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Playak Weekly Digest - week 07, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 07, 2017.
Playak Paddlesports trade shows in 2017 - which one(s)?
Playak - Which trade shows? There have been some interesting developments in trade show land. Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake moved from August to July, planning to move their paddle sports business to Surf Expo (same organiser) in Orlando. To make things even more complex, a new show is currently being prepared: Paddlesports Retailer in Madison.
Rapid Magazine Blog Meet Canada's C1 Slalmon Pioneer
Rapid Magazine Blog - In 2009, Alexandra Machicado-McGee was the first and only woman who accepted the invitiation to the Canadian national team trials in whitewater C1 slalom racing. There she then completed the required number of gates to qualify for the national team.
Kayak Angler Magazine Here is Raymond Martinez who kissed a fish(: , romantic kayak angler
Kayak Angler Magazine - It was a bass and here since Ray was asked to kiss it, he kissed the largemouth’s slimy lips. Check out the picture, the fish was released and it seemed happy, you can check its reaction.
SUP Magazine Introducing the Catalina Ocean Experience Presented by Performance Paddling
SUP Magazine - Performance Paddling is excited to announce the Catalina Ocean Experience. Guided by elite paddlers Anthony Vela and Morgan Hoesterey, this 3 day, 2-night ocean adventure will take place in the pristine blue water of Catalina Island’s Two Harbors, from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2.
The Paddler ezine Preparation to paddle from Swanage to Alderney on a sit-on-top
The Paddler ezine - The three Barry, Chris and Mark planned to paddle from Swanage to Alderney (the entire English Channel) for raising funds for Heroes On the Water, a charity that provides a programme to help rehabilitate people who have suffered mentally or physically through an act of public service and also Macmillan Cancer. Mark was recovering from cancer 3 months after his chemotherapy, yet he wanted to do this, read on, the inspiration is contagious(:
SUP Magazine Hanging Five on a SUP Foilboard? This Guy Can Noseride
SUP Magazine - We’ve seen our share of SUP foilboarding footage since Kai Lenny sparked the foil revolution on his downwind board last spring.
Northwest Rafting Company River Rafting Packing List
Northwest Rafting Company - You may have seen the packing list for your Rogue River or Middle Fork of the Salmon River trips, but here are more details for those of you who like to come extra prepared.
The Paddler ezine An 812 mile expedition of Britain’s inland waterways - ‘The Bliss Canoe Trail’
The Paddler ezine - A trio of intrepid paddlers are preparing to take on ‘The Bliss Canoe Trail’ – an 862 mile circumnavigation of the inland waterways of Britain. First published in 1934 in a book called ‘Canoeing’ by William Bliss. The route includes 506 locks, 13 tunnels and the Bristol Channel is among the 19 canals and rivers paddled. It takes in all of the DW race route, most of the Desmond Challenge across the top of the Pennines, all of the Soar Tour, a quick dip into Wales and out on the River Severn and most of the River Trent.
NRS Duct Tape Diaries The Alaskan Bush Pilot
NRS Duct Tape Diaries - Jay Mahan is the kind of guy who dreams big. When I first met Jay at a reggae show along the Kenai River in Alaska we talked about a couple of his past whitewater kayaking adventures.
Trash Paddler Grim and Gray Days
Trash Paddler - It wasn't easy to make out the words etched onto the large rock at water's edge. This past Sunday morning, I'd paddled in close for the purpose of stopping for a snack before ascending the Assabet River.
King of the Alps Extreme Kayak Team World Championship
King of the Alps - After many years of hosting the Extreme Kayak European Championship, we though that it was time to add another challenge: a hard-core team race, the Extreme Kayak World Championship.
Mocke Paddling Adrian Boros hungry for FNB Dusi Canoe success
Mocke Paddling - Hungarian Adrian Boros is training for FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon that is set to come on Feb 16th, he is 2015 ICF Canoe Marathon K2 world champion and came 31st in K-1 category in his last Dusi. He is training at the race’s start venue Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg. The competition is a 3 day adventure, it not only involves paddling but also running to as there will be some unpaddable sections paddlers have to portage so they have to run with the boat on the shoulder. It’s a challenge the Dusi Marathon and Adian aims to come top 10 this time.
Athletes with top online media coverage in February
1. Sophia Bartlow
2. Kai Lenny
3. Rush Sturges
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