Kayak Share Club Inc (KSC) is a new initiative and is open to anyone who wants to paddle in the heart of Sydney Harbour and now Middle Harbour (Balmoral to Roseville).
The share scheme was started by a keen group of Neutral Bay kayakers who sought to keep some kayaks on Hayes St Beach at Neutral Bay when North Sydney Council voted for all kayaks to be removed from the beach as a way to reduce the number of kayaks. It became a win-win solution for the community of paddlers, beachgoers and the Council.
The club is solely recreational and does not run competitive events except a paddle to the next coffee spot!
The KSC fits well within the model of other kayak clubs. The only difference is we have a share boat principle, which is progressive when you think about the waste of resources and so much equipment lying idle on the foreshores.
The not-for-profit, incorporated (INC 1801229) community-run club imparts a strong, fun, and cooperative spirit to the beach community. The kayaks are provided by a few members to be shared with other members. The share scheme operates based on good faith.
Twilight drinks are held once a month in Day Light Saving time and it is a nice opportunity for paddlers to network off-water!
Newcomers are welcome. Applicants to become members are required first to do a paddle safety training session run by a certified instructor and become members of KSC via Paddle Australia, the peak body for paddle sports. This provides the paddler with personal accident and public liability insurance coverage when paddling.
KSC appreciates the strong support given by North Sydney Council and Mosman Council to this new initiative.
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