Weather Course – Registration page

When: May 11, 2024 until May 12, 2024

Location: Galiano Island

The Weather Course will teach you the basic skills and knowledge to make a go or no-go decision for a kayak launch based on the weather. It will also allow you to plan and modify your course based on local and incoming weather and wave conditions.

The course is based out of Montague Harbour Campground on Galiano Island in the Southern Gulf Islands.

Prerequisites: Participants must be able to perform a wet exit, self-rescue, assisted rescue, and paddling in windy conditions.  Kayaks must have bulkheads or flotation, deck lines and watertight hatches.

Course Format: Overnight course combines kayaking, camping and learning.  Course material will be provided onsite and instruction will take place outdoors. There’s a covered site in case of inclement weather.

Camping Information: SKABC has booked the Montague Harbour provincial park group campsite for Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11 nights.  Participants who wish to arrive Friday are welcome to do so.  The instructors will be arriving on Friday May 10.

Items Required:  Overnight kayak camping equipment, food for yourself and contribution to a potluck on Sasturday May 11. There’s a BBQ, running water for dishes, woodstove, a raccoon cache and fire pit on site.  Note. You must bring briquettes if you plan on using the BBQ.

Visit the Trip Checklist to help you determine what you need to bring for the trip.

Registration:  Registration is open. Once your registration is confirmed by the instructor, you will receive a password to complete your registration from the course coordinator along with further information about the course.

Transportation:  It is each participant’s responsibility to get themselves to the course location.  The course coordinator will email the group so that all participants have the email addresses of the others attending the course.  This will enable each of you to reach out to the group or an individual to organize carpooling.  Carpooling is a great way to be kind to the environment and to minimize the cost of gas and ferry where applicable.

Instructor: Katya Yushmanova
Assistant Instructor: Limor Friedman
Course Coordinator:   Kallie Cunningham

Registration Fee:  $85 includes camping              Limit:  8 participants (minimum 6)

Ferry Bookings and Car pooling are strongly recommend:
Arrival:  if you do not arrive on Friday, you must catch the 9:30 am ferry from Tsawwassen to Sturdies Bay.
Return:  the course runs on Sunday. Please book the 7:55 pm ferry back to Tsawwassen

Refund policy: If a participant cancels, refunds are available if another member is able to fill the vacant spot. 

If you experience difficulties with the registration process, contact Kallie Cunningham    for assistance.

  Montague Park Road
  Galiano Island, BC
Signed up:
  • Roy Jantzen
  • Heather Avison
  • Selena Chong
  • Timothy Lim
  • Darlene Brown
  • Krista Robertson
  • Helen Yeh

Spaces Available: 1

Sign up:

By signing up I understand that per club policy I am responsible for having the skills, health, ability and equipment to participate safely in the activity. I also understand that I am responsible for notifying the organizer about any physical or mental impairment or medical condition that could interfere with my ability to participate fully in the activity and/or create a safety concern for the group.

I acknowledge that when participating in this SKABC activity it is my responsibility to inform my fellow participants if I do not wish to have images or video footage of myself or a minor family member shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media.

I recognize that some club members may ask that images and video footage of themselves or their minor children captured during this activity not be shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media and, if so, I agree to respect their wishes in this matter.


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