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Miner Bay to Bennett Bay (Level 2)

  • June 11, 2017
  • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Event camp on Mayne Is., BC
  • 12


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

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

Timestamp 6/3/2017 9:03:10
Full Name: Greg Clopton
Email address:  grclopton@gmail.com
Phone: 360.334.0100
Activity Title: Miner to Bennett
Date of Activity: 6/11/2017
Narrative: Group will launch at camp in Miner Bay, travel North out of Active Pass, paddle along North shore of Mayne Island, enter Campbell Bay, stop at rocks for lunch, then take out at Bennett Bay; group will exit Miner Bay near slack current; Campbell Bay is beautiful. Bring your camera. Likely to paddle against current leaving Campbell Bay entering Bennett Bay for very short distance.
Meeting Time: 11:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Miner Bay (camp)
Take out: Bennett Bay
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Greg Clopton
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
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: Greg Clopton
Maximum number of paddlers: 12 if we get a co-leader
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65 F (11 C)
Estimated Water Temperature: 52
Estimated Water Time: 2 hr.
Tide times & heights: H 0505 @ 3.5 m; L 1231 0.6 m; H 2016 3.9 m
Current information: Active Pass: 0922 max ebb @ 03.91; 1233 SBF; 1605 max flood @ 4.83
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 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: High level II or low level III depending on wind
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