Category Archives: kayaking

Kayak roll instructional videos

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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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The Nelson Downriver Race 2017

The Nelson Downriver race, or locally known as “The Tye River Race,” is normally held the first Saturday in May each year.  It is also typically my first race of the year, one week before my local Rivanna River race … Continue reading

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The “Little D on the Monocacy” race

Yesterday I paddled in my season-opening race on the Monocacy River up in Frederick Maryland and was blown away by what I discovered. Danny Sullivan, or “Little D,” was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystropy a few years ago.  It is a terminal … Continue reading

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Different types of kayak paddling

There are many types of kayak paddling just as there are many different types of kayaks. The two videos below cover the most basic types of paddling, mostly applied to flat water kayaking.  Of course, these strokes are every bit … Continue reading

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Water and air temperature and the use of wetsuits when kayaking or canoeing

With Spring officially here in the northern hemisphere, many boaters will be heading back out on the water to enjoy what they perceive to be warm, sunny days. But there is a danger. Bodies of water and rivers and streams … Continue reading

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First paddling miles of 2017

11.1 miles, top speed 6.6mph in the Prijon Beluga kayak. Happy New Year!

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