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Come on out for our July Orienteering meet!

This time we've got something a little different.  We will be doing a Paddle-O.

A Paddle-O is an orienteering course which you complete in either a kayak or canoe.  Take note that you will probably have to get out of your boat for some controls.

Start at any time between 12:00 - 2:00, and you must be back to the start by 4:00 pm, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there.  From the park entrance, follow the orienteering signs to the start/finish.

Bring your own kayak or canoe OR we will be providing a limited number of kayaks and pfd's to rent, on a first come-first served basis.  (price will be posted later)

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As always, orienteering instruction will be available for beginners.  Basic paddling instruction will also be provided.

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Maps are $5 each.

Where to find us:  Dutch Gap Conservation Area in Chesterfield County, off of Coxendale Road.  We'll be set up in the Peninsula Dock area.

Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis).  Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing.

Note: PFDs are required while on the water.

Dress appropriately for the weather and for boating.  You should also dress to be prepared in case you get wet.  We're into summer now, so water, sunscreen, and bug spray are good ideas to bring along.

Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions!


This event is co-listed with the Central Virginia Orienteering Club, Richmond / Charlottesville Adventures and the Virginia Paddlers.

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  • Ellen

    To find us: As you drive along Coxendale Rd, watch for our orienteering sign on the right at one of the curves. There will be a gate to go through (& close behind you). This entrance is prior to getting to either the boat ramp on the river or the main Henricus parking lot/village.

    July 24, 2012

  • Ellen

    An update: Rentals will be available on a first come-first served basis. Singles - $10, doubles - $15. Rental includes boat, paddle(s), and PFD(s).

    July 24, 2012

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