Comments and Discussion
This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt). To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.
Narrative: NOTE: This class is part of the Trip Organizer Training/refresh program, although all who can handle upper level-2 conditions are welcome.
Participants will help plan a day on the water in upper level-2 conditions. During the day, teams of 2-3 will take turns leading the group, practicing navigation, coordinating activities, and dealing with incidents that might occur on a paddle trip. We’ll also discuss what went well, and what could be improved throughout the day.
In addition to your boat, paddle, lunch, and helmet, we recommend you bring a spare paddle and paddle float if you have them, a hand compass and chart of the area being paddled, and any other supplies a good paddler or trip organizer should carry with them.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: TBD by class participants
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD by class participants
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: 7
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time: 5 hours
Tide times & heights: TBD by class participants
Current information: TBD by class participants
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 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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: As noted, this trip will be in level-2 conditions. There will also be a fair amount of physical exercise.
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon