SCC Nov News # 2 – Moore R Trip, Penguin Island Trip, Xmas Party, Meet The Champions

You will be mailed the new door code (either email or snail mail). 
Remember to treat this number and your key very securely since your Club's
and fellow members' valuable property is at stake!
Paddle Bash Fridays
Our Friday paddle bash summer series continues until Dec 16. Paddles starting 
at 6pm. Each week all participants go into a draw for two $50 Mainpeak vouchers,
with $500 vouchers for the overall series winners. Bring your friends and
family to the BBQ afterwards, all food is provided (just $2/$4) just bring
something to drink.
For more info visit this page
or phone Paul on 0419191166.
Moore River (Guilderton) - Sunday Paddle and  BBQ - 27 November 2005 
The plan is for a club paddle on Sunday 27 November.  
Meet at 9.15  am for a 10.00 am departure.   Drive up that morning or come
up Saturday and camp overnight  (only a few camping places left) .  
Exact meeting place to be advised.
The Paddle:  About a 12 km paddle on the Moore River.  Starting in Guilderton
we'll paddle upstream for 6km where we'll stop for morning tea at a picnic
spot by the river.  Then paddle back again.
BBQ:   Following the paddle we'll have a BBQ lunch at a nice spot by the
river in Guilderton.
Location:    Guilderton is on the coast about 100 km north of Perth on the
coast at the mouth of the Moore River.
Boats:  Finn/415/surf ski upwards - if you need a boat contact Gina Rogers.
Equipment:     Life jackets are strongly recommended, helmets are not needed. 
Otherwise hat, sunnies and sunscreen. Something for a picnic morning tea and lunch.
Experience:   Must have basic skills or be an experienced paddler. Must be capable 
of a 12km round trip.  All flat water.   
Costs:   None if just paddling and bringing your food.   If camping overnight, 
will have to pay for a campsite and food.
Camping:  Camping will cost about $10 per person.   There are only a few camping
spots left, so book now if you want to camp.    Some of us will drive up Saturday
some time and camp overnight at the Guilderton Caravan Park.  They also have chalets
at $70 per night for two people if you're too soft to camp.  
Contact:   Glenn on or 0418 908 555 (prefer email) 
- bookings are a must for both camping and paddling. Web page link...
Penguin & Seals Islands Paddle - Sunday 18 December 2005 
The plan is for a morning paddle, 8 am meeting for 8.30 am on the water. Sorry for
the early start, but we have to get off the water before the sea breeze picks up.
The Paddle:    Paddle to Seal Island first.  We can't land here but you can get a
great view of the sea lions and hopefully the dolphins.  If the weather allows,
paddle around the back of the Penguin Island and land, go for a snorkel, enjoy the
beach.  If the weather is a bit rough, we'll stay on the shore side of Penguin Island,
and have some time to explore the island. 
Paddle back to shore and finish off with a BBQ lunch.
Location:    Penguin Island and Seal Islands are south of Perth near Rockingham. 
Exact meeting place to be advised.
Experience:     4km round trip, paddlers must have completed basic skills course or
be an experienced paddler, and must be confident in some waves and swell, imagine the
Rottnest ferry going past on a windy day. It may not be like this, but you should be
stable and happy in the boat. Sounds obvious, but you MUST be able to swim.
Boat:     preferably ski, ocean kayak or at least a boat with a rudder, however if 
youÕve done the paddle a few times before anything you are confident in.
Equipment:    Lifejackets will be required, spraydecks required with kayaks, footwear 
is a must, additional gear TBA.  Water, sunscreen, sunnies, hat and cover-up clothing,
snack food for on the island will also be required.
Food:    At least 1 litre of water for the paddle.  Snack food for morning tea.  
BBQ lunch for after the paddle (optional)
Costs:    None.  Bring your own food and drink.
Contact:    Jennifer on or 0403 502 584, or 
Glenn on or 0418 908 555 (prefer email)
Bookings are necessary at least a week prior to the event - early bookings do assist 
with the planning and risk management. Web page link...
Christmas Party, 6.30pm, Saturday December 3rd, Bollywood on Swan! BYO drinks.
Please join us for an exciting night of fun at the club house! All you have
to do is let us know you are coming, wear your favourite Indian style
clothing and be prepared for an awesome night of authentic cuisine, dancing
and special entertainment. Santa will sail in early evening- children be
ready to meet him from 6.30pm outside the club house. Be warned, he is not
your average Santa!
It would be fantastic to have some offers of help to make this your best 
party ever! If you can bring an Indian dish on the night let me know.
Now get ready to email me your replies as soon as possible so that we can 
cater for you and book the entertainment. The cost is 10 dollars for adults
and 5 dollars for children. Pay at the door. You even get a discount if you
bring along a dish. Please try and e-mail by 28th November, our final
meeting to prepare for this party is on 29th Nov. Time is short. Do it now!
Looking forward to partying with you - always! Lesley. tel. 0423733748. Web page link...
Future Paddling Events
The club is committed to organising regular social and paddling events.
Dates have been set for Moore River in November, Penguin Island in December and
Busselton in February.  Planning is taking place for a Friday evening paddle in
Fishermans Harbour Freo in January and an Australia Day weekend trip to Broke Inlet.
And New Year's camp at Walpole.
Details of these will follow.
The social committee is currently looking at events for next year. 
Anyone can organise an event.  Members of the social committee will assist with the
planning and preparations and we can give you a format to follow for the planning of events.
If you would like to organise an event or have an idea for an event, please contact
the social committee and we will arrange a place on the calender for your paddle. 
We are particularly looking for ideas for Easter and long weekends.
Contacts if you have any ideas or would like to organise an event are:   
Glenn Rogers -,
Jennifer Houston - and
Lesley Hadnett -  
And if you've got any ideas for social events (Parties, Movies, BBQ's, Dinners, etc)
contact Lesley on
Hear Robin Bell, World Slalom C1 Champion, and Thomas Schmit, Gold Medallist, 
K1 Slalom, Athens Olympic Games, at the University of Western Australia Watersports Complex.
DATE    Wednesday 23 November 2005
TIME  7.30 pm
VENUE  University of WA Watersports Complex
                  Junction of Mounts Bay Rd and Hackett Drive
                  (Car park 23 next to the University Boat Club)
Coffee and nibbles provided. More info here...
Rolling Lessons 
Start Tuesday 22nd Nov 6.00-7.00pm at the club. 
Bring a dive mask with you.
Kayak Surfing
Saturday mornings with Aron Gove starting 26th Nov at South Cottesloe beach. 
Contact Aron Friday afternoon / evening on 9313 2680 (h) or mob 0405063930 to
find out the surf conditions, time and where to meet.
Surfing is suitable for most types of kayaks including sea kayaks. No previous
experience required although you will need to have good basic skills and be able
to perform a deep-water rescue.
If you are not sure about surfing come along and join us for coffee afterwards.
Sea Kayaking Summer Camp Busselton/Dunsbough, 10-12 Feb 2006
Accommodation at a church camp on Caves Road, Busselton has been booked. 
There are 16 rooms, very basic, beds with mattresses - BYO linen and covers. 
There are separate ablutions and a kitchen.  The cost of the accommodation for
the weekend, Friday and Saturday nights is $30.00 per person, shared room.
There will be an organised paddle for sea kayakers on the Saturday and an easy 
paddle along the coast on the Sunday.
Bookings will only be accepted with payment. 
Contact Colin Priest on 9446 5505 to book.
Please note: A kayak is required to carry the same safety equipment as a boat 
if operating off the mainland.
   0-2 Nautical Miles: Lifejacket (P.F.D. type 1), Bailer, Anchor, Flares.
   2-5 Nautical Miles: As above plus an EPIRB.
Australian Canoeing Award Scheme
For any member interested in finding out about the A.C. award scheme and 
how to work towards becoming an instructor, there will be a meeting on
Tuesday 22nd November at 7.15pm at the club.
What else is on?
Every Friday evening - Club Night and Paddle Bash Fridays - paddle and food and drink 
Every 3rd Friday evening - a guided paddle - great for beginners (then have some food etc)
Every Saturday morning - coffee paddle to Pt Walter
Rolling Lessons - Tuesday 6-7pm, 22 Nov to 13 Dec.
Introduction To Kayaking courses - 12 Nov & 4 Dec
Basic Skills course 11 Dec
Moore River (Guilderton) - Sunday Paddle and  BBQ - 27 Nov

Christmas Party, BOLLYWOOD THEME! - Dec 3rd
Penguin Island Trip 18th Dec

New Year's Camp - new year

Busselton sea kayak weekend - Feb 10, 2006

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