September 2014 Newsletter
was then that I realised that, confronted with the freedom of the seas,
what really counted was not to have a ship to sail on but to have a destination, a port of call,
a dream that was worth all the oceans one had to traverse” (Alessandro D’Avenia)
Mauro and I tested the new Voyager during the circumnavigation of the Island of Lesbo: 16 days of touring, in company of the Meltemi, confirmed the handling and carrying capabilities of the kayak extremely well. We hope that it will go into production pretty soon and above all, that we will have a second Voyager in time for the next winter voyage.
September starts with a special BCU 4-star training with Eila Wilkinson and Nigel Dennis at the Lega Navale in Varazze - Liguria. In conjunction with the Qajait association, Tatiyak is once again organizing an advanced level course with big names in the world of kayaking. Few places available…
The rest of the month will be dedicated to the Level 3 Coach
training, commenced last spring and to be completed next year.
In October I will be all month carrying out
BCU 3-star training:
at Alghero (Sardinia) for the weekend between the 3 and 5 October;
in Minorca (Balearic Islands) from the 9 to 13 October for Spanish
participants; at Vietri sul Mare (Salerno) from Friday 17 to Sunday
19th… and once again in Cagliari (Sardinia) for the first weekend in
Call of the
Over the horizon
We have just returned from a
sea kayak tour of Lesvos,
the biggest and less frequented island of the eastern Sporades
archipelago. Two large gulfs indent the coast like two large inland
lakes and the western side is bare and barren so as to resemble a
lunar landscape. The 15 of August, a public holiday and the apogee
of summer in continental Europe, was so bereft of tourists that we
were able to claim a long stretch of sandy beach all to ourselves.
There are plenty of seaside tavernas and the welcome we
Thanks to Albert Gambina, we finally have a Newsletter written in English.
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