Step 1. Fill in the Application form
To join, please fill in the application form.
On the application form for becoming a member, you will need to READ and ACCEPT the Kayak Share Club Terms and Conditions, Waiver, and Guidelines.
You will then receive a brief confirmation message that your application has been received, ....if not, please repeat with your correct email address!
Step 2. Monitor your emails on the 20th of each month (except May, June, July, and August), and be ready to respond! All applicants will receive an email on the 20th of each month (except in May, June, July, and August) of the following month's two training sessions for new members. Spots are given on a 'first in' basis for the training session for new members.
Applicants who do not reply to the training date email are removed from all future mail-outs. This is our best way to manage the many wishing to join. It is no longer a waiting list.
Step 3. WAIT to receive an email confirming your training session date, BEFORE paying any fees. The membership fees are required one week before the training to secure your spot:
Membership fees are $160 for adults, including $80 for the Kayak Share Club fee and $80 for the Paddle Australia (PA) fee for 12 months from the payment date. PA fee provides 24/7 paddle personal accident and public liability coverage.
ONLY AFTER receiving confirmation of the training date, go to https://paddle.org.auto sign up with Paddle Australia and then use the Club Finder to find and select Kayak Share Club. Select your membership type (Adult membership, NOT Volunteer) and then make your payment. You will then receive emailed payment confirmation from Paddle Australia (NSW).
Paddle Safety Training for New Members
To use a kayak every member joining needs to complete first a Paddle Safety Training Session. It covers paddle technique, safety on the harbour, weather monitoring, capsize and self-rescue, and assisting in the rescue. Training Sessions are usually held 7.30-11 am, on one Saturday and Tuesday per month. Dates will depend on the instructor’s availability and weather.
After the training session, you will be then added to the club's online kayak booking system to make your own kayak bookings and invited to Kayak Social, a WhatsApp group for members only. (Please make sure you have installed WhatsApp into your smartphone.)
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