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Piggot Bay (Mayne) to Razor Point (N. Pender) round trip (Level 2)

  • June 11, 2017
  • 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Piggot Bay, Mayne Is., BC
  • 10


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval of 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: Launch from Piggot Bay on Mayne Is at 9:30, cross Navy Channel as it floods SE to Colston Cove on North Pender Is, then explore the shoreline to Razor Point. Lunch break at Shark Cove and return on ebb as it flows NW.  
Meeting Time: 8:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Piggot Bay, Mayne Is
Take out: Piggot Bay, Mayne Is
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Stuart Teicher
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
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: 5; 10 with another TO
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: mid-60's
Estimated Water Temperature: low 50's
Estimated Water Time: 5 hrs
Tide times & heights: At Village Bay: Low 10:44 am (0.6m), High 6:50 pm (3.2m)
Current information: Navy Channel: floods SE 2-3 knots; ebbs NW 1-2 knots
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: If winds increase, the combination of current & chop in Navy Channel could become challenging; uncertain take-outs along the north shore of N. Pender
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