PADDLING

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Monthly Trips

Our paddling members regularly organize excursions - both from the Red Dragon property or around the region.

Storage

Members have the ability to store their boats on the waterfront, meaning they can be out paddling the river in very little time.

Loaner Boats

If you don't own a boat or if you'd like to try something different, the Red Dragon maintains a number of canoes, kayaks and rowboats for loan.

Paddling Participant Guidelines

  • Sign COVID Guideline before participating in first Red Dragon Canoe Club Paddling Event

  • Arrive on time for the event. 

  • All paddlers must sign in on the RDCC Paddle Event Sign in Form with emergency contact information. 

  • Communicate any important personal health information with the Trip Leader.

  • All paddlers must wear a US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device with a whistle attached.

  • Stay between the leader and sweep while on the water.

  • Wear appropriate clothing (avoid cotton) and dress for immersion. 

  • Bring sunscreen and insect repellent

  • Wear appropriate footwear (no flip flops or barefoot)

  • Have at least one change of clothing in a dry bag. 

  • Bring water, snacks and food for yourself as needed. 

  • Bring appropriate gear for kayaking as appropriate (bilge pump, paddle float, paddle leash, 

  • Have appropriate lighting for eventing paddles (white fore and aft lights, head light, flashlight, if on open waterway with other vessels the lights must be visible for two miles)

  • Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants and not part of the official club activity. Participants assume responsibility for travel. 

  • You must assess the suitability and condition of your equipment and if a trip is within your abilities. 

    • Beginner 

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

  • Check for updated information about the event.  Some paddles may have to be postponed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances. 

  • Trip Leaders have the final say on trip participation involving safety concerns.

  • While on the water stay within shouting distance of each other. 

Guest Policy and Non-Member Participation

RDCC Paddling Events are open to the following membership levels:  Active, Strictly Sailing and Paddling. 

Prospective members and guests on the paddles must be sponsored by an Active, Strictly Sailing, or Paddling Member.


Leave No Trace Principles

https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/


Participants of RDCC Paddling events are encouraged to understand and abide by the seven principles of Leave No Trace in order to minimize our impact on the natural environment Plan Ahead and Prepare

Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces

Dispose of Waste Properly

Leave What You Find

Minimize Campfire Impacts

Respect Wildlife

Be Considerate of Other Visitors



Paddling Trips

Organized paddling trips can be found on the Red Dragon Canoe Club event calendar.


 In addition to these trips, there are a number of impromptu paddles throughout the week. The best way to stay involved is join the club and reach out to our paddling committee to become part of our communication chain!

Paddling Committee

The paddling committee is a dedicated team of volunteers, consisting of Paddling, Strictly Sailing and Active members.


They have been working tirelessly to plan and develop trips, activities and guidelines to help ensure a fabulous paddling season!


If you hold one of these membership levels and wish to join the paddling committee, please complete this form:


Paddling Trip Proposal

Paddling, Active and Strictly Sailing members can propose paddle events to be added to the paddling schedule. Please check the event calendar to ensure there are no conflicts with established trips. 


Trips are subject to approval by the Paddling Committee chairs. To propose an event, please complete this form: