Paddling

KHC organizes seasonal group paddling outings that generally fall into two categories:

  • recreational paddling for kayaks and canoes in flatwater conditions
  • paddling on rivers, larger lakes, and the ocean for experienced paddlers who have seaworthy kayaks
  • The Downriver Paddling Series

For all outings, Transport Canada safety regulations apply:

In addition, the following expectations apply:

  • some knowledge of self-rescue is expected
  • all participants will stay in sight and earshot and will communicate with the leader if going out of sight
  • participants must be able to handle their own boats, as required
  • KHC does not supply boats for outings
  • the start time is the time on water, not the arrival time
  • participants are expected to bring all needed items for outings
  • leaders have the right to refuse to take any member who is not adequately prepared or experienced for that outing

KHC appoints a committee each year to oversee posted kayak outings.   He/she discusses potential outings with paddle leaders, as required and reports any issues to the Board.   For 2015- 2016, Doug Smith and Greg Arvidson  advise the Board on paddling.

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