Siska 2019 Picnic (Clinics and Gear Swap) Cadboro Bay Beach Gyro Park
Jun 15/19 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Siska 2019 Picnic (Clinics and Gear Swap)

Saturday June 15th
Cadboro Bay Beach Gyro Park
Bring your own lunch
Coffee, tea and goodies will be supplied

Registration: Cost $5
Required before event at PayPal link: https://bit.ly/2KIPU7c

Gear Swap 9am-12pm
Looking to buy or sell kayak gear and/or a kayak, then this is the event for you.
Selling: Please label items with your name and price.

Clinics: Morning 10am-12pm
Clinics requiring sign up morning of June 15th at Cadboro Bay, limited group size: 1, 2

1. Kayak Fitting: Dorothea Hoffman
Are you connected to your kayak? If you paddle in rough water, want to
learn to roll, improve your edging and bracing. or kayak comfortably
while touring, kayak fitting may help you. The instructor will help
you adjust your kayak and insert foam to help you fit your kayak better.
2. Navigation Exercise with Chart & Compass: Edgar Hulatt
After a brief review of latitude & longtitude, true & magnetic north, and plotting lines of position and fixes we shall go onto the water and perform a navigation exercise in the bay. Please bring chart 3440 Race Rocks to D’Arcy Island, and a compass. 

Open to all: no sign up required: 3, 4, 5, 6
3. Crabbing with Mike Jackson former Siska president
Learn what gear is required using your kayak. Find out how to identify the crabs you can keep.

4. Kayak Camping:
What does one need to take for a 4 week kayak trip? How does it all fit? Club member John Minkley will bring his kayak and gear/food he is planning to take on a 4-week trip from Coal Harbour back to Victoria this July.

5. "Meet Up” Summer Kayak Trip:
Wanting to do a multi-day kayak trip or over night camp out and looking for other like minded paddlers? Siska member David Maxwell will host a ‘Meet Up' for people looking for others to kayak trip with this summer. In the morning look for the Meet Up poster.

6. TRAK Kayak demo: 11am
Meet TRAK Pilot Al Quan as he demonstrates the TRAK Kayak. Watch this easy to assemble Sea Kayak come together right in front of your eyes. Learn about the innovative materials + unique carbon fibre frame system. Watch the only sea kayak that can adjust its rocker, and learn how this feature allows for you to adapt to any type of water condition. The TRAK Kayak is also extremely portable, and easily can fit into the trunk of a supermini-sized car. Test paddle opportunities will be available, along with a special offer exclusively for SISKA.

Clinics: Afternoon 1pm-3pm
Clinics requiring sign up morning of June 15th at Cadboro Bay, limited group size: 7, 8, 9, 10

7. Towing : Mike Jackson
This is a skill that many of us do not practice often enough but is an
important safety skill. In this clinic we will look at some of the equipment
that can be used for towing, some of the techniques that can be used and then get a chance to practice those skills on the water.

8. Forward Stroke: Greenland paddle or Euro blade: Dorothea Hoffman 
Want to improve your forward stroke, then this session is for you. It will begin with demonstration and coaching on the beach. Once on the water, the instructor will stand on the edge and observe each paddler’s stroke and offer individual tips.

9. On Land Weather Clinic: Edgar Hulatt
We shall determine the weather forecast for the next 3 days using the Environment Canada VHF weather forecast, the Sailflow app and synoptic charts. Please bring a notebook and pencil, as well as your VHF radio if you have one. You are encouraged to load the free Sailflow app onto your smart phone prior to the clinic.

10. GPS: Karen Stefanyk
If you took the Siska intro GPS course then this session is for you. Participants are required to bring their own GPS. The focus will be on navigating to a waypoint and track logs.

Open to all - no sign up required: 11

11. Relaxed Paddle
Join paddle coordinator Gary Jacek in a relaxed paddle exploring the nooks and crannies of Cadboro Bay. Usual guidelines for Siska paddles apply. i.e. dress for immersion.