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Level 2 class: Maneuvering and Directional Control

  • April 20, 2019
  • 10:30 AM
  • Cedar Oaks boat launch, West Linn
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the class organizer.

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to members with a wet-exit certification.  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.

Narrative: We will work with students on the skills involved in maneuvering kayaks to improve kayaking efficiency and confidence
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Cedar Oaks boat launch, West Linn
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A 
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Greg Clopton
Assistant Organizer(s): Jay Nutt
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: Jay Nutt
Maximum number of paddlers: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Temperature: 52
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hrs.
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 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
Overall rating: Level 2
Location (Optional): Cedar Oaks Boat Launch, West Linn OR

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