Kayaking basic skills

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Date(s) - Sun 24/03/2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Uni boat sheds West Beach

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


AUMC will run another kayak  skills session this coming Sunday 24 March 2019. 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. Please read ALL the details below before registering.

Don’t worry about the weather – there is a slight chance of showers, 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 and wear 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.  Please notify in your registration if you have a car, and can transport people from West Beach to the kayak launch spot.

If you want to catch a bus from the city it is easy to get to the boatsheds. The J1 leaves stop V2 on Currie St south side at 8.21am, arriving stop 14 Tapleys Hill Rd east side at 8.48 am, then just walk through to the boatsheds. Bus H30 leaves the same stop at 8.17am, heading for Glenelg. Get off at Stop 4 Henley Beach Rd, change to J1, get off at stop 14 as above and walk through to the boat sheds. 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!

Jane 0414272926


This event is fully booked.