Sunday 9 July
Mersey Point - around Point Peron and islands, return (AP). 8:30 for 9:00 start.
Sunday 16 July
Point Peron South Side - for AC Sea Skills Training Group only. 8:00 for 8:30 start.
Sunday 23 July
Kwinana Beach - Cliff Head Garden Island, return (ISSA). 8:30 for 9:00 start.
Sunday 30 July
Theory session (navigation and trip planning) for AC Sea Skills Training Group only. 10:00 to 16:00.
Sunday 30 July
Port Beach - South Beach Fremantle, return (AP). 8:30 for 9:00 start.
Sunday 6 August
The Esplanade Peppermint Grove, to Stirling Bridge with a possible coffee break at Zephyrs, return (AP). 8:30 for 9:00 start.
Sunday 13 August
South Beach Fremantle, to Carnac Island and Herring Bay Garden Island, return (ISSA). 8:30 for 9:00 start.
Sunday 20 August
Woodman Point Boat Harbour East - navigation training for AC Sea Skills Training Group only. 8:30 for 9:00 start.
Sunday 20 August
Hillarys Boat Harbour - Trigg Island return (AP). 8:30 for 9:00 start.
Sunday 27 August
Falcon Bay - Club surf skills training (AP). 8:30 for 9:00 start.
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
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
. The February 2017 is
now available there.
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forward day hatch; fast downwind V hull; suit experienced paddler;
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Mirage 530 $2500. For more information see Noticeboard
Pittarak Expeditioner 4.9m. Two water tight compartments, bilge pump, $550ono. Contact Neil on 0419917365.
Sandy Robson at the finish line on Saibai Island, Torres Strait.
Photo from ABC news website.
Sandy has completed her extraordinary 23,000km kayak expedition from Germany to Australia. Read the ABC News article about Sandy's voyage here. Congratulations Sandy for your amazing strength and tenacity! 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), and a fine report
of her Sundarbans section in Canoe and Kayak Magazine.
Ian Watkins's Shark
Albany member Ian Watkins has had a brush with a
very large shark. The ABC News article and video can be seen here
Photo: ABC News, Kendall O'Connor
The Club has a policy in the Safety Guidelines and Operating
on what to do in the event of a shark sighting (see page 23). To reduce
the risk, it is wise to paddle with others, close enough to be able to
communicate and raft up if a large shark is spotted. Carrying a radio
could be very useful too, as Ian's experience clearly shows.
The Department has produced a new boating guide for the Swan and
Canning Rivers. Check out the full list of boating guides,
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
The April 2016 Shark Bay trip was a great success
and Heidi & Pete have written up a fine report (see Shark Bay April 2016
Pete 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.
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.
See the Trip
Reports page for this and other reports.