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PT Level 2 - Lets Get Our Feet Wet in Port Townsend

  • June 07, 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • On the beach on north side of the pier of Port Townsend Marine Science Center
  • 12

As with all classes and trips at Events, signups will be done at the Event.

Narrative: Okay, you just arrived in Port Townsend, got your tent up, and you’re itching to explore. Let’s take a short waterfront kayak tour, leaving from the beach at Fort Worden across from our campground. We’ll hug the shoreline and head south, towards town. We can stop at the NW Maritime Center for a quick look at the boat building center if it’s open, grab some coffee or something wet, and continue south, keeping an eye out for the Coupeville Ferry. We’ll turn around at the beach, just beyond the PT Boat Haven. Total distance: 7.5 nautical miles, round trip.
Meeting Time: 2:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 2:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: On the beach on north side of the pier of Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: None/cancel
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Connie Lively
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
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: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 6........12 if I get a co-organizer
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: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours.....back in time for Happy Hour
Tide times & heights: 11:17am high tide 4.7’; 5:02pm low tide 2.3’. 
Current information: NA
Hazards: 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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This is rated Level 1/2 only because there is potential for some afternoon wind, and it’s slightly longer than a Level 1 paddle. 
Location (Optional): 
532 Battery Way East, (Fort Worden), Port Townsend

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