Necky Introduces a Woman Specific Kayak Thursday, 22 June 2006
Ferndale, Wash - Necky Kayaks, a leader in the design and development of performance kayaks, today introduced their latest innovation, the Eliza. Necky’s first sea kayak designed specifically for the petite to medium framed female, the 49-pound Eliza is one of the lightest polyethylene boats in the day-touring category and offers women a sleek, responsive boat with a superior ergonomic fit. Named for one of the isles in the famed San Juan Islands, the fifteen-foot long Eliza is ideal for day tripping and suited for female paddlers of all skill levels. The chine and rocker profiles, combined with the Eliza’s slight V-shaped hull, create a balance of stability, tracking, maneuverability and reduced drag that will help smaller paddlers achieve a comfortable touring pace on the water. Add to that a lower deck profile and compact, women’s specific cockpit design and the result is a kayak that provides optimal control for the female paddler.
Kokatat Announces Team Paddlers for 2006 Thursday, 15 June 2006
Arcata, CA – Team Kokatat is comprised of a group of hand picked world class kayaking athletes, whose passion and perseverance in the sport has raised them to the top. These "down to earth" unique individuals are natural ambassadors who convey the ‘culture of Kokatat’ to the rest of the world by being themselves, by accepting nothing less than the best, and by exceedingly pushing the limits of their abilities. From holding World Championship titles and completing successful first World Records to helping kids with cancer achieve their dreams, Team Kokatat paddlers are extraordinary in sport, in personality, and in style.