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(Level 2 class) Strokes and Maneuvers

  • May 08, 2019
  • 8:30 AM
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

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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.  If the measured water temperature is different enough from that listed below to warrant a change in required immersion protection, the Organizer will contact all participants and the Trips Board member with the update at least a day before the trip

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 may paddle two miles upstream to Goat Island, working on strokes along the way. If so, 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.

• Paddling in a reasonably straight line
• Spins
• Stopping
• Moving Abeam


• Forward

• Back (stopping)
• Draw
• Sculling draw/brace
• Sweep (including Stern Draw)
• Reverse Sweep
• Rudder
• Low / High Brace

Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:15:00 AM
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
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Mel Wishan
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 TOs
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 68
Estimated Water Temperature: 52
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6 hours
Tide times & heights: Morrison St. Bridge:
2019/05/08 Wed 07:53 AM 3.56 H
2019/05/08 Wed 4:49 PM 0.29 L

Current information: 
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 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: This is rated Level 2 due to course content geared toward Level 2 skills
Location (Optional): 4600 Elmran Drive West Linn, OR 97068

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