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Sparta, TN – Freedom Hawk Kayaks is switching its manufacturing home base in a move aimed at improving quality and customer service.
Dana Point, CA, January 25, 2010: Ohana Paddleboards is proud to announce the unveiling of their new website for 2010. The updated site features the latest and greatest on offer from the small Orange County brand that has build a winning reputation one race a time. “We worked really hard last year and had some [...]
Kokatat Supports Team Member and Crew In Descent of Fitzroy River Trip Aims For Highest Documented Descent in Kimberly Region
In one week’s time, New Zealand ex-pat Hayley Shephard will leave her home in Alert Bay, British Columbia to sail to the bottom of the globe to attempt the first solo circumnavigation of Antarctica’s South Georgia Island by sea kayak. Lying in the heart of the “Roaring Forties,” South Georgia’s 375 miles of ice- and [...]
This winter, I have kicked my athletic training into high gear. In February, I am traveling to Chile to captain a team in the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race, an ultra-endurance event through Tierra del Fuego. The multi-day race will include long treks, mountain-bike segments, climbing, and sea kayaking in icy ocean waters at the tip [...]
Olympian, four-time world freestyle champ Eric Jackson serves as ale ambassador Budweiser American Ale today announced it signed Olympian and four-time world freestyle kayaking champion Eric Jackson as an ambassador for the brand. Beginning in 2010, Jackson will be featured in Budweiser American Ale print and point-of-sale marketing, and the brand will have a presence [...]
Sea Kayakers Marcus Demuth and Biff Wruszek set off December 16th Arcata, Calif., (December 15, 2009) – Kokatat, a 38‐year‐old, independent paddlewear and accessories company, is proud to sponsor “Tierra del Fuego,” the latest expedition from sea kayakers Marcus Demuth and Biff Wruszek. On December 16th, 2009, the pair will set out to the southernmost tip of Patagonia to attempt the first circumnavigation of Isla Grande Tierra del Fuego ‐ South America’s largest island. Demuth and Wruszek will use this expedition to raise funds and awareness for an athletics‐based non‐profit. Kokatat is supplying the team with everything from life jackets to dry suits, insulation, and paddling shoes. “Kokatat has supported Marcus on two other expeditions and we fully back his adventurous spirit and philanthropic efforts,” said Michael Duffy, Kokatat’s director of marketing. “We know when Marcus picks an expedition it’s guaranteed to put some incredible demands on our product. Our GORE‐TEX Expedition dry suits were at the top of Marcus and Biff’s gear list,” Duffy said. This 60 day expedition will start from the southernmost city in the world – Ushuaia, Argentina ‐ where Demuth and Wruszek will complete the 1,000‐mile trip in a counter‐clockwise direction, paddling in one of the harshest maritime climates in the world. Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, called the “uttermost part of the Earth” by 1800’s‐era explorer Lucas Bridges, is thought to be one of toughest coastlines in the world. “We’re certain to experience the beauty of the 100‐mile‐wide Cordillera Darwin; the abundant maritime wildlife; and the charm of the Patagonian people living in this remote region,” Demuth said. “But most of all we are proud to affiliate this expedition with ‘Achilles,’ a non‐profit based out of our hometown New York,” Demuth added. Achilles is a non‐profit that enables people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. The expedition will raise funds and awareness, and collect gently‐used paddling gear, for the organization’s participants. For more information about the expedition please visit: www.tierradelfuego2010.com
Clavey Paddlesports, in their effort to bring more people to their retail website, is offering deep discounts for rafting and kayaking products via their weekly email newsletter. Clavey email subscribers receive discounts as deep as 50% on Clavey’s chosen products for the week. Scotto Galbreath, Director of Marketing for Clavey says, “ Rafts. Kayaks. Paddles. [...]
Oklahoma City gets $60 million for a Whitewater Park By Carol Cole-Frowe Oklahoma city paddlers will get a new whitewater park the size of Charlotte, North Carolina’s Olympic training center after a $60 million win in city elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Voters passed $777 million dollars worth of projetcts known locally as “MAPS 3,” [...]
Pick a winning name for our newest kayak and you could win it! The good folks at Seaward Kayaks would love to have the participation of our patrons in naming our new 14.5′ boat. Name it and Win it! We are now in the prototype construction phase of our new 14.5′ kayak and a contest [...]