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How to Read a Nautical Chart

  • January 18, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Community Room - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 59 - 1860 Willamette Falls Drive West Linn, OR 97068
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Narrative: What is a nautical chart? What do all the symbols on it mean? How do you use it?

In this class we will answer these questions for you, and hopefully give you enough knowledge to use a chart to visualize what you will see on the water, and for planning trips. This is not an elite skill! With a little practice it can be quite easy to use a nautical chart. It can even be a lot of fun!

Please bring your laptop computer, one or two nautical charts (if you have any), some scratch paper, and a compass (if you have one).

This class will happen in a classroom – there is no reason to bring a boat with you or dress for the water.

No food is allowed in the classroom – plan to eat lunch after the class. There are plenty of restaurants across the street if to don't want to eat at home.

Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Classroom
Put in: Community Room - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 59 - 1860 Willamette Falls Drive West Linn, OR 97068
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Hold class anyway
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Charles Congdon
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:
Maximum number of paddlers: 20
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 72
Estimated Water Temperature: N/A
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: N/A
Current information: N/A
Hazards:
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: Hopefully a classroom will stay at Level 1
Location (Optional): Community Room - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 59 - 1860 Willamette Falls Drive West Linn, OR 97068

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