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Kayaking in the digital World

  • April 12, 2018
  • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10200 SW Greenburg Rd, Portland, OR 97223
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Activity Title: Kayaking in a digital World
Date of Activity:  4/12/2018
Narrative: Join Mel Wishan (gear doc) as he plunges into cyberspace with all his digital helpers and learn how to use technology to paddle more safely, be more relaxed and navigate with ease. The class will start out with a dynamic presentation of Piloting and Dead Reckoning which will be the foundation for the segue into the use of GPS Receivers, VHF radios and digital applications that facilitate the acquiring of essential data; weather, tides, currents, wind and the ability to navigate in real time, always knowing where you are, how fast you are moving, in what direction and your eta. Whether you are on the Columbia, at the coast or on a beautiful tranquil lake, use technology to paddle with ease and simply enjoy more. This class will be held at Carson Wealth Management in the Lincoln Center,  Bldg. 5, Suite 340,  just off the 217 and Greenburg Rd.


Meeting Time:  6:45:00 PM
Launch Time:  7:00:PM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: 10200 SW Greenburg Rd Portland, Oregon 97223
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: MeL Wishan
Assistant Organizer(s): Digital Helpers
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Mel Wishan
Maximum number of paddlers: 15
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: a mild 68 degrees
Estimated Water Temperature: Whatever your liking
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 2 hours
Tide times & heights: Always at 625 feet (snow zone)
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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
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 5
Rating Comments: Hopefully, they are good!
Location (Optional): https://goo.gl/maps/JWyC9ndzYEz

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