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CANCELLED - L2 Class GPS & Marine Radio with On-water Practice

  • March 21, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 1860 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR 97068
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  • Active club members, including kayak professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval of trip organizer.

This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification.  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.  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.
Narrative: The class instruction will take place from 9:00 - 12:00 in the community room at the West Linn Fire Station #59, 1860 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR 97068. The gps will focus on using Gaia GPS, an iphone and android app, for showing where you are, how to create a track and a Gaia route. A free 3 month trial subscription to the Gaia app is included. Additionally, Mel will provide a brief intro to marine radios, features available on them and their proper use. After a break for lunch, we'll do a short paddle on the Willamette, launching from the nearby Willamette Park, to practice both the GPS and radios.

Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 1:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park (West Linn)
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Peter Carew
Assistant Organizer(s): Mel Wishan
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours
Tide times & heights: n/a
Current information: 1- 2
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 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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Level 2 due to crossing and potential current
Location (Optional): 1860 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR 97068

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