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Rescues Practice

  • August 18, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Skamokowa Beach
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Activity Title: Rescues Practice
Date of Activity:  8/18/2017

Registration on the website (for this & all Friday 8/18 trips & classes) will be opened in advance of the Event, on a date soon to be announced via the listserv.
Narrative: This class will go over rescue basics: rescuer safety, rescue priorities, T-rescues and self-rescues, the hand of God and Scoop rescues, contact towing, and possibly all the rescues at once… Or whatever people want to work on

In addition to your boat, paddle, lunch, and helmet, we recommend you bring a spare paddle and paddle float if you have them. Wear extra layers since we may be spending more time in the water than usual.
Meeting Time:  1:00:00 PM
Launch Time:  1:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Skamokawa Beach
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Charles Congdon
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 3-4 per organizer
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75
Estimated Water Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Time: 2-3 hours
Tide times & heights:  2017/08/18 Fri 12:29 PM 6.14 H
2017/08/18 Fri 6:27 PM 1.80 L
Current information: slack mid-afternoon
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 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 2
Rating Comments: Level 2 since the wind and waves tend to build up mid-afternoon. I'll probably move into Brooks Slough as needed
Location (Optional): 

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