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Level 2 Paddle - Port Townsend Waterfront at Night

  • June 07, 2018
  • 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Boat ramp at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden
  • 10


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer
This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.   As with all trips & classes at Events, registration will take place at the HQ campsite.

Narrative: We will launch from the boat ramp near the Marine Science Center near where we will be camping. We'll paddle along the Port Townsend waterfront and see what the Victorian Seaport looks like in the dark. 

Paddlers will need a waterproof headlamp and 2 glow sticks: one yellow and one blue and a means of attaching one to your headwear and the other to the bow of your kayak. Indeed. For real. Buy the chem lights where you like; I know you can get them at Sportsmans warehouse.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 PM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: boat ramp at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden
Take out: same as put in
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: 
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? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 10 given we have other TO to assist
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: 48
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 2 hours
Tide times & heights: No worries
Current information: No concerns
Hazards: Night paddling, Shipping traffic

Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2

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