesday 25 April ANZAC Day. 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.

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. If you want to catch a bus from the city to the boatshed, the J3 leaves stop V2 on Currie St south side at 7.57am, arriving stop 12B Burbridge Rd south side at 8.57am, then just walk through to the boatsheds. Please notify this in your registration, and also let me know if you have a car, and can transport people from West Beach. We should be back by 1.30pm and you are welcome to stay for some brief boat maintenance afterwards. One of us will give you a ride back to the city afterwards if needed.

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!

Jane 0414272926


Bookings are closed for this event.