Category Archives: kayak racing

Guest blog: First-time racer on the Chattajack 31

This is a guest post by my friend and fellow paddler, John McCue, who completed the Chattajack 31 mile race this past Saturday on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga Tennessee.  I was hoping race it this year but was unable … Continue reading

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One of my favorite kayaking videos

From my race at the Wye Island Regatta, 2011.  My first win at that race and my first experimentation with “pop up video” style video editing.

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The Prijon Interceptor restoration…

Is the next project on the list over the next couple weekends. If we aren’t going to have enough water to paddle on then I may as well restore an old boat. Pictures and video to follow.

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Odds and ends

I am not making any announcements, but my friendly UPS delivery man dropped off a new book from Amazon so I can now begin some “research.”  I’m looking forward to reading it and when I’m done I’ll post a review. … Continue reading

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Slow motion wing paddle

A very good look at the wing stroke for kayakers.

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A vintage downriver racer, HiPP Mithril / Prijon Interceptor (?)

    A vintage, barn-found, downriver racing kayak will be heading to Central Virginia tomorrow from its roots in New England, (found outside of Hudson, MA.) If anyone knows anything about the history of Mithril Kayaks, Hingham, MA  please let … Continue reading

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James River Rundown 2017

This year’s James River Rundown had 4 different variants, a 120-mile race, a 50-miler, a 25-miler and a 5 mile fun float.  I paddled in the 120-miler, beginning at 6am (yikes!) across the river from downtown Lynchburg, VA. I cashed … Continue reading

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