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A Greenland Sampler - Introduction to Greenland Kayaking and SSTIKS

  • June 19, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park, 714 SE Miller St, Portland, OR 97202
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 This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt....if the paddler is wearing a spray skirt on a level 1 paddle, the Wet Exit Certification is REQUIRED).  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

Full Name:Paul Steinberg
Activity Title: A Greenland Sampler - Introduction to Greenland Kayaking and SSTIKS
Date of Activity: 6/19/2021
Narrative: Whether you are new to traditional paddling, want to tune up some skills, or are just curious, this is the class for you! We'll have Greenland and Aleut paddles you can try, and a couple of traditional kayaks available. We will concentrate on moving through the water effortlessly with finesse. We'll demo the forward stroke, low brace turns and some maneuvering strokes. If there is interest, we could do Greenland rolling instruction as well.
This class will also serve as an introduction to the South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayaking Symposium (SSTIKS) http://qjaqpnw.org to be held September 9-12 at Twanoh State Park WA

Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sellwood Riverfront Park, 714 SE Miller St, Portland, OR 97202
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Paul Steinberg
Assistant Organizer(s): Joan Barta, Don Beale
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 80 F
Estimated Water Temperature: 68 F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: 1-2 knots
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:
Location (Optional):
Photos (optional): yes
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