Werner Sponsors Outrigger Expedition

Tuesday, 24 June 2008
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Werner Paddles LogoWerner is proud to announce their support of the Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Voyaging Society. The HOCVS is in final preparations for their upcoming Voyage to Kure Atoll. This is the first time in modern history that a group of paddlers will reach the end of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Beyond the incredible distance and stamina required for this trip; the group hopes to raise awareness of the fragile ecosystem of the islands. Through their commitment, they have reached over five thousand people with the story of the sea life, birds, and the beauty of these remote waters and islands.

The sixteen member paddling team had been testing paddles and has chosen the Werner Compulsion: blending the newest technology in paddling with this very traditional voyage. The team will depart Hanalei Bay on July 7th with a course set for the final leg of this multi year voyage. The paddling portion of the event will consist of a 460 mile paddle from to Kure Atoll and will take approximately 96 hours to complete. Visit the HOCVS blog http://hocvs.blogspot.com or Werner Paddles blog http://www.wernerpaddlesblog.com for updates on the team's progress.

Werner Paddles is the leading manufacturer of high quality kayak, canoe and stand up paddles, operating near the banks of the Skykomish River in Sultan, WA. For more information call 800.275.3311 or visit us at www.wernerpaddles.com.
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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