Paddle Guidelines: Club paddles are an opportunity for new members to meet other members; to paddle in a safe environment and to introduce new members to Victoria area paddling locations. They are tailored to beginner paddlers although experienced paddlers are welcome and often attend. The pace is set by those at the back of the “pack”.
All those who plan to attend need to wear immersion gear (I.e. drysuit or wetsuit OR insulating clothing such as fleece). The Trip Leader has the right to deny your participation in the paddle if he/she thinks you are not adequately prepared for the possibility of immersion.
Always remember to bring a change of clothes in a drybag. If you are unsure about the suitability of your equipment or clothing, please review the published trip description by clicking the calendar item, and contact the Trip Leader designated in the trip description for advice prior to the paddle date.
Please bring adequate food and water for the duration of the trip, as well as a thermos of something warm.
Sign up for club paddles that have been scheduled and announced on the website or by email by emailing the Trip Leader by the Thursday before.
Participants should be dressed appropriately for the forecast weather (call 250-363-6880) or look up the Environment Canada marine forecast on the web). If the trip is to be on the ocean, and you know how, please check the time of the tides and currents. It is helpful to bring your own charts or maps so that you can be self-sufficient if necessary.