Blake Island

Trip

Sea Kayak - Blake Island Marine State Park

Practice sailing in strong winds. We will cross to Blake Island and back or arrange a down wind run along the eastern shore of Puget Sound

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 25 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: Brisk

Meet at Lowman Beach Park (7017 Beach Dr SW, Seattle) at 8:30am.

We will evaluate conditions and either unload boats for paddle to Blake Island or arrange a car shuttle for a downwind run along the shore.

Depending on who signs up and how conditions develop we may choose an alternate route and meeting place, probably between Seattle and Tacoma.

 

This is a trip for people to develop sailing and boat handling skills in strong winds.  Sunday winds are forecast to be 15 to 20 knots with gusts above that.

I'll give priority to people with sails.  If there are enough of us it will be an all sailing trip.  If not, then I'll add people with out sails.  Write to me if you want to join.  I'll make a decision about the trip as early as possible.

If conditions permit, we'll cross to Blake Island.  If that looks too rough, we will back off to

  • Seahurst Park to Lowman Beach park downwind run
  • Lowman Beach park to Alki downwind run
  • Paddle out to the point in Lincoln park and back to Lowman.
  • Lake Washington run from Seward Park to Arboritum (Union Bay)

 

Route/Place

Blake Island



  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

    NOAA Puget Sound: Seattle to Bremerton No. 18449

    Sea Trails Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Liberty Bay WA202

    USGS Duwamish Head

    USGS Bremerton East
  • See full route/place details.
Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
Trip Reports