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.)

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people swimming

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

by Mario Vittone

This work has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder.

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife.Continue reading

Climate Change Risk Zone map

Rising Seas: How will they affect you?

June 21, 2016

Casco Bay waters rose by an unprecedented 5 inches during a peak period during 2009-2010.Sea water under docks

Many cities and communities in Maine and beyond are starting to plan for the impacts of sea level rise on their infrastructures, homes, and businesses. Between 4.2 million and 13.1 million US residents could be displaced by sea level rise by the year 2100, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change.Continue reading