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Playak News Flash - November 15, 2012
Playak News Flash - November 15, 2012
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Dagger Blogs President Obama mentions kayaking in Veteran's day address to the nation!
Dagger Blogs - Yesterday during an address to the Nation in which he honored our Veterans, President Obama told the story of Taylor Morris, a member of an Explosive Ornance Disposal Team, who was seriously injured and almost died while serving in Afghanistan.Taylor, who kayaks with Team River Runner ...
Badger Tying a Bowline
Badger - Today is Remembrance Day. And it is a little different for my family this year than previous years. This is the first Remembrance Day that we will be without a very special man, Peter J. Lasch Sr.
ICF 2012 Canoe Slalom Coaching Conference Concludes in Magglingen
ICF - The ICF Canoe Slalom Coaches Conference was held over the weekend at the Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen (SFISM), one of the leading training institutions in Swiss sport management.
worldkayak blogs Freestyle At Suck and Tuck Rapid
worldkayak blogs - Morning of the competition, Ben Ghertner and his family, and Tyler Smith and Ryan Cornuet from Columbus, GA, came early to help me put the finishing touches on the hole.
OR Rafting Team Hypothermia
OR Rafting Team - Breaks must be kept very short in the winter. The following information was provided by ORT’s Certified.  The following are his credentials, guess why we call him Certified?  He will be one of our instructors Saturday December 15th for the Class V training.
ICF ICF President José Perurena LóPez Tours Tokyo 2020 Canoeing Courses
ICF - ICF President José Perurena López was in Tokyo last week to inspect the Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint courses for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic bid.
Playak Keith Backlund, Paddle Engineer, Dies at Age 60
Playak - His apprentices credit him with being "a catalyst for excellence" that helped them develop the focus and craftsmanship they needed to produce outstanding work.
SUP Connect New Slater Trout Boardworks Infinity Cutthroat Board!
SUP Connect - The long anticipated Slater Trout Infinity Cutthroat 12’6 race board, named by Slater himself, is heading to the factory for production and will be available this Spring through your local Boardworks distributor.
SeaKayakPhoto.com A Two of Your Five Portions a Day Stop
SeaKayakPhoto.com - From Culzean Castle we paddled south towards. Port Carrick and its sheltering reefs. In the distance Turnberry lighthouse stood on the far side of Maidenhead Bay.
Team USA Aquabats and Unicorns win Kayak Polo National Championships
Team USA - Under a blue Texas sky, in the shadow of century old cypress trees , the clear spring water of the Rio Vista was churning with boats and paddles during the 2012 US National Kayak Polo Championships. Eighteen teams from seven states and Canada converged on San Marcos, Texas, Oct. 19-21 for the 14th annual tournament, which crowns the U.S. National Champions.
Log of Ibi Lashing With a Centipede
Log of Ibi - The centipede is at “C” in the previous post, and is a second choice for an open boat because it is more involved, but still a lot simpler than several independent lashings.
AirKayaks Red Air 10’6 Ride Inflatable Sup From Red Paddle Co
AirKayaks - We first stumbled across the Red Air inflatable SUPs from Red Paddle Company earlier this spring.
The Lake is the Boss When The Gales of November Come Early
The Lake is the Boss - Actually the gales did not come early this year for our 8th annual Gales of November paddle. The event has found a home on Goose Island on Lake Minnetonka and has kind of settled on the Thursday closest to the anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on 10 November.
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