Paddling Round-up: Change of Plans in Tierra Del Fuego, Help LiquidLogic Better Outfit Their Boats, Ben Lawry’s Power Paddle Camp and More

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

LiquidLogic Boat Outfitting

Here is a quick round-up of paddling news on the internet today:

Change of Plans in Tierra Del Fuego
Sadly, Justine Curgenven and Barry Shaw had to call off their Tierra Del Fuego expedition yesterday due to ongoing problems with Barry's wrist. It's a real shame considering they waited for several weeks for the injury to heal but at the end Barry was worried it would flare up again when they were the more remote parts of their trip. Tendon injury is a slow injury to recover for sure.

Help LiquidLogic Better Outfit Their Boats
LiquidLogic is taking part in some knowledge crowd sourcing by going directly to their customers for better outfitting ideas. They set-up a Facebook page and want to hear from you. I think this is a great idea for companies who want to engage and build a loyal community of customers

Power Paddle Camp
Ben Lawry has just announced the schedule for his traveling Power Paddle Camp. Taking place over the month of May there are courses set-up in Rhode Island, Virginia Beach and Charleston, NC.

Ben is easily one of the best instructors that I have ever had the pleasure of teaching with and I'm quite confident that I learned as much as the students did when we worked together at the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. If you are looking to build your skills and learn under somebody who has put a tremendous amount of thought into efficiency and technique then this is the program for you.

Paddling Practice Makes Permanent, but is it Mindful?
Instructors in the audience will want to read Bryan Hansel's recently posted article on paddling practice and how instructors can make their lessons much more effective. It's a good thinking piece so take a look at it for sure.

Witnessing Catastrophe
Finally, you might remember reading in the papers about how a sea kayaker rescued a surfer from drowning at Mavericks a couple of weeks ago. It turns out that the rescuer, Matt Krizan works and teaches for California Canoe & Kayak and wrote about the experience on the blog. It's a fascinating read.

Image Credit: LiquidLogic

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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