From the outset the Club embarked on a range of activities including flat water slaloms, regattas, touring and racing and water safety training. In 1967 club members first tackled white water events and in subsequent years gained placings in the State and Australian Championships. On flat water the Lilli Pilli to Audley race, first paddled in 1966, was adopted in 1967 as the Club’s annual race.
In the 1967/1968 season the club affiliated with the NSW Canoe Association and was instrumental in having Touring Class kayak races at the State Sprint Championships, leading to club members gaining many places at the 1970 State Championships. In fact, 1970 was a significant year for the club as, apart from the State Sprint Championships, club members travelled to Perth for the Australian Whitewater Championships. But locally the highlight was the staging with the assistance of the club of a race from Audley to Gunnamatta Bay as part of the Bi-Centenary Celebrations.
The 1970’s was a period of growth in both membership and activities for the club. From a membership of 35 paddlers in 1967 the club had advanced to 115 active members by 1971. The emphasis on touring class kayaks gradually gave way to K1’s, leading to a very high standard of racing and the development of a number of Lilli Pilli paddlers, including one of those original Junior Scouts, into Australian representatives at the Olympics and World Championships. And for all the “ordinary” members of the club it provided a great social and sporting outlet.
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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: