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Articles by Wayne Horodowich

Wet Re-entry and Roll with a Paddle Float

If you would like an alternative to the standard paddle float recovery (See USK Article "Solo Paddle Floa…

Floatation Devices for Capsize Recoveries

Whether you paddle with a group or you enjoy paddling solo there may come a time where you would need to do a …

T-Recovery

The T-recovery is one of many assisted recoveries where the water is drained from the flooded kayak before the…

The Whistle In Kayaking

By Wayne HorodowichA couple of months ago I had the pleasure to observe one of the local kayaking instruc…

Tags: Kayak, Safety

Utilizing The Group During Capsize Recoveries

If you paddle with others you should be thinking of ways to utilize the members of your group whenever possibl…

Dual Wet Re-Entries And Eskimo Recoveries

The traditional All In Recovery takes some time and a good deal of orchestration and manipulation to complete,…

Eskimo Paddle Recovery

The Eskimo paddle recovery is a variation of the Eskimo bow recovery (See USK article, "Eskimo Bow Recove…

Eskimo Bow Recovery

When the original kayakers capsized exiting their kayak was not an option because of the cold water. They had …

Stirrup Recoveries (assisted)

I never heard of stirrup (sometimes called a sling) recoveries until I met a guide from the Pacific Northwest.…

Double Kayak Scoop Rescue/Recovery

The "Scoop Rescue" is a method for getting an injured or disabled kayaker back in their kayak. Since I have ma…

Sit-On-Top Scramble Recovery

It is always good to have a few different ways to perform a capsize recovery. The main solo recovery method us…

Capsize & T-Recovery Combo

During my years of teaching sea kayaking I have seen numerous dual capsizes when a T-Recovery was being attemp…