Relaxed Paddle - Island View Beach to James Island Circumnavigation NEW MBR Paddle


A SISKA Relaxed paddle from Island View Beach to James Island Circumnavigation NEW MBR Counterclockwise James Island Circumnavigation

Skill Level:
This paddle is rated as a Relaxed Paddle because of its modest pace, relatively safe environment and social component. To understand this designation better, please read SISKA's Paddle Guidelines
Paddlers taking part in this paddle are required to have PC Level 1 or equivalent experience. For information about PC Levels click here.
The total distance of this paddle is estimated to be approximately 9.10nm.

Sunday, April 16th, 2023. Meet at the launchsite by 09:30am to be on the water by 10:00am

We will launch at Island View Beach. Need directions to the launchsite? Click here.

This paddle will be led by Johanna De Leeuw For more information about this paddle email Johanna De Leeuw

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:
Please note that this trip involves two crossings, each of about 1 Nautical Mile. The trip length is 9.1 Nautical Miles in total. Accordingly, the minimum skill level for this paddle is PC Level 1. Immersion clothing (minimum neoprene layer) and deployed sprayskirt are required for this paddle. This trip is longer than our average Relaxed Paddles and is a bridge to our longer Energizer Paddles for those who want to push themselves for more performance. Launch from from Island View beach to SW tip of James Is. Paddle counterclockwise along the south bluff cliffs and around the sandy shores of the island. Have a relaxed lunch on a sandy NW beach. Continue round the tip of the island and down the west side of James Is. and then cross Cordova Channel back to launch site.
Note that an Energizer trip to Darcy Island leaves at the same time. Ensure participants are on the right trip.
Plan B:
A shoreline paddle along Sannichton spit.

To view a plot for this paddle click here

There are no spots remaining for this paddle. A wait list is being kept.
To go on the wait listfor this paddle please email Johanna De Leeuw

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 SISKA's Policies and Procedures
All paddlers must have submitted proof of vaccination in order to take part in this paddle.