* Participants need to be at the Seddonville get-in/out by 8.30am on the Saturday 22nd October 2016; car-pooling is recommended and overnight accommodation (at individuals own bookings & expense) is available in & around Seddonville. * Participants, rafts & kayaks will fly in by helicopter to the Johnston Creek confluence and paddle downstream from there to the overnight (Saturday) campsite several Kms above the North-South branches’ confluence. The helicopter cost is factored into the trips’ fees. * Camping gear and all participants sleeping/spare equipment plus a gear raft will be at the campsite having been helicoptered in earlier. Saturday’s dinner and Sunday’s breakfast and Sunday’s lunch will be catered by the rafting company and the cost is included in the trips’ fees. * 3 rafts will be used on the first day plus the kayakers. On the second day there will be 2 paddling rafts and 2 gear rafts plus the kayakers. * Kayakers will need to be paddling at grade 3+ and have a bomb proof roll. * Costs are based on maximum of 12 raft paddlers and 6 – 15 kayak paddlers and are $600 each for rafters, $330 each for kayakers. (Commercial retail price for this 2-day river trip is $900 each.) * There is a margin built into the price and if all places are filled there will be a refund available; so please publicize the trip to the maximum; the more participants, the lesser the individual cost. * Life-jackets, helmets, wetsuits, etc are available from the rafting company; these need to be ordered (advise sizes!) prior to the trip and may be subject to a separate charge. The Club has paddle jackets available also. * The trip returns to the get-in point above Seddonville on the Sunday afternoon and paddlers then reclaim their vehicles and disperse to travel home or overnight on the West Coast. * Participants are expected to supply their own camping gear, change of clothes, tents and bedding all packed in waterproof drybags. The rafting company will supply some barrels to hold tents, etc, on the second day. Doubling up in tents is highly recommended, a participant list will be distributed later for these arrangements to be made. Any medical conditions and/or dietary requirements will need to be advised when registering interest in the trip. * Participants will need to pack a lunch plus snacks, etc, for the first day’s paddling along with a water bottle secured to the raft or kayak for both days. * Participants will need to be paid up members of the Nelson Canoe Club Inc or an incorporated sister kayaking Club for insurance purposes. * Please register with Bob Gordon pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz> if you wish to participate in this trip ASAP (please advise raft or kayak) and be prepared to pay the trip fees in full by Monday 3rd October. * In the event of the trip’s cancellation the fees will be refunded. A go/no go decision will be made on the Friday (21st) morning and advised to all registered participants

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