Today in Kayaking History

Tuesday, 03 June 2008
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Sea Kayaker Magazine LogoJust got email newsletter and it is getting better with each issue. In the latest issue, there is a short article about PFD design as well as the standards and classification systems of PFD's with towbelts.

It's a sea kayak geeks paradise...

For those who missed the issue, get yourself signed up so you get the next one, in the meantime, they also published a nice concise list of "Today in Kayaking History" for June.

June 2, 1933 - German "Canoe Girl" Fridel Meyer sets out on a circumnavigation of Great Britain.
June 4, 1976 - Derek Hutchinson, Tom Caskey and Dave Hellawell are first to kayak unsupported across the North Sea.
June 4, 1998 - Arthur Hebert, Jr. reaches the Mississippi completing a 700-mile solo crossing of the Gulf of Mexico.
June 14, 1778 - Captain James Cook, in command of the ships Resolution and Discovery first sees Aleuts paddling kayaks off Trinity Islands.
June 19, 1838 - Russian physician Dr. Eduard Blaschke sets out from Unalaska, AK as a passenger aboard a three-hole baidarka.
June 21, 1975 - George Dyson, the tree-dwelling kayak builder and scholar launches the 6-hole, 48-foot baidarka Mount Fairweather, calling it a "necessary monster."
June 22, 2001 - Peter Bray leaves Newfoundland to cross the North Atlantic.
June 25, 1987 - Ed Gillet leaves Monterey, CA, in a double sea kayak bound for Hawaii.

More info: seakayakermag.com

 
Sea Kayaker Magazine LogoJust got email newsletter and it is getting better with each issue. In the latest issue, there is a short article about PFD design as well as the standards and classification systems of PFD's with towbelts.

It's a sea kayak geeks paradise...

For those who missed the issue, get yourself signed up so you get the next one, in the meantime, they also published a nice concise list of "Today in Kayaking History" for June.

June 2, 1933 - German "Canoe Girl" Fridel Meyer sets out on a circumnavigation of Great Britain.
June 4, 1976 - Derek Hutchinson, Tom Caskey and Dave Hellawell are first to kayak unsupported across the North Sea.
June 4, 1998 - Arthur Hebert, Jr. reaches the Mississippi completing a 700-mile solo crossing of the Gulf of Mexico.
June 14, 1778 - Captain James Cook, in command of the ships Resolution and Discovery first sees Aleuts paddling kayaks off Trinity Islands.
June 19, 1838 - Russian physician Dr. Eduard Blaschke sets out from Unalaska, AK as a passenger aboard a three-hole baidarka.
June 21, 1975 - George Dyson, the tree-dwelling kayak builder and scholar launches the 6-hole, 48-foot baidarka Mount Fairweather, calling it a "necessary monster."
June 22, 2001 - Peter Bray leaves Newfoundland to cross the North Atlantic.
June 25, 1987 - Ed Gillet leaves Monterey, CA, in a double sea kayak bound for Hawaii.

More info: seakayakermag.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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