Fanny Bay Government Doc to Ship’s Point – May 16, 2018

Destination:  Fanny Bay Government Dock to Ships Point Park (return trip is about 4.2 nm)

Date & Time:  Wednesday May 16, 2017 for a 5:00 p.m. launch

Meeting Place: Fanny Bay Government Dock

Located on Highway 19A just across from Station road.  It is about 2 km south of Buckley Bay or 1 km north of the Fanny Bay Inn.  Please be ready to launch at 5:00 p.m.

Description:  We will paddle south from the Fanny Bay government dock around ships point and land at the Ships Point park and then return back to our starting point. There is a washroom at the park. After the paddle those who are interested may head to the Roy’s Town Pub for snacks or a late dinner.

Length of Trip (hours/days):  return trip is about 4.2 nm

Trip Rating:  For Kayaks this is rated 2a)  Day Paddle Intermediate due to the fact that winds can come up unexpectedly and quickly in Baines Sound. 

  • Paddle in light winds (to 10 knots) and waves to 0.5 m.
  • Paddle in a straight line without the use of their rudder.
  • Wet exit and re-enter their kayaks.
  •  Use the draw strokes, low and high brace.
  • Paddle up to 5 hours. 
  • Paddle in open water and crossings in light to moderate winds up to two nautical miles.

For Canoes this is rated 2a)  Day Paddle Intermediate due to the fact that winds can come up unexpectedly and quickly in Baines Sound

  1. Meet all requirements of level 1 plus:
  2. Paddle in light winds (to 10 knots) and waves to 0.5 m 
  3. Paddle for up to 5 hours.
  4. Perform draw strokes, low and high brace, J-stroke, sweeps. 
  5. Re-enter an upset canoe, with assistance. (Coastal canoeing near the shore, with easy to moderate paddling conditions. Paddlers must have knowledge of tides, currents, weather, and marine hazards.)

For more info on ratings see: comoxvalleypaddlers.ca/trip-ratings 

 

Coordinators: 

Garry and Brenda Olinek

brendaolinek84@gmail.com

250 890-2042 or 250 218-2069

Max. People: 30

Other Conditions:  Paddle depends on wind and weather. There are rock gardens along the shore of Ships Point.

 

 

 

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