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Paddle-O at Dutch Gap
Come on out for our October meet! This time we've got something a little different. We will be doing a Paddle-O in the lagoon area of Dutch Gap. A paddle-O is a course that you complete using a kayak, canoe, or SUP. Take note that you will probably have to get out of your boat for some controls, so bare feet aren't a good idea. Note: PFDs are required to be worn & zipped while on the water. Bring your own kayak, SUP, or canoe, OR we will be providing a limited number of canoes and kayaks to rent on a first-come basis. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Starts: Start any time between 1:00pm and 3:00 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 4:00 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 12:45 pm. Location: Dutch Gap Conservation Area ( Chesterfield County, off of Coxendale Road. We'll be set up in the Peninsula Dock area. {As you drive along Coxendale Rd, watch for our red & white arrow orienteering sign on the right at one of the curves. There will be a gate to go through. This entrance is prior to getting to either the boat ramp on the river or the main Henricus parking lot/village. If you reach either of these, you've gone too far.} Cost: Maps are $5 each. Other: As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. 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. Dress appropriately for the water and the weather. 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. Be sure to answer the instruction and map questions when you RSVP! This really helps us with planning. Boat rentals: Rentals will be available for $10 per boat. We will have 3-person canoes, and single and double kayaks. Rental includes boat, paddle(s), and PFD(s). Rentals will be on a first-come basis. *** Our meets wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider offering some of your time at this or another upcoming meet. *** Course Details: There will be a 20-control Score-O course. A Score-O is a course with all control locations shown on your map, where you find them in any order that you feel is the best route. Course Designer: Tim Gilbert

Dutch Gap Conservation Area

411 Coxendale Rd · Chesterfield, VA

Respond by: 10/21/2018

What we're about

The Central Virginia Orienteering Club (CVOC) is a group dedicated to orienteering and adventure racing in the Richmond and central region of Virginia. We are chartered with the national organization, Orienteering USA. Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass and can be done on foot, bike, or by boat.

Head out into the woods to find specific locations shown on your map, making choices along the way of the best routes between them. Orienteering is great for improving your map reading or wilderness navigation skills or preparing for adventure races. Race against the clock for the shortest time or do it as a fun walk in the woods!

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Come join in the adventure!

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