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Around Burrows & Allen Islands (Level 3)

  • May 05, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Washington Park, Anacortes, WA
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professionals & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the TO.

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  Registration will occur at the DP Event 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: Paddle from Washington Park going South around Burrows and Allen islands. There will be an outgoing tide until about 2:30, but it should not interfere with the return trip. Might slow us down a bit. 
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Washington Park, Anacortes
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Stay in Burrows Bay
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Monte Johnston
Assistant Organizer(s): Looking for one
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:  
Maximum number of paddlers: 14 (if I have an assistant )
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 61°
Estimated Water Temperature: 55°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hrs
Tide times & heights: Outgoing about 8:30, low about 2:30
Current information: Level 2, about 2, knots on return trip
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
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 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:  There is always the potential for strong winds & currents coming from Rosario Strait.  If you have a towbelt, it's a good idea to wear it.

Location (Optional): Washington Park, Anacortes WA
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