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Recreational Kayak Program

Paddling French River 2022

  • 15 Sep 2022
  • 9:30 AM
  • 18 Sep 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • 2870 Hartley Bay Rd, French River, ON
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  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

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Paddling Trip Details
Paddling Title French River 2022
Date Sept 15-18
Registration Opens 8 weeks before the event (Car Camping or Wilderness)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Lise Sorensen (Lead), Anne Marchildon (Co-Lead), Paul Lewis (Mentee)
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s) anne2243marchildon@gmail.com; lisesorensen369@gmail.com; outdooractive@hotmail.com
Trip Address 2870 Hartley Bay Rd, French River, ON P0M 1A0
Body of Water French River
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks not permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Hartley Bay Marina
Arrival Time 9:30 AM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
10:15 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 8
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details N/A
Launch Conditions Dock
Bathroom Facilities on Site Bathroom facilities on location
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating GRADE B
Skills
(* in those conditions)
Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Comfortable forward stroke; Comfortable reverse stroke; Comfortable turning strokes; Able to perform assisted rescue as swimmer and rescuer *
Wind Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Light to Moderate; 15 kms/hour; Wind noticeably affects movement of the paddler
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Waves up to 2 feet; Small breaking waves Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)
Current Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Mild currents; Up to 2-3 kms/hour
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade C (Intermediate) Steeper slope; narrower landing zone; rocky; slippery; OR Docks
Landing Frequency Grade C (Intermediate) No more than 5 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade C (Intermediate) Up to 20 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade B (Comfortable Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Costs $85.00 pp does not include parking
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details FOUR PORTAGES REQUIRED IN ONE DAY.
Self Reliant Trip - own gear, own meals
Must provide own kayak, paddling gear, camping gear, tent, cooking gear
Pre trip meeting
First come first serve camp sites.
Includes paddle on Georgian Bay shoreline.


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