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Level 1 Class - A Greenland Sampler

  • April 14, 2018
  • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer.

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This class is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 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, if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.

Narrative: Whether you are new to traditional paddling, want to tune up some skills, or are just curious, this is the class for you! We'll have several paddles you can try, and a couple of traditional kayaks available. We will concentrate on moving through the water effortlessly with finesse. At the end of the afternoon, if there is interest, we could do a Rescues primer.
Meeting Time: 2:30:00 PM
Launch Time: 3:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Sellwood Park
Take out: Sellwood Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Don Beale
Assistant Organizer(s): Paul Steinberg
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: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: under 1 knot
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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): Sellwood Park

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