SISKA2d

Paddle Description

Paddle Description

   
What:
  A SISKA paddle from Amherst to Rum Island
A paddle through the Islands off Sidney to Rum Island.
   
Skill Level:
  This paddle is rated as an "Energizer Paddle" because of its distance and open water crossings and possible current. To understand this designation better, please read the SISKA Paddle Guidelines
The estimated distance for this paddle is 10.50nm.
   
When:
  Sunday August 13th, 2017. Meet at 9:30 am to be on the water at 10:00 am .
   
Where:
  Meet at the Amherst launch site. There is a 4 hr time limit for parking at the Amherst beach access. After you offload your boat & equipment you will need to move your vehicle. It is probably advisible that you park on 3rd St. If you decide to park on Wildflower make sure that you do not park within 2 metres of a driveway. It would also be safer if everyone parked on just one side of the road. View map of launch site.
   
Who:
  Contact the trip leader, David Maxwell, for more information or to register for the paddle. Please note that the paddle leader has set the maximum number of paddlers for this paddle to 20. Register early if you plan on joining.
   
The Plan:
Our leader will introduce the Plan and make sure everyone is comfortable with the requirements and any concerns that you may have. Please stay off the water until we are all ready. The leader may choose to enlist helpers and establish communications protocol. If you have VHF radio please bring it with you.
Plan A
From Amherst we will paddle to the Little Group and Dock Island before crossing to the north end of Forest Island and then between Sheep Island and Domville Island. We will follow the east shore of Domville to Rubly Island before crossing to Gooch Island and on to Rum for lunch. After lunch we will paddle round Rum’s Tom Point and continue our circumnavigation of Rum and Gooch before crossing back to Forest and then crossing back to Amherst around 3 PM. There is an ebb tide most of the time we are paddling. High tide of 7.4 feet is 9:43 AM with low tide of 4.8 feet at 2:54 PM.

After the paddle we will go to the Roost on the corner of MacTavish and East Saanich Road for coffee and debriefing.
Plan B
As I don't like to miss a day on the water I will try to find a place for us to paddle where the wind isn't a problem.
   
Plot:
  If your browser does not display the plot of the paddle click here to view.
   
Note:
  Always dress for the possibility of immersion and please bring a drybag containing a spare change of clothes.
Please bring a lunch / snacks and sufficient beverage to keep you hydrated, as well as a themos of something warm.
All participants are expected to have read, and to comply with the SISKA Policies and Procedures.
Release 2.0.0