Dealing with the media during or after a crisis Tuesday, 13 June 2006
When a crisis happens, the media run right into the story and the last thing you need is the added pressure of the media demanding answers now. There are tips and tricks that you can do to help minimize that added pressure and to make sure that you don't lead your paddling school or company into more hot water.
Going Straight: a few thoughts Friday, 26 May 2006
Peter Carter One of the most frustrating aspects of paddling a kayak is that of making the thing go in a straight line, especially downwind. The boat tries to round up, and the paddler must make continual correcting strokes. Frustrating, and also fatiguing, and fatigue has a bearing on safety.
Trends in Human Powered Outdoor Recreation Sunday, 14 May 2006
I found this collection of outdoor recreation trends and thought I would post them purely for interest sake. They are mainly geared towards whitewater kayaking in the USA but some is applicaple to sea kayaking in other parts of the world as well.
Determining Wave Height in Rough Water Saturday, 01 April 2006
He said, "I was out there and the waves must have been 6 feet." Funny, I was out there at the same time and didn't see anything bigger than 18 inches. What is going on? Estimating wave height is very difficult. Sitting down in a kayak, low to the water, waves look pretty big.