Wingecarribee River / Berrima to Macarthurs Crossing – 27 March 2021 Trip Leader – STEVEN MOLINOBy STEVEN MOLINO / Images DARREN RASSLACK We all thought that with all that rain the weekend before there would be something to paddle, so
Macquarie Marshes 8-10 April 2021 Trip Leader/Images: Bron Powell Sometimes you just have to seize the opportunity when the planets align. It was a rare and exciting opportunity to have… 1. A great crew already on their way out to
By ROBERT WALKER / Images BRON POWELL, JIM CAMPBELL and ELIZABETH WALKER Easter 2021 was to be a RCC Safari with a difference: rather than the usual whitewater creek boat adventure, this year it was to be a canoe expedition.
It was the Christmas/New Year break, and we had our annual leave booked—with a kayaking trip to Coffs Harbour planned and camping paid for. But the weather forecast was staring to look epic. Camping in torrential rai—yeah nup. So a
13-14 March 2021 Club members enjoyed an action-packed weekend at Kangaroo Valley on 13-14 March 2021. On Saturday morning, after setting up base-camp at Bendeela Camping Ground, we all headed out to Lake Yarrunga in Morton National Park. Lake Yarrunga
The Art of Expeditionary Packing by Andy Singh The day after returning from the Murray, I took the opportunity to review what I took and how I packed. Each item was weighed before being cleaned and packed away. In total,
A while ago I watched a youtude clip http://bit.ly/1DlEExo comparing an Epic sea kayak against a more traditionally designed sea kayak. As a new owner of a Mirage 530 IRT, I found the clip disturbing as the comparison clearly positioned the Epic ahead of the Mirage.
Last weekend I went on the club’s training paddle for the Hawkesbury Classic and was lucky enough to be lent an Epic 18x Sports by a fellow club member. The Epic was a revelation – fast and comfortable.
During the following week I sought to compare both the Mirage and Epic by paddling to work on consecutive days in each kayak.
We set out for a weekend trip with the club early February to Tuncurry/Forster- about 3-4 hours north of Sydney.
Thursday night after Melissa fixed her Pittarak, Simon had a beer and we all had a bit of a chit chat, we packed the trailer with the boats ready for our weekend away.
On Sunday 24 January 2021, six RCC members participated in a club paddle to loop Sydney Harbour from Rose Bay to Little Manly. The risk management plan highlighted the dangers of motor vessels on a January Sunday with good weather forecast and the rising wind in the afternoon. The trip commenced as we departed Rose Bay, avoided ferries and sea planes and followed the mansions along Rose Bay and Double Bay before heading out to Clark Island and then directly across to Bradleys Head. In crossing this high vessel zone, we formed a tight group to aid visibility and safety.
What a weekend, River Canoe Club’s first dedicated canoe journey in many years. Australia Day on the iconic Murrumbidgee River. 20 people, 10 canoes and 1 kayak, 100km of river, several beginner and novice canoeists, some seasoned expedition canoe families who had clocked over 800km of Murrumbidgee and a couple of former national and international canoe slalom paddlers who had not seen each other in 35 years. The stand out feature of this trip was the amazing group of people and how well the group bonded and worked together over the weekend.