YEAR ROUND -As many layers as would be comfortable if the air temperatures were 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. -Sunglasses -Non-cotton fabrics
WINTER and FALL -Waterproof jacket and rain pants -Gloves with grip -Multiple layers as needed -Fabrics that insulate, but wick away sweat and repel water, such as PolarTec or wool. Avoid cotton.
SPRING and SUMMER -Sunblock -Sunglasses or hat with brim
What to Bring -Water bottle. You are required to bring water aboard. -A change of clothes and a towel to leave on shore -A signed waiver
We currently only take paddlers 12 years old and above out onto the water. Paddlers between 12 and 17 years will need guardian's signature on the waiver form prior to the first practice.
What to expect when you arrive
Arrive 30 minutes before we leave the dock. It is essential that you arrive on time. Coaches and tillers may turn away late-comers. Our safety on the water depends on having a well-informed and prepared crew.
30 minutes prior -Check in with a volunteer to hand in a waiver. Waivers are available here (link) and at our locations. -Store any belongings on shore that you do not wish to bring into the boat. -Get a PFD, paddle, and a water bottle.
25 minutes prior -Go through orientation with a volunteer. Volunteer will go over safety protocols, commands, and stroke technique.
15 minutes prior -Warm up with crew.
10 minutes prior -Coaches will determine how many boats are going out based on attendance numbers. -Coaches and/or tillers will bench and balance the boats.
5 minutes prior -Make way to docks, load into boat, and do safety check.