Camano Island


Sea Kayak - Camano Island

A heavy weather downwind sailing run. Strong winds are coming this Thursday. Join me on a down wind sail, somewhere in the Camino Island vicinity.

  • Sea Kayak II, Class 0 Still Water
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 25 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 6 ft
  • Pace: Brisk

Our route will depend on actual conditions.  Likely routes:

  • Everette to Standwood
  • Stanwood to Kiket
  • Camino Island State Park to Maple Grove Boat Ramp
  • Bush Point to Fort Casey or Ely Landing.

Anticipate 8:30am-9:30am meeting at the take-out then car shuttle to the put-in.  

This is a downwind sailing run in heavy weather.  Current NOAA forecast for Thursday is

SE wind 19 to 23 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Rain. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft.

Actual conditions are often less.  However, some weather models available in Windy are currently showing stronger winds.  

This trip is for people who:

  • Confident sailing in strong wind
  • Experience maneuvering their boat in 20kt winds


Camano Island

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
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