Rock’n’Roll 2000 [43]

Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th November, 2000

Here it comes… the end of the millennium NSWSKC Rock ‘n’ Roll/AGM three day weekend extravaganza!

The program for the year 2000 Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend is now available.

This year, the weekend will once again be a three day affair – two days of relaxing, paddling, yarning, practicing, paddling, rolling, testing, listening… followed by another day of relaxing, paddling, yarning, etc. Gosh, it gets tougher each year!

This is about our 9th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll weekend – we’ve lost count! We started this weekend to teach rolling skills to members and it has now grown to include all paddling skills tuition, slide shows, guest speakers, test paddling of boats, breakfast paddles… you name it… not to mention our relaxed open air Annual General Meeting.

If you only come to one NSWSKC Club weekend this year, make it this one! Come along and meet other members, plan an expedition, hear and see what other members have been up to around the world in sea kayaks.

The venue again this year is Currarong Caravan Park near Nowra. The park has cabins (we advise you book early), lots of tent space and a great shelter shed. Currarong has all the usual small town amenities. From here we have access to some fantastic paddling areas.

Our program for this year includes 3 guest speakers, member’s slide shows and a varied skills and information program including:

  • Wooden boat workshop
  • Sea kayak sail design think tank
  • Forward paddling technique sessions
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • A new surf entry technique
  • A full basic skills program for those new to sea paddling
  • Sea Proficiency Award Training and Assessment
  • All the Eskimo rolling tuition you want
  • But wait, there’s much, much more…
  • Buy, Swap ‘n’ Sell for all your gear
  • New products noticeboard
  • Hot Tips Competition – write up your best idea
  • Sunday breakfast paddle
  • Beecroft Peninsula circumnavigation and whale spotting
  • Monday mystery paddle

On Arrival

If staying in a cabin, go to the office to collect keys. If you’re camping, Do not go to the office. Come to the Shelter Shed and pick up a program. It will tell you all you need to know about the weekend (and how to get past the boom gate). We have arranged discount camping fees with the park and we will collect fees from you for the weekend.

What to Bring

Bring all your paddling and camping gear, food (there are also shops in the town) and cooking gear, a dive mask for rolling, maybe a wetsuit… and a camp chair. No fires allowed in the park – bring a stove (there are also electric barbecues in the caravan park).

How to Get There

Currarong is 35 km east of Nowra on the coast. Follow the Princes Highway to Nowra. Turn-off is at the southern end of Nowra. The caravan park is on the left as you enter Currarong, the entry being off the side road. All shops, beach, etc are within walking distance.

The Annual General Meeting and Club membership

Participation in club activities is open to all members. You can join the club before the Rock’n’Roll Weekend or join when you arrive at Currarong. The membership year is from the Annual General Meeting, which will be held at the Rock’n’Roll Weekend, until the AGM on the following year.

New memberships paid for after October 1, 2000 are valid until the AGM, November 2001, ie for 13 months). Members are entitled to take part in the AGM and the administration of club affairs, including standing for office.

Any Questions?

Call David Winkworth or Andrew Eddy.

Now mark your diaries, pack your kayaks and we’ll see you all there.