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Bennett Bay (Mayne Is) to Winter Cove (Saturna Is) round trip (Level 2)

  • June 13, 2017
  • 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Bennet Bay, Mayne Is., BC
  • 8


  • 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: Launch from Bennett Bay and paddle SE with Ebb assist along Mayne Island, on South side of Curlew and Lizard Island, through Robson Channel, then NE to Irish Bay on Samuel Island to Minx Reef and King Islets before stopping for lunch at Marine Park Reserve at Winter Cove and have lunch on rocks above Boat Passage. There will be no attemp to paddle Boat Passage. After a leisurly lunch, return with Flood assist past Irish Bay and through Georgeson Passage and North of Curlew Islandand back to Bennet Bay.
Meeting Time: 8:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Bennett Bay
Take out: Bennett Bay
Route Alternative for bad weather: do easier trip from Bennett Bay to Campbell Bay
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Brad Sheehan
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: TBD
Maximum number of paddlers: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 55 -60 
Estimated Water Temperature: 48
Estimated Water Time: 5 hours
Tide times & heights: PDT Village Bay
June 13 6:26 AM 9.0 Ft 14:00 PM 1.9 Ft 10:11 PM 10.7 Ft.3
Current information: Boat Passage: Ebb until 13:05, max Ebb -3.4 kt @ 10:03 Flood until 20:23, max flood 4.8 kt@ 16:39
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: This is a solid Level 2 trip with the possibility of currents near Boat Passage exceeding 3 knots
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