Do I need my own boat/paddle?
New members are able to use club boats and equipment while they’re getting their gear. Club equipment is in high demand so we require new members to get their own gear as soon as practical.
We recognise that it’s not practical for all families to fully kit our our junior members. Whilst we encourage juniors to get as much of their own equipment as practical (such as their own PFD and paddle) they can use club boats, etc on an ongoing basis. In return, we encourage the parents / guardians of our junior members to actively volunteer to support club activities.
What sort of boat/paddle should I get?
One of the things you’ll notice when you visit is that the kayaks the club members paddle come in all shapes and sizes. The most popular boats in the club are ocean skis and racing kayaks like K1 and TKs. But there a vast variety of boats – there’s fast kayaks, touring kayaks, sea kayaks, and a dozen other specialty styles. Paddlers love talking about their boats, so take some time to talk to our members about what sort of paddling you think you want to do and what sort of kayak would suit you.
The club is also a good source of second hand equipment as members evolve through different aspects of the sport.
I’m interested in xxxxxxx can the club help me?
The club promotes all sorts of paddling and we welcome everybody. Within the club we have members who have specialised interests in all aspects of kayaking, canoeing, and paddle sports. If you’ve got a specialised interest, we will have somebody who shares it.
I’m worried that I’ll capsize and won’t be able to get out of the kayak.
Most people start out that way, but we’ll soon put your mind at ease and show you its nothing to be concerned about. You can improve your skills and confidence by participating our regular coaching sessions and supervised social paddles.
We hold an annual ski safety day were we teach paddlers to remount and some basic assisted rescue techniques. For those who paddle on Botany Bay, we regularly practice remounting.
Do I need to be physically fit?
Not really. Kayaking is a very low impact sport which attracts participants from all ages. We have active members in their 80’s. Our location on the Woronora River allows members to explore as far as their fitness and time allows.
Where can I get more information?
Contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via our a Facebook page