Hello there Oxo's!

Last updated: April 27, 2021

We have an updated return to play plan for Melbourne University Sport! The maximum number of people allowed on trips will now be tied to the indoor household limit, this means we can have trips of 30 people! Tuesday meetings in the clubrooms are tentatively starting again and gear hire is allowed. If you need to hire gear for a club trip, contact your trip leader or relevant sports officer.

Members are required to follow our COVID-19 participant guidelines when on trips and accessing the club rooms.

Stay safe,

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Sat 22 May 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Posted by Anita T on Sat, 1 May 2021
Leaders: Anita T, Jade K, Aaditya C
Standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: Tue, 18 May 2021, 7:00 pm

Hi all, 

By popular demand, we plan to run another leisurely social afternoon paddle on the Maribyrnong.

We'll meet at Essendon Canoe club at 2 pm, you will be fitted with your gear and we'll cover the basics to get you started on the river. We will then have a fun, cruisy 6 km return paddle towards Vic Uni pool and back, where we will get a scenic view of the CBD and maybe catch the sunset on the way back. This trip is open to all levels and we will cover the basics and get you comfortable with paddling a kayak (these will be canoe polo boats).

We aim to be off the water by around 6 pm. Optional social dinner afterwards before going home. Bring snacks, drinking water, towel, a dry change of clothes and weather-appropriate clothing for the paddle itself (wool or synthetic thermals/activewear, +/- wool socks. No cotton).

Due to the interest we've had in these beginner trips lately, please note that the pre-trip Tuesday meeting is mandatory for committed participants in order to confirm your spot, unless otherwise communicated. Anyone on the waitlist would also be encouraged to attend the meeting as we often have a few spots open up last minute.

Cost: $15 for gear hire

If you haven't already done so, please also make sure that you complete our short (6 multiple-choice questions) paddling experience and interest survey to help us plan future trips: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZ2unmgZs-HYeWLM6T7PjJNTqvw9894K2kEhD3yAWVroWJkw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1DLVF0_FJa2dogLKxiZ64msNJt_lzV9MRcekYR5YMYCtMsSIJoARujJkM 

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