Seminar and Field Trip

Seminar: Sea Kayaking: Incident Management/Risk Assessment

Seminar and Field Trip - Hammersley Inlet

Risk Assessment / Incident Management learn how to avoid incidents but if they do happen how to get out of trouble. We will travel from Arcadia to Hammersley to Hope Island and back to Arcadia Point.

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  • Sat, Mar 21, 2015
  • Olympia Sea Kayaking Committee
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Singles, Families, Retired Rovers, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Sea Kayak III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

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This is open to all Levels of Sea Kayakers

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: it will be challenging do to rescue scenarios 
  • Wind:unknown
  • Waves:small but manageable 
  • Route:TBD
  • Distance:  nm 6<
  • Pace:Olympia Area

We'll paddle from Arcadia boat launch to Hammersley Inlet to Hope Island back down to Arcadia Point. 


Hammersley Inlet

  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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