Hunter Valley PaddleSports Club

HVPC Come & Try Recreational Kayaking - Williams River, Clarence Town


Sat 16 Mar 2024 08:15 — 11:30
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Event information

Registration for this event closes at Thu 14 Mar 2024 23:45.




Got a kayak but aren't confident to paddle it? Or no-one to paddle with?

HVPC invite you to have fun & meet other paddlers while learning some basics of kayaking in a safe environment. 

Meet at the Bridge Reserve boat ramp (off Durham St)  by 8.15am to be on the water at 9am.

Paddle will take approximately 2 hours.

BYO Kayak, paddle, PFD, water & morning tea.

If you have any concerns about the suitability of your kayak or your capacity to participate, please call our paddle leader Grahame on 0497 222 791.

If HVPC need to cancel the paddle due to weather or other issues, you will receive an email or SMS (possibly at short notice) advising of the cancellation.

We look forward to meeting you on the water soon :-)

Pre event registrations  are essential. Please do not turn up for the padle without registering in advance.

Registration for this event is a two step process.  The first step is to follow the 'Register' link in the Details section on the left side of this page.

Registering paddlers will receive an email directing them to Paddle Australia's JustGo platform. Current PNSW members will need to log in, and non members will need to create a JustGo sign-on to register a trial membership or pay the non-member single event fee (see below).

If you are unable to register online, please email Marnie at huntervalleypaddlesportsclubs@gmail.com to let us know you will be attending



HVPC/PNSW members: Free of charge

HVPC trial members: Free of charge. 

Non member single event fee: $22

Potential members and interested paddlers can sign up for a Trial Membership which provides one month's access to HVPC Recreational Paddles and other Come & Try activities. Trial memberships can only be taken out once per person.

All registered paddlers will be covered by Paddle Australia's insurance during the event.



By participating in an HVPC event, you consent for HVPC to use any images or video taken  during the event for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the Club’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use images in  printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. 


HVPC strongly recommends that all paddlers review the kayak skills training videos shared by NSW Sea Kayak Club, especially the following rescue videos:

  • Assisted Rescue - The assisted rescue is used to help another kayaker re-enter their kayak after a capsize. A good rescue is efficient, with no injuries or damaged equipment. 
  • Self Rescue - Self rescue is a method of getting yourself back into the kayak after capsizing.  This is essential if you plan to paddle alone.

If you would like to practice rescue skills during the rec paddle, please speak with the paddle leader on the day.


For further information or questions about the paddle please contact Grahame - 0497 222 791

For assistance with registration, please contact Marnie -  huntervalleypaddlesportsclub@gmail.com