Intro to kayaking (Lysterfield Lake)

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Sea/Touring Kayaking, Whitewater Kayaking

Sat 14 Jan 2023 10:30am

Posted by Aaditya C on Tue, 3 Jan 2023
Leaders: Aaditya C
Standard: Beginner
Meeting: Tue, 10 Jan 2023, 7:00 pm

Trip is subject to weather conditions, and leader availability**

***Participants will be limited based on the availability of cars***

The plan is to go to Lysterfield Park Lake and paddle for the day and join ROC members. 

We will be teaching beginner skills and wet exits for those of you that haven't done much paddling before. Complete novices welcome :). We will be going over basic kayaking skills so that you know how to safely participate in future paddling trips - however it will mean that if you haven't done it before then you will have to practice capsizing.

This will be a great opportunity for anyone who hasn't done any touring/sea kayaking/whitewater to try it out in some calm, enclosed waters, and start to learn some basic skills, and potentially practise some self/assisted recovery techniques, so you will be getting dunked at some stage during the day. Learning these skills is necessary to be able to safely participate in some of the longer and more challenging trips that are coming up.

Gear list:

- thermals if you feel the cold

- wetsuit boots or old shoes to wear in the water + a dry pair to change into

- A dry change of clothes and towel for the end of the day

- Water Bottle

- lunch and snacks 

-  kayak, paddle, PFD and spraydeck (from the club during the meeting)

If you have any queries then please get in touch :)



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