Hello fellow paddlers and welcome to another Kayaking news update here on Kayaking.org. Each week we scour the news leaving the boring stuff behind and just focusing on the news you need to know. So while you’re away from your yak during the week, catch-up on some fresh kayaking news compliments of Kayaking.org. Enjoy!
Olympic Preview: Canoe-Kayak
Canoeing’s most famous double act is headed back to the Olympics again, and the home country expects another victory.
It’s OK. Peter and Pavol Hochschorner are used to it.
The twins are sporting icons in Slovakia after winning canoe slalom’s C-2 event at the last three summer games, accounting for almost half of their country’s gold medals since gaining independence from Czechoslovakia in 1993. (Read More)
Tallahassee man travels heartland on 4,000-mile kayak trip
Daniel Alvarez is taking the long way home.
Right now, he is kayaking towards Lake Superior through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness. After that, he’ll head to the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.
Alvarez, who hails from the Tallahassee area, recently embarked on a 4,000-mile solo kayaking journey from the northernmost point of the contiguous United States in Minnesota all the way to the southernmost point in Key West. He calls it “the heart of America paddling journey.” (Read More)
Kayaking attempt leaves urban dwellers spinning
The T-shirt clung to my skin with a paste of sun block, salt water and sweat. The noon sun beat down as I dug my oar into the aqua water and pulled.
“Left” (pant). “Right” (pant). “Right” (pause, then pant). “Right!”
It was no use. We were moving in circles. (Read More)