Paddling friends we at WCC are fortunate that we get to paddle year round even when other clubs and venues like Key Bridge Boathouse and Thomson's have closed for the season. As of mid November the river temperatures have fallen below 50 f. Please be mindful that from now on, regardless if the air temps are "warm"; the river has become dangerous. Basic safety recommendations:
-wear appropriate gear
-wear a lifejacket
-always paddle near shore
-avoid paddling alone
-lights on your craft in low visibility situations
-be honest with yourself about your skill level and ability to self-rescue
-consider the conditions carefully and err on the side of caution if things look "iffy"
Paddlers have emergencies in cold weather climates every year. Please don't think it can't happen to you.
Enjoy the river but stay safe!
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A refresher from new member orientation. General Club rules about dues payments, boat storage and handling, dogs, smoking and much more!
Volunteering is an important part of the Washington Canoe Club culture. The club is supported by members who generously share their time and skills to keep things functioning.
Interested in joining a helping out? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator >>.
If interested in hosting 10+ people at the club, submission of the party request form is required two weeks prior to the event