Friday 28 February - Saturday 8 March
Sea Kayak Symposium at Albany.
Sunday 16 March
Bridport Point Port Kennedy surf training day, helmet required (AP;
0830 for 0900).
Sunday 23 March
Lancelin, around the island and surf (ISSA;
0900 for 0930).
Sunday 30 March
South Beach Fremantle to Woodman Point, return (AP;
0830 for 0900).
There is a group of paddlers, many of whom are club members, that paddle from Hillarys Marina on a Saturday morning. They meet at 0800 to be ready for an 0830 start. All Sea Kayakers are welcome. This is a peer paddle, meaning it is an unsupervised non-club paddle.
...Details and more planned trips
2014 Sea Kayak Symposium
3rd annual WA Sea Kayak Syposium will be back in Albany, the site of
this year's highly successful event. The dates are 28 February to
8 March. For more information see the Canoeing WA website page
Mirage 580, after market thigh braces, after market seat (no more dead
legs), bilge pump with air switch, compass, also included hand bilge
pump, spare break-down paddle, 10 litre water bladder with attachments
to cockpit and drinking hose. $1500 Call Tim 0438742853 or email email@example.com.
See picture below and Noticeboard
for another picture.
Wanted to Buy
Two piece fibreglass paddle (for spare). I'm in Albany so hopefully
someone coming to the Symposium has one for sale and can bring it down
with them (range of kayak paddles in shops here is very poor!).
Please call or text Garry on 0447 611 061.
Kayak Rolling Course
Tony Blake is offering this course at Palm Beach Rockingham which runs
each Saturday (0830 for 0900 start) from 1 February to 22 February (4
Saturdays). There is a maximum of 6 paddlers. He can be contacted for
bookings on 0417109096.
For Sale (Price reductions)
Dagger Exodus plastic sea kayak, 513cm long, 59cm wide. $1,450 ONO. See Noticeboard
Mirage double sea kayak, kevlar, 730cm long, 58.5cm wide. $3,500 ONO. See Noticeboard
Jason Beachcroft in Perth
Jason's Sea Kayak Australia Expedition
in Sydney back in January, 2013. The plan is to include Tasmania in his
anticlockwise circumnavigation, which has not been attempted before. He
has successfully completed the 2 difficult cliff sections off the southern coast of WA and south Australia. The photo below
is of Jason and our president Judy Blight at the reception for him at
South Beach Fremantle in mid-November.
Adrian Gawned has written an inspiring report of a trip he did at the Raja Ampat Islands
in West Papua in October-November.
Jacki Hollick's excellent report of the July-August Ningaloo trip
is now up.
Antony Mee has written a great report of a trip to Dirk Hartog Island
See the Trip
Reports page for this and other reports.
Oskar Speck - India
Sandy has completed stages 1 and 2 of the journey and is the first
woman to paddle the west coast of India.
See her website and blog here.
Club has put together a do-it-yourself logbook kit, so that those
paddlers who would like a logbook can easily make one. The instructions
and files for printing are here
Ian Watkins from the Albany branch has put some great pictures taken by
various paddlers at this year's symposium on a YouTube
Tim Hale's YouTube video of
a gentle and fun paddle from Hillarys is here.
Robinson's Forum for Sea Kayakers in Australia is run
independently of a club or business with the idea that it would be of
benefit to clubs and businesses and would be available to kayakers
world wide. There are posts on general kayak talk, techniques,
equipment etc., and if you register you can post information yourself.