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Kayak Fundamentals, Paddling and rescues, Sit On Top and Sit Inside kayaks

When:
Friday, June 25, 2021, 5:45 PM until Saturday, June 26, 2021, 5:00 PM
Where:
Matagorda County Birding Center, on the southwestern outskirts of Bay City, near the State Highway
mcbnc.org
1025 TX-35
Bay City, TX , TX  77414

(979) 245-3336
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Phil Salvador
Instructor
 
William R Younger
Organizer and instructor
Category:
Non-HASK Training
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This is NOT an ACA sanctioned event. However, all participants must wear a PFD. A liability waiver must be signed in order to articipate.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Capacity:
0
Available Slots:
Filled
Members pay for their own charges

Willie Younger and Phil Salvador are organizing some basic paddling and rescue training for paddlers around Bay City, and HASK members are also invited.  Both Sit On Top and Sit Inside boats are welcome.  This is not a HASK event.  If you want to know more, and register, contact Willie at <w-younger@att.net> or 979-240-4872.

 

The program is:

 

  • Kayaking 101 - The Fundamentals of Paddling; 5:45 – 7:45 PM, Friday - June 25, Willie Younger instructor
  • Wet Exits, Rescues & Recovery for Sit-On Top Kayakers:9:30 - 11:45 AM, Saturday, June 26, Phil Salvador instructor
  • Rescues & Recovery for Sit Inside Kayakers (i.e., decked boat paddlers); 2:45 – 5:00 PM Phil Salvador instructor

 

The location for this event is the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center. It is located at 1025 TX-35, Bay City, TX 77414  on the southwestern outskirts of  Bay City near the State Highway 35 Bridge over the Colorado River and adjacent to the town’s popular LeTulle Park.

 

The fee for each session is $10.  All proceeds will go to support the upkeep and operations of the MCBNC.  Each session is limited to five students, 16 or older, and fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

To sign up or obtain additional information, contact Willie Younger at w-younger@att.net or 979-240-4872.  Full details will be promptly provided to each enrollee following their registration. 

PLEASE IGNORE INDICATIONS IN THE HASK EVENTS CALENDAR THAT THE COURSE IS FULL!! CONTACT WILLIE YOUNGER TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR YOU.  SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION CAUSED.

Registration will close on June 16 or when the five-student limit is reached, whichever occurs first.  It is recommended that participants bring their own watercraft and lifejackets for the training program(s) they select.  For those lacking a kayak or boat hauling capability, there are a limited number of kayaks, with lifejackets and paddles, available on a first come, first-served basis, at no additional charge.

 

 

Event Leaders Willie Younger and Phil Salvador
Trip Assistants  None so far
 Trip Rating* 1
 Ready to Launch at Start time shown for each program
 Duration (hours) 2 + hours
 Paddling Miles Less than 1
 Emergency Initiator Not applicable
 Emergency Phone #s 911 or
 Latest Expected Return  Not applicable
 Auto Description/Lic. # Not applicable
 Distance from Houston  Approx 85 miles to SW

 

* Trip ratings are only a  guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.