Outing Requirements

We are all here to have fun, socialize, and learn from each other.

We are all volunteers organizing these events, so cooperation is paramount to a successful club.

The trip coordinator has the right to refuse anyone they feel is not prepared for the outing or not having the correct equipment or skill level required. Contact the organizer if you have any questions.

Each boater must have:
  • a proper boat for the conditions of the outing. 
  • proper clothing for air and water temperature. Never wear cotton on the water.
  • a proper fitting PFD worn at all times (Canadian Approved if you are Canadian)
  • a sounding device (normally a whistle)
  • a boyant throw rope (15M)
  • a Bailer/Pump
  • a working waterproof flashlight if boat is over 6 m
  • a working waterproof flashlight if paddling close to sunset or sunrise 
  • a 360deg white light if paddling after sunset or before sunrise or in periods of restricted visibility
  • a spare propelling device - Large groups can share
For any trip on the Detroit River or surrounding lakes:
  • your boat should have 2 sealed bulkheads or air bags.
  • ​a spray skirt is highly recommended and near mandatory