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Night Paddle Through Deception Pass (Level 4)

  • May 04, 2018
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cornet Bay to Bowman Bay
  • 6


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  Registration will occur at the DP Event HQ campsite, #290.

Narrative: Ride the ebb through Deception Pass in the dark. 

Participants need a dependable roll.

Helmet, towline, spare paddle required. Floatation bags and vhf radio highly recommended. Waterproof headlamp required. Two glow sticks -- 1 yellow and 1 blue -- and a means of securely attaching a chem-light to both your helmet and the bow of your kayak required. (Buy the chem lights where you like. I know they are available at Sportsman's Warehouse.)

We will need to set up a shuttle for this trip. We'll drop boats and gear off at Cornet Bay at 2000, then drive to Bowman Bay to leave cars. One of us will then take rest of us back to Cornet Bay to put in. 

Sunset: 2030
End of civil twilight: 2100

Sign up for this trip will occur at the event. Preference to folks leading trips during this event weekend.

Meeting Time: 8:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cornet Bay 
Take out: Bowman Bay
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: Helmet, Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Vern Brown
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: 6
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: 48
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 45 minutes
Tide times & heights:  
Current information: 6 knots
Hazards: Night paddling, 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 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 4: Up to 6 knots
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 4
Rating Comments: We'll be paddling through eddy lines, boils, whirlpools, tide races, etc in the dark.
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