Kayak tour both a workout and a wonder

Kayak tour both a workout and a wonder

A good way to see Pittsburgh from another vantage point, and to get some exercise doing it, is to take a kayak tour of Pittsburgh. The Three Rivers Rowing Association is offering them on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings through Aug. 31.

The tours, which launch from the TRRA boathouse in Millvale, are free for members, $25 each for nonmembers. Reservations must be made in advance.

 

Kayaking can be fun.. but difficult.

News – WAOW Newsline 9
Kayaking can be fun.. but difficult.
Especially if you can’t do it on your own..
That’s why there’s the 9th annual Disabled Kayak event.
Around 50 people joined together at Jordan Park.. in Portage County.. to learn how to kayak.
People with different disabilities came together to try it out.
Coordinators say.. it’s a great way for them to focus on their abilities.
Coordinator, J.R. Wynne says, “the moms and dads.. caregivers.. thinking how they’ve never kayaked and with their loved ones.. in a kayak.. being safe.. and it’s very rewarding.”
The activities were free of charge.

 

guampdn – www.guampdn.com – Hagatna, GU

guampdn – www.guampdn.com – Hagatna, GU
The latest Guam team to join the 2006 Micronesian Games competition was the men’s paddling team, which splashed down yesterday, and missed the finals of the 1,500-meter sprints by about eight-hundredths of a second, said Sandra Low, president of the Guam Kayak and Canoe Federation, via telephone yesterday.

The latest Guam team to join the 2006 Micronesian Games competition was the men’s paddling team, which splashed down yesterday, and missed the finals of the 1,500-meter sprints by about eight-hundredths of a second, said Sandra Low, president of the Guam Kayak and Canoe Federation, via telephone yesterday.

 

Japanese man to kayak from Taiwan to Japanese island

Japanese man to kayak from Taiwan to Japanese island
Japanese man to kayak from Taiwan to Japanese island

Kyodo) _ A young Japanese man embarked on a sea kayak adventure from Hualien in eastern Taiwan on Monday, planning to make his own history by paddling across the 300 kilometers of sea to his home on Ishigaki Island in Japan’s southwestern island prefecture of Okinawa.

Traveling with his 5.5-meter-long kayak fully loaded with food and drinking water, Yahata will brave the Black Current, the biggest challenge during the journey, paddle northward along Yonaguni Island and then Iriomote and arrive at his destination Thursday.

“I think I shall be able to survive the Kuroshio,” Yahata said. “It is fun to travel freely on the ocean, but you have to depend all on your own while on the sea.”

 

Two in kayak Channel crossing bid

Mike Huber and Travis Spencer to cross English Channel by Kayak
Two in kayak Channel crossing bid

Mike Humber and Travis Spencer, both of Broadstairs, Kent to embark on the crossing to France.
The crossing from St Margaret’s Bay to Cape Gris Nez was expected to take five to seven hours, Mike Humber said.

And he said the pair had been kayaking for a few years and had gradually increased the length of their journeys before deciding last year that they wanted to cross the Channel.

“We’ve been training over the winter and know we can do that sort of distance,” he said.

 

New bill will prevent creation of kayak parks in Colorado

DenverPost.com – LOCAL NEWS
Development of new white-water parks in Colorado could be derailed by legislation that’s slated for a Senate vote next week, kayakers, town officials and water attorneys say.
“The bill, as drafted, is going to make recreational in-channel diversions a second-rate water right that is essentially worthless,” said Ron Wolfe, mayor of the ski resort town of Avon, which applied for a park water right in December.

Currently, 15 Colorado communities have white-water parks. The new legislation is not expected to affect them.

The parks in Vail, Steamboat Springs and Golden generated a total of $11 million in revenues last year, according to economic-impact studies.

Eagle County and Durango also are contemplating park projects. The Durango park would be the city’s second.

“I think it’s fair to say we are being much more cautious and conservative about pursuing a water right because of this legislation,” said Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi.

 

Kayaker bumped by shark

Kayaker bumped by shark
Crew and passengers aboard a Maui Dive Shop boat say they saw a large shark bump up against a kayak about a mile off Makena’s Big Beach Wednesday afternoon.
The kayaker said that the shark had been following him for about 15 minutes, sometimes nudging his kayak.
He just kept paddling towards shore when the shark bumped the kayak.

 

local6.com – News – Kayaker Wrestles Large Sailfish

local6.com – News – Kayaker Wrestles Large Sailfish
A man floating off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., was caught on tape making the catch of a lifetime.

The man was videotaped wrestling with a large sailfish in an inflatable kayak a few weeks ago.

Amateur video showed the man reeling the sailfish to the boat. At one point, he stopped using his fishing line and grabbed the fish with his hands.

The video was shot by a man in a motor boat.

 

Kayaking and fun during Neuse River Days.

The New Bern Sun Journal
An estimated 6,000 people on Saturday attended the first of two Neuse River Days, a weekend festival held at Union Point Park to celebrate the river, curb pollution and promote responsible water recreation.

Raft and kayak races headlined the festivities, while a rock climbing wall and moonwalk provided children’s entertainment. An array of vendors offered traditional festival foods, and environmental groups were on hand to distribute literature about river preservation efforts.

 

Kayak slalom

Rutland Herald
Kayak slalom
The 10th Fiddlehead Canoe/Kayak Slalom, the fifth race of New England Slalom Series, is hosting the American Canoe Association New England Division Slalom Championships on Sunday on the Winooski River in East Montpelier.