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Mayne Island Circumnavigation (Level 3)

  • June 10, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Mayne island, BC
  • 10


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

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

Narrative: Circumnavigate Mayne Island. We'll paddle clockwise around the island. We will bump into currents several times during this paddle. Often the currents will assist us -- but occasionally we will need to paddle against the current. This is a solid level III trip and participants will need to be able to have the stamina to paddle this distance, the ability to paddle 3.5 knots for, say, 20 minutes, and the skills to control their kayaks in moving water.

Bring lunch and plenty of water -- always a good idea to bring a wag or other poop bag too.

Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: campground beach
Take out: campground beach
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Vern Brown
Assistant Organizer(s):  
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person:  
Maximum number of paddlers: 10 -- assuming 2nd organizer will assist
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 62
Estimated Water Temperature: 52F (11C, hey, we're in Canada after all)
Estimated Water Time: 5 hours
Tide times & heights:  
Current information: Currents: Active Pass: 0845 -4.1 kts (225T); 1200 SBF; 1530 +4.9 (045T); 1906 SBE 
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 3: Waves to 3', breaking waves to 2'
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 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 3
Rating Comments: This will be a Level III to III+ trip -- depending on currents and wind / wind direction.
Location (Optional):  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//48.851272,-123.3083542/@48.8406813,-123.3142766,8141m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US
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