Rock’n’Roll 2005 [58]

Hi folks,

Rock ‘n’ Roll is upon us again! Rock ‘n’ Roll 2005 is fast approaching so grab your kayak and get ready for the threeday Club extravaganza at Hawks Nest, Port Stephens, from Saturday 12 March 2005 until Monday 14 March 2005, with arrival and registration on Friday 11 March 2005.

As always, the focus of the weekend is having a good time with socialising off the water and various kayaking events on the water. Activities include:

  • Half-Day Trips (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Full-Day Trips (Monday)
  • Navigation
  • Yoga
  • Photography
  • Nutrition for Expedition Paddling
  • Kayak & Safety Gear
  • Rescues & Towing Approaches
  • Rolling Competition
  • Handicap Kayak Race
  • Saturday Night Buffet Dinner
  • Sausage Sizzle (Saturday and Sunday)
  • And much more!

In addition to these activities retailers will be setting up during the weekend to exhibit and demonstrate their wares for the benefit of members. Plus excellent Saturday evening entertainment!

Important Information

The weekend is being held at the Jimmys Beach Caravan Park in Hawks Nest, Port Stephens and is a three-day weekend, from Saturday 12 to Monday 14 March 2005 (with arrival and registration opening on Friday 11 March 2005).

Jimmys Beach Caravan Park has both camping and cabin facilities. We have reserved the whole Caravan Park for this special event. The range of accommodation includes Beach Houses ($138 per night), Deluxe Cabins ($107 per night), Ensuite Cabins ($57.50 per night), Standard Cabins ($44.50 per night), On- Site Vans ($38 per night), and Camping Sites ($11 per person per night). The first three have ensuite bathrooms while the latter two and the camping sites have shared amenities. Most houses and cabins can sleep 6 people, but we recommend 4 per cabin/van. All houses and cabins have to be booked for all three nights. For bookings, please contact Ken from Jimmys Beach Caravan Park on phone (02) 4997 0466 between 8:30am – 5:30pm and let him know that you are a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll happening.

On arrival at the Park all attendees should head to Rock ‘n’ Roll Headquarters in Beach House No 2 to complete their registration.

Saturday night dinner is being catered by the Rotary Club as is the sausage sizzle on Saturday and Sunday. Prior confirmation and payment for the Saturday night buffet dinner is required as indicated on your Rock ‘n’ Roll registration form. To save an ecological paper plate disaster you must provide your own plate and cutlery. It is BYO drinks.

Please note no pets are allowed in the Caravan Park.

Adrian Clayton has kindly offered to make available his Mirage Doubles for hire free-of-charge to Club members who would like to take their non-Club member spouses for a paddle at Rock ‘n’ Roll 2005, to be arranged on the day. Apart from this, all attendees must supply their own kayaks for the duration of the Rock ‘n’ Roll.

All Rock ‘n’ Roll attendees are required to register for the weekend (whether you are camping, staying in a cabin, staying elsewhere, or coming for the day) and all attendees are issued with a waterproof ID card for the weekend. Without the ID card you won’t be joining in any activities so you won’t be having any fun. Bring your PFD along with you to Headquarters to attach the ID cards to.

There is a refundable $20.00 security deposit for the ID card which will help remind you to return it to Rock ‘n’ Roll Headquarters before you check out.

After your arrive you can sign up for the various activities you wish to participate in. This is easily done at Rock ‘n’ Roll Headquarters at any time but be quick, as places are limited.

Registration prior to 15 February 2005 is strongly recommended as we need to produce a laminated ID card for each attendee and to do this on the spot for every member will cause l-o-n-g delays.

Only members of NSWSKC are eligible to attend Rock ‘n’ Roll. If you are not a Club member you will need to join prior to registering for Rock ‘n’ Roll. Club registration forms can be found on our Web site

If you have any questions or want any further details prior to the event, please email the Rock ‘n’ Roll Events Coordinators Claudia and Kevin at

We hope to see you in Hawks Nest for the big happening!

Claudia Schremmer and Kevin Brennan