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Level 1 Class: Strokes and Maneuvers

  • May 25, 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • Vancouver Lake Regional Park


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

Registration is closed

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, if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment. Sprayskirt usage is discussed in the OOPS Activity Policy Sec. F.

Marlene and Alan ( both ACA certified Instructors) will conduct a class focusing on basic kayaking strokes and maneuvers,(Forward, Reverse, Sweep, Bow rudder, & Sideways strokes) This will be an introduction class for the various strokes to help you learn the basics & provide a foundation for practice & more enjoyment when paddling. Plan on being on the water from 9:30-~~3:00 with a lunch break & some practice on shore. There is a $3.00 parking fee.

Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Vancouver Lake 
Take out: Same 
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A 
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizers: Alan and Marlene Fisher
Assistant Organizer(s): 
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: Alan M. / Marlene 
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: 78*
Estimated Water Temperature: 65*
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5.5 hrs
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: NA
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: Multiple opportunities to practice introduced strokes and refine as opportune.
Location (Optional): https://www.google.com/maps/search/vancouver+lake+park,+vancouver,+WA/@45.6811042,-122.7529209,13z/data=!3m1!4b1

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