Sponsors

 

Reed ChillcheaterReed Chillcheater garments are popular worldwide, providing protection and warmth so you can concentrate on having fun. Reed sells to a wide range of people who enjoy outdoor activities whether it be paddling, skiing, swimming, etc. Their clothing is now well known for its durability and excellence and has been recognized by explorers, instructors, film crews, superstars, Royalty, Olympic teams, ocean swimmers, Emergency Services, special-needs swimmers, surfers, kayakers, divers, allergy sufferers and the folks at your local club! Most of their products are made in-house, allowing Reed to offer an unprecendented pre-sales and after-sales service to each of their customers, a dialogue that we continue to value greatly. As Reed would say, "You are the ones who give us our best ideas!"


Tiderace Sea KayaksThe Tiderace Sea Kayaks range of kayaks are roughly grouped into three design families of Touring, Play and Racing. The Xplore series and Xcape series in the touring group, the Xcite series, the Xtra, and Xtreme in the play group, with Pace 18 setting a new standard in Racing kayaks. Designed by Aled Williams, we believe that these kayak are the finest hardshell laminate kayaks on the planet. They feature Tiderace Core Technology – Performance laminates that give significantly stronger, stiffer and lighter kayaks, far exceeding the typical industry standard. At every turn, the attention to construction detail is second to none, and the seaworthiness iof these designs is extraordinary.


Friends

 

Qaannat KattuffiatQaannat Kattuffiat The Greenland Kayaking Association is a Greenland-based organization that is dedicated to keeping the traditional kayaking skills alive. This includes rolling, paddling techniques, kayak building, tuilik making and other aspects of the Greenland kayaking culture. The Qaannat Kattuffiat holds regular training camps where this knowledge is taught and practiced, and an annual championship. Today there are approximately 25 local Greenland "qajaq" clubs affiliated with Qaannat Kattuffiat. There is also a chapter in Copenhagen (Qajaq Copenhagen) and the United States (Qajaq USA).


Qajaq USAQajaqUSA is the official American Chapter of Qaannat Kattuffiat - the Greenland Kayak Association. Members world-wide. QajaqUSA is one of only two affiliated "Qajaq" clubs outside of Greenland. Most "Qajaq" clubs are scattered among the small villages of Greenland and are a major impetus in keeping the local kayaking traditions alive. We have both been privileged to mentor at many QajaqUSA sanctioned events, including Delmarva Paddlers Retreat, the first exclusively Greenland-Style training event outside Greenland.


Kayaks of GreenlandHarvey Golden is national treasure! His latest project is a wonderful Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum of indigenous watercraft replicas. Harvey's work has been an inspiration to many of us in the kayaking community. His comprehensive tome on the craft of the Greenland sealcatchers, aptly named KAYAKS OF GREENLAND is an in-depth study of the construction, design, variation, and evolution of the Greenlandic hunting kayak. The spectrum of kayak forms from Greenland is linked to pre-historic forms from the Bering Straits and is analyzed within a changing cultural and climatic context. This book is available in our store!


Cackle TVCackleTV was set up in 2001 by Justine Curgenven to combine her professional television background with her love of kayaking and the outdoors. Justine has successfully pioneered a new genre in seakayaking films – the inspirational ‘This is the Sea’ series features talented paddlers, some of the world’s most beautiful paddling destinations and cutting edge expeditions. The films are shot with a kayak mounted camera system which captures warts-and-all action in the most challenging rough water. Justine’s films have been shown on the National Geographic Channel & BBC Wales, and have won awards at prestigious film festivals such as Banff Mountain Film Festival and Kendal Mountain Film Festival. Kayak Ways and Justine collaborated on "This is the Roll!", her first instructional DVD. She is currently working toward an early 2013 release of "This is the Sea, 5"!


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Boreal ShoresOn the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee', nestled into the downtown of Bayfield, Wisconsin, is a full-service destination outfitter that specializes in Tiderace and SKUK kayaks. If you are headed out to any of the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior, check out their stunning shop! And, oh yes, one more small thought: don't miss the skills sessions we're running in association with Boreal Shores this July!


osprey.jpgOsprey Sea & Surf Kayak Adventures offers topnotch Sea Kayaking, Surf Kayaking & SUP Instruction, Tours, Rentals, Sales & Service. Stop by the shop in Westport, Massachusettts to check out our selection of new & used Kayaks, SUP’s, and paddling accessories. We make a point of doing trad skill sessions with them at every opportunity! “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” winner in the May/June 2012 Travel Guide to New England, Yankee Magazine.


WCE_Logo_Horizontal_rev.jpgWest Coast Expeditions Truly get away from it all!, kayaking in Kyuquot, off the beaten path! Experience the joy, wonder, and diversity of a remote Vancouver Island adventure destination, rich in marine biology and aboriginal cultural interactions. Join WCE on Spring Island for professionally guided sea kayaking, old-growth forest walks, shoreline hikes, and diverse wildlife viewing. Have a uniquely flexible, fun, and refreshing Canadian ecotourism vacation!  WCE have been connecting people with the west coast for over 40 years, including 25 years of sea kayaking Kyuquot's spectacular BC coastal ecosystem. Kayak Ways is offering a week of raditional paddling skills in association with WCE in late August 2013! Check out the dates on our itinerary!


New York Kayak Co.New York Kayak Company is conveniently located on Pier 40 in Manhattan's Hudson River Park. They have been in business since 1994. NYKC is a small company with a narrow focus: they are journeyman BCU certified sea kayakers that guide kayak adventures, teach sea kayaking, manage a kayak club, and sell kayaks, paddles and gear. They have also developed a Stand Up Paddleboard curriculum and they sell SUP boards, gear and accessories. NYKC offers their customers a thoughtful selection of high quality gear, apparel, and accessories, along with timely delivery and competitive pricing.


Savannah Canoe & kayak 


 Maine Kayak Company


 Sweetwater Kayaks