June 19 - 5:30pm- Paddle, Play and Safety Skills on Lake Washington

This is a past event

10 people went

Logboom Park in Kenmore

6100 NE 175th St · Kenmore, WA

How to find us

We will either be in the parking lot or near the beach SW of the bathrooms

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I'm back, it's time to paddle. We are a bit behind on peoples skills development. Let's meet for a paddle on Lake Washington. Anyone needing to get their safety skills checkout done before a San Juans or Canada trip can do it during this paddle. Well meet at Logboom Park at 5:30pm for a short warm up paddle and then work the really basic skills, to work your skills even better plan on signing up for a course from one of the good local instructors. Afterwards we can find a place to get food and drinks. We'll have loaner kayaks replete with life jackets and paddles for about 6 people, 3 people at a time. I will bump up the RSVP count to allow anyone who is bringing their own kayak to join us.. I could use help loading boats at about at my house the night before so email me [masked] or call my cell[masked] if you can help. So far I am bringing kayaks for the following people - if you need to borrow and don't see your name on the list - add "need to borrow" to your RSVP and make sure your RSVP is a "Yes". Here are the boat assignments so far. You also need to show up otherwise you can't borrow from me in the future.

What we plan on doing:

Short warm up paddle, 15-25 minutes

demonstrate various braces, and maneuvering strokes.

demonstrate swimmer carry.

demonstrate T rescue

Paddle float re-entry

cowboy re-entry

anything else we have time for.

Those with their Own gear:

. Rating: This trip is rated ‘protected’ or SK1. [b]Rating:[/b] This trip is rated ‘protected’ or SK1. [b]What to bring:[/b] What to bring: o Prepare to get wet, You will spend time in the water, so you will get wet.

You might want to bring a towel and change of clothes. o Water bottle. There's water and restrooms at the park. o Refreshments and snacks for afterwards o Your sense of adventure and fun [*]Perhaps a power bar or dried figs to munch on. [*]Sense of Humor and fun. If you decide not to show up, please email me, or change your RSVP or even phone me at least 3 hours before the launch.

No shows for borrowed boats are a headache since that means we delay launch while someone drives the empty boat(s) back to my house - can't leave them on the trailer or they may find a new home while we're out paddling, and towing empty boats while we paddle isn't that much fun. I'm sure all of you will have a fun paddle. -Saul cell[masked]