The Brechin Paddling Dock is home to NOPC's outrigger program. Right on the ocean, close to Newcastle and Protection Islands. This is a great community of people where West Coast wildlife and adventure are part of the fun.
Care and Handling of the Outrigger Canoes
The Brechin facility relies on NOPC membership to unload and load various boats to and from the cage and dock. It also relies on dedicated volunteers to maintain and fix minor repairs on the boats.
All the boats will always require maintenance and occasional repair. With a few tips and effort, we can keep these boats in tip-top shape for many years, decreasing the costs of repair/replacement and ensuring that boats are readily available for anyone who needs them.
Please handle the boats as gently as you would if they were your own. Some of the members have made short training videos on "best practices" for handling these boats. Please take a moment to watch them.
If during the use of a boat, it becomes damaged, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or make a note on the NOPC board. This will help us inspect/repair the boat ASAP and ensure the boat is safe to go back on the water.