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Wet Wednesday Ross Island Paddle - L1

  • June 12, 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Willamette Park Portland Boat Ramp
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  • This is an extra TO that can be added to paddle in addition to 2 TO + 10 Paddler for additional safety in accordance with OOPS trip guidelines
  • Active club members with wet exit certification, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval by the trip organizer.
  • A level 1 paddler requires no WEC. this ticket is for anyone.
  • Ticket for a paddler that wants to get their WEC on this paddle. Don't allow these if you don't want to do WEC on the paddle. MUST BE FOR LEVEL1 PADDLES ONLY as the person might not pass the test or you might do the test at the end of the paddle

Registration is closed
Leader: Jon Powell

Narrative: Level 1 EVENT. This event is especially designed for people wanting to get their Wet Exit Certification !!

Please Join Marty and Me for a pleasant Spring Jaunt around Ross Island.
This early Evening Paddle is an introduction to Wet Wednesdays, which is a paddle and Wet Exit Certification event we are starting up. Depending on demand and staffing we hope to have this event several times a month during the summer.

Circumnavigating Ross Island is like an evening walk. We will set a brisk pace and be on the look-out for Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, Merganser,, and maybe even a Canada Goose.

This week we will stop for a short time on the North Tip of Ross Island. Good time to stretch your legs and search for Agates. 

Wet Exit Certification will be offered after the Paddle near shore at the put-in.

The Plan:
Parking is Free at WIllamette Park (in Portland) after 5:00. Plan to show up at 5:00 with the safety talk and launch at 5:30. We plan to paddle counter clockwise around the island with a brief rest stop at the Northern tip. Then continue back to the launch site planning to arrive before 7:00.

At this time, anyone that wants to be certified for Wet Exit can join Marty and Jon in the nearby calm water and be certified. We are leaving a couple of slots open on this paddle just for people wanting to get their Wet Exit Certification.

The is a Level 1 paddle. Cold Water gear is recommended but not required. If you do not have a Wet Exit Certification you cannot wear a Kayak Skirt during the paddle. However, if you ARE doing your Wet Exit Certification, you will want to wear Cold Water Gear (at least a wet suit, perhaps a dry suit) and bring a Skirt to put on. The water is still a little too chilly for repeated swims and T-rescues without immersion gear. 

Meeting Time: 5:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 5:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park Boat Ramp, Portland Oregon

45.47548, -122.6688

Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: If the wind comes up we may elect to take a short paddle on the West Side of the river up to some floating houses. If it is raining hard, we will cancel.
Required equipment: WEC candidates must bring a skirt that fits their kayak.
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Jon Powell
Co-Organizer(s): Marty Martinez
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: Marty
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: 75
Estimated Water Temperature: 61
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 90 minutes
Tide times & heights: Outgoing Tide Low at 8:00pm
Current information: <1knot
Hazards: Some underwater stumps. Ski boat traffic.
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: Less than 0.5 miles
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: Total Trip is Level 1.
Location: Willamette Park Portland
Photos (Optional):
COVID-19 Status of Trip: All participants of this trip must be vaccinated for Covid-19
Tide Station: Morrison Street Bridge

Link to map of route (Optional),-122.6688439/@45.4845877,-122.6697911,3914m/data=!3m1!1e3?entry=ttu

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