Member Only Paddling Sessions Begin Again July 13

July 5, 2020

Limited OC-6 and OC-12 paddling sessions will begin again on July 13th by registration only. To register go to the Membership List page and follow the link.  By registering you are agreeing to the following Keauhou Canoe Club Paddling COVID-19 Rules.  If you have questions use the email or use the "Contact Us" app on the website.


Keauhou Canoe Club Paddling COVID-19 Rules

  • Only current members of Keauhou Canoe Club with a 2020 Paddlesport waiver may paddle.  No guests, relatives, visitors, or members of other clubs will paddle nor will any new memberships be approved until a future date. 

  • Participation is voluntary.  Out of state travelers who have not completed their 14 day quarantine as required by state law and individuals who are sick, exhibiting any symptoms, have been exposed to anyone who is ill or COVID-19 positive shall not be allowed to participate for 14 days from the date of exposure.


  • Paddlers MUST register on the Club’s website Event Calendar for each paddling session in which they wish to participate.  No registration, no paddle.

  • Reserve up to 2 individual slots weekly at least 12 hours prior to your intended session(s) at  Identify yourself as an available steersman and willing to steer in the “Add Your Message” section of the registration form.

  • M,W,F launch at 630 and T,Th launch at 800.  Only one session daily to start.

  • Three OC6 and one OC10 launch daily for maximum total of 28 paddlers.

  • There will be no large group meetings, snacks, or coffee before or after paddling.

  • Paddlers will scatter about the grounds in separated, loosely structured groups of 5 or 9 as they arrive. The Beach Coordinator will organize the paddling sessions to minimize multiple crews waiting to go on the water at the same time.  Individual steersmen join the intact groups and their selected group launches immediately.  If needed, other paddlers can assist with the launch and return of the canoes.

  • Canoes are expected to be within signaling distance of other canoes.  Steersmen use whistles or cell phone as means of communication.

  • Crews return after 60 minutes of paddling and stagger their beach landings by remaining offshore if necessary.

  • Rack the club paddles separate from individual owner equipment.  Bring the PFD’s, club paddles, and safety bags up to halau for decontamination.

  • PFD's are required for paddling activities as always.

  • Paddling may occur only during times posted on the Club Event Calendar online. Special paddling times are not available at this time. 

 Social Distancing

  • Crew bubbles are encouraged such that when crews are established, paddlers stay within their crew to limit potential exposure to other club members.

  • Members of a crew should maintain 6' social distance from each other, members of other crews or persons unknown at the club. To the extent possible, crew members should not switch to another crew. 

Contact Tracing

  • Registration on Club’s Website Event calendar provides the database contact for crew.

  • The steersman ensures that the roster is recorded with the Beach Coordinator.

  • KCC will maintain the daily rosters of paddlers, coordinators, and any kokua crew who attended for 4-6 weeks.  Our database contains contact information for all members and would only be shared with health authorities upon contact tracing request.


  • Mask when unable to maintain the recommended social distance or group size to the fullest extent possible.  Masks are not required when exercising vigorously in canoe.

  • Bring your own wipes or gloves if you want to ensure common surfaces are sanitized to your personal satisfaction

  • Members should wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use personal hand sanitizer before and after paddling especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.  Multiple water outlets are located about the grounds.

  • The Beach Coordinator assures the sanitizing protocol for all easily touched surface on canoes and equipment if there are multiple daily paddling sessions.  PFD’s and club paddles are sanitized after usage.  The single session schedule does not require disinfecting canoe equipment such as bailers, rigging ropes, gunnels, seats, iako, or manu.

  • Avoid sharing paddles and other personal items and close contact such as hand shaking or hugging.

  • The Club will be audited on a regular basis by local infection control specialists to evaluate our model and provide additional safety recommendations.










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