Week night paddle protocol Launch time 6:00pm
We will have a representative of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Nancy Blanchard, FC. At the launch site. She will have identification sticks to hand out and is willing to do Vessel Safety Check for those who wish to have one. Get there early for check. I have posted the Check list for the VSC in our file section. Section III on the form is a must have on your body or paddle craft.
The CKC sponsors weekly informal paddles open to all members or future members regardless of skill level. We request that all paddlers arrive on time, dressed appropriately for water temperature and with all required gear, ready to launch at 6:00 pm. There are no formal trip leaders but we do recommend that the group discuss the trip expectations prior to launch to ensure that everyone is on board with a trip plan. Please give yourself 20-30 minutes to get ready to go.
Required equipment: Pfd's, kayak, paddle, head lamp, kayak flotation (bulk heads or floats), spray skirts (conditions may change, questions please ask)
Recommended equipment: pump, drinking water, snacks, sun screen, hat, and extra clothing
Please post to the forum that you are coming. Some people do not drive up for the paddle if no one posts that they are going paddling. PLEASE LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT YOU ARE PADDLING.
It would be great if someone would post after the paddle on how many people made it to paddle that night.
You can locate launch locations by going to our Goggle map the link is located on the left-hand side of the Meet-Up page. Look for the Google Icon.