Kayaks Banned from British Airways
Monday, 22 October 2007

British Airways have just announced that effective November 6th, they will not allow large sporting equipment on their planes. The ban includes, kayaks, surf boards, wind surfers. Before the ban you could check these items in and just pay the oversize fees. Lots of people are upset as they feel that other airlines will start to follow-suit. Here is the page with the announcement: Follow the conversation on and
MSR (Mountain Safety Research), the Seattle-based brand of proven backcountry gear for demanding users, is pleased to announce that Chris Parkhurst has joined Cascade Designs, Inc. as MSR Global Brand Manager. Parkhurst will continue building on the thirty-eight year-old brand's solid reputation for inventing and producing reliable, high-performance, award-winning outdoor products in a line of stoves, cookware, water treatment, hydration, tents, snowshoes and camp towels.

Giant Pumpkin Paddling Race
Saturday, 20 October 2007

Leo Swinimer of New Ross, Nova Scotia, is one of a growing number of pumpkin paddlers. Photo by Nick Timiraos This past weekend in Windsor, Nova Scotia was the 9th annual Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Regatta. This year there were 54 people who entered and tried to paddle their 600 pound pumpkin across the 3/4 mile Lake Pesaquid.

Homemade Cruise Ship
Friday, 19 October 2007

Talk to most paddlers and they all have a dream of building their own canoe or kayak. Not a lot of people actually get around to doing it. Even less get around to building their own cruise ship. Francois Zanella from France decided to take on the task and has finally finished it. He estimates that it took 25,000 hours to complete. The 33.5 meter long vessel is a 1/8th scale model of Royal Caribbean International's 1992 cruise ship, Majesty of the Seas and is 4.75 meters wide. Over the 11 years to took to complete the project, he built it on land beside his house then launched it in June 2005. Sorry the photo is so bad. There is a clearer one on the wikipedia listing as well. More info:
The International Whitewater Hall of Fame Board of Governors has announced the names of the Class of 2007 of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF) honorees.

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