Pre-Trip Skills Practice - Washington Park to Friday Harbor

Field trip: Pre-Trip Skills Practice

Pre-Trip Skills Practice - Washington Park to Friday Harbor

Training Trip for the Quatsino to Tofino expedition

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 22.25 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 22 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.5 kts
  • Pace: Conditioner

We will meet at the Washington Park boat ramp, time TBD but will be early.

I have booked a campsite at Washington Park for both the night before and the night after, welcome to share.

This is a pre-trip practice session for participation on Quatsino to Tofino trip, led by Tom Unger. Space is not available for additional participants. 

We'll have fun but also will be practicing our skills.

Helmets, marine radios, and immersion wear, clothes for the ferry ride home, are required.


Washington Park to Friday Harbor

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The kayaking essentials (see below) plus the Ten Essentials. Additional equipment may be required by the leader - please check the Leader's notes for additional information!

  1. Flotation 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 flotation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing and immersion wear for the conditions


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