Paddling Open Ocean with seals for Venturers, Rovers and Leaders

Event Details
Sat 6th Apr 2024 (9am) to Sun 7th Apr 2024 (5pm)
Hen and Chicken Bay, Wareemba
Wymston Parade and Reginald st Wareemba (Boat ramp)
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Leader - $30.00
Rovers - $30.00
Venturer - $30.00
Guide with own kayak - Free
Leader or Rover with own kayak - Free
Open: Mon 11th Mar 2024 (9.44am)
Close: Fri 5th Apr 2024 (11.44pm)
Maximum 6 people
South Metropolitan Region
Brief Summary:
This event is spread through 2 day sessions. Day 1: We will practice maneuver, capsize, wet exit, rescue and more. Day 2: We venture into the deep blue ocean to visit a seals colony. Good fitness required.
Additional Information

One registration, 2 paddles. 
Day 1, Saturday: This session will be around Hen and Chicken bay. We will meet and finish at Drummoyne Hall, where the kayaks are stored. Meet at 9.30AM finish around 4PM. Bring water, lunch and nibbles and change of clothes. We will be getting in the water. The aim for this session is to refresh rescue and maneuvering skills that will be needed on the open ocean during the 2nd session.
Return home for recovery before...
Day 2, Sunday: We will paddle from Barrenjoey Beach, around Barrenjoey Head, visit the seals and experience the open ocean. If time and weather permits, we could go to Lion Island. Meeting point and time will be discussed during the first session, but it will be a full day. You must have attended session 1 to participate.
There are not pre requirements for this activity. Hoewver, note that attendance to session 1 is mandatory but doesn't automatically qualify you to paddle on Day 2, a minimum set of skills is required to be perfomed with certain proficiency to attend the open ocean day. Depending on how much experience you have and how fast you learn if you can pick up the skills in just 1 day.
As it is 2 full consecutive days, you need to be fit to participate, enjoy and not hinder the group.

Single kayaks and its gear will be provided. Bring water and proper clothing to get wet and change. Something to eat to recover energy.

Wear proper shoes or similar to get wet, not thongs or crocs.

Opportunities to advance in OAS Paddling and kayaking qualifications. Discuss with activity leader prior to the event.

If you want to bring your own kayak, consult the activity coordinator emailing a photo of the kayak you want to use.

I will need help transporting kayaks to/from launching site, car with roof racks or tow bar to tow trailer.


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