Delmarva 2007

Thanks to the organizer Ed Zachowski from Qajaq USA for inviting me!   In between my work to prepare my x-mas shop with 5000 items and closing down my ice-cream shops (…ahhh, and between some trip-preparations for New Zealand, too…) I headed for a quick 3-days trip to Delmarva/ USA as a special guest to […]
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New Zealand – yes, I am going.

Where? Around New Zealand’s South Island  When? October 2007 -???   With whom? Solo.    Kayak: NDK Explorer     Paddles: Epic wing blades    Paddling clothes: Kokatat & Reed    Spray Deck: Snapdragon    Bits and pieces: North Water    Neoprene-Boots: Chota    Helmet: Sweet    Map case: [...]
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Kanumesse Nürnberg 2007

Kanumesse Nürnberg 2007 It was a great place to meet and to talk to plenty of kayaking buisiness people from all over the world! It was a real international event, I had interesting talks to people from Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech, South Africa, USA and for sure […]
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110 kg submarine rolling

  Last weekend in Finland…   …my tiny littel kayak, not used to be a submarine…     …took 110 kg! You could tell it rolled on it’s own…     …but Henrik, you did a great job! Flexible and elegant, I wish I had a video…     …anyway: head down! :-))   [...]
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Travelling through the Bushes with style…

All sea kayakers know and value the IKEA-bag as a high-volume carrying device for all dry bags, bits and pieces on a trip, but a s a low volume folding-down bag to store on top of the hatch in the loaded boat (no, I didn’t bother with getting sponsored by those guys… :-))) ) I […]
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The Mutation of the white Rockpool Underground Prototype

From a plain white fibreglass shell to a lovely shiny kayak!   Paintig session with two-components paint in my living room…    The finished shiny, black new family member, nicely labelled with a fat "PROTOTYPE" sticker besides all company names…     There is only one problem with my lovely new Rockpool Underground prototype kayak […]
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Rainbow Helicopter

… Anglesey Sea Kayak symposium 2007…a helicopter was in the air to demonstrate sea rescue…a rainbow colored helicopter was playing on the water, too… pictures by Nico Middelkoop
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Teaching at Sipoon Kanoottiklubi Finland

Clas Hagelstam from Sipoon Kanoottiklub/ Finland/ near Helsinki invited me to teach a weekend at their club.   They provided a nicely heated little pool at a service house, which just took two kayaks afloat. A perfect teaching site!   My room was just in the same building, actually the office of the club. Clas […]
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Stockentreffen Sweden 2007

The Stockentreffen this year proved to be again the "TO BE" event in Sweden! Plenty of participants came to Stocken to share experience and "kayak talk". I had the pleasure to pick up Wendy Killoran and René Seindal from Kopenhagen, who are going to paddle around Sicily and Sardinia this winter. Good luck to both! […]
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Double Fun at the Isle of Man

      This year’s Isle of Man adventure week, organized by Keirron Tastagh, proved to be an adventure with the weather – it blew nicely all weekend, and even Monday after the main weekend, which was scheduled to be the day of the first attempt of breaking my circumnavigation record was blown into the […]
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