lighthouse in exploding surf

One Small Navigation Mistake

This is said to be a transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. 


Americans: “Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.” 


The Glide

The Glide and Boat Speed

July 4, 2016

We all appreciate a ‘fast’ boat. The following training exercise is suggested to help increase your speed over a day’s paddle.

All our 15’-18’ Greenland style sea kayaks slice our waters at average rates of speed when considering the range of kayaks. Our touring boats are way faster than 6’ whitewater play boats, but slower than a 20’ surf ski. (And I’ll wager Greg Barton could paddle our daily-use sea kayaks at nearly twice our average travel speeds.)