SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:49 am

Fleetfeet wrote:Hi, just wondering if I could to be added to the list please.
I have just joined KFDU and just purchased a kayak yesterday, so this is perfect.
I have only been out once before so I am a newbie hope that’s ok.


It is OK, in fact a sensible decision.

You are in Fleetfeet!
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:15 pm

There has been a superb response of interested persons to attend this event.

The intake of attendees is now closed! (if there are exceptional circumstances please contact me ASAP by PM)

This event will be open to registration and fee payment from 5.30am till 6.30am on Sunday 13th October ($42). Registration is by cash only (no facilities for electronic/card payments).

If you are super early (way pre-first light), you might get a fishing session in pre the registration and instruction deadlines, otherwise afterwards in the pm. Lately some good sized snapper have been caught.

The thrust of the day is your Safety on a fishing yak.

Be prepared to be wet, towards late morning till midday, so allow to have warm and spare dry clothing. It must be noted, that this training day will proceed regardless of weather (rain/wind).



Two commercial contributors (Australian Kayak Specialists [AKS] [Stealth] and Adventure Outlet (Southport), who (obviously) actively support kayaking safety, are providing:

1. Goods for sale - Please bring extra cash/plastic for this aspect (good prices).

2. Demo kayaks ( a large variety).

3. A BBQ lunch and drinks (included in the attendance fee).


See you all in a few weeks. :glad:
trev

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:37 pm

It is 5.5 weeks to go.

Forty-three keen attendees, ranging in experience from novice through to some experienced yak fishos. Lots of instructors to match. Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists are coming, and supporting this safety event with:

morning tea,

a super lunch,

demo kayaks,

and great gear for sale.



What's not to like? :D
trev

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:23 pm

ALL ATTENDEES:

Programme for the day.


Please note:
This event will proceed regardless of weather (unless there is a cyclone or a destructive thunderstorm forecast). Strong winds and/or rain will not be grounds for postponing this event). If the weather is bad, come prepared clothing-wise, and bring some spare clothing - (two sets thereof), so you are dry and warm (from 6.30 - 11.15 am), until the WET EXERCISES (11.15 am - 12.45 pm).

Come early for a fish if you want to:
First hint of light is around 4.10 am, sunrise at 5.14 am. The reefs are 15 minutes paddle away from the beach (to the east)....alternatively stay late for a fish. If you select the early option, you will need to be on the water by about 4.00 am, as there are deadlines for having your kayak and gear ready at 6.45 am....further, on fishing, see dot point 14 below. If possible, allow most of the day - there is a lot to cover.




1. 5.30 - 6.30 am

Registering and payment of Safety Day training day fee.



2a. 5.55 am

Brekkie at Reef Point Café - if you like (best to book a day or two ahead if you are keen for this, by phoning 3045 0604).

Menu:

* Reef Point big brekkie- 2 x crispy bacon, eggs, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms, 2 x chipolatas, 2 x hash browns & soft toast - it’s huge!! - $ 19

* Lambs fry and crispy bacon - tender lambs fry with grilled tomato, lots of rich gravy & soft toast - $ 18

* Bacon & eggs served with panini toast - $ 12

* Eggs as you like them on panini toast (poached, fried or ( scrambled = +$1) - $ 9

*Mushrooms on Panini toast – finished with sweet balsamic, spinach, grilled tomato & fetta - $ 14

* All served including a tea or coffee of your choice.



2. 6.45 am

Deadline for all kayaks on the beach ready to go.



3. 6.55 am

Welcome and introduction - outline of general format by Trev (kayakone).



4. 7.00 - 9.00 am

Gary Forrest - Formal instruction on Safety aspects of kayaking (too many to list here), and paddling techniques, including:

A. forward paddling technique.

B. reverse and sweep strokes

C. towing a disabled kayak



5. approx. 9.00 - 9.30 am

Morning tea/coffee break supplied by Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists (AKS).



6. 9.30 am

Practice point # 4 content on the water in groups of up to 7 total.



7. 10.30 am

Debrief of #6, followed by brief on beach launching and landing techniques.



8. 11.00am - 11.15am

Brief (on beach) of WET exercises:

A
* can you unhook that lure that's caught on the front/rear of your yak?
* can you sit side saddle?
* can you reach right around behind you and get the spare rod?
* how far can you lean to one side without capsize?

B. Falling off and re-entry - with and without a tape stirrup.

C. Falling off and kayak capsize and re-entry.

D. Falling off and waiting till wind blows kayak away, before attempting to swim for it...Re-entry.

E. At this point in the exercises, all to form a circle around Trev. Trev will fall off, with rods and lines deployed, possibly get entanglement, and whatever. The aim of this exercise is to duplicate the real world of falling off/capsizing a fishing kayak. Discuss procedures before re-entry (housework - getting rid of impediments/dangers to successful re-entry, such as gaff leash in the way; line/leash entanglement).....aka 'reality bites'.

F. Safe landing of a fish (time permitting).


9. 11.15 - 12.45 pm

WET exercises, including all of A - F above.

10. 1.00 pm

Debrief of WET exercises



11. 1.30 pm

Super Lunch and drinks provided by supplied by Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists (AKS).



12. Post lunch:

Gary will demonstrate some gear/kit supplied by Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists , being the sponsors of the Safety Day.



13. Demo kayaks available for an hour or two from Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists , and gear for sale (plastic is okay).



14. Fishing anyone? The reefs are 15 minutes paddling away. (dinner is not provided....you have to catch it!) :)
Last edited by kayakone on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Biggles » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:46 pm

kayakone wrote:This event will proceed regardless of weather (unless there is a cyclone or a destructive thunderstorm forecast). Strong winds and/or rain will not be grounds for postponing this event). If the weather is bad, come prepared (clothing-wise), so you are dry and warm till the WET EXERCISES (11.15 am - 12.45 pm).


This is an awesome initiative, well done to Trev and everyone else behind the scenes :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Fleetfeet » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:03 pm

Wow, I have been on my kayak once so I am super nervous and super keen, thanks for all of your hard work with organizing this event.

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:59 am

Fleetfeet wrote:Wow, I have been on my kayak once so I am super nervous and super keen, thanks for all of your hard work with organizing this event.

Paul



No need to be nervous Paul...you are coming along to learn stuff that will make kayaking safer for you. There are plenty of other novices coming mate, and even those that are more experienced will still learn something. Plus, we were all novices once, so relax and enjoy the day..

Don't forget to bring suitable clothing, and some spare clothing. Come along early on the day. If you do get a chance before, read up on re-entry technique (plenty of videos), and see if you can slip in a practice session beforehand.

See you in 5 weeks.
trev

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Fleetfeet » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:21 pm

Thanks, I’m sure I will have a ball once I start and you are right you can always learn more. I’m trying to get the yak out this weekend and will definitely look at how others get back on and I will give it a go, see you in 5 weeks.

Paul
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:11 pm

This Safety Day is possible only because of the generous support from the sponsors, being Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists .

They are:

1. providing food and drinks

2. bringing kayaks (some demo kayaks)

3. some gear for sale (some being kayak safety related).

Please support them both at their retail outlets, and on the Safety Day.
trev

Whaler 1.5 m; Tailor 65 cm; Bream 43 cm; Jew 83 cm; Snapper 85 cm; Flathead 98 cm; Estuary cod 55cm; Spotted mackeral 96 cm; Longtail tuna 1.2 m & 15 kg; Papuan trevally 100 cm & 20 kg; Yellowtail kingfish 65 cm; Barracuda 100 cm; Spanish 77 cm; Sting ray got me 175 cm (twice)
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:06 pm

ALL ATTENDEES:

The address is: Carpark to the left off Reef Point Esplanade, Scarborough. Note, all parking from the middle of the carpark to the Western end. NO PARKING close to Reef Point Cafe. There will be four carparks reserved for those with trailers (allowing splitting).
Overflow parking in Reef Point Esplanade, and the carpark for the Scarborough Boat Harbour (a short concrete path joins this parking area to the one adjacent the event).


The event will be held on the beach west of where 'the Spit' joins the beach, unless there is an E - SE wind blowing, in which case we can spread out a bit more (parachute landing zone near 'the Spit' in NE - N winds). This is the northern most beach at Scarborough.

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:03 pm

ALL ATTENDEES: (Please disregard the environment and print) :glad:

PROGRAMME: KAYAK SAFETY DAY (sponsored by Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists)

1. 5.30 - 6.30 am - Registering and payment of Safety Day training fee ($ 42 cash only).

(2a). 5.55 - 6.25 am (latest ordering time) - Brekkie at Reef Point Café - if you like (best to book a day or two ahead, by phoning 3045 0604 - see previous post for menu).

2. 6.45 am - Deadline for all kayaks on the beach ready to go.

3. 6.55 am - Welcome and introduction - outline of general format by Trev (kayakone).

4. 7.00 - 9.00 am - Gary Forrest: Formal instruction on safety aspects of kayaking, paddling techniques, etc., including:

A. Kayak fit out, and differing kayak types / Gear – essentials, and extra toys

B. Winds – current, beach conditions, swell, seas

C. Safety gear on board and cold water (anything under 26 C) rescue and risk management

D. Getting home without a paddle (or mirage drive)

E. Weather reading (trip planning / early am assessment from internet / at launch assessment of actual weather conditions

F. Forward paddling technique / reverse and sweep strokes / towing a disabled kayak

5. 9.00 - 9.20 am - Morning tea/coffee break (by Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists) )

6. 9.20 - 10.30 am - Practice point 4 content (mainly F) on the water in groups of up to 7 total .

7. 10.30 am - 11.00 am - Debrief of point 6, followed by instruction on beach launching and landing techniques.

8. 11.00 - 11.30 am - Brief (on the beach) of WET exercises:

A. Kayak stability (knowing your limits) * can you unhook that lure that's caught on the front/rear of your yak? / * can you sit side saddle? / * can you reach right around behind you and get the spare rod? / * how far can you lean to one side without capsize?

B. Falling off and re-entry: Safety techniques such as re-entry - without and with a tape stirrup / kayak capsize and re-entry / off kayak, but waiting till wind blows kayak away, before attempting to swim for it…re-entry.

C. At this point in the exercises, all to form a circle around Trev. Trev will fall off, with rods and lines deployed, possibly get entanglement, and whatever…. The aim of this exercise is to duplicate the real world of falling off/capsizing a fishing kayak. Discuss procedures before re-entry (housework - getting rid of impediments/dangers to successful re-entry, such as gaff leash in the way; line/leash entanglement).....aka 'reality bites'.

D. Safe landing of a fish (time permitting).

9. 11.15 am - 12.45 pm - WET exercises, including all of A - D above. Warning - wet & cold for 1.5 hours! Dress accordingly.

10. 1.00 – 1.30 pm - Debrief of WET exercises

11.
1.30 pm - Super Lunch and drinks (supplied by Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists) - sponsors)

12. Post lunch: - Gary will demonstrate some gear/kit supplied by Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists) .

13. Demo kayaks session and gear for sale.
trev

Whaler 1.5 m; Tailor 65 cm; Bream 43 cm; Jew 83 cm; Snapper 85 cm; Flathead 98 cm; Estuary cod 55cm; Spotted mackeral 96 cm; Longtail tuna 1.2 m & 15 kg; Papuan trevally 100 cm & 20 kg; Yellowtail kingfish 65 cm; Barracuda 100 cm; Spanish 77 cm; Sting ray got me 175 cm (twice)
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:16 am

Following a few "cannot now come along", the intake is open again.

Here's your chance.............
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:23 pm

Two added today! Room for two more...

Last chance folks! Express intention to come, now, or miss out.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:39 am

Last chance folks!

Room for two more only...

Express intention to come, now, or miss out.
trev

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby yaqdoq » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:45 pm

If you are reading this thread and wondering if this is for you - put your name down . The imparted knowladge under expert tutaledge will be a lifesaver . Should be a great social event too !
Kudos to Kayakone for pushing this through ! :cool:
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