Kayaking Calendar: lessons, clinics and events

Please review the upcoming Kayak lessons, clinics and events, and sign up for those in which you are interested.

In order to manage our costs, we must do our best to fill the scheduled lessons.  If we don't have enough registered participants a week before the lesson, we may have to cancel and re-register you in a later session.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 06:00
    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 18:00
    • JSCA

    This is a great trip for first-timers if you can get away during the week.  Stunning scenery, mirror-calm waters and no ferries to get there!

    We will launch at Deep Cove early on Thursday morning and paddle the length of Indian Arm, likely camping at Granite Falls.

    On Friday morning launch early to make as much distance as we can before the thermal winds start blowing.

    Please register ASAP.  We will meet at JSCA in the members' lounge on Wednesday evening to confirm logistics..

    Pre-requisites: Checked out for kayak fleet, moderate fitness,  comfortable in a moderate wind (10-15kn).  While there is little current and no swell, it is at least 15 km to reach the campsite, and there is a risk of headwinds on the return trip.

    Level: Level I
    Kayak Trip Rating System

    (Please note we have limited transport available so please confirm if you are able to transport any kayaks.)

    Any questions about the trip, please contact Robert at sailinglessons@clublocarno.com

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 3
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed

    Continuing the tradition of social evening paddles for the kayak fleet, come and join us ethroughout the summer.

    We will leave the beach 18:30 sharp !!!

    Please register for the event, so organizer can inform you of any changes.

    This is an ongoing event, for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  All levels of paddlers are welcome, including surf ski paddlers and all other fleets to join us on the water.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders, or set up the barbecue for some post-paddle refreshments.

    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 5
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 03 Jul 2017
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed

    Continuing the tradition of social evening paddles for the kayak fleet, come and join us ethroughout the summer.

    We will leave the beach 18:30 sharp !!!

    Please register for the event, so organizer can inform you of any changes.

    This is an ongoing event, for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  All levels of paddlers are welcome, including surf ski paddlers and all other fleets to join us on the water.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders, or set up the barbecue for some post-paddle refreshments.

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 06:00
    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 20:00
    • Gambier Island

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    This is a classic overnighter in a beautiful area!

    We will launch at Porteau Cove early on Saturday morning and paddle across to the east coast of Gambier, to camp for one night in a stunning location.

    On Sunday morning we will explore the coast of Anvil Island and then return to Porteau Cove.

    Please register before June 24th.  We will have a pre-trip meeting and paddle on June 25th.

    Pre-requisites: Experience in overnight kayak trips, ability to paddle 15km per day in moderate wind (10-15kn).

    Level: Level II
    Kayak Trip Rating System

    (Please note we have limited transport available so please confirm if you are able to transport any kayaks.)

    Any questions about the trip, please email Emily at eglasbey@yahoo.co.uk

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 5
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed

    Continuing the tradition of social evening paddles for the kayak fleet, come and join us ethroughout the summer.

    We will leave the beach 18:30 sharp !!!

    Please register for the event, so organizer can inform you of any changes.

    This is an ongoing event, for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  All levels of paddlers are welcome, including surf ski paddlers and all other fleets to join us on the water.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders, or set up the barbecue for some post-paddle refreshments.

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 5
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!
    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6

    Level-1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge.  This a a 12 hour class delivered over a weekend, and the cost you will find here.  xxx will be leading this course.

    Successful candidates earn a Paddle Canada Level 1 skills certification.  The full course outline is here

    Prerequisite: Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

    Requirements: Must wear PFD and wetsuit. We provide PFD's, you must bring a wetsuit (either your own or you can rent).

    Please bring:

    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.
    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.  




    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 30 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor. More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a lesson!

    Emily will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6

    Level-1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge.  This a a 12 hour class delivered over a weekend, and the cost you will find here.  Mark will be leading this course.

    Successful candidates earn a Paddle Canada Level 1 skills certification.  The full course outline is here

    Prerequisite: Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

    Requirements: Must wear PFD and wetsuit. We provide PFD's, you must bring a wetsuit (either your own or you can rent).

    Please bring:

    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.
    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.  




    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkout 
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.

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