Over the last few years the club has been busy
running trips all over the South Island.
Take a look at some of the places we have been
(click on play above or to the flickr page here. )
Please see below for the lighting regulations for
night paddling and come prepared.
From the Maritime NZ website http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/Recreational-Boating/Skipper-responsibilities
Be bright at night. As a minimum maritime rules
require you to carry a torch to prevent collision.
However, holding a torch may prevent you from paddling
Wearing a head torch allows your arms to be free to
paddle. In addition, mounting an all-round white light
(or a red, green and white sector light) on your rear
deck above head-height means you will be visible from
Stick together. If travelling in a group,
particularly at night, it is recommended that you carry
two light sources, such as a head torch and an all-round
When paddling in a tight pod, if the rear paddler has
their all-round light turned on, the group will be
visible from behind and other members will not be
blinded. The lead kayaker should also have their head
torch on and shining forward, which won't affect others'
night vision. All paddlers should then only need to use
their lights when there is approaching traffic. Don't
use flashing strobe lights unless there is an emergency.
Attaching reflective tape or strips to your kayak,
paddle and clothing will maximise your visibility at
night. Shining your torch across the reflective strips
can also help you to be seen