Distance: No more than 10km, most likely around 8.5km.
Plan: We park here, in the water and paddling at 0730pm, under the bridge of Manoel Island and hug the island, then shoot over to Valletta side. Once we get near the breakwater, we enter The Grand Harbour. If the group decides, we can go under the Siege Bell. If not, we head to Ricasoli East Breakwater. Just there, more near the Fort, there is a place to park the boats and get out. We plan to watch the Moonrise on the breakwater itself. The moon will rise in the East. After we had our fill, we go home.
Projected winds: Force 2.
Projected swells: 0.2M projected.
1. Many boaters may be present. We must stay together for safety and to stay HIGH VIS in the harbour and breakwater areas.
2. Slipways--we have not investigated these slips for risk assessment
3. Sun, ferries, boats, and jetskis
4. Gloves are recommended and proper footwear.
6. Jellyfish: Bring a small jelly kit with bicarbonate of soda and an old credit card in your first aid kits if you plan to swim.
Stay close together. We shouldn't be too far from each other. If you are too far to receive help, how can we help?
Keep whistles handy and wear high vis PFDs and clothes
Take extreme caution on slips and rocks. Use proper footwear
Again, stay well grouped up, within whistle shot of your neighbor
Drink plenty of water, wear sunblock, and proper clothes. Be smart, plan ahead.
Things to bring:
Your own kayak, rentals are not available yet
Paddle and spare
Bilge Pump or another way to evacuate water
Spray decks (or skirts)
Paddle leashes should be used (just use a cheap rope if you need to)
Plenty of water
Sunblock (spf 50+)
Sun protection, including hats, proper spf clothes
Plenty of food and snacks
Recording equipment and ways to protect it.
Fairy lights for your kayak (most are not waterproof, but can go in your cockpit)
Headtorch--per Maltese law, vessels our size that are navigating at night must have, at least, a white headtorch on during movement.
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