About our club

Cronulla Sutherland Kayak Club Incorporated, (founded in 1965 as Lilli Pilli Kayak Club), is one of the oldest and most successful kayak clubs in the Southern Hemisphere. The Club comprises approximately 100 members, ranging in age from 8 to 85 years of age. Members are domiciled predominantly in the St George and Sutherland regions, but many also come from as far a field as the Illawarra, the Blue Mountains, and the eastern, south western and western suburbs of Sydney.

Club members compete in flatwater (marathon and sprint), canoe polo, ‘wild / white water’ down river and slalom events. Club races are predominantly held in the autumn and winter months on the Hacking River off Grays Point. These are flatwater races ranging from distances of 2km to 20km. Each year the Club applies for an Aquatic Licence with the Waterways Authority of NSW to conduct autumn and winter series sprint and marathon races on the Hacking River.

THE HACKING RIVER

The Club does not have a home / clubhouse, or storage facilities and relies heavily upon members to store power safety boats, club trailers, kayaks and other necessary equipment. The Club currently has a licence agreement with NSW Scouts & Grays Point Scout Group to hire the hot showers and clean toilets at Grays Point in the autumn and winter months. The Club, which is a non profit community based organisation, has a minimal income stream.

The Club boasts past Olympians, (Barry Kelly, Robert Lee, Ray Martin, Jim Walker, Tony Schumacher & Daniel Collins), past and current Australian representative paddlers, as well as current Australian and World Masters Champions.

In recent years the Club has embarked on a conscious recruitment campaign to boost membership, particularly in respect of juniors and their parents. To this end Cronulla Sutherland Kayak Club and the four Bate Bay Surf Lifesaving Clubs enjoy a good relationship with many veteran, open and junior lifesavers being members of the Kayak Club in order to enhance their paddling skills and cross train in the autumn and winter months.

OUR OBJECTIVES

To promote all aspects of the sport and especially to encourage younger persons into the sport. The club has built up a tradition for participation in the true spirit of canoeing over many years.

To continue and build on the standards set by those before us.

RACING INFO

The club conducts flat water marathon events on the Hacking River from Swallow Rock reserve Grays Point in the Sutherland Shire. Boat classes are International (K) boats, Australian Touring Class (TK), Surf Skis and Sea Kayaks in both singles and doubles, for men, ladies and mixed. Boat designs of any description are accepted provided they meet the required safety standards. Age groups extends from 12 years to 70+.

The season commences in March and goes through to September/October. Marathon distances commence from 5 km and extend to 20 km. Races start at 2:00pm Saturdays. Sub Junior 2km races are also held on Saturdays starting at 1:30pm.
Registration from 1:00pm.

Informal twilight races are conducted during daylight saving months commencing 6:30pm Fridays. This year’s starting date and venue to be announced.

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Who's interested in Covid Safe Saturday Races? Express your interest and we will find your perfect match, based on Garvie's secret formula. You'll race in pairs against each other with a 1-minute interval between pairs.
This will be a self-timed event with the emphasis on getting on and off the water and out of the car park in a covid safe manner. Please keep in mind the 10k radius from swallow rock and do as Gladys says
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Whos interested in Covid Safe Saturday Races? Express your interest and we will find your perfect match, based on Garvies secret formula. Youll race in pairs against each other with a 1-minute interval between pairs. 
This will be a self-timed event with the emphasis on getting on and off the water and out of the car park in a covid safe manner. Please keep in mind the 10k radius from swallow rock and do as Gladys says

Bay surf just got serious with wave measuring buoy.Transport for NSW advises that a wave measuring buoy was installed at the entrance to Port Hacking near Bundeena on Wednesday 30 June 2021 and will remain in place until Friday 1 October 2021.

The wave buoy, deployed off Gunya at the entrance to Port Hacking, has been deployed to measure waves entering the estuary. During that deployment NPWS Scientists will carry out a study of hydrodynamics and sediment transport by deploying temporary wave and current meters (small instruments underwater) around the sand shoals and in front of the beaches.

The wave buoy is anchored in position by a mooring apparatus. The apparatus includes a floating yellow buoy with a 10 meter weighted line anchored to the seabed. It will exhibit a flashing yellow light at night.

The apparatus will be removed from the water prior to 1st October 2021. Vessel operators are advised to navigate with care in the vicinity of the wave measuring device and mooring apparatus. Further information or any issues should be reported directly to the Transport for NSW Maritime information line on 13 12 36.
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Bay surf just got serious with wave measuring buoy.

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Is that that what it is, I thought it was a scooba diving buoy hahaha!!! Great look forward to some swell Data!!!!

Hello wonderful members of the CSKC,

I hope that you are ok and managing the lockdown well.

Due to the extension of the lockdowns by another two weeks, the future of our Harbour Series race is now in doubt, however, the committee is meeting next week (virtually) and I will personally provide you with an update after the meeting.

In the meantime, please have look at this wonderful video message by our club president, Michael:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f9qNEn_e4w

Please stay safe and ensure that you do continue to paddle while in lockdown and in accordance to the COVID Safety guidelines.

Sincerely,
Kaveh Fanian MAICD
Secretary
Cronulla Sutherland Kayak Club
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Great to here Micheal !!! Big thank you to the committee for all the hard work you all have been putting in 👍 it’s great to here some positive news 😁

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Thinking of our friends outside the 10k radius. Looking forward to being with you on the water soon.

Have a look at this fantastic video of father and son, Chris Murty and Jayden, on Bay Surf.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtvMIahVdqk
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Fantastic footage - love it!! So much fun riding the bay surf and with father and son together - extra special