Pre-Trip Skills Practice

Field trip: Pre-Trip Skills Practice

Pre-Trip Skills Practice - Whidbey Island West Shore

A day for the four of us to do a long paddle along a coast.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.25 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 5 kts
  • Pace: steady ground covering

We'll ferry on to S Whidby island early.  Meet at Keystone ferry.  Drop 2 cars there.  Drive to DP.  Launch and paddle back to Keystone.  


This is a pre-trip practice session for participation on Quatsino to Tofino (Tom Unger). Space may or may not be available for additional participants. Please check the Leader's notes for additional information about content and availability! 


Whidbey Island West Shore

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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