Paddling Recreation Kayak Basics - Beginner Lesson - Sep 15 2021

  • 15 Sep 2021
  • 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Kelso Conservation Area
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Paddling Recreation Kayak Basics - Beginner Lesson Sep 15 2021

Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

Dorothy Rideough

Email of Trip Volunteer(s)

rideoughd@gmail.com

Trip Address

Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton

Body of Water

Kelso Conservation Area

Boat Launch Location

First right upon entry to park, public boat launch

Arrival Time

12:15 PM

On the water time, ready to paddle

1:00 PM

Maximum number of paddlers including leader

6

Boat Rental Available

No, must bring own recreation boat, paddle and safety gear

Launch Conditions

Beach, Flat

Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

Bathroom facilities on location

Paddling Conditions


Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

No

Wind

Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

Landing Type

Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

Open Crossings

Grade A - No open crossings

Daily Distance

Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

Current

Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

Trip Grade Assessment

A

Trip Costs


PARTICIPANT MINIMUM: at least 4 participants are required for the event to proceed. If not reached, event is subject to cancellation.

Cost $50 per person, not included is cost of park entrance


TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Lifting and carrying a kayak, Launching and landing a kayak

Forward and reverse strokes, Stopping, Forward and reverse sweep strokes, Draw stroke

Wet exit (without a skirt), Retrieving an empty kayak, Paddle in place, Assisted re-entry

Lifting and carrying a kayak, Launching and landing a kayak

Kayak outfitting, gear and clothing, Journeying and seamanship, Paddle-smart principles

WHAT TO BRING

Participants will be responsible to bring their own gear and kayak. You will be spending time in the water, so expect to get wet - bring a change of clothing. Safety equipment is mandatory: PFD, Rope with Float, Pealess whistle & Bailing bucket. A manual kayak pump (bilge water pump) is recommended, but not mandatory.


Attention Non-Members

If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.

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