Paddling Wabashauene Day Paddle

  • 08 Jul 2023
  • 9:30 AM
  • Swift Canoe & Kayak, 3048 Mayhew Road, Waubaushene
  • 11


  • Registration opens two 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 Wabashauene Day Paddle
Type of Trip Day Trip
Date(s) Saturday, July 8
Registration Opens Day trip - 2 weeks before trip date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) June, 24, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Dorothy Rideough
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s)
Trip Address Swift Canoe & Kayak, 3048 Mayhew Road, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2C0
Google Map Location of Parking
Body of Water TBC - Georgian Bay or Matchedash Bay & Coldwater River, depending on conditions.
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Sea Kayaks only
Boat Launch Location TBC - Swift Canoe & Kayak
Arrival Time Before Launch 9:30 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 10:30 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available Yes
Boat Rental Details Call Swift Canoe to reserve in advance
Bathroom Facilities Porta potty at launch only
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring 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
Please note the club does not provide equipment. If rentals are noted above, it is at the expense of the club member. Please read the details.
HOC Trip Rating Grade A
(* 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 B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 2 kms
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) No more than 3 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes
Restaurant and Restaurant Address Kelsey's in Barrie, 35 Mapleview Dr
Trip Cost
Trip Cancellation Policy N/A
Additional Trip Details This trip is designed for the new paddler who may not have their own boat, but has had a lesson. The trip route will depend on weather conditions on the day. Participants are encouraged to car pool if possible as parking is limited. Please bring a lunch, water and sunscreen; a change of clothes is also recommended for the after paddle dinner.

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