Dry Land Clinics

These dryland clinics can be taught outdoors in the summer season.  In the off season these clinics are taught indoors in the evenings or on the weekends.
George McFarlin

Owner, Deep Bay Kayaking

Fords Cove Marina

Tides and Currents Clinic - $35.00/person

Take a 3-hour clinic to understand how the moon and sun affect the tides and cause the always changing currents.  You will learn to use the Tide tables to calculate the sea level at any given time and know when to navigate through a narrow passage. You will plan a day trip taking into account the currents and the tides to match your skills with the water conditions.
Getting the paddler back into their kayak.

Weather Clinic - $35.00/person

Take a 3-hour Clinic on Weather and learn what causes our weather here on the BC coast. Wind is the single biggest factor when you decide to go for a paddle.  Taking this clinic will teach you how to predict the weather based on what you see and the marine weather report.  You will also learn how to use your VHF radio to understand what the weather might be tomorrow or the next day.
Central Coast of BC Early Morning Sunrise.

Charts & Compass Clinic - $35.00/person

Take a 3-hour clinic on how to use a Compass along with a Marine Chart. You will learn how to plot a course for a day trip in an unfamiliar areas using the compass and charts.  Learning to navigate is a way to always stay ‘found’.