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Level 2--Basic Strokes and Maneuvers

  • May 19, 2018
  • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Cedar Oak Boat Launch: 4600 Elmran Drive, West Linn, OR 97068
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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: Level 2--Basic Strokes and Maneuvers
Date of Activity:  5/19/2018
Narrative: You’re invited to join Mel Wishan and Chris Mayou, ACA Level 2 instructors, for a one-day Level 2 stroke improvement class. This course will be taught according to ACA guidelines.. We will paddle two miles upstream to Goat Island, working on strokes along the way. We'll continue our stroke practice there and have lunch. We may practice some rescues at the end of the day in the lagoon by Cedaroak Boat Ramp. Be water-ready by 9:15 a.m. We'll be on the water from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break.   PARKING IS LIMITED.  If the single-car spaces are full, drop off you boat and gear and park up the hill.  It's less than a five-minute walk back down.
Maneuvers:
• Paddling in a reasonably straight line
• Spins
• Stopping
• Moving Abeam
Strokes:
• Forward
• Back (stopping)
• Draw
• Sculling draw/brace
• Sweep (including Stern Draw)
• Reverse Sweep
• Rudder
• Low / High Brace
Meeting Time:  8:45:00 AM
Launch Time:  9:30:00 AM (9:15 Safety Chat and Intros)
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Cedaroak Boat Ramp
Take out: Cedaroak Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John/Jane or Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Mel Wishan
Assistant Organizer(s): Chris Mayou
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: 10, including two instructors
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70-80
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6 1/2 hours
Tide times & heights: Morrison St. Bridge:
2018/05/19 Sat 03:36 AM 0.59 L
2018/05/19 Sat 08:22 AM 3.51 H
2018/05/19 Sat 5:19 PM 0.16 L

Current information: 

Hazards: 
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 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: Our short paddle trip should be Level 1, but the Strokes Practice is Level 2.
Location (Optional):  4600 Elmran Drive, West Linn, OR 97068
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