TIME: 9:30am - 3:00pm (prompt start, estimated end)
Due to popular demand, this course is offered again. Instruction will be coordinated by Christina Older, Kalindi Dogra, Wes Young and Aram Terzian. The course focuses on self-rescue and assisted rescue techniques while on open water.
Meet at 9:30 to launch at 10:00. There will be a short afternoon paddle after the training
There is a $15 fee if you are NOT an ACA (American Canoe Association) member. Consider becoming an ACA member. Please plan to be there by 9:30am so that you are ready to take care of the logistics before the class starts at 10am. Please bring exact change and/or your ACA card.
Required: Kayak, PFD & paddle
Recommended: skirt, helmet, paddle float & bilge pump
Optional: Nose-plugs, goggles, rescue stirrup
As always, bring water, sunscreen, and lunch. A change of clothing afterwards is highly recommended.
Please email the leader to attend with any equipment needs and include your cell phone number.
Please review the latest Covid-19 policy: WTC Pandemic Safety – Wilmington Trail Club. Covid vaccinations and boosters are strongly recommended.
There is no shuttle.
Still Pond Creek – Coast Guard Station
24188 Still Pond Neck Rd
Worton, MD 21678
Still Pond Creek is tidal and opens onto the Chesapeake Bay. From the old Coast Guard station you can paddle around the shoreline of Still Pond Creek for approximately 3 miles one way. From the put in you can then paddle out into Still Pond Bay (Chesapeake Bay) where there are sandy beaches available to the north or south for swimming/lunch.
Difficulty and Must Haves:
Without wind this is an easy paddle. A 12’ or longer kayak with a spray skirt is best for going into the bay. Basic kayak training with some follow on paddling is the only requirement to attend this paddle. We typically paddle a bout 10 miles. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water and all required paddling gear.
Nice to Have and Human Interest:
For windy days a spray skirt is great to have. Numerous waterfowl, to include eagles are seen on the side creeks of Still Pond.
Additional Notes and Shuttle Info:
There is not a porta potty at the launch. No Parking fees. Closely adhere to the speed limit driving through the small towns.
- Rescue Training – Still Pond Coast Guard Station - 06/24/2023 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
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