Club paddles are an opportunity for new members to meet other members; to paddle in a safe environment and to introduce new members to the greater Victoria area paddling locations. Some trips 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”. Trips are also organized for those paddlers with more advanced skills. The paddle/trip leader will determine the minimum skill level required for the course selected and such requirements will be included in the event details.
Club paddles/trips will be listed under the event section of the website and posted to the general club and program calendars. Part of the registration process will require members to complete a registration form and indicate that all requirements are met. Registration is usually closed the Thursday prior to the event, however, the leader may consider late registrants.
The paddle/trip leader will have discretion to refuse a member to participate if they do not have required skills and/or safety equipment and clothing. This decision is final.
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.