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Piggot Bay to Horton Bay (Level 2)

  • June 12, 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Mayne Island, BC
  • 11


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

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This trip is limited to active OOPS members who are WEC and already registered for the Mayne Island Event.

Narrative: Afternoon short paddle for those who wish to get on the water the day of arrival. This trip requires a shuttle. 1:30 pm: Meet at main camp, drop shuttle vehicle off at Horton Bay, drive to Piggot Bay and launch. 

Paddle 4 miles to Horton Bay. Trip will pass Lizard Island on West (left side) to set up to enter Horton on flood current. (We plan to be at evening meeting after trip - estimating meeting time at 6:00 pm). Current will be favorable down Navy Channel but it can be choppy, depending on wind. There are significant currents along Lizard Island. Group should be aware there is a potential to get washed East of Curlew on entry into Horton Bay.

Meeting Time: 1:30:00 PM
Launch Time: 2:15:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Piggot Bay, Mayne Island
Take out: Horton Bay, Mayne Island
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Greg Clopton (trip may be delegated)
Assistant Organizer(s):  
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person:  
Maximum number of paddlers: 12 (assuming second TO)
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65F
Estimated Water Temperature: 52F
Estimated Water Time: 2 hr.
Tide times & heights: Based on Village Bay: Low 10:44 am (0.6 m), High 6:50 pm (3.2 m) 
Current information: Nominal current in Navy Channel; approx 2 to 3 knot current along Lizard Island into Horton Bay;
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 3: Up to 4 knots: paddlers must sprint to move forward
Total distance: Level 1: up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: With significant wind trip could become Level 3.
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