Navigation and Trip Planning Field Day - Owen Beach

Field trip: Sea Kayak Navigation

Navigation and Trip Planning Field Day - Owen Beach

On the water field day for the Kayak Navigation Course

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 16 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: Start and stop for exercises

Meet at 8:30am at Owens Beach, 5605 Owen Beach Rd, Tacoma, WA 98407. Be ready to paddle by 9:15am.

Plan B in case of inclement weather will be Gig Harbor.

We will have excises on the lawn and on the water as we cross Dalco Passage to Vashon Island. We'll head east along Vashon southern shoreline into Quartermaster Harbor and just touch Maury Island (maybe). Then return approximately along the same route.



Commencement Bay

  • Sea Trails Vashon Island, Tacoma Narrows to Elliot Bay WA203

    MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102
  • See full route/place details.
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