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Play in the Pass (Level 4)

  • May 03, 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Deception Pass State Park
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  • Active club members, including professional kayakers & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the TO.

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.    Registration will occur on-site at the HQ campsite.

Reminder:  Registration for every trip is always conditional upon final approval by the Trip Organizer.  The TO may contact you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.

Narrative: PLAY IN THE PASS with Vern.
Come play in the water for awhile.  Meet at Cornet Bay at 1400 & launch at 1430.   Where to? Who knows. We will be paddling against a significant current — a building flood. We will attempt to paddle out around Strawberry Island and then down to Canoe Pass, where, if we make it, we'll play for a little while before eddy hopping down to lunch bay, swinging around the W end of Pass Island and riding the flood through Deception Pass (stopping to play for a bit) back to Cornet Bay.

 (And if we don’t make Canoe Pass: No problem. We'll mess about Strawberry Island for awhile and then go back to Cornet Bay.) This is a quick paddle — an opportunity to get our drysuits wet — I would like to be on the beach loading boats onto cars NLT 1630.

Helmets and towlines required. Floatation bags recommended.

This paddle is for folks who are comfortable in dynamic water and will require a strong forward stroke as well as the skills needed to deal with crossing eddy lines.

Smacking kayak into rock is likely.

Start Point: Cornet Bay
End Point: Cornet Bay
Required Equipment: Towline, Helmet
Minimum Immersion Protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Vern Brown
Secondary Organizer:
First Aid / CPR person: Vern Brown
Max # of participants: 6
Current information: 1540 +6.4 knots
Meeting Time: 2:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 2:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cornet Bay
Take out: Cornet 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: 62
Estimated Water Temperature: 48
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 2 hours
Tide times & heights:  
Current information: 6 plus knots
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 5: Greater than 6 knots
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 4
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