July 8, 15, 22, 2017 Kayaking Foundations Class

  • July 05, 2017 6:54 AM
    Message # 4933585
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Narrative: Designed for people who have just started paddling (Level 1), these classes will explore the fundamentals of paddling a sea kayak. The classes will be given over three days, please sign up only if you can attend all days:
    July 8th, 15th and the 22nd from approximately 9 AM to Noon. The idea is to leave the afternoon free for further practice and exploration.
    The initial outline of the class will look at:
    July 8th:

    • Boat types, shapes, and potential uses
    • Body posture and power transfer
    • Forward and reverse strokes

    July 15th:

    • The Low Brace
    • Edging and edging on the move

    July 22nd:

    • Rudders and Draws
    • Basic journeying and rescues practice

    Please note - this is the initial outline but it may change depending on the needs and desires of the participants.

    Reminder: These classes are designed for the entry level paddlers in our club. For those of you more advanced paddlers, please do not register for these classes - I've heard I can UN-register you! :-)

    Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
    Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
    Type of activity: Class
    Put in: Cedar Oak Boat Ramp, West Linn
    Take out: Cedar Oak Boat Ramp, West Linn
    Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
    Required equipment:
    Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
    Primary Organizer: Kathy Mitchell
    Assistant Organizer(s): Charles Congdon
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
    First Aid /CPR Person: Charles Congdon
    Maximum number of paddlers: 6
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 65
    Estimated Water Temperature: 65
    Estimated Water Time: 3 Hours
    Tide times & heights: N/A
    Current information: Still or slow moving water. There is a cove of protected water next to the boat ramp.
    Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
    Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
    Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
    Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment:
    Overall rating: Level 1
    Rating Comments:
    Location (Optional): Cedar Oak Boat Ramp, West Linn

    Last modified: July 05, 2017 6:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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