West Beach - Jones Is RT -9/5

  • September 02, 2019 1:42 PM
    Message # 7860573
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Activity Title: West Beach / Jones Is RT
    Date of Activity: 9/5/2019
    Narrative: Launch from beach at camp. Paddle south along coast of Orcas (approx 5 mi), then cross Spring Passage to Jones Is (approx 1 mi). Lunch break with some time to explore Jones. Return by same route.
    Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
    Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
    Type of activity: Event
    Put in: West Beach Resort
    Take out: same
    Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
    Required equipment: Towline
    Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
    Primary Organizer: Stuart Teicher
    Assistant Organizer(s): Dick & Karen Cogburn
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
    First Aid /CPR Person: Dick & Karen Cogburn
    Maximum number of paddlers: 13
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: mid-60's - low 70's
    Estimated Water Temperature: mid- 50's
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): approx 5 - 6 hrs
    Tide times & heights: Presidents Channel: L 4:18 am 0.42'
    H 11:34 pm 6.14'
    L 4:25 pm 4.44'
    Current information: 3:18 pm 1.6 knts at West Beach
    Hazards:
    Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
    Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
    Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
    Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
    Open crossing: Level 3: 1 to 2 miles
    Paddling Environment:
    Overall rating: Level 2
    Rating Comments: Because of timing, we'll likely have opposing currents, but the west coast of Orcas should provide sufficient eddies to enable paddling without too much difficulty. We'll monitor wind strength on the 5th, as that could alter trip rating.
    Because of the total distance, if you have a tow belt and have practice towing, please wear it.
    Location (Optional): West Beach Resort

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