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Watmough Bay to MacKaye Harbour (L3, 9-17-21 Lopez Island )

  • September 17, 2021
  • 8:29 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Mackaye
  • 6

Registration

  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle
  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle"
  • 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: Fred Harsman
Activity Title: Watmough Bay to MacKaye Harbour (L3, 9-17-21 Lopez Island )
Date of Activity: 9/17/2021
Narrative: Meet at Mackaye boat launch at 8:29 ,drop boats and set up shuttle. Paddle around south east end of Lopez.
Meeting Time: 8:29:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:32:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Mackaye
Take out: Watmough
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBA
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Fred Harsman
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: Fred Harsman
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 52
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: At Waldron/ Lopez tide station which is a bit north of our take out 8:00 AM -.66 4:06 PM 6.07
Current information: 2 to 3 kts
Hazards:
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
Currents: Level 3: Up to 4 knots: paddlers must sprint to move forward
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 3
Rating Comments: There is no option for infrequent landings in the list. That is what my trip is. This should be added. Wind is big factor and is why I rated it a 3. I am actually anticipating level2 conditions but I want people who can handle a bit of wind and chop.
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