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Magazine of the River Canoe Club
SPLASH
Magazine of the River Canoe Club
www.rivercanoeclub.org
September 2013
Contents
2013 Committee Members ........................................................................................................... 2
Thoughts from the President's Chair ............................................................................................ 3
News and Gossip ......................................................................................................................... 4
TRIP REPORTS .......................................................................................................................... 6
Wollondilly River ....................................................................................................................... 6
Akuna Bay to Cottage Rock ..................................................................................................... 9
Plan C – Kangaroo River Weekend ........................................................................................ 10
Engadine - Switzerland........................................................................................................... 13
TRAINING .................................................................................................................................. 14
The White Shark Kayak Story .................................................................................................... 17
For Sale ..................................................................................................................................... 18
A Few Crazy Kayaking Photos ................................................................................................... 19
Renewed Members Special Prize .............................................................................................. 20
River Canoe Club - Calendar ..................................................................................................... 21
Prices for use of RCC Equipment .............................................................................................. 22
2013 Committee Members
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Social Secretary
Web Master
Splash Editor
House Officer
Safety/Training
Convenor
Whitewater Convenor
Flatwater Convenor
Openwater Convenor
Tracy Hudson
Lynn Parker
Dee Taylor
George Cowan
Krisnani
Suhartono
Pauline Bleach
John Larsen
Roland Handel
Alex Palm
Lynn Parker
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
0411.024.088
0406.428.331
0423.831.497
0434.930.702
0417.273.157
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
0412.038.085
0416.000.507
0417.273.157
0406.428.331
Deb Cunneen
Gary Luke
Michael Taylor
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
0477.486.549
0439.451.571
0408.441.850
Club Enquiries
New Member Contact
Tracy Hudson
0411.024.088
[email protected]
General Enquiries
For non-membership related enquiries please send an email to
[email protected]
CLUB MEETINGS– held roughly monthly on a Saturday evening either at the Clubhouse,
situated at Richardson Crescent Marrickville (opposite Tempe Railway Station and next to the
Concordia Club), or depending on trips away by a river somewhere. Check calendar for the
dates & venue.”
This Magazine is © copyright to River Canoe Club. No part may be reproduced without permission. Non-profit
canoeing clubs may reproduce any article without permission, as long as the source and copyright is
acknowledged. Splash is published monthly without any spelling or grammar mistakes [they are randomly
introduced inconsistencies].
Next Splash Deadline: 20th October 2013
September 2013 Splash
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Thoughts from the President's Chair
On Monday, when I started thinking about what I could
write, it was raining heavily and looked like it would do
so for a few days. After a disappointing couple of
months, with two Barrington beginner events and
Tallowa to Illaroo being called off due to a lack of water,
may be things were going to change. But to no avail
for either Sydney or northwards, with only some
reasonable falls down south. Let’s hope there is
enough for whitewater kayaking this weekend on the
Murrumbidgee, or other southern river, not to mention
many weekends going forward.
On a brighter note things are looking positive for the
Victorian Safari; with quite a few paddlers signed up for
at least part of the eight day paddlefest. Deb and Greg
have put in a terrific effort organising Penrith
Whitewater Stadium training sessions and the schedule of grade 2/3 and 3/4 rivers to be run
during the Safari. To all who are going – paddle safely and enjoy the rivers.
As I said in last month’s column the Club has a committee with a mix of skills, capabilities and a
high level of motivation. Well the committee has met and what a meeting! Many things were
covered and agreed and, probably, the first outcome you will have seen is the new Club
website. John certainly has done a great job and, with other committee members, is planning
further updates with content that is aimed at better communicating to and informing Club
members and visitors to the site. Other actions underway are the building of additional boat
racks in the boat room and signage to the Clubhouse which will better promote Rivers to the
community. In this mix Lynn Parker also has plans underway for training and safety days and
activities which will help you to develop your skills; safety being of paramount importance for the
Club.
Also on safety I read, with some amusement, Steve’s article in last month’s Splash
appropriately titled “You Can’t Be Too Careful”. I’ve paddled this stretch of the Nepean a
number of times and yet on this occasion 5 of 9 went swimming. It is just as well there was a
highly experienced core group to assist Steve and to quote from his article “I am glad I got them
to wear helmets, listen to my safety talk and paddle in order. You just can’t be too careful!”
Good work Steve for planning at the start and having the necessary safety regime in place –
and a great example for the rest of us to follow.
There are a couple of other things I’d like to raise. The first is your annual Club membership
subscription – it’s now late September and the Victorian Safari is about to start so you need to
be a ‘paid up’ member to go on it, or for that matter any Club trip. The second is that with so
many new initiatives, as well as the usual and ongoing, we need your help. There are many
things you can do, ranging from helping with clubhouse clean up days through to volunteering
your professional skills for Club projects.
That’s it for now … see you on the water.
Tracy Hudson
September 2013 Splash
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News and Gossip
Victorian Whitewater Safari
The dates for the intermediate (grade 3 white water) Victorian Safari dates will be Friday 27th
September finishing on the labour day long weekend (5-7th Oct). The rivers we hope to paddle
are in the Victorian and NSW high country and will probably be be the MItta MItta, Murray and
possibly the Goobarragandra at this stage. Although this plan is always water dependent. There
are already numerous people interested in going. Expect very cold water and cold camping
conditions with mandatory fires.
You would need to demonstrate an ability to paddle and self-rescue in grade 3 white water if
you are considering coming on this trip. So if we do not know you and you wish to go to Victoria
please come to a practice day at Penrith in September. The dates for the practice days are 7th
and 21st September.
Please contact me by e-mail if you think you are coming to Victoria with the Grade 3 group.
Thanks
If you are only interested in paddling more difficult water please e-mail Greg Turner. He might
have different dates and venues (possibly Snowy release ???).
[email protected]
Club Meetings
This month’s Club Meeting on Saturday, 5th October will be held in conjunction with the
Victorian Safari. It is expected the meeting place will be by a river somewhere in the high
country on the NSW Victorian boarder or, better yet, in a warm country pub. Enjoy the Safari
guys!
The November 2nd meeting will be held at the Clubhouse. On the night we will revisit the
adventures of Club members in the 1960's & 1970's, member’s home movies from this era
having been digitised & they will be shown for the first time at the Club with John Egger, Jimmy
McGowan & Basil providing commentary & tall stories relating to these trips. Just to see how
things have changed we might also have some videos from the recent Victorian Safari as well.
No meetings will be held in December with the Christmas Party at PWS instead & for January
2014, well we are all away paddling somewhere. Meetings after January 2014 are in the Club
calendar for Saturday, 8th February & Saturday, 15th March.
Positions Vacant
Graphic Designer needed to fill a challenging position immediately to help develop an A4 DL
brochure to be used to publicise River Canoe Club. No formal qualifications required but some
experience ideally needed to help the group developing who have no idea what to do. If you do
not have the skills or can talk an old mate or ex-girlfriend into helping thats great.
September 2013 Splash
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Handipeople required in the near future to help build boat racks and mount external signage.
Would help if you are strong and fit, but if not no matter we will still take you. Basic ability to use
an electric drill, saw a straight cut in wood and hammer nails in without bending are helpful.
Pay for these roles is non-existent other than having the satisfaction of having helped your Club.
Apply to Gary at [email protected] or phone him on 0439.451.571.
Club Boats
The Club has recently purchased two cross-over white water touring boats, a Jackson Rogue
and a Pyranha Fusion. We now have a fairly substantial fleet of white water and flat/open water
boats and equipment. Overall we have fifteen or sixteen whitewater kayaks, including a Topo
Duo, four flatwater and three open water boats that are available for use by Club members. It
would be good if Members would please revisit rules for usage, by checking out same on the
Club website and the notice at the Clubhouse. Moreover, it is essential for all Club boats
leaving the Clubhouse for more than a trip up the Cooks River, to be recorded on the
whiteboard and the relevant trip coordinator notified, especially the return date.
September 2013 Splash
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TRIP REPORTS
Wollondilly River
OVERNIGHTER 29-30th June 2013
Article By Greg Turner – Photos Matt White & Greg Turner
Paddys River (Canyonleigh Rd.) to River Island Retreat
(Approx. 42km / 2x Full days including long shuttles)
River: Wollondilly River
Put in: Paddys River
Take out: River Island Retreat
Shuttle: Long – 1:15hr+ Each way
Grade: 2 – 4+
Level: Saturday 1.73m, Sunday 1.51m – Wollondilly River @ Golden Valley Gauge
Day 1: 2km Paddys River & 16km Wollondilly River
Day 2: 24km Wollondilly River.
Team: Kevin Songberg, Matt White, Markus Bisping, Tim Sindle & Greg Turner
Characteristics: Numerous big clean rapids, interesting multi stage rapids, multiple waterfalls
and 2x spectacular granite gorges with stunning and remote scenery.
Access: Access to the river for the two day
trip is very easy, putting in where Paddys
River crosses Canyonleigh Rd. The shuttle
however is a long and tedious one, by first
dropping a vehicle at River Island Nudist
Retreat (where a $10/ vehicle fee is payable
at reception & rumor has it that if you pay
pantless you receive a 50% discount on the
next trip). Access to River Island Retreat is
down a very steep dirt rd., where 4WD is
required. From the finish to Paddys River is
about 1:15hrs drive via the Hume Hwy.
Parking is available on crown land next to
Paddys River, however be sure that the river
has peaked as the parking area had been
2m under water in the days before.
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Markus - Inspecting a stopper
From here the 1st gorge is reached, which
is a spectacular deep granite gorge with
high granite cliffs and interesting balancing
rocks high up on river right. Within the
gorge are some good grade III rapids and
two multistage IV+ rapids where the whole
river converges into narrow churning
channels with some big stoppers and
hydraulics – portaging is easy and a good
option. Many more quality rapids continue
down until the normal put in near Nandi
Rd. with some rapids requiring scouting.
A couple of good campsites are available
near the Nandi Rd. put in with good
reasonably level sandy beaches and
ample firewood.
The River:
DAY 1: The short paddle down Paddys
River is quite straight forward, with a
couple of willow chokes with narrow
paths through. Once the Wollondilly is
reached, the first 5km or so are very
straight forward, however there are some
tricky sections again with willow chokes
where care needs to be taken. Golden
Valley gauge is passed on River right
further down. The Gr III rapids start to
pick up, until the first Gr IV Rapid is
reached, which is a two stage rapid with
very turbulent water and stoppers, and is
a great confidence builder rapid (or
shatterer if you stuff it up).
Tim - Styling the 1st rapid
DAY 2: Straight into it, the rapids start straight away with some solid Gr III rapids, which lead
down to the first two waterfalls, 6m and 2m drops. At high levels the 6m drop is best to portage
due to a very solid stopper at the base, but the 2m drop is clean. All the way down to the Tarlo
Junction are multiple clean Gr III – III+ rapids until the Tarlo Junction is reached, where the
difficulty of the rapids dramatically increase and the 2nd Gorge is entered. The gorge contains
some solid Gr IV – IV+ rapids some of which require portaging at high levels, all of which the
portages are easy. The Elbow Rapid at high levels is something to see, where the river enters
a 3m wide chasm and then takes a 90° bend, the hydraulics in this rapid are just terrifying!
Another 3m Waterfall is encountered which at high levels also requires portaging. Towards the
end of the 2nd Gorge, are some medium drops with some BIG stoppers with solid suckback,
where unplanned swims have been had each and every trip in recent years - this trip was no
exception. After this the rapids ease off, but not a lot, good Gr III – III+ rapids continue all the
way to the Wingecaribee confluence, two of which require scouting.
For more photos visit:
http://www.rivercanoeclub.org/node/138
September 2013 Splash
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The Walking tune - out of his comfort zone
Hazards: Barbed Wire fences across Paddys
River (all were knocked down during this trip,
but care should be taken), Willows choking
sections of the river in Paddys River and the
first 5+ Kms once the Wollondilly is joined. At
high levels (above 1.5m on the Golden Valley
Gauge), some portaging is likely to be
required on some of the larger rapids in the
Gorges, as the whole river funnels through 3m
wide chasm’s creating some solid stoppers
and huge hydraulics.
Markus - Below the Elbow rapid
Nerd Patrol - Successfully Conquers the Mighty Wollondilly
September 2013 Splash
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Akuna Bay to Cottage Rock
There were 10 kayakers who met on a fine Sunday morning at the Akuna Bay marina for a
paddle up Coal & Candle Creek into Cowan Creek.
The trip had us heading right where the creeks met, paddle past Yeomans Bay and around
Cowan Point towards Cottage Rock, where we had lunch, and then return with a break at
Cottage Point. All up around a 20 kilometre return paddle. We had the tides against us,
although at the ebb, and only a light breeze which made the paddling easy. The downside of
the tides, however, was that the beaches were pretty miniscule.
Lunch on the rocks as the beach was only 50 cm wide!
Innovative kayak placement due to too much water and not enough beach.
September 2013 Splash
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Plan C – Kangaroo River Weekend
Now why is this called plan C? Well plan A was to be a moving water trip from Tallowa Dam to
Illaroo – but the was no water in the Shoalhaven. Then there was plan B, to paddle from
Tallowa Dam to Bendeela – however we found out on Friday afternoon that the dam area and
Shoalhaven arm were closed for culling operations.
This left us with plan C, to paddle from Bendeela down the Kangaroo River to Beehive Point
(close to the exclusion zone), exploring the creeks and inlets on the way, camp overnight and
return.
With plan c agreed, although there was a dissenter who suggested paddling the pond at the
caravan park then going to the pub, seven and a half kayakers were there on Saturday morning
ready to go.
The group about to set off – you can just see the head of Elizabeth Walker the half paddler
On heading off we took our time, it being virtually a case of ‘bushwalking on water’ as we
paddled down a virtually unspoilt and picturesque river in absolutely perfect conditions. Roos
were a common site on the banks with Matt encountering a wombat and Mike a platypus in the
reeds.
The scenic river – it was like bushwalking on water
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We stopped for lunch in a grassy glen about halfway to Beehive Point and such was the day
that there was some talk about setting up camp and just ‘laying back’. However in the end it
was decided to continuing paddling.
Steve with cliffs in the lower section of the river near Beehive Point
The rest of the afternoon was spend continuing downstream to Beehive Point, with some strong
wind and chop being encountered where the valley opens out from the gorge area; something
Elizabeth did not enjoy given her recent experience on the Nepean. At the bottom a few then
when and explored Yarrunga Creek, a valley of drowned trees (Matt had a problem with his
camera so unfortunately the photos he took could not be used).
It was then back up river a kilometre or two to a campsite we’d spotted, which even had
‘facilities’ for the ladies (i.e. a NW&PS loo), where we pitched our tents and lit a fire for the night.
And of course, it being polling day around the campfire we had our ‘election party’, or rather
‘non-election party’ as we had no phone or radio reception and, given the day we’d had, we did
not really care anyway.
Our campsite on Saturday night
Sunday dawned overcast and still with the water mirror like as we returned to Bendeela. Again
taking our time, paddling into inlets and through reed beds exploring the river with the day
becoming fine as the mist and low clouds were burnt away by the sun.
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Dawn on Sunday
The start of the return trip
The group arrived back at Bendeela just after midday and, once we’d loaded our boats and
gear, it was off to the Friendly Inn in Kangaroo Valley for lunch to end another excellent
weekend on water with a great group of fellow kayakers.
For more photos visit:
http://www.rivercanoeclub.org/node/136
September 2013 Splash
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Engadine - Switzerland
In Romansh language Engadine means garden of the Inn. The people of the canton of
Graubünden in Switzerland southern center could not find a better name for this green valley
that is discovered in his extraordinary beauty coming from the Poschiavo Valley and the Bernina
Pass with the impressive Bernina glacier that accompanies you on the left offering one of the
most beautiful views of the Alps and the icy water that you're going to paddle in the gorge of
Giarsun and Ardez about 40 kilometers from St Moritz, one of the most famous mountain resort
in the Alps.
These two gorge sections are certainly among the most 'beautiful wild water stretches in the
Alps (perhaps in the world).
The trip starts with at Giarsun: after about a mile of class 2 a rapid of class 3+ starts and this is
practically the whole stretch of five kilometers without stopping (although there are plenty of
eddies to relax, because, believe me, you’ll need it). At this point (and bridge) begins Ardez,
perhaps the most 'beautiful' a continuous class 4 to 5 miles, all in the gorge (actually 'only two
rapids are 4 full, and the rest 3 - 4). The scenery is stunning, crystal clear water, rapids never
stressful although arguably techniques.
I enclose a link to the full description with pictures (in Italian), I hope many of you will soon
organize a trip to this gem in the Alps.
http://www.ckfiumi.net/fiume.phtml/274
September 2013 Splash
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TRAINING
Flatwater Skills Training Session
Venue: Manly Dam
www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/play/parks-gardens-and-reserves/manly-dam
Look for the River Canoe Club banner, bring your own boat or arrange for a Club boat. Bring
your snacks or lunch and be prepared for a good paddle session.
Date: October 12 - Saturday 9.30
•
This event will focus on building your flatwater Paddling Competencies for Grade SO1 and SO2
waters. The bare basics from novice to highly effective paddler will be the focus. Ticking off
some of the skills that require exiting your boat and swimming can be achieved in this water.
Refer to website “how we do it” for further content details and suggested resources.
•
The event will also focus on the basics of rolling - a handy skill for all environments. Learn to roll
or learn to instruct others – it will be an ideal venue.
PLEASE reply if you intend coming: (and need equipment)
[email protected] or 0406 428 331 for further details.
September 2013 Splash
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Training Schedule for the next 4 months:
The following schedule is for planning ahead and subject to water availability. The schedule
should be read in conjunction with information on the Club website under the tab “How We Do
It”. – training in the Club.
The Club offers a wide range of trips and events lead by very skilled Leaders in all areas. We
invite all members to participate and develop their skills for greater personal enjoyment and the
success of the Club as a whole.
Each event will be advertised on the website, with contact and registration details for each event
or you can give me a quick email for further information.
Lynn and email address [email protected]
Event
Flatwater Skills – all levels & rolling
Beginners & Come and Try
WW Guide training
Beginners - make the move
PNSW WW Guide/Safety
Guide training WW
Grade 3 skills
Sea kayak training
Guide Training Clubhouse
(funded by the Council grant)
Come and Try – Clubhouse - using
the trainees from above
September 2013 Splash
Venue
Manly Dam
Barrington
STEPS
Barrington
STEPS
Murrumbidge
e
COTTER
Murrumbidge
e
COTTER
PWS
PWS
Botany
Cooks/Botan
y
Cooks
Date
October 12 - Saturday
October 26 & 27
October 26 & 27
Nov 23 & 24
Nov 23 & 24
November 17
Sunday
November 17 Sunday
Dec 8 Sunday
February 8
Saturday
February 8
Saturday
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Guide and Instructor Training
I have been talking with Lynn about the training grant she obtained, training plans being put in
place and the opportunities these offer to Club members.
As announced last month the Club has obtained a grant from Marrickville Council for the
training of Club guides and instructors. For Club members this is an excellent opportunity for
those who have the skills to acquire formal Australia Canoeing accreditation or to upgrade the
accreditation they hold.
The course and completed assessment will provide you with an industry standard qualification
allowing you to lead trips &/or become an instructor, both for the Club and other organisations.
Additionally, it will assist the Club with the conduct of working groups and tours on Wolli Creek,
Cooks River and Botany Bay conducted in association with the Wolli Creek Preservation
Society, Cooks River Valley Association and Mud Crabs.
Lynn is currently finalising Club training plans where you will be able to develop the guiding and
instructing skills and these could include:
¾ Flatwater skills development and rolling
¾ White water guide and instructor training during ‘make the move’ weekends and at PWS
¾ Flatwater guide and instructor training at the Clubhouse.
At the end of the course you will be provided with the opportunity to:
¾ develop your paddling and leadership skills and be able to guide trips &/or provide instruction
¾ undergo formal assessment to gain the Industry Award in Guiding &/or Instructing
¾ trial your skills and knowledge in Club run "Come and Try" sessions and training events and help
groups such as the Cooks River Valley Association with on-water support
As a Club we have many experienced and skilled members who provide their time instructing,
training and mentoring less skilled members and this is an opportunity to become formally
accredited. We also have a number of members who, with the training offered, will further
develop their skills and be able to guide trips.
This is an exceptional chance for you to build your skills and contribute to the Club going
forward.
Contact Lynn Parker on 0406.428.331 or [email protected] for more information and to
nominate yourself.
See you on the water … Tracy
September 2013 Splash
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The White Shark Kayak Story
When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife and later in Paris
Match and the Daily Mail (London) it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from
around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of
shark photograph ever.
The photograph is real, no photoshop, no digital manipulation, no nothing, in fact it was shot on
slide film Fuji Provia 100 using a Nikon F5 Camera and 17-35 mm lens. For those conspiracy
fans who still doubt its authenticity please read how I took the photograph.
To capture this image I tied myself to the tower of the research boat Lamnidae and leaned into
the void, precariously hanging over the ocean while waiting patiently for a white shark to come
along. I wanted to shot a photograph that would tell the story of our research efforts to track
white sharks using kayaks. When the first shark of the day came across our sea kayak it dove
to the seabed and inspected it from below. I quickly trained my camera on the dark shadow
which slowly transformed from diffuse shape into the sleek outline of a large great white. When
the shark’s dorsal fin broke the surface I thought I had the shot, but hesitated a fraction of a
second and was rewarded with marine biologist Trey Snow in the kayak turning around to look
behind him. I pressed the shutter and the rest was history. Throughout the day I shot many
more images, most showing the kayak following the shark, but all lacked the power of that first
image of the great white tracking the kayak.
Article from:
http://www.thomaspeschak.com/kayak-great-white-sharks-/
September 2013 Splash
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For Sale
2 kayaks for sale. Eskimo Salto (old style creeker) photo above.
Eskimo Kendo (river runner).
$100 each or both for $150.
George 0434930702 or [email protected]
September 2013 Splash
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A Few Crazy Kayaking Photos
Kayaker Luke Spencer goes over Outlet Falls, in icy Washington, USA
Korcula, Croatia
(Photos from National Geographic Adventure)
September 2013 Splash
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Renewed Members Special Prize
Congratulations to the RCC members listed below!
Those of you who have renewed your membership (below), will be in a prize draw at the
Christmas party to win a fabulous mystery prize. If you haven’t already renewed your
membership and do so by Saturday October 5th 2013 you too will go into the Christmas draw.
Paul Hudson
Andrew Singh
Scott Finlayson
Ian Royds
James Corr
Tracy Hudson
Colin Jones
Mark Brackenreg
Pauline Bleach
Steven Molino
Deborah Cunneen
Andrew Cheetham
Michael Law
Bruce Franklin
Craig Hulbert
Alicja Kaczynski
Brian Soundy
Dean Grasselli
Karen Noake
Nadia Myers
Willem Hendriks
Dean Herbert
Frank Hodgkinson
Dave Cullen
Paul Donohoe
Ian Houghton
Markus Bisping
Eileen Callaghan
Deborah Cunneen
Amanda Burrells
Alan Hadley
Russ Wilkins
Hugh Bignold
Lynn Parker
Mathew Anthony
John Maddox
John Larson
Robert Walker
Stuart Pearson
George Cowen
Stephen Catlin
Krisnani Suhartono
Alexander Palm
Clayton Kesting
Michael Taylor
Lin Enmoore
Teck Loi
Mercy Kibbey
Adam Kaczynski
Aleksander Kaczynski
David Brown
Gaye Foster
Tim Sindle
Johannes Hendriks
Graeme Jones
Benjamin Jones
Peter Hodgkinson
Stephen Churchill
Morag White
Michael Houghton
Matthew Robinson
Michael Hogan
Julie O’Connor
Basil Slaughter
Helen Brownlee
Holger Knaack
Peter Egger
Dee
September 2013 Splash
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River Canoe Club - Calendar
October to November 2013
NOTE: Because of the unpredictability of river levels most whitewater trips are organised using the Yahoo group. Impromptu
flat and moving water trips are also arranged via the Yahoo group. If you are not on this group contact Lynn Parker via email
(lparker[at]netspace.net.au) and she will include you.
Date & Time
Event
Type of Event
Register
Sep 26th to Oct 6th
Victorian Safari - Grade III
Annual WW Trip
RCC (Deb)
Sep 28th, Sat, 1:30pm
Training & Beginners tryout
Guided training
RCC (Gary)
Sep 29th, Sun, 9am
Wolli Creek @ clubhouse
Easy social paddle
RCC (Gary)
Oct 5th to 7th, Sat-Mon
Mooney Mooney to Spencer
Long weekend camp
RCC (Gary)
Oct 12th, Sat
Manly Dam
Flatwater skills training
RCC (Lynn)
Oct 13th, Sun, 10am
Bonnie Vale & Bundeena
SO2 grade
RCC (Gary)
Oct 15th, Tues, 5:45pm
Midweek Social Paddle
Cooks R. & Wolli Creek
RCC (Nell)
Oct 19th to 25th
Eurobodalla Lakes & Rivers
Week of day trips
Info below
Murrumbidgee
Grade 3 Whitewater
RCC (Deb)
Oct 26/27 , Sat/Sun
Barrington Whitewater training
Weekend camp
RCC (Lynn)
Oct 29th, Tues, 5:45pm
Midweek Social Paddle
Cooks R. & Wolli Creek
RCC (Nell)
Nov 2nd, Sat, 6pm
Club Meeting
Nov 9/10th, Sat/Sun
Tallowa Dam to Fossickers Flat
Basil’s weekend camp
RCC (Gary)
Nov 12th, Tues, 5:45pm
Midweek Social Paddle
Cooks R. & Wolli Creek
RCC (Nell)
Nov 16th, Sat, 5pm
Middle Harbour
Evening, full moon
RCC (Gary)
th
Oct 19 /20th
th
Flatwater: Novice Experienced
Whitewater: Novice Experienced
Note – Full details are on the RCC or PNSW calendars.
Events may change due to weather or other considerations.
The trip leader will advise if you have registered with your contact details.
RCC kayak use is $5 for clubhouse paddles, $30 for day trips, $50 for weekends.
Websites RCC
PNSW
http://www.rivercanoeclub.com/calendar.html
http://www.paddlensw.org.au/calendar
Contact to book in Sunday morning & RCC events
Gary
[email protected]
0439-451-571
Midweek Social Paddle
Nell
[email protected]
0402-267-246
Shoalhaven Grade I+
Robert
[email protected]
0408-446-017
Victorian Safari & Practice
Deb
[email protected]
0477-486-549
Barrington Whitewater
Lynn
[email protected]
0406-428-331
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Note - The following is not a RCC or PNSW event.
Eurobodalla lakes & rivers, Oct 19th to 25th.
Contact Helen Moody [email protected] or Jon Mortimer [email protected]
Prices for use of RCC Equipment
Kayak Use
Evening club paddle:
Club event for a single day:
Weekend club event:
$5
$30
$50
Price includes the following items:
• boat
• PFD
• spray deck
• paddle
Note: Club policy requires all members to provide their own helmet that fits comfortably and
meets relevant standards. Helmets are required for whitewater and surf trips.
Money is payable to the trip leader prior to club event (See note on EFT below). To make a
booking for equipment phone the trip contact.
Marquee Use (when not used by club; members only)
$30 per day
$50 per weekend
Also payable, a $200 refundable deposit upon return
To make a booking for the marquee, contact any committee member. Money is payable at the
time of pickup (See note on EFT below).
All money will go towards repair and replacement costs of equipment.
*Available for use by RCC members during club events only
Payment via Electronic Funds Transfer: If you wish to pay by EFT, advise the trip
contact/committee member. Payments must include surname and reason eg:‘marqueesmith’ or
‘boatsmith’ in the payment comment. RCC account details:
Account Name: River Canoe Club of NSW Bank: St George BSB: 112 879 Account No:
017455888
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