Interesting Times off Pialba – Image by Rob


The Club has structured events held on selected Weekday Mornings.

The location of the launch sites are listed below.

If desired, a comprehensive listing of the planned paddles is available in a single sheet .PDF format. This will allow a printout.


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Grade 1 Event

Paddles start at 8:00 am  and 8:30 am from June to August.

These outings are a light excursion. Trips are around 2hrs duration and are held in sheltered locations.

Experienced members will be on hand to assist new paddlers with the sport.

Bring your morning tea & enjoy the company at the conclusion of the paddle.


26th, Jul. MULLER PARK. Malcolm R, 07 5443 1739.
2nd, Aug. LAKE KAWANA. Terry C, 0434 387 783.
9th, Aug. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Barrie J, 0407 211 052.
16th, Aug. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Barrie J, 0407 211 052.
23rd, Aug. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Lyn A, 0429 390 945.
30th, Aug. NOJOOR ROAD. Sue A, 0439 623 209.


6th, Sep. FISHERMANS ROAD. Lesley E, 0416 104 010.
13th, Sep. KEITH HILL PARK. Jim C, 0402 246 480.
20th, Sep. OUTRIGGER PARK. Peter C, 07 5441 4872.
27th, Sep. TEWANTIN BOAT RAMP. Graham G, 0411 799 005.

Upper Burrum River – Image by Dean


In preparation for the Great Keppel Island camp, the Skills Development class schedule has been modified as follows:

Preparation for Keppel

July 27 and August 3 – classes will be at Mooloolaba Spit (Kiddies Corner).  Classes are open to the regular skills development students and all people going to Keppel.  Classes will start at 07:30 to help students find car parking before it gets too busy.  Please dress for immersion.  The water is a little cool – not too bad – but the wind chill is significant after being in the water.   The focus will be on beach launching and landing, and the associated boat control skills as paddlers approach and depart the beach.  Students are free to leave the class at any stage if they are too cold.

Classes during GKI camp

August 10, 17, no Skills Development class due to the Great Keppel Island camp.

The schedule from August 24 onwards will be advised later.

Rob Plenderleith

Skills Development Coordinator

Grade 1 Event

Paddles start at 8:00 am  and 8:30 am from June to August.

Trips are around 3hrs duration.

Bring your morning tea.


28th, Jul. NOJOOR ROAD. Bob Whiting, 07 5446 7760.
4th, Aug. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Don McAllister, 0437 924 754.
11th, Aug. FISHERMANS ROAD. Ron Willoughby, 07 5448 4662.
18th, Aug. MULLER PARK. Bruce Nicholson, 07 5452 5545.
25th, Aug. OUTRIGGER PARK. Brian Martin, 07 5443 8290.


1st, Sep. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Terry Clancy, 0434 387 783.
8th, Sep. NOJOOR ROAD. Sue Alcock, 0439 623 209.
15th, Sep. OUTRIGGER PARK. Roy Whittle, 07 5448 4662.
22nd, Sep. KEITH HILL PARK. Heather Quinn, 0422 493 093.
29th, Sep. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Brian Martin, 07 5443 8290.

River Heads Launch – Image by Henriette


Grade 1 Event with Some Optional Exposure to Grade 2

These paddles are a “Peer Activity” as defined by AUSTRALIAN CANOEING.

NO Instructional or Guidance structure exists! 

It is the Responsibility of each member of the group to ensure the suitability of their equipment and themselves for the activity!

These events are normally 4hrs duration with a break at the halfway mark. Distances increase and paddlers have increased exposure to the wind and tide.

Bring your lunch & enjoy the company at the conclusion of the paddle.

Paddles start at 8:00 am  and 8:30 am from June to August. 


29th, Jul. PARKYN PARADE. Dean H, 0412 766 933.


5th, Aug. MULLER PARK. Bruce N, 07 5452 5545.
19th, Aug. OUTRIGGER PARK. Des V, 0408 063 896.
26th, Aug. BAROON POCKET DAM. Richard S, 0403 126 250.


2nd, Sep. BOREEN POINT. Bob W, 07 5446 7760.
9th, Sep. TEWANTIN BOAT RAMP. Chris R, 0417 424 433.
16th, Sep. EUMARELLA ROAD. Linsay G, 0418 715 130.
23rd, Sep. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. David H, 0407 493 031.
30th, Sep. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Paul W, 0409 770 090.

Pincushion Break