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OOPS Presents Derek Shaw with West Marine

  • January 26, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom



Derek Shaw has a lifetime love of the water and boating and has been boater all his life. He has managed West Marine stores the past 7 years and has nearly two decades of experience in the Merchant Maritime and Marine Professional Services on the west coast.

Derek is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of York, UK. He was previously employed as a professional archaeologist in the Pacific Northwest. But, more recently he re-discovered his love of the water lifestyle and returned to the marine services. Derek has a lifetime of sailing, paddlesports, boating and diving experience and enjoys sharing his passion for boating and aquatics in his role as the manager of the retail and wholesale boating outlet in Tigard, Oregon.

He taught sailing, kayaking and freediving and lead tours for a kayaking tour business in Monterey Bay. He has worked on commercially certified charter sailing and marine wildlife charter tour vessels. He is a licensed amateur radio operator and has a lifelong interest in marine electronics, navigation and communication technologies. He is a marine electronics specialist with West Marine and has been trained by Garmin, Navico, Raymarine, Icom, Standard Horizon and other leading marine electronics manufacturers. Derek is always happy to answer questions about equipment, its usage or marine safety protocols.

Join us as we learn from Derek about currently available marine electronics that might be useful equipment for recreational and professional paddlesport enthusiasts.  He'll share an introduction to the basic categories and have plenty of time for questions!

1) UHF, VHF and HF marine communications

2) Satellite communications

3) Marine electronic safety equipment

4) Q&A

About this meeting...

This is a virtual meeting - the link will be sent to you 24 hours before the meeting in the third reminder email. To receive this link, you will need to register 24 hours prior to the meeting.

If you are not an OOPS member but would like to attend, please contact programs@oopskayak.org.

Lifejackets and drysuits are not required at general membership meetings.

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