Saturday 28 November
Mindarie Marina to Ocean Reef Marina & return (AP).
Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December
Half Cape to Cape weekend, based in Margaret River (ISSA).
Saturday 12 December
Palm Beach Rockingham to western side of Garden Island, return (ISSA).
Sunday 13 December
Beaton Park, Dalkeith @ 0930 for SKCWA Christmas brunch (AP).
Sunday 20 December
Port Beach Fremantle to South Beach & return (AP).
Sunday 27 December
Mersey Point to Shoalwater Islands, Cape Peron & return (AP).
The Albany group meets on Saturdays at 1300, but with fickle
weather on the south coast there is not an advance program. More
information is on their Facebook page, where there are some excellent
...Details and more planned trips
Department of Transport Boating Guides
The Department has produced a new boating guide for Rottnest
Island. Check out the full list of boating guides, downloadable here
Andrew Munyard has reinstituted the WA Seakayaker, our club Newsletter,
on a trial basis. There will not be printed versions as the WA Seakayer
once was, but downloadable PDF
versions instead. The new issues, plus an archive of all the old issues
are now available from the Newsletter Page
Oskar Speck - West Bengal to the far east of Indonesia
Sandy has completed stages 1 to 3 of the journey and is the first
woman to paddle the west coast of India. She has completed the
circumnavigation of Sri Lanka, and has made the first kayak crossing of
the strait to India since 1935. She's paddled the coasts of Thailand and Malaysia on her way
to Australia and is now paddling through the island chain east of Java.
See her website and blog here,
or go to Victorian Sea Kayak Club's expedition dashboard here.
There's also an excellent article in Wild Magazine, downloadable here (PDF 205KB).
The WA Volunteer Marine Rescue Service has produced
a comprehensive guide to marine radio communications. It is
downloadable as a PDF document (4.7MB) from our Safety
page. Note that the club has also produced 2 maps showing locations of the Western Australian
Volunteer Marine Rescue groups. Go to the Safety and Training
page to view or download them.
and Heidi Hutton did a 9 week trip down the Murray River from Towong in
Victoria to the outlet in South Australia in 2011. They've written up a
beautifully illustrated account, which has been posted on our Members Only
page as a PDF document (50MB) for download.
This year's Dampier trip was big disappointment to all the paddlers due
to unseasonal weather. Andrew Munyard has written up a fine account
(see Dampier 2015
Adrian Gawned has posted another excellent article, this time on his
second trip to Raja Ampat
in West Papua. One of his images is shown below.
Ken Burton has written up a fine trip to the Desolation Sound
British Columbia in Canada.
See the Trip
Reports page for this and other reports.
Tasman Express ( made by Q-Kayaks)
* Polyethylene foamed core
* Length 5.3m
* extras include thigh braces, electric bilge pump and it's in very good condition. $1650ono.
Pete Sellers Mob : 0413139064.
The Department of Transport has recently updated their Paddle Craft
guidelines. There are 2 major changes. One is that PLBs are now allowed
instead of EPIRBs. The other is that in the 400m to 2 nautical mile
offshore zone, either
an inshore flare kit or a PLB/EPIRB must be carried. For more
information see the DoT website
, or look at our updates for the club
Safety Guidelines and Operating Procedures on our
safety and training page
Ian Watkins from the Albany branch has put some great pictures taken by
various paddlers at last 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.