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Rescue training - quiet water

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Northshore Park launch ramp on Lake Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX Park/@30.169465,-95.4769762,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xfe10b930b9ed0e17!8m2!3d30.169465!4d-95.4769762
2505 Lake Woodlands Dr
The Woodlands,, TX  77380

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Phil Salvador
HASK Training
Registration is required
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants must wear a PFD. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
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I will offer training in a few assisted and self-rescue techniques in quiet water.  Techniques will be those most useful to our paddling circumstances.  If you have a particular technique you want to work on, please let me know.   A later training day will review these techniques in rougher water.

I expect students to have boats with spray skirts and to be able to do wet exits with a spray skirt.

Boats should have water tight bulk heads or flotation fore and aft and deck lines on both sides of the front and back sections of the kayak.

I would like to restrict participation to 4 students to each instructor for safety reasons (2 students doing, 2 watching).  At the moment I am the only instructor, but if more instructors volunteer i will increase trip capacity

The event will take place in Lake Woodlands.  Please arrive in time to be ready to launch.

The park has parking close to the launch ramp and a restroom house suitable for changing, if you wish.

Main hazard is heat.  There may also be scullers (rowers), and fishermen.  Bring lots of water and dress appropriately.  I will monitor the weather for wind and thunderstorms as we get closer to the time.  Dress for both heat and immersion.  Woodlands Township tell me that the water quality is monitored continuously and no one is allowed to go on the lake if quality becomes unsafe.  I use the lake often, including for rolling and rescue practice.

Trip Leader

Phil Salvador



Trip Rating*


Ready to Launch

8:30 AM

Duration (hours)


Emergency Phone #s

Montgomery County Sheriff: Emergency 911, non-emergency (936) 760-5800

Latest Expected Departure from beach

12:30 pm

Auto Description/Lic #

Silver Honda CRV / JLX 7922

Distance from Houston

33 miles north


This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.


Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully.  You give up substantial rights when you sign it.

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  • You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in. 



Guests – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips.  HASK will cover the $5 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.