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Miner Bay thru Active Pass to Village Bay & Back (Level 3)

  • June 10, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Mayne Island, BC
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

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

Narrative: The trip will launch from main camp in Miner's Bay, transit Mayne Island side of Active pass on Ebb, cross Village Bay and stop at Dinner Point for lunch.  During lunch, current will reverse, which will be our signal to return the way we came. Active Pass will be flowing at 4+ knot current. Total distance approximately 8 miles.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Miner Bay
Take out: Miner Bay
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Greg Clopton
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: 8 with assistant
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 52
Estimated Water Time: 3 hr.
Tide times & heights: Based on Georgina Point: 0435 (H) 3 m; 1159 (L) 0.6 m; 1940 (H) 3.9 m;
Current information: 0847 Max Ebb -4.03 knots; Slack 1159, 1530 +4.86
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 3: 12-16 knots (19 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 3: Waves to 3', breaking waves to 2'
Sea state: Level 3: Waves to paddle tops; numerous whitecaps, waves becoming longer
Landing types: Level 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
Currents: Level 3: Up to 4 knots: paddlers must sprint to move forward
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 3
Rating Comments: Currents are primary concern
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