Sunday 3 May
Woodman Point (east)
to Cliff Head Garden Island, return (ISSA).
Saturday 9 May
Hillarys Boat Harbour for training day, including Whitfords Sea Rescue scenario (AP).
Sunday 17 May
South Beach Fremantle
to Woodman Point, return (AP).
Thursday 21 May to Saturday 30 May
Dampier Archipelago expedition (SSA).
Sunday 24 May
South Beach Fremantle
to Carnac Island, return (SSA).
Sunday 31 May
Falcon Bay Beach
to Avalon for surfing - helmets required (AP).
Sunday 7 June
to Alkimos wreck OR Two Rocks (depending on weather), return (AP).
Sunday 14 June
to Shoalwater Islands and Cape Peron, return (AP).
Sunday 21 June
Beach Street Groyne Cottesloe
to Bathers Beach Fremantle, return (AP). Helmets required.
Wednesday 24 June at 7pm
General Meeting at Mt Pleasant Bowling Club.
Sunday 28 June
Sandy Beach Bassendean river paddle around Ascot Waters & 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
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.
Sue Harrington and Pel Turner have now documented the fabulous Ionian Odyssey
Greece, where quite a few club members joined in to escape the Perth
See the Trip
Reports page for this and other reports.
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
The club has produced 2 new maps showing locations of the Western Australian
Volunteer Marine Rescue groups. Go to the Safety and Training
page to view or download them.
Oskar Speck - West Bengal to the far east of Indonesia
Sandy has completed stages 1 and 2 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 coast of Thailand and Malaysia on her way
See her website and blog here,
or go to Victorian Sea Kayak Club's expedition dashboard here.
Les Allen came across some year 2000 issues of the club newsletter,
which was called the WA Seakayaker, used to be printed off and mailed
out to members until 2008, when the internet took over. Some of the
articles in those old newsletters make quite interesting reading. PDF
versions of some issues are available here
The Greenland stick shown below (about 215cm long) is for sale for the very low price of $25. Contact Gordon on 0403732813.
There are some other items for sale listed on the Noticeboard
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 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.