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

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Kayak shed
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Come and try out our fleet of the fastest paddle boats on the water!

    Clinic attendance is mandatory if you want to use the surfskis.

    This session is open to anyone who is cleared(checked out) to use the kayak fleet.

    Some time on the water(not suitable for kayak beginners) will improve your chances of success, as will a good sense of balance ...
    Please dress for immersion (wetsuit or drysuit) - everyone swims!

    Clinic minimum: 3 members

    Session leader: Sean

    Please follow these links to learn more about remounting a surfski and surfski strokes(mandatory!)

    Remount surfski ...

    http://www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    https://vimeo.com/60809717

    https://vimeo.com/90942303

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89g4t3tV14c

    Surfski strokes ...

    www.surfski.info/tips/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1020/the-forward-stroke.html

    More optional videos:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y3HidTihOSw 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BeXlUVFKrFs

    • 07 Jul 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.



    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 08:00
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 5
    Register
    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




    • 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)

    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • 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. 

    Niel will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 08:00
    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    Register
    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




    • 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.)

    • 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.



    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    Register
    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




    • 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.



    • 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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