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Level 2 Paddle Skillbuilder - Willamette Falls 8/16

  • August 16, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sportcraft Landing
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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.  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.

Activity Title: Skillbuilder: Willamette Falls
Date of Activity: 8/16/2019
Narrative: Join me and Shawn Altman Friday afternoon for my last mentored TO trip! We will launch from Sportcraft Landing (by ENRG) and paddle to the beaches across the river. Here we will do some edging and bracing exercises in flat water to improve our boat control. Then we will make our way upstream and (challenge by choice) bring that improved boat control into the currents.
From there I would like to work on setting up a safe play environment and using towed rescues to manages swims in a dynamic environment.
Meeting Time: 5:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 5:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sportcraft Landing
Take out: Sportcraft landing
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Jasper Greve
Assistant Organizer(s): Shawn Altman
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
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: 10
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: 69
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours
Tide times & heights:
Current information: 56.09 stage at OC upper gauge
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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
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
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Level 2, however I strongly hope to encourage people to challenge themselves in the current.
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