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Sunday Paddles at Channel Islands Harbor
Nearly every Sunday morning at 9am a group of CKF'ers launch from Kiddie Beach at Channel Islands Harbor. There is usually no announcement made because everyone knows to just show up. The group meets about 8:20am for a 9am launch. Feel free to join us if you have your own boat and gear.
National Park Service adding third campground on Santa Cruz Island.
Planning is now complete for a new campground in Channel Islands National Park, and it could be built and ready for use by this fall. The new campground will be near Prisoners Harbor, on Santa Cruz Island. It will be the island’s third campground, joining the popular Scorpion Canyon campground, and the small backcountry Del Norte campground.
$4 million project will replace deteriorating wharf on Anacapa Island. Effort means island will be closed to public for three months.
A project to build a badly needed new wharf in the Channel Islands will get underway this month, which will mean the temporary closure of Anacapa Island to the public.

The Anacapa Island dock is deteriorating. The National Park Service is building a new, wider dock. The $4 million project will include a vertical lifting platform. It can be lowered to the level of the boat so people, and cargo can be easily offloaded. It will then lift up to the level of the island's new dock.

It's designed to last 50 years, with the new landing higher than the existing one to account for sea level rise.

The work is expected to take about three months. Because of safety concerns, the island will be completely closed to the public during the construction period.

CKF Article in Ventura News
Effective Communications is Key to Safer Paddling
Jay Murdock of SDKC has posted a new article Effective Communications is Key to Safer Paddling.
CKF Article in Citizens Journal
Club members Peter O'Sullivan, Ben Lish, and Lee Shurie were featured in an article by Grorge Miller in the Ventura County Citizens Journal.
Kayak Building Plans
You can now download various designs by Duane Strosaker at the link below. Included are the Point Bennett Sea Kayak, a carbon fiber paddle, and a spray skirt.