Rock’n’Roll Weekend [41]

The NSWSKC’s premier annual event, the Rock’n’Roll weekend was a 3 day extravaganza.

Currarong Caravan Park, which offers modern facilities and easy boat launching, was the venue for the 8th Annual Rock’n’Roll weekend. Members took flexi days, RDO’s and annual leave to make the whole weekend, to paddle or even just have a lazy weekend.

We had a full program of presentations in the shelter area for ALL skill levels in addition to varied on-water activities for all paddlers.

Sea Proficiency Award Assessments were conducted on Saturday and Sunday. Quite a few members gained the award with a couple just falling short of requirements. All practice is good however, and they are expected to pass the award at their next attempt.

The AGM was held on Saturday afternoon followed by drinks and nibblies. A slide show of the infamous Cape York Expedition was shown in the shelter area on Saturday night.

Many joined us for a beach breakfast on Sunday morning, followed by paddles along the spectacular Jervis Bay cliffs, surf training and eskimo roll instruction.

Sunday night was ‘Discussion Night’ in the shelter area. After some ‘sea kayak design’ talk, during which lots of members participated, we moved on to ‘group spread’ and the topic occupying many minds at the moment, ‘criticism of other members boats’. It was lively, spirited and good natured.

On Monday, the plan was to drive to Honeymoon Bay and launch, but the boom gate was down at the turn-off, so we drove around to Murrays Beach at the Southern end of the bay where 24 paddlers launched, paddled across to Point Perpendicular and Bream Cove for lunch and returned in perfect sunny conditions.

For those who missed out in 1999, mark your diary for 2000. The dates are 25th to 27th November. Once again it will be a 3 day event. We will endeavour to put on an interesting program for members which will differ from last years event, just to keep it interesting!

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