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Kayak Boot Camp

  • May 17, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Vancouver Lake Regional Park. 6801 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle

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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips 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.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.
Activity Title:
 Class: Kayak Boot Camp
Date of Activity:  5/17/2018
Narrative: Alright everybody! It's time to whip your skills into shape for the upcoming summer season! This "Boot Camp" will focus on revising and perfecting your paddle skills (stroke and directional control), edging, bracing, balance, and will also add some games and "bragging rights" skills included to help you become more comfortable in and on and around your kayak! We will be spending a lot of time getting in and out of our kayaks, and falling out of them and off of them, so be sure to wear proper immersion gear, and a helmet is mandatory also. We will probably also be doing some towing relay races so bring a tow line (long line and contact tow line) if you have them (and if you don't have them, you should get them!).
We will meet at Vancouver Lake Park where the grass and sand meet directly in front of the bathrooms, and the class will be done out in the water at the beach.
Meeting Time:  10:30:00 AM
Launch Time:  11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Vancouver Lake Park
Take out: Vancouver Lake Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Dan Numbers
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
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: Dan Numbers
Maximum number of paddlers: 14
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65ºF
Estimated Water Temperature: 55º
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: N/A
Current information: N/A
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: 
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