The club is planning to hold a number of "Paddle with a Buddy" sessions for new paddlers wanting to start active recreational paddling, or former paddlers wanting to get back into paddling in a relaxed way.
Please note that these Social Paddles are for participants who have already learned to paddle in TK1 club boats. If you cannot paddle, you should instead see the website for details of a Beginner Learn to Paddle Course.
These Social Paddle with a Buddy sessions will be ideal for those who
have completed our beginner course, or club members who don't have the confidence to paddle on their own,
who want to connect with other paddlers of similar ability to build up skills together, or
who just want to make friends to paddle with socially, on a regular basis.
Depending on ability levels and interest, we plan to paddle downstream to about Bellbird Landing (less than 5 km round trip), or shorter distances depending on fitness and preferences. Experienced club members will paddle along with the group, to be on hand to assist if needed.
Afterwards, we would have tea and toast at the club together, or a coffee a Fairfield Boathouse.
There is no cost associated to join in, but to ensure we have suitable numbers of experienced paddlers with you, would need to register your intention to come along.
Remember to bring the usual personal gear - towel, soft water shoes, lanyard for glasses, change of clothes, money for coffee. All other equipment will be provided (eg. kayak, paddle, pfd) if you do not have your own.
We look forward to paddling with you and helping you to make social connections within the club.