April 2013 Newsletter
... the essential is
not said neither tell, it is shown... (Michel Onfray)
We start this month full of vigour and enthusiasm!
Symposium Pagaia experience was simply
Preparing for this event Tatiana collaborated with Carme Adell, one
of the coaches, on the programme schedule and editing. The prolonged
week of forays into the spectacular rocky coast of Cap de Creus has
left indelible paddling memories both visual and in the heart:
some photos already adorn the
report published on our blog and on facebook.
Our desire to resume paddling after the winter break is so strong
that we have planned a new kayaking voyage: the circumnavigation of
island in Croatia. The changeless national holidays
in Italy on the 25 April and 1 May plus the weekends in between have
given us the golden opportunity to enjoy 12 blissful days exploring
the beautiful Croatian coasts.
No sooner was the idea floated that a
group was formed, but a few places still remain...
In common with all the
organised by Tatiyak for the month of May, (commencing upon
Tatiana’s return from the Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium), there’s
only one place available for the open
canoe 3&4 star training courses on the Ticino
river. The L1
Coach course on Lake Maggiore with Phil Hadely
and Ashley St. John-Claire is also fully booked. This is also the
case with the
First Aid course
(part of the training syllabus) on Saturday 18 May. Some places are
available however for a new course led by the master wood-turner
Yannick Sevi of Alpine Paddle. The course will
impart the knowledge required to make traditional Greenland paddles.
You can sign up right up to the commencement date 20 April...
With winter behind us, the scent of spring is in the air.
However the month of April is well known to be
It would be good practice therefore, to carefully arrange the
equipment on your kayak deck.
To avoid losing important items of gear, such as often happens with
hats, sunglasses, etc.,
get into the habit of securing all items with a lenght of line to
your kayak or PFD.
That way you’ll avoid tiring underwater recoveries and unwanted
Call of the Inuit
In the beginning it’s just a simple plain length of timber, chosen
with care, without knots, and having an even grain. Then it loses
part of its bulk and sharp edges allowing one to gradually discern
its future shape. You would need a pencil, ruler, a pair of
carpenter’s trestles, a rasp and plane, and finally lots of patience! Yannick
Sevi has bags of it as well as an aptitude to teach: he’s
a master wood tuner and craftsman and a great kayaker.
stage Alpine paddle to learn making Greenland
paddles should not be missed!
Over th horizon
laughing or crying is irresistible!
Her long-awaited “This
is the Sea 5” is out, a collection from the CackleTV series with
containing for the most part new footage imbued with Justine’s
Her new DVD is sub-titled in Italian, Spanish and French and is of 3
3-minute trailer is certainly captivating as is that of her
voyage around Tierra del Fuego.
Tatiyak can supply a copy, with just 3 or 4 days for it to arrive by
Thanks to Albert Gambina, we finally have
a Newsletter written in English.
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