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Level 1: Strokes and Maneuvers Class

  • August 03, 2019
  • 9:30 AM
  • Cresap Bay Recreational Area ( Lake Merwin)
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to members with a wet-exit certification.  Spray skirt usage is required for this class.

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.

Please join the four of us for an up close and personal tutorial session. This class will focus on refinement of the forward stroke so the paddler can find power and efficiency.  This is not a "beginner's" class.

We wish to offer this type of session to those who have "kayaking events" planned for the latter part of summer, or to anyone who wishes to improve their paddling experiences with increased enjoyment and efficiency.

We'll offer detailed information and personal coaching to enhance a paddler's techniques for " strokes and maneuvers ". Our goal is to limit our instructor: participant ratio to 3:1. We'll emphasize the Forward Stroke, Sweep Stroke, Bow Rudder, Sculling Draw, Draw to the Hip, ....and more Forward Stroke coaching!  ;-) 

We are all perpetually trying to improve our forward stroke techniques ...the process never ceases! 

BTW...the four of us are ACA certified Instructors. ;-) 

Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Cresap Bay Recreational Area ( Lake Merwin) 
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: NA
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Fishers & Cogburns 
Assistant Organizer(s): NA 
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: Fishers & Cogburns 
Maximum number of paddlers: 12 Participants ( 3:1 Ratio, participant to instructor) 
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75*
Estimated Water Temperature: 64*
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 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: We'll avoid recreational boat traffic at a few personally selected paddling locations nearby. 
Location (Optional): Cresap Bay Recreational Area.https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cresap+Bay+Recreation+Area,+Amboy,+WA+98601/@45.96728,-122.3891109,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x549431fa76723911:0xfd91ab8b582e942c!8m2!3d45.9669855!4d-122.3816972

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