This class is limited to OOPS members. To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account.
Narrative: Possibly you have planned a trip using a chart or map to figure out where you want to go, but how do you figure out where you *are* when you actually get out on the water, and how far it is until you get to your lunch stop?
In this class we will review how to read a nautical chart, practice using a compass to navigate with a nautical chart, talk about what you do while you are paddling, and how to account for wind, current, and tides in your navigation and trip planning.
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: Community Room - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 59 - 1860 Willamette Falls Drive West Linn, OR 97068
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Charles Congdon
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 hrs
Tide times & heights: N/A
Current information: N/A
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
Overall rating: Level 1
Location (Optional): Community Room - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 59 - 1860 Willamette Falls Drive West Linn, OR 97068