Paddling, Practice and Play Skills Night #1

  • 06 Jul 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton
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  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in up to two club events before joining and must meet the skill level requirements for the paddle.

Registration is closed
Paddling Title Paddle, Practice and Play Skills Night #1 Recreational and Sea Kayak Friendly
Date July 6 2022
Registration Opens 2 weeks before the event (Day trips)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Sandy Nay
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s)
Trip Address Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton
Body of Water Reservoir
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Public Boat Launch
Arrival Time 6:00 PM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
6:30 PM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Launch Conditions Sand
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
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
Wind Grade A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade A (Beginner) No more than 1 km between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade A (Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Costs Conservation Park Entrance Fee
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details Join us to practice and play, paddle around the reservoir
This practice and play is club members helping other club members to work on various skills. We finish the night with a friendly paddle
Two registration are required: on the HOC events calendar and on the Halton Conservation Area site
Each night we will have a 15 minute topic to cover ie: how to tie down a kayak onto the roof properly
Start 6:00pm, finish 8:15pm

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