Club Trips and Events

Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Nelson Anniversary, Whites Bay 1-4 February

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Jo Kay 0211169877 robjokay@xtra.co.nz
Camping at Whites Bay, Port Underwood. Surfing Practice at Robin Hood Bay, Explore Port Underwood Coast and Beyond, Marfells Beach to Cape Campbell, Wairau Lagoons. Whitewater and Sea kayakers both welcome. Contact Jo to register.
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Sea Kayak Skills Practice – Saturday 9th February

Type: Instructional Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  11:30 am to 2 pm
  Jo Kay 0211169877 president@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Recap on sea kayak skills covered in earlier day course.
Will concentrate on wet exits and reentry, both assisted and self rescue techniques.
Practise in the sea after land based instruction.
High tide is 4 m at 1:30 pm
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Pepin Island Circumnavigation – 10th February 2019

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Bob Gordon 0212097336 pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Circumnavigation of Pepin island, starting from seaward side and returning via Delaware Bay and estuary
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Stephens Bay to Watering Cove – 16 February

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Mary Caldwell 0273207393 sparrow5279@gmail.com
Paddle from Stephen's Bay along the coast of abel Tasman to Watering Cove for lunch and return.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Collingwood sea kayaking weekend – 22 February to 24 or 25 February 2019

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Diana Parr 021 256 2718 dparr@ts.co.nz
Meet on Friday evening. Paddle on Saturday and Sunday to be decided by group depending on weather. Other activities may include coffee, fishing, walks, fish & chips, Collingwood and Farewell Spit.

Staying at bach with 4 twin bedrooms, kitchen and hot shower. Maximum 7 people. Cost $15 per person per night. Book you and your room mate and which nights you want to stay. If there are more than 7 people, the overflow could stay at other Collingwood accommodation.

As of 3 December 2018, bach is fully booked. Other people can come paddling but will have to arrange their own Collingwood accommodation
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Delaware Bay to Hori Bay – 2 March

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Bevan Walker 035447877 nflight@xtra.co.nz
Leave from Delaware Bay Estuary and paddle North to Hori Bay, explore the rocky arches and caves nearby and return.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Waikawa to Ngaruru, Tory Channel – 16/17 March

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Diane Winter newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Leave from the reserve at Waikawa Bay and paddle down Tory Channel to Ngaruru DOC campsite, explore nearby historic whaling station, return Sunday.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Stephen’s Bay to Riwaka and Motueka River Mouth – 23 March

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Mary Caldwell sparrow5279@gmail.com
Meet at Stephens Bay and paddle over to Riwaka and the mouth of the Motueka River.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Totaranui sea kayaking mid week paddle – 31 March to 4 April 2019

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Diana Parr 021 256 2718 dparr@ts.co.nz
Meet on Sunday afternoon/evening. Paddle on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to be decided by group depending on weather.
Option B: Marahau to Totaranui big paddle staying at Totaranui on middle night. Paddlers to arrange rest of trip themselves.
Staying at Totaranui bach with a double bedroom, bunkroom for 4 people and camping for 5. Maximum 11 people. Cost $15 per person per night. Book you and your room mates and which nights you want to stay.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Pool Training pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Rabbit Island Circumnavigation – 6th April 2019

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Margot and Peter Syms 0276151030 treasurer@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Circumnavigate Rabbit Island clockwise, leaving from the boat ramp on the southeastern side of Rabbit Island. 20 km paddling.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Easter at Westhaven – 19th April 2019

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Jo Kay 0211169877 president@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Explore Whanganui Inlet, travel up the Wairoa River and/or Muddy Creek among ancient kahikatea forest, wend your way up Sandfly Creek to Lake Otuhie. Accommodation at Paturau Backpackers..
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Pool Training

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
The Club hires the Riverside Pool each Wed night 7.30-8.45pm for Club members & non-members alike to train & practice kayak techniques indoors in warm water.

Instruction in rolling technique is usually available from Club mentors. See website under “TRAINING” for details as to costs and requirements.
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Monaco Islands – 5 May

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Graeme Muir gbmuir52@gmail.com
Leave from the boat ramp at Monaco Peninsula and explore the low lying islands in Saimea Estuary
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Jacketts Island – 18 May

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Margot and Peter Syms 0276151030 treasurer@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Meet at Motueka Saltwater Baths and paddle around Jacketts Island, stop at Baigents's Reserve on Kina Peninsula for lunch.
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Queens Birthday Tennyson Inlet – 1st June 2019

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Jo Kay (Matai Hut), Vince Riepen (Bach) 0211169877 president@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Explore Tennyson Inlet. Stay at Matai Bay Hut or at Vince's Bach in Penzance Bay. Contact Jo if you want to stay at Matai Bay Hut or Vince if you want to stay at his place, Vince's email is training@nelsonkayakers.co.nz or text 027 4327 440.
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Matariki at Lake Rotoiti 14 June 2019

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Jo Kay 0211169877 president@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Night Paddle to Cold Water Hut on Friday evening, return Saturday. Also Day paddle from Kerr Bay around Lake Rotoiti on the Saturday meeting up with night paddlers on the lake. Bach accommodation available for Friday and Saturday nights.
Contact Diane for night paddle, newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz or txt 027 261 3388
Contatc Jo for Bach option
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Tahuna Boulder Bank End – 6 July

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Vince Riepen training@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
From Tahuna beach, paddle on the inside of the Boulder Bank to the Northern end next to the Wakapuaka sand flats
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Kaiteriteri to Adele Is – 20 July

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Angela Murton info@murtons.co.nz
Launch from the boat ramp end of the beach at Kaiteriteri, paddle around Adele Island and return
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Pepin Island – 3 August

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Bob Gordon 0212097336 pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Paddle around Pepin Island at Cable Bay and explore the many arches, caves and chasms.
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Waimea Estuary Meander – 13 August

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Margot and Peter Syms 0276151030 treasurer@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
From Grossi Point in Mapua explore the Waimea Estuary including Bells Island
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