Whitewater Skills, Barrington Bridge Reserve campground
9:00 AM09:00

Whitewater Skills, Barrington Bridge Reserve campground

Meet at Barrington Bridge Reserve, Gloucester at 9am.. The plan is to conduct some whitewater skills and assecement. then for those with appropriate skills to go for a paddle.

Ron Elliott wiil be  all day at Barrington Bridge.providing instruction .If paddlers cànnot-Break- out into Eddie's , Re--enter river flow, Sweep-strokes left and right.,Powerful draw-strokes, Ferry-glide forward and backwards.Know how to work inside a kayak to present a Hull to flowing water.Stay in group B with me at Barrington Bridge.More advanced members can do the trip from the  Rocky Crossing  or The Steps down.

Ensure you bring a change of clothes there is a good chance you will get wet so dress for immersion. you will need an appropriate whitewater craft with skirt and helmet. Some members have spares email the club if you would like to borrow and we will see what we can organise.

This will be fun day of learning some new skills.

If you need further details contact Peter McGee 0439 962 667 or Ron Elliott 0429 126 945

Meeting point map  Barrington Bridge Reserve campground

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South on Swansea bridge. First turn left and then turn left into Swansea RSL car park.

Start time 9.00am. 8-10klm race.

Suitable to Surf life saving racing skis, ocean skis, enclosed kayaks and sea kayaks.

Skills required. Possible choppy conditions.

Fast tides experience if possible, rough boat wash. Normal race handicap will apply, including life jackets. Imperative you listen to race briefing. The course will be using existing channel  markers.  1 lap. 

  9.00 am start.

This race will be very technical. Things to consider- currents, wind and turning bouys in strong current.

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Guided paddle: Wyee Creek 12km. Launch/on the water 9am boat ramp Peveritt Street Mannering Park. Starting from the boat ramp. There are a number of options from here depending onthe weather and the group.It will be a 10- 12km paddle

BYO drinks ,snacks boat and Life Jacket.

Contact Grahame Clarke 0497 222 791 for further details 

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Register to race in a double and earn bonus points towards the club trophy! (Yes, you can still race in a single if you want but don't complain if you miss out on double the fun!)

20km Long Course (7 divisions)
10km Short Course (4 divisions)
plus 15km and 5km options

Race briefing 10:00am
Div 7 start 10:45am
Other Divisions starting from 11:00am

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Barrrington Reserve, Whitewater skills
8:00 AM08:00

Barrrington Reserve, Whitewater skills

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Whitewater paddle: Rocky Crossing to Barrington Reserve. Subject to 0.4m water Barrinton Forbsdale gauge.

Meet at Barrington Bridge Reserve 9.00am Saturday 3 Mar

Paddlers will be placed into two groups.

All paddlers will need-


Safety helmet (Bike Helmet OK)

Suitable clothing and footwear

Spray cover for Group A

Note Wing paddles are not suitable


Group A

Peer paddle with Ray Baxter

Paddlers in Group A need to have the following skills-

Ability to read white-water

Suitable kayak and associated equipment for grade 3 rapids.

Knowledge of all basic paddle strokes eg.bow-rudder,draw strokes

Be able to break-in and out of eddies.

Good ferry-glide technique.

Self rescue ability.


If you need to learn all the above them Group B is for you.


Group B

Peer paddle with Ron and Carrie Elliott

Paddlers need kayaks that are suitable for grade one(easy)white-water.

Note touring kayak more than 4m will be unsuitable for this weekend.

Group B will be shown skills on Saturday at Barrington Reserve to refine paddle strokes.

Paddlers in Group B will be demonstrated-

Ferry-glide.Both facing upstream and down-stream

Sweep strokes

Draw strokes


Slap support recovery stroke

How to read white-water in order to find the correct path down rapids.

Self rescue

Suitable equipment will be shown along with safety procedure.

After a day of skill development Group B will be paddling on Sunday from Rocky Crossing to Barrington Bridge.

Grade one rapids will be negotiated with brand new skills.

Rocks will be avoided by your use of bow-rudders, draw-strokes and your accurate placement of your kayak into the 'V'.


Camping is available at Barrinton Bridge Reserve..

Other quality accommodation is available in Gloucester and surrounding region.


Ron Elliott

Ph 0429126945

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