Weekly

  • Tuesday Morning Harbour Paddle

Time: 6:00am – 8:00am

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Nicole nicole@sydneyuniversitycanoeclub.com.au 

What to expect: A sunrise paddle with great harbour views – make sure to bring a headtorch. Email Nicole if you plan on joining and wait for a reply. 

  • Early Morning Flatwater Paddling

Time: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 5:00am – 6:30am

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Mario mariolend@gmail.com  

What to expect: For experienced paddlers wanting to work on technique and get extra paddle time in flat water conditions before boat traffic and rowers are out. Using specific flatwater boats, K1, K1 Tornado or TK2 kayaks. Blackwattle Bay loop, starting from the pontoon, paddling towards concrete construction site, fish market, along Anzac Bridge then into Rozelle Bay along the marina and back to the Boat Shed, x4 times total distance of 12kms. Bring a head torch.

  • Wednesday Afternoon Sunset Blast

Time: One hour before sunset (look out for a weekly email)

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Matt matt@sydneyuniversitycanoeclub.com.au 

What to expect: Using the surfskis, we’ll aim to complete the 10KM Birchgrove loop in 60-70 minutes.This session is open to all paddlers (including fit beginners looking for a solid workout) who are interested in developing proper paddling technique and working up a bit of a sweat while doing so. 

  • Thursday Time Trial

Time: 7:00am – 8:30am

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Andrew andrew@sydneyuniversitycanoeclub.com.au 

What to expect: This is the best 10km time trial circuit in the harbour; it starts and ends from the pontoon. This self-paced time trial is best enjoyed in some of the club’s faster boats but can be done in the double Mirage, often faster than most solo paddlers can make it around the course. You need to be reasonably experienced both as a paddler and in the general harbour as you may well spend part of the lap on your own once you know the course. For regular paddlers, we’ll have a monthly handicap race. GPS enabled watch and Strava account highly encouraged.

  • Friday Afternoon Social Paddle

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Summer)

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Lara rogersonwood@gmail.com 

What to expect: A great evening paddle with a sunset. During summer we’ll often have a BBQ on the pontoon or else head out for dinner. Look out for a weekly email and reply to make sure you get a spot!

  • Salty Saturdays

Time: 8:30am – mid afternoon

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Adelina adelina@sydneyuniversitycanoeclub.com.au 

What to expect: The goal is to make it as far as we can and back in a day! Clifton Gardens, the Lane Cove Weir, Quarantine beach or Manly? You’ll need some kayaking experience, your lunch and a sense of adventure. Look out for a weekly email for details. 

Monthly

  • Nepean River Paddle (Summer)

Time: First Monday of the month (Summer), 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: River Road, Leonay

Trip Leader: Chantal chantal@outdoorgenius.com 

What to expect: A relaxing after work/uni paddle on the Nepean River. We stop halfway for a campfire dinner, so bring something to share. Email Chantal by Sunday afternoons if you want to join to ensure a boat is packed for you. 

  • Beginners Session

Time: Third Thursday of the month, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Nicole/Lara/Adelina nicole@sydneyuniversitycanoeclub.com.au 

What to expect: A monthly skills session for those who are new to kayaking or who’d like some tips on their stroke, steering, and other boat skills. Look out for an email via the mailing list.

  • Monthly Saturday Trip Leaders Skills Session

Time: Once a month, morning start

Where: The Boatshed, end of Ferry Rd Glebe

Trip Leader: Matt matt@sydneyuniversitycanoeclub.com.au 

What to expect: A monthly session taught by the best sea kayaker in the club (thanks Matt!) aimed at improving our trip leaders’ kayaking prowess! Look out for an email via the mailing list for details.