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Paddling Henley Island/Martindale Pond Day Trip Sea and Recreational Kayaking

  • 04 Jun 2023
  • 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Henley Island Canoe Launch, Henley Island Dr., St Catharines
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  • 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.

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Paddling Title Henley Island/Martindale Pond Day Trip Sea and Recreational Kayaking
Type of Trip Day Trip
Date(s) Sunday, June 4
Registration Opens Day trip - 2 weeks before trip date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) May 21, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Judy Dragun, Paul Leppik, Lise Sorensen
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s) ;;
Trip Address Henley Island Canoe Launch
Google Map Location of Parking
Body of Water Martindale Pond
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location Henley Island Canoe Launch
Arrival Time Before Launch 9:15 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 10:00 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 20
Boat Rental Available No
Bathroom Facilities None
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
(* 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 C (Intermediate) Steeper slope; narrower landing zone; rocky; slippery; OR Docks
Landing Frequency
Total Distance Per Day Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 15 km
(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 TBD
Trip Cost
Trip Cancellation Policy For day trips with no cost, please self cancel. Go to the club website. From the menu, select: ATTEND EVENTS > HOW TO SELF CANCEL.
Additional Trip Details Both sea and recreational kayaks will be allowed on this day trip;
Paul Leppik will lead the sea kayakers,
Judy will lead the rec kayakers.
Please bring water, snacks and/or lunch.

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