Sea kayaking

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McCoy Island, Georgian Bay Kayak and Canoe (optional)

We plan to kayak out to the McCoy Island area. Depending on conditions we can explore around the area south to Franklin Island, Mink Island or north to Pointe au Baril area.
During this outing we are planning to honour the last wishes of Mike Naughton to have some of his ashes spread over the McCoy island.

Born in England in 1918, Mike was the Founding President of the Five Winds Backcountry Ski Club. He began establishing ski trails in the Gibson River area in 1973. Mike captured the history of his beloved Gibson River area and the Club's presence there in "Gibson River Past and Present: A Five Winds Chronicle". He also wrote his memoirs, "Michael Naughton, My Life" . Both of these can be found on the Five Winds club’s website. Michael Naughton died in London on June 3rd 2015.

Original members of Five Winds Backcountry Ski Club remember him for his vision and years of dedication to the club. Old and new members remember him for the joy he has given us as we ski on his trails every Sunday during the winter. Mike's wishes were to have his ashes scattered on his beloved Gibson Trails.

The Basics
Event Location: 
McCoy Island, Georgian Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
7/21/2017
Event Duration: 
2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Kayak (preferred) Canoe (optional) Depends on winds and waves
Maximum Group Size: 
10 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Put in at Dillon Marina. There's a nominal launch and parking fee. Paddle out to Big McCoy Island.
Depending on conditions pick an explore route around islands for Saturday and Sunday either sheltered or not depending on water craft, skill level and weather conditions.

You could drive up Friday and camp in Killbear PP.. You could rent a kayak at White Squall. Then first thing Saturday morning you are good to go.

NOTE; I will be off line from June 30 to July 17. If you have any questions during this time I will get back to you the week of July 17..

Required Items to Bring: 

Sea Kayaking and associate safety gear and camping equipment

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Food, water

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See me closer to the event

Carpool Info: 

See me closer to the event

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you 100% sure you plan to go
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434

Georgian Bay Kayaking - Minks and McCoy Islands with Gary Ataman

We will be kayaking in Georgian Bay in the area of the Minks and McCoy Islands (Northwest of Parry Sound)
I plan to travel up to the area on Friday evening and stay in Killbear campground. The event official starts on Saturday morning (9AM) at Dillon marina.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Georgian Bay Kayaking - Minks and McCoy Islands
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
7/27/2013
Event Duration: 
3 days/2 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Kayakers - Anyone comfortable in open Georgian Bay waters
Maximum Group Size: 
10 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Exploring Georgian Bay Mink and McCoy islands
3 days/2 nights
See me for details

Required Items to Bring: 

Kayaking stuff, safety stuff, food, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Hat and suntan lotion, camera

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See me for details

Carpool Info: 

$0.22/km

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if 100% committed
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434

Northeast Georgian Bay kayaking

Sea kayaking and camping; 8 full days on the water plus 2 half days.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Northeast Georgian Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 18:00
Registration Cut Off: 
07/08/2010
Event Duration: 
10 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
kayakers comfortable in big water
Maximum Group Size: 
4 kayaks; no canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Hwy 400, Hwy 69, Hwy 529, down Naiscoot River, overnight near the mouth, head north for 4 days, turn back and head south for 4 days, overnight near the mouth, up Naiscoot River, home.

Required Items to Bring: 

Later

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Later

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Later

Carpool Info: 

Later

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
5 days
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Allan Jacobs
Phone: 
416 424 1871

Bark Lake

We'll put in at the portage around Hydro Dam. Depending on the weather, we'll circumnavigate the whole Lake. Lunch stop at the north shore. Rain or shine. Maximum 6 boats.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Bark Lake, Madawska Valley
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, February 27, 2010 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
Feb 25, 2010
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with basic kayaking skills
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

we'll head down to towards the Papineau Lake first, then hug the western shore on our track up the Lake. Lunch break on the North shore. Stop by Sunnyside Resort on the way back.

Required Items to Bring: 

Safety gear, first aid, food, water, spare cloth,

Recommended Items to Bring: 

SPOT Satellite messenger

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Hwy 62 past Bancroft and Maynooth, turn left on Centreview for 4 km, then right on Siberia. Past the new bridge on Madawaska, up the hill and left on the Hydro access road to the portage trail.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Virginia Marshall
Phone: 
416 433 8413
Email: 
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