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Paddler Development Workshop

  • March 25, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • Community Room - Station 59, 1860 Willamette Falls Dr. West Linn, OR 97068
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Activity Title: Paddler Development Workshop
Date of Activity:  3/25/2017
Narrative: While a strong forward stroke and effortless maneuvering are important skills to master, there are many additional skills in the toolbox of a well-rounded Pacific Northwest paddler. Please join us for a day of lectures and exercises to help you learn more about: planning a personal or OOPS trip, planning for the appropriate conditions, assessing risk, recognizing medical issues, avoiding legal issues, managing incidents or groups, on-water navigation, and being a good leader. Although part of the trip organizer training/refresh program, this workshop should also be useful to any paddler looking to learn more about our sport.
Please read the OOPS Activity Policy before attending this workshop. Please bring with you a nautical chart containing interesting features, a hand compass, parallel rulers and dividers (if you have them), a paper or downloaded copy of Chart 1, your laptop computer, and a throw bag if you have one. 

This workshop will happen in a classroom – there is no reason to bring a boat with you or dress for the water.

No food is allowed in the classroom – we will be eating lunch elsewhere (whether you bring or buy is up to you). A folding chair might be useful if the weather allows us to eat outside.

Meeting Time:  8:00:00 AM
Launch Time:  8:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Classroom
Put in: Community Room - Station 59, 1860 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR 97068
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Charles Congdon
Assistant Organizer(s): 
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 20
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 68
Estimated Water Temperature: N/A
Estimated Water Time: 8-9 hours class time
Tide times & heights: 
Current information: 
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: This will be a land class in a heated classroom. Other than maybe some outdoor play during the lunch hour, we will not be outside
Location (Optional): Community Room - Station 59, 1860 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR 97068
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