Multi-day kayaking – Cortes Island and vicinity – 3 – 6 July 2019

Activity Multi-day Paddle
Destination Cortes Island and vicinity
Date 3-6 July 2019, Wednesday to Saturday
Trip Coordinator Darcy Mitchell and others
Contact Info mitchelldarcy51@gmail.com
Description Multi-day paddle with camping, likely at either Carrington Bay or Von Donop Inlet
Meeting Place Quadra Island ferry terminal to Cortes Island
Departure Time 9:05 departure – this is a popular sailing, so you should be in line by 8 a.m.
Difficulty
Moderate (depending on wind conditions)
Cost Ferry fare to Cortes
Trip limits Eight with no more than 6 tents as camping space is limited
Dogs? No
Notes: 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. All participants must contact the coordinator by email (preferably) or by phone to 250 923 5540 to confirm participation no later than June 30. 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 1 if the trip will be cancelled.
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