VCKC Sea Kayak Event Calendar

    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    Canoesday!

    What's a better reason to get out on the water other than just being Tuesday?  Well there might be a few, but Tuesday is good enough.  Canoe or kayak its a good time to paddle.   If there is an instructor onsite they will lead a paddle starting at 6:30PM.   If not then its a good time for an individual practice paddle on the Gorge.

    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This course is designed for those who are new to kayaking or those who have been kayaking but have never taken any formal training. The course follows the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program which can be viewed on the Paddle Canada website:

    https://www.paddlecanada.com/national-sea-kayak-program-skills-stream/

    Prerequisites: None
    Cost: $40
    Place: VCKC Clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    knowledge, Basic Kayak Skills inspires students to go out on short paddling excursions in calm and sheltered waters.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Typical Course Length:

    1 day

    Overview

    Re-entry Skills

    • Wet Exit
    • Assisted Re-entries

    Paddling Skills

    • Lifting and Carrying a Kayak
    • Launching and Landing
    • Emptying the Kayak
    • Forward Stroke
    • Stopping
    • Reverse Stroke
    • Forward & Reverse Sweep Strokes
    • Pivots
    • Draw Stroke
    • Low Brace
    • Edging

    General Knowledge

    • Kayak Part Names and Outfitting
    • Paddling and Safety Equipment
    • Injury Prevention
    • Sunsense
    • Collision Regulations
    • Navigation
    • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    • Impact of Kayakers on the Environment

    Contact: Kayak@VCKC.ca


    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1M9
    • 16

    VCKC Guts and Glory is a Dragon Boat Canada CCWC Qualifier

    Racing starts at 09:00am Saturday, race managers on-site at 8:00am.

    Two different race types:

    • 2500-meters in two heats:  10-paddler boats:
      In the morning each team will race a 1250 meter course with a buoy turn (out and back). 
      In the afternoon, each team will race the same course in a different dragon boat.
      The two times for each team will be combined to see who gets the glory and medals.
    • Sprints:
      200-meter races in IDBF-certified 10-paddler boats.

    Teams may register in the following categories: 
          - Mixed
           - Womens


    Minimum of 3 teams required to run category.

    No registrations accepted after July 14, 2018.

    Cost: $250 per 10-paddler team (12 people including caller & stern) for EITHER the 2500m or the 200m sprint.

    Early Bird $220 - if payment received prior to April 15th

    Only $50 to register for the 2nd race type, if registering for both.  

    Results will be ranked by team category (Mixed or Womens) for awarding of medals.

    All paddlers must have signed waiver online to participate.  Link to waiver will be sent with registration confirmation.

    Click here for full details about VCKC's annual Guts 'n Glory race event:  Guts 'n Glory



    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    VCKC Tillicum Racers season ends with a party at the clubhouse!  Save the date, more details will follow.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse on the Gorge

    Fall clean-up day is on the first Saturday in November.

    Clean-up involves sprucing up the grounds and outdoor spaces of the clubhouse and doing a thorough cleaning of the interior including meeting rooms, kitchen and storage areas.

    Wondering what to bring?  For that and any other questions, contact Sandy Rattray by email to:  clubhouse@vckc.ca

Past events

20 Jun 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
09 Jun 2018 Sea Kayak Level 1
03 Jun 2018 Victoria Waterloops Trail Flatwater Paddle
23 May 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
06 May 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
28 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
21 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
08 Apr 2018 Potluck with Mile
29 Mar 2018 Canoe and Kayak Meeting
26 Feb 2018 Kayak Instructors Meeting
21 Feb 2018 Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate Course
11 Feb 2018 PFTK Brunch
18 Nov 2017 Flatwater Paddle
29 Oct 2017 How to make your own Greenland paddle
29 Oct 2017 Tie-One-On and How to Pack your Kayak
08 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
03 Oct 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
01 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
10 Sep 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
04 Sep 2017 VCKC Fall BBQ, General Meeting and Boat Moving
27 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
17 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Rescue Clinic
15 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Stroke Clinic
13 Aug 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
12 Aug 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
17 Jun 2017 Skill clinic - Crabbing
12 Jun 2017 Inflatable PFD Info Session
03 Jun 2017 Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills - 2 day course
13 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
07 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Gorge Waterway Shoreline
02 Apr 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
18 Mar 2017 Introduction to Currents - Sea Kayak Clinic
11 Mar 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
15 Feb 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
13 Feb 2017 Family Day Paddle & Social
10 Jan 2017 VCKC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
12 Nov 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
06 Nov 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
23 Oct 2016 Flatwater paddle
17 Sep 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
10 Sep 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
06 Sep 2016 VCKC General Meeting
13 Aug 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
02 Aug 2016 General Membership summer BBQ evening
23 Jul 2016 VCKC Guts & Glory 2016
05 Jul 2016 Tuesday Canoe/Kayak practice paddle evenings
05 Jul 2016 Summer General Membership BBQ, Scavenger Hunt paddle
02 Jul 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
01 Jul 2016 Canada Day on the Gorge
15 Jun 2016 Skill clinic - Crabbing
07 Jun 2016 VCKC General Meeting & Summer Bar-B-Q
12 May 2016 Kayak Program admin meeting
18 Apr 2016 Clubhouse Main Floor Closed for Repair
16 Feb 2016 Canoe and Kayak Program Meeting
06 Feb 2016 Flatwater Paddle - Becher Bay to Pedder Bay
31 Dec 2014 Victoria Waterways Loop Meeting (Marathon Canoe Program)
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