Archive for February, 2011

What is “acceptable risk”?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

I’ve been wrestling with this question for many years ever since my brother died in a sky-diving accident leaving a wife and young daughter behind, and our parents with just one surviving child – me.  At the time, I was just starting to get more serious about my own sea kayaking activities, but I had […]

More Sad Reminders

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

I was going to work on the fourth video in my series on different types of kayaks, but as I was doing my usual check of blogs and Facebook this morning, it became clear that this might be the time to give another reminder about the dangers of paddling in cold water.  Dick Silberman’s blog […]

Greenland-style Kayak Braces

Monday, February 7th, 2011

At the last few pool sessions that I have attended, it seems that practically all of the sea kayakers have been working on Greenland-style static braces (balance brace) and the sculling high brace.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, Helen Wilson’s “Simplifying the Roll” DVD has been extremely helpful in providing some very useful […]

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