summer that runs off is a friend who's gone... (Bernard Groethuysen)
We will soon be leaving for the
Cinque Terre -
Liguria: this will be a short trip where we will
combine the pleasures of teaching with those of camping by the sea.
This trip has become quite necessary, in view of the time elapsed
last voyage to Corsica. Talking of which, we
have finally managed to find the time to update our blog and include
the photos taken during the circumnavigation of the island (and
probably why we’ve got the travel bug once again!).
We have been invited to the
San Vito Climbing Festival (Sicily) that,
despite its name, includes other outdoor sports such as
mountain-biking, trekking and obviously sea-kayaking.
The programme is a rich and varied one including excursions to the
Zingaro Nature Reserve. Presentations will be given by Giacomo della
Gatta about his voyage to Mali, Guido Grugnola will talk about his
Sicily voyage and the guest of honour will be no-one less than
Justine Curgenven with her video “Islands of Fire”. Tatiayk’s
participation will be to impart
Greenland rolling techniques, both in groups and
individually. The sea along the Palermitan coast is crystal-clear
and Greenland rolling techniques complex but fun, is an appropriate
addition to the varied programme of different outdoor activities.
As expected, during October we will
continue with our courses on the lakes surrounding the region of
Lombardy. Tatiayk is offering a
new basic open
canoe course on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October at
the “Sullacqua” premises at Lavena Ponte Tresa on the lake of
Lugano. Fun time guaranteed!
Further specialization courses are scheduled from the 20th to
21st and from the 27th to 28th, limited to the
BCU 3 star canoe and kayak course participants...
is a complex technique but once mastered helps to increase control
of your kayak.
Returning to an upright position after capsizing in a kayak is
not so straightforward.
In time confidence will be enhanced and soon you’ll probably find
that capsizing will become a rare occurrence... To practise rolls it
would be a good idea to equipped appropriately with a tuilik (as
shown in the photo), ear plugs, a nose clamp and perhaps even
swimming goggles. Avoiding muscular and joint strain, it’s good
practice to carry out the movement lightly without using too much
force, concentrating on executing the technique correctly. The roll
requires determination and co-ordination and not least a competent coach,
resourceful and patient...
Call of the Inuit
ItaliAmmassalik initiative has evoloved into
something more tangible and has become a vehicle for cultural
association and international co-operation. The work put in over the
years by the committee and its president, as well members and
helpers, has resulted in increasing support for the Inuit people as
well as making their culture known to a wider audience.
An important step was the establishment of a photographic exhibition
entitled: “Ammassalik, the hidden face of Greenland”. The exhibition
is now ready to embark on a tour of Italy but help is called for.
Invitations to exhibit, appropriate venues and some organisational
support are necessary: help us to help the assosiation to help the
Over the horizon
Jeff Allen and Simon Osborne have, for some time now, run one of the
most renowned kayaking schools in the world:
Sea Kayaking Cornwall. Their Symposium
is now running in its fifth year: days with loads of outings to
the rock gardens on the Cornwall coast as well as practical and
theoretical clinics aimed at intermediate to advanced paddlers. This
year the symposium will be enriched with presentations and talks
from protagonists of the many Round Britain expeditions that took
place in the UK: the three friends of
Midlifekayak, the husband and wife team
Michal Madera -
Martin Lee that completed the circumnavigation
in 97 days and last but not least
Joe Leach who did it in just 67 days....
Thanks to Albert Gambina, we finally have a Newsletter written in English.
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