Sunday 14 February
Lagoon Boat Anchorage Halls Head to Mersey Point Shoalwater one way with sails (ISSA). Requires car shuffle.
Sunday 21 February
South Beach to Carnac Island & return (ISSA).
Saturday 27 February
Pinnaroo Point (north end of carpark) to Trigg Island & return (AP).
group meets on Saturdays
at 1300, but with fickle
weather on the south coast there is not an advance
information is on their Facebook
page, where there are some excellent
and more planned trips
Fifth Annual WA Sea Kayak
Registration is now open for the 2016 event, to be held at
Albany March 4th - 8th. See the Canoeing
WA symposium page
for details on the program, and
how to register.
Rod Coogan is selling all his kayaking gear, including the Mirage shown
in the picture below, a kayak trailer, several paddles and much more.
There's a long list on the Noticeboard page
Department of Transport Boating Guides
The Department has produced a new boating guide for the Swan and
Canning Rivers. Check out the full list of boating guides,
Andrew Munyard has reinstituted the WA Seakayaker, our
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
Oskar Speck - West Bengal to the far east of Indonesia
Sandy has completed stages 1 to 3 of the journey and is
woman to paddle the west coast of India. She has
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 on her way to East Papua.
See her website and blog here,
or go to Victorian Sea Kayak Club's expedition dashboard
There's also an excellent article in Wild Magazine,
The WA Volunteer Marine Rescue Service has produced
a comprehensive guide to marine radio communications. It
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
page to view or download them.
was the 1st time that the whole contingent of an SKCWA club trip to
Rottnest paddled across, around and back. Judy Blight has written a
great report (see Rottnest 2015
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
to unseasonal weather. Andrew Munyard has written up a
(see Dampier 2015
Adrian Gawned has posted another excellent article, this
time on his
second trip to Raja
in West Papua. One of his images is shown below.
Ken Burton has written up a fine trip to the Desolation
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
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
offshore zone, either
an inshore flare kit or a PLB/EPIRB must be carried. For
information see the DoT website
or look at our updates for the club
Safety Guidelines and Operating Procedures on our
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
world wide. There are posts on general kayak talk,
equipment etc., and if you register you can post