Club Trips and Events

Lake Rotoroa/Sabine Hut 19-21 July

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Diane Winter newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Almost a full moon paddle up to Sabine Hut. Stay 2 nights and paddle out on Sunday.

Moon rises at 2.30 pm

Must be capable of self-rescue & paddle fit

Please complete the following form to register for the trip. More details will be emailed to participants closer to the time https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0bimoRLBNsD-YHwEWu58SmopouxyLlg0RN_jqFYBVcn31Pg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Canoe Polo – 24 July

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
  Symon Claridge polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Canoe Polo – 31 July

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool
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Delaware Bay – 3 August

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Jo Kay 0211169877 robjokay@xtra.co.nz
Paddle up the coast of Delaware Bay, stopping for a picnic lunch on the beach before returning.
Launch from Maori Pa Rd, leaving the estuary on the outgoing tide and returning on the ingoing tide.
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Canoe Polo – 7 August

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Canoe Polo – 14 August

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon Claridge polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Haulashore Feast & Treasure Hunt Saturday 17 Aug

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  3 hours
  Liz Wynne Jones swynne@slingshot.co.nz
from Tahuna Beach...Let's have a bit of fun...and do a Treasure Island paddle (aka Haulashore Island) for a treasure hunt... Prizes include " The Treasure Chest " and best dressed pirate....Rrrrr me hearties! It will only be a short paddle but include a lunch stop and a walking treasure hunt on the island.
Trip pirate captain is Liz Wynne Jones

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Canoe Polo – 21 August

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon Claridge polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Jackett Island Sunday 25 Aug 2024

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  4 hours
  Michele Cunningham michelec146@gmail.com
Circumnavigate Jacketts Island at high tide.
Leave from the Salt Water Baths on North St at the end of Wharf Rd. Large 4.4m tide.
Trip leader Michele Cunningham michelec146@gmail.com

High tide 13.41 am 4.0 M tide
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Canoe Polo – 28 August

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon Claridge polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Canoe Polo – 4 September

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon Claridge polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Motueka Baths to Ruby Bay Sun 8 Sept 2024

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  3 hours
  Ian Viapree isviapree@gmail.com
2 groups, leaving from either end to explore this seldom seen coastline past the cliffs at kina and on past the Moutere Bluff.
Trip leader Ian Viapree. isviapree@gmail.com
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Canoe Polo – 11 September

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon Claridge polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Canoe Polo – 18 September

Type: Pool Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  7.30pm - 8.45pm
  Symon Claridge polo@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Every Wednesday at Riverside Pool.
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Bark Bay Sat 21-22 September

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  2 days
  Mary Caldwell sparrow5279@gmail.com
2 Day trip staying at Bark bay. Must pre-book with DOC for either a campsite or the hut.
Leave from Kaiteriteri. Aiming to make good use of the whopping 4.5m tide to explore Frenchman's and Sandfly Bay lagoon's.
On Sunday option to explore further up the coast to Arch point and Tonga Island before heading back to Torrent Bay and catch the top of the tide and see how far up we can get up Torrent River towards Cleopatra's pool.
High tide Sat 11.50am 4.5m
Trip Leaders. Ange Nelson & Mary Caldwell
Contact Mary with your details
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Marina to Maitai”s River Kitchen Sun 6 October 2024

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  3 hours
  Michele Cunningham michelec146@gmail.com
Leaving from the Marina head out into the Haven before heading up the Maitai as far as possible on the 4.1m tide. Lunch/coffee at River kitchen
High tide 12.37pm 4.1M
Grade: Yellow
Trip leader Michele Cunningham
Contact Michele with your details and further Info. michelec146@gmail.com
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MANGARAKAU – Westhaven 16-21 October

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  TBC
  Margot Syms treasurer@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Staying in Mangarakau on the Westhaven Inlet. Lodge booked for nights of Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th October inclusive.
Day paddles up Sandfly creek into Otuhie Lake, into the pristine native forest up the Wairoa river and poke around in the Westhaven Inlet.
Backpacker style accommodation.

Register your interest by emailing Margot treasurer@nelsonkayakers.co.nz with your mobile and emergency contact details.
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Waikawa to Blumine Sat-Mon 26-28 Oct 2024

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  3 days
  Steve Johnston nelsonseakayaker@gmail.com
Labour weekend explore.
Leaving from Waikawa Bay. 21 kms to Blumine Island.Base camp Blumine Island DOC campsite. Not bookable.$6.
Limited space. Trip limited to 6 Orange paddlers.
Possible day trip towards Ship Cove/Cannibal Cove. Endeavour Inlet. Pickersgill Island. Return to Waikawa on Monday.
Trip leader: Steve Johnston
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Pepin Island Sun 3 Nov 2024

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  3 hours
  Steve Johnston sweetsounds01@gmail.com
Circumnavigate Pepin Island clockwise, exploring the rocky coastline and caves. Helmets required.
Stop at a beach for a cuppa.
Coming into Delaware bay on the high tide.
Tide: 4.1m 11.42 am
Trip grade: Orange

Trip leader: Steve Johnston. sweetsounds01@gmail.com
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Marlborough Sounds 8 -10 Nov 2024

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Ian Viapree isviapree@gmail.com
3 day explore in the Marlborough Sounds
Kaiuma Bay to Pipi Beach campsite in Pelorus Sound. $6 DOC fee can be paid at campsite. Full day to explore further up the sounds before before returning to Pipi Bay campsite. Limited campsites but room for approximately 4 or 5 small tents.
Email cellphone and emergency contact numbers to Ian Viapree isviapree@gmail.com
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Club Skills day Baigent’s reserve Sun 17 Nov 2024

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Green
  4 hours
  Steve Johnston nelsonseakayaker@gmail.com
Time to practise these basic skills no matter your level.
Meet at Baigents Reserve at the end of Kina Peninsula.
Training for beginners and practise for all in wet exits, assisted and self rescues.
Bring food, hot drink and change of clothes
More experienced paddlers encouraged to come and help David and mentor the beginners
It's really important to keep these skills up to date, think of it as your annual kayak WOF.
Grade: (all levels) green
High tide 11.30 4.4m
Organiser Steve Johnston
Lead Trainer: David Welch
Register buy sending your name, contact details and and an emergency contact to Steve Johnston
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Croiselle Harbour Okiwi Bay Sat 23-24 Nov

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  2 days
  Mary Caldwell sparrow5279@gmail.com
Leave from Okiwi Bay and explore the expansive Croiselle harbour.
There are interesting bays, lagoon, inlets, rocky coastline, bays and Islands to explore on this 2 day trip.
We will camp on one of the islands.

Travel time is 1 and a half hours from Richmond. Sharing transport encouraged.
High tide Sat. 4.12pm 3.4m
Trip grade: Orange
Trip Leader: Bevan Walker
Trip organiser: Mary Caldwell
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Tata Beach to Mutton Cove Sat/Sun 7-8 Dec 2024

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  2 days
  Diane Winter 0272613388 newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Paddle the Northern end of Abel Tasman.
Leaving from Tata Beach head around Tata Islands then explore the rocky coastal islands and arches at the entrance to Wainui Bay.
Stop at the historic Maori Pa site at Taupo Point beach before crossing the bay at Wharawhirangi and onwards around Separation Pt.
Watch the seals play on the rocks as you arrive in Mutton cove.
Camping at DOC Mutton Cove campsite.
Book your own campsite through the DOC Abel Tasman Great Walk online booking system.
Trip Leader: Diane Winter paddlechick75@gmail.com
Trip Grade: Orange
Sat high tide 2.42 pm 3.8m
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Christmas paddle and lunch Mapua estuary Sun 15 Dec 2024

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  11am to 3 pm
  Steve Johnston nelsonseakayaker@gmail.com
Mapua estuary paddle & social lunch

Join us for a Christmas paddle on the Mapua estuary on the incoming tide as it fills to a whopping 4.2m high tide at 10.30 am
Bring some refreshments and food for a social Christmas early lunch after the paddle.

Event will start from Rough Island. details when you register.

Email me if you are interested and I will send you a trip registration form to fill in.
Trip leader: Steve Johnston
Trip grade:yellow
High tide 10.31am 4.2m

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