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Join us for a social evening with a BBQ and DVD on sea kayaking June 2014

 Peer Group Paddlers

A meeting of interest paddlers in river touring and sea kayaking was held at the Club House recently, to discuss the formation of a Wednesday evening club group.

Topics discussed included: 

  • Up skilling and training for rescues, towing and general safety matters.
  • The Australian Canoeing Awards for sea kayakers, in particular the Introduction to Sea Skills Award.
  • Future sea kayak and river touring trips.
  • The continuation of the Wednesday “Club Night” and it’s format.

 There was a general consensus that even informal training would be of interest and the Wednesday evening session, particularly during the Spring and Summer period, would be a good opportunity to learn and practise these skills. For those unable to attend the mid week meetings it was suggested that a one off, weekend session could be arranged. There was also an expression of interest in learning Rolling, and this could be accommodated.

 The Intro to Sea Skills Award was explained to the group and there was some overall discussion of the Awards Scheme in general. At this stage any interest was limited to an informal approach on an individual bases and mainly to the Into to Sea Kayaking Award.

 The meeting was advised that a sea kayak trip, was proposed for  next year in April or May, in either the Shark Bay or Ningaloo areas. Lead up sessions, including overnight camps and “How to sessions”, such as loading a sea kayak, would be available during the Spring and Summer months. These will be organised by the Club, to assist Members in gaining the required skill sets. Interest was shown in the trip and more details will be available in due course.

 In general, trips were discussed, and the Sea Symposium next year in Albany was also mentioned, with some Members indicating that they would attend. It was proposed to start an informal “peer activity” group email address list, so that interested Members could arrange inpromptu paddles, amongst themselves. It was explained at the meeting that a peer activity had no input from Instructors or Guides, and that it was the responsibility of the individual paddler for the suitability of their equipment and themselves for the activity.

 The continuation of the Wednesday meetings was discussed by the group and Members were encouraged to recommend it to other Club Members. The group also agreed that the meeting should be open to all Canoeing WA affiliated club members. The meetings will be held monthly, but a paddling session is held each week at approx. 4:30 pm, and all are invited to attend. 

 A BBQ was held after the meeting and it proved to be a good opportunity to socialise with other like minded paddlers. DVD’s were shown on Sea Kayaking, some of the surfing clips were particularly spectacular.

 Thanks go to all who attended and for their input into the meeting.

 Further meetings will be advised in due course, on this web site, and all Members are welcome to attend either future “Club Nights” or paddling sessions.

 Contact: Geoff Palmer freokayaker@gmail.com or

             Colin Priest cag2@westnet.com.au for further information.

 

 

Interested in up- skilling, planning next year’s sea kayak trips, or have you been on an interesting sea kayaking trip and would like to share your experience with us?

Come and join us for an evening to explore what the club can offer you and help you develop your skills. A great chance to see how you can enhance your personal skill levels and enjoy your kayaking more.

We will also explore next year’s sea kayak trips and want your input as to where you want to go and what sort of trips you are looking for.

Please bring your own food and drink for a BBQ, before a DVD on sea kayak trips from around the world.

Great chance to meet fellow paddlers, socialise and have your input into our future kayaking trips.

To get an idea of numbers please email Geoff Palmer freokayaker@gmail.com

Moonlight paddle and social gathering 13th of June, meet at the club 6.30pm.

Moonlight paddle and social gathering 13th of June, meet at the club 6.30pm. This will be approx. 4km paddle, we'll go further if it's a lovely calm night, but no more than 6km total and it will be a slow, casual paddle. You must wear a PFD and footwear, and have a white light on you. Mainpeak sell suitable lights, which you can attach to your cap or your boat – you should be able to see the light all around i.e. 360 degrees, so if you use bike lights, you really need one at the front and one at the back of your cap or PFD.

You must be capable of paddling the distance, suitable boats are Finns, skis, 415, sea kayak etc., the little boats are only suitable if you are an experienced paddler. We will gather upstairs for food and a drink afterwards, it's bring a plate of food to share and BYO booze ( but as always, please drink responsibly). There will be tea and coffee available. Bring dry clothes ! RSVP required for the paddle, fionakwilliams@live.com.au, 0417 421 597, as we need to keep track of numbers. No cost involved.

Rod Fry Memorial Race 2014 results

Perfect conditions were experienced today for the the annual Rod Fry Memorial Race which saw 54 kayaks, sit-on-tops and one open canadian race to Fremantle and back.

Results can be viewed in the attached PDF.

Rod-Fry-2014-results

 

Rod Fry Memorial Race. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

To Register click on the link below and go to: Find and register for an event now and put in ROD FRY

www.registernow.com.au

The Last Sundowner – Saturday 17th May 2014 Featuring ‘The Broken Pokers’ CANCELLED

This is our last summer sundowner and we are featuring Irish duo, The Broken Pokers. All members, family and friends are welcome. Time: Arrive from 5pm Live music from 5:30-7:30pm Cost: $5 for adults; FREE admission for children and junior members BYO Food and Drinks. Please note, this event is not catered for by the Social Committee. Please RSVP to Annie at anniemcan@hotmail.com by Friday 16 May. All welcome!

The next Paddle Bash BBQ is Friday May 2

The next Paddle Bash BBQ is Friday May 2.  The paddle bash starts at 5pm, followed by the BBQ at 7pm.  For $8 you get snacks, sausages or a vegetarian option, cooked onions, fresh salads and a bun.  Or for only $5 you get snacks, salads and a bun.  Soft drinks are available for $2, but BYO alcohol.  All club members are welcome.  An RSVP is essential for catering, so please email Annie at anniemcan@hotmail.com by Thursday 1 May.
 

ZEPHYRS PADDLE: Sunday 13th April

Calling All Paddlers: Fancy a Sunday late lunch paddle down to Zephyrs on Sunday 13th April?

Then this might be for you! Join Sarah on a leisurely paddle from the club down to Zephyrs, on the river in East Fremantle approx, 4km each way. We will stop and have lunch then paddle back, please note its BYO alcohol (no corkage charged by the Café) but be responsible paddlers or bribe someone to tow you back! Zephyrs unfortunately do not reserve tables, but have told Sarah that the worst of the lunch rush is over by 2, so she will arrange the trip accordingly.

This trip is open to all SCC paddlers paddling sit-in or sit-on craft it you are new to the club/paddling this will be a good trip to come on.

Please register with Sarah via email: sarahjwhittaker@hotmail.com and you will be given all the details for meeting/setting off/what to bring.

Registration for this trip closes on Friday evening 9pm.

SUNDOWNER – Saturday 12 April 2014 Introducing ‘THE CANOE-OODLES’, Formed especially for SCC

Have you missed a SCC Sundowner?  This April, ‘The Canoe-oodles’, especially formed and badged for the SCC are playing for our entertainment.   All members, family and friends are invited.  

Time:  Start arriving from 5pm

Live music from 5:30-7:30pm

Cost:  $5 for adults; FREE admission for children and junior members

BYO Food and Drinks. 

Please note, this event is not catered for by the Social Committee J.

Please RSVP to Fi Williams at fionakwilliams@live.com.au by Friday 11 April. 

All welcome! 

 

Paddle Bash and Social BBQ Friday 4th April 2014

Paddle Bash and Social BBQ Friday 4 April 2014

You are invited to the Club’s paddle bash BBQ on Friday 4 April 2014. 

For $8 you get snacks, sausages, onions, bread and fresh salads.  A vegetarian option is available and included for this price.  Pay only $5 if you only want to eat the salads.  BYO alcoholic drinks and soft-drinks are available for $2. 

Please RSVP to Lisa at lisa000bastian@gmail.com by Thursday 3 April. 

Avoid going hungry, ‘cos we will only cater for people who have RSVP’d.

The paddle bash starts at 5:30pm and the BBQ will be ready at 7:00pm. 

All members are welcome.  Paddling is optional.