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After Work Practice L2, 8-10-22

  • August 10, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sportcraft Landing
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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: Steve Blackwood
Activity Title: After Work Practice L2, 8-10-22
Date of Activity: 8/10/2022
Narrative: Join Wendy and I for some afterwork skill practice. We will meet at the Sportcraft Marina boat ramp and enjoy the refreshing waters of the Willamette River. We will paddle across the river and practice assisted rescue, bracing, and sculling for support. We will all swim. After that we will paddle up to the falls where we will practice paddling in the currents of the falls. If you don’t have any experience in handling currents this is you chance. We will play in  a safe place.
Meeting Time: 6:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 6:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sportcraft Landing
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood
Assistant Organizer(s): Wendy Luo
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: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75
Estimated Water Temperature: 75
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 2 hours
Tide times & heights: High 4:15 PM 1.77ft
Low 9:49 PM .85 ft
Current information: 2 knots at the falls
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered 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 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This is a time for play.
Location (Optional): https://goo.gl/maps/qxdpxRQfsam3BxQh7
Photos (Optional):
COVID-19 Status of Trip: Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19

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