Impromptu- Fred Howard Park to Anclote Key - Level III

  • 04 Apr 2018
  • 8:30 AM
  • end of the causeway, north parking lot

Registration

  • an advanced paddle of 10 miles

Registration is closed

Trip leader : Phil Sheesley philsheesley@hotmail.com 813-695-7395

Description: We'll paddle from Fred Howard Park (Tarpon Springs) to the South end of Anclote Key and then up the Gulf side. Plan to eat lunch on the beach and to have time for some skills practice or exploration of the lagoon at the lower end of the island before returning to Fred Howard Park around 1:30.

Location: Fred Howard Park, end of the causeway, north parking lot

Schedule: Wednesday, April 4th. Meet at 8:30 and be GONE by 9:00

Additional information: There is a $5 Parking Fee if you don’t have a Pinellas Parks Annual Pass. No water connections for boat cleaning. Bring lunch/snack, drink, and sunscreen. Dress appropriately for water temperature

Difficulty: Level III, distance about 10 miles in open water, may be choppy, MUST have solid open water skills and maintain 4 – 4.5 mph pace for the duration of this paddle. (See Skills Self Assessment Chart link below for level assignment)

Required: Sea kayak at least 15' with water-tight bulkheads, decklines, and spray deck; no inflatable PFDs. Bring lots of water/sports drink, lunch, sunscreen.

See the Skills Self Assessment Chart on the web site and contact the leader with any questions. Please register (and cancel) on the web site or RSVP to the trip leader to allow notification of any changes.

http://www.tbsk.club/resources/Documents/Skills_Assessment-_Chart_March_2017.pdf



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