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Level 2 Paddle-Point Wilson to PT Boat Haven/Fort Townsend State Park

  • June 08, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Boat ramp near the Marine Science Center
  • 12


  • 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 Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and paddle at a leisurely pace toward Port Townsend waterfront. We may stop at the Boat Haven en route to Fort Townsend State Park. Or we may stop at the Boat Haven on the return. Or both. Should be a relaxing 10 mile round trip. Or we may just paddle to the Boat Haven and call that enough and have an on shore break/lunch. Some amenities are available nearby locally, such as coffee and cafes.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Boat ramp near the Marine Science Center
Take out: Boat ramp near the Marine Science Center
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Dennis Pennell
Assistant Organizer(s): 
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Dennis Pennell
Maximum number of paddlers: 6, or 12 if another organizer goes along
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: 9:59 AM, low at -0.44 ft, 5:28 PM high at 7.72 ft
Current information: <1 knot
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 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: 

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