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Build Your Own Ganymede Kayak @ IYRS

Aug 17 2009 9:00 am
Aug 22 2009 5:00 pm

New Class

"Ganymede" is a new design intended to be a small, easy to handle recreational kayak, that is fun to paddle and easy to build. I will be teaching this class at IYRS in Newport, RI.

Blackburn Challenge - Gloucester, MA

Jul 18 2009 6:00 am
Jul 18 2009 3:00 pm

The premier open water race for human powered boats, the Blackburn Challenge is not always fun to do, but it is fun to have done. The event starts in the Annisquam River and goes clockwise around Cape Anne, and finishes about 20 miles later under the greasy pole in Gloucester, MA. Some 250 boats typically participate in this event from traditional Banks Dories to 6-man Outrigger Canoes as you would expect to see in Hawaii.

WoodenBoat Show - Mystic, CT

Jun 26 2009 9:00 am
Jun 28 2009 5:00 pm

I will be bringing my latest boats to the WoodenBoat Show again this year. Once again, it will be held at the fascinating Mystic Seaport Museum. There is always a lot to see at the show. Chesapeake Light Craft will be there with a full selection of their kits to try.

Meet at the Beach - Groton, CT

Jun 6 2009 10:00 am
Jun 6 2009 3:00 pm

If you need a dead line to finish your boat, there isn't a better reason to get it done than to show it to other builders at the Meet at the Beach. For years kayak builders have been meeting at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT to see each other's work and exchange ideas and techniques.

Build Your Own S&G Night Heron @ WoodenBoat

Jul 5 2009 8:00 am
Jul 11 2009 12:00 pm

Once again I will be teaching the Building Your One Night Heron Sea Kayak class at 6-day class you will go home with your own Stitch and Glue Night Heron, fully assembled and ready for sanding and varnishing. This is a fast paced learning experience where I lead you through all the steps to build your own boat.

Rough Water

Over Labor Day weekend I attended the second annual New England Intermediate Rough Water Symposium hosted by Tom Bergh of Maine Island Kayak Company. Tom brought in BCU kayaking coaches from England as well as top paddlers from the US. I was there as a local guide to the waters and as an assistant coach.

The video below is something I put together giving my impressions of the event.

Catching Up

It has been a long time since I have made any new entries on my blog. I hope my excuse is considered a good one. I've just been too busy, not only have I been helping Chesapeake Light Craft get my designs into their kit catalog, but I have been building boats, writing and buying a new house.

I am just now finishing up the boat building projects and will be delivering a microBootlegger out to Cape Cod later this week. I also just finished up a Night Heron and delivered that out to Long Island.

New England Rough Water Symposium

Aug 29 2008 12:00 pm
Aug 31 2008 12:00 pm


The New England Rough Water Symposium was created by Tom Bergh and other local paddlers to gather paddlers together to exchange skills and ideas. It is a great event for intermediate paddlers to improve their boating skills and experienced kayakers to pick up new ideas.

I will be helping provide a little local knowledge again this year and providing a little bit of coaching.

OkoumeFest 2008

May 9 2008 1:00 pm
May 10 2008 5:00 pm

Chesapeake Light Craft's annual gathering of boat builders held in Annapolis, MD. John Harris has asked me to do a little presentation and bring down some boats.

For more information go to the OkoumeFest webpage.

Not so Deadly Waves

Tropical storm Noel swept by New England in late October and sent some fun waves towards Napatree Point. I didn't get much good footage while paddling, but the resulting video is still fun.

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