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

    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 07:00
    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 20:00
    • Howe Sound
    Register

    This is a classic, and stunningly beautiful, overnight trip in Howe Sound.

    We will launch at Porteau Cove on the Saturday morning, and paddle across to a stunning (and usually quiet) campsite on Gambier, via Anvil.  On Sunday morning we will launch early-ish to beat the thermal winds, and if weather allows, explore the coast of Anvil Island before returning to Porteau Cove. (Approx. 15km each day.)

    We plan to meet at JSCA in the members' lounge on Wednesday evening (July 18th) to confirm logistics.

    Please submit your application via the website if you'd like to join this trip.

    Pre-requisites: Checked out for kayak fleet, moderate fitness,  comfortable in a moderate wind (10-15kn), practiced rescues in the past 12 months.

    Level: Level II
    Kayak Trip Rating System

    Any questions about the trip, please contact Em, at kayaking@clublocarno.com

    (Note: Flat rate for all club trips in 2018 is $20)

    • 25 Jul 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 4
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Niel will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 09:00
    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 16:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 5
    Register

    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

    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.  




    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 04 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 20:00
    • Jericho to Bowen
    Register

    The magic of this trip is that no cars are required!

    We will paddle right out of the Jericho compound to Bowen island, where we will base camp for 2 nights.  On the second day we can explore the coast and possibly paddle up to Gambier.

    This trip is labelled Level III because of the open crossing with exposure to wind.  We will paddle approximately 15-20km per day at around 5-6km per hour.

    Pre-requisites: Checked out for kayak fleet, moderate fitness,  comfortable in a moderate wind (10-15kn), practiced rescues in the past 12 months.

    Level: Level III
    Kayak Trip Rating System

    Any questions about the trip, please contact Em, at kayaking@clublocarno.com

    (This trip is free of charge because we paddle out of Jericho.)

    • 08 Aug 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 20 Aug 2018
    • 20:00
    • Desolation Sound
    Register
    Return to paradise!  High potential for glassy inlets, windy afternoons, great scenery, warmest water north of California.


    Level: Beginner/Intermediate
    Possible long days of paddling, some crossings and some wind.

    Details:
    To be determined.  Drive up the Sunshine Coast and take two ferries to get to launch site, for sure.  In past years we incorporated three days at a base camp on Cumre Islands with day trips.

    If the trip is oversubscribed,  preference will be given to members who have not yet been on a club trip this season and the final selection will be by lottery. 

    We will have an evening paddle and planning meeting on July 24 at 1800.

    Pre-requisites: Checked out for kayak fleet, moderate fitness,  comfortable in a moderate wind (10-15kn), practiced rescues in the past 12 months.

    Level: Level II
    Kayak Trip Rating System

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

    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 5
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Rob will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 09:00
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 18:00
    • JSCA

    This is a great introductory trip to overnight paddling!  Stunning scenery, calm waters and no ferries to get there!

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

    On Sunday morning we will 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 (June 13th) 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 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 contact Em at kayaking@clublocarno.com

    (Note: Flat rate for all club trips in 2018 is $20)

    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Rob will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Kayak Shed
    Register

    This is a member run weekly kayak, and a great chance to meet other paddlers.  

    Launch from the beach at 6.30pm sharp!  So, aim to meet at 6pm to get organized.

    Please register for the event, and cancel if you can't make it.  There is no leader, so please check others are registered before turning up, unless you're happy to paddle alone.  

    This is an event for anyone checked-out to use the kayak fleet.  You may also bring a guest.  All levels of paddlers are welcome.

    We'll paddle until the sun sets and then run to the patio for last orders.

    • 31 Oct 2018
    Register

    With the permission of the Fleet Director, experienced Club Locarno Members are welcome to take Kayaks or Surf-skis off-site to attend local races. This applies to Racing Events away from Jericho Sailing Centre, and is not required for Local races that start and end at Jericho. The $20 fee will offset the additional wear and tear on craft taken off site, and allows kayaks to be taken for longer periods of time than normal use at JSCA. 

    You will be responsible for preparing the kayak safely for transportation. You are also responsible for any damage or loss while the craft is in your care. 

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