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Class: Forward Stroke/Directional Control

  • November 01, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Vancouver Lake Park
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Activity Title: Class: Forward stroke/directional control
Date of Activity:  11/1/2017
Narrative: Improve your forward stroke and directional control strokes! This class will start with the basics and go ever not just the "how", but also the "why" to give you a better concept of what's going on in the water with your paddle that causes you to move, and how to do so in the most efficient manner. This class is based on the concept of all paddle strokes being based on an integrated system that starts with torso rotation, and we will describe and demonstrate how, based on this integrated system, that you can move from one stroke or maneuver to another without having to "think ahead" about what you should be doing.
We will go over both Euro and Greenland style paddles and teach for the use of both styles of paddle.
Meeting Time:  10:30:00 AM
Launch Time:  11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Vancouver Lake Park
Take out: Vancouver Lake Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Dan Numbers
Assistant Organizer(s): Patty Swanson
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time: 3 hours
Tide times & heights: N/A
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: 
Location (Optional):  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vancouver+Lake+Regional+Park/@45.6831586,-122.7382146,3304m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe58c61b6bcad2d34!8m2!3d45.6796051!4d-122.742691

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