|Cortes Island and vicinity
||8-11 July 2019, Monday to Thursday. We may return sooner if the weather is uncooperative.
||Multi-day paddle with camping in the Octopus Islands or Waiatt Bay. Please read all the Notes below.
||launch from Surge Narrows
||please contact the coordinator for all details
|Moderate (depending on wind conditions)
||Eight with no more than 4 tents as camping space is limited
||All participants must review and conform to QIOC paddling guidelines. Only ‘sea kayaks’ (with waterproof bulkheads) equipped with spray skirts and all required safety equipment are eligible for this trip. Participants must be self-sufficient in camping equipment, fresh water and food. Please note that all participants must be able to perform a wet exit and assisted rescue, at minimum. If you do not have fairly recent rescue training and practice (e.g. Paddle Canada basic courses or equivalent), you must take the club training workshop scheduled for June 26 (see the trip schedule for details). If you have not paddled with the coordinator previously, please contact her no later than June 20. Final registration is July 1st. The trip will be cancelled if forecast winds are higher than 15 knots, or steady rain is expected. Participants will be informed by 7 p.m. on July 6 if the trip will be cancelled.